Books Published in 2018

January 2018

Science Unlimited?: The Challenges of Scientism edited by Maarten Boudry and Massimo Pigliucci (University of Chicago Press)

The Science of Boredom: The Upside (and Downside) of Downtime by Sandi Mann (Robinson)

The Spinning Magnet: The Electromagnetic Force That Created the Modern World–and Could Destroy It by Alanna Mitchell (Dutton)

I, Mammal: The Story of What Makes Us Mammals by Liam Drew (Bloomsbury Sigma)

Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do by Jeremy Bailenson (W.W. Norton and Company, Inc.)

Swearing Is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language by Emma Byrne (W.W. Norton and Company, Inc.)

Bringing Columbia Home: The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew by Michael D. Leinbach and Jonathan H. Ward (Arcade Publishing)


February 2018

The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth by Michio Kaku (Doubleday)

Another Science is Possible: A Manifesto for Slow Science by Isabelle Stengers (Polity)

Citizen Science: How Ordinary People Are Changing the Face of Discovery by Caren Cooper (The Overlook Press)

The Big Book of Science: Facts, Figures, and Theories to Blow Your Mind by Joel Levy (Chartwell Books)

Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein by Kathryn Harkup (Bloomsbury Sigma)

The Seabird’s Cry: The Lives and Loves of the Planet’s Great Ocean Voyagers by Adam Nicolson (Holt)

A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice by William E. Glassley (Bellevue)

Sustainable Medicine: Whistle-Blowing on 21st-Century Medical Practice by Sarah Myhill (Chelsea Green)

Turning Points: How Critical Events Have Driven Human Evolution, Life, and Development by Kostas Kampourakis (Prometheus)

Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact, and Speculation by Terri Favro (Skyhorse)

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker (Viking)

The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats by Daniel Stone (Dutton)

Close Encounters with Humankind: A Paleoanthropologist Investigates Our Evolving Species by Sang-Hee Lee (W.W. Norton and Co.)

The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures by Antonio Damasio (Pantheon Books)

Graphene: The Superstrong, Superthin, and Superversatile Material That Will Revolutionize the World by Les Johnson and Joseph E. Meany (Prometheus Books)

What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite by David Disalvo (Prometheus Books)

Machines That Think: The Future of Artificial Intelligence by Toby Walsh (Prometheus Books)



March 2018

Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth (The Experiment)

Science Not Silence: Voices from the March for Science Movement edited by Stephanie Fine Sasse and Lucky Tran (MIT Press)

How Science Works: The Facts Visually Explained (DK)

Moving Heaven and Earth: Copernicus and the Solar System by John Henry (Icon Books)

Element in the Room: Science y Stuff Staring You in the Face by Helen Arney and Steve Mould

Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine by Alan Lightman (Pantheon)

You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor’s Stories of Life, Death, and in Between by Daniela J. Lamas (Little, Brown)

The Biological Mind: How Brain, Body, and Environment Collaborate to Make Us Who We Are by Alan Jasanoff (Basic Books)

My Plastic Brain: One Woman’s Yearlong Journey to Discover If Science Can Improve Her Mind by Caroline Williams (Prometheus)

Catching Stardust: Comets, Asteroids and the Birth of the Solar System by Natalie Starkey (Bloomsbury Sigma)

Pleasure Shock: The Rise of Deep Brain Stimulation and Its Forgotten Inventor by Lone Frank (Dutton)

The Fears of the Rich, the Needs of the Poor: My Years at the CDC by William H. Foege (Johns Hopkins University Press)

The Synthetic Age: Outdesigning Evolution, Resurrecting Species, and Reengineering Our World by Christopher J. Preston (MIT Press)

Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change by Leonard Mlodinow (Pantheon)

Return of the Sea Otter: The Story of the Animal That Evaded Extinction on the Pacific Coast by Todd McLeish (Sasquatch Books)

The Fevers of Reason: New & Selected Essays by Gerald Weissmann (Bellevue Literary)

Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past by David Reich (Pantheon)

The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos by Christian Davenport (PublicAffairs)

Rocket Billionaires: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the New Space Race by Tim Fernholz (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

What Is Real?: The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics by Adam Becker (Basic Books)

StarTalk Young Readers Edition, Abridged by Neil de Grasse Tyson (National Geographic Children’s Books) 

Under an Ionized Sky: From Chemtrails to Space Fence Lockdown by Elana Freeland (Feral House)

Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet by Varun Sivaram (MIT Press)

Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet by Claire L. Evans (Portfolio)

Soon: An Overdue History of Procrastination, from Leonardo and Darwin to You and Me by Andrew Santella (Dey Street Books)

Darwin’s Evolving Identity: Adventure, Ambition, and the Sin of Speculation by Alistair Sponsel (University of Chicago Press)

When Likes Aren’t Enough: A Crash Course in the Science of Happiness by Tim Bono (Grand Central Publishing)

A Lab of One’s Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War by Patricia Fara (Oxford University Press)

Plane Crash: The Forensics of Aviation Disasters by George Bibel, Captain Robert Hedges (Johns Hopkins University Press)


April 2018

Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography Through Letters by Freeman Dyson (W.W. Norton)

What the Future Looks Like: Scientists Predict the Next Great Discoveries―and Reveal How Today’s Breakthroughs Are Already Shaping Our World by Jim Al-Khalili (The Experiment)

The Science of Superheroes: The Secrets Behind Speed, Strength, Flight, Evolution, and More by Mark Brake (Racehorse Publishing)

The Green Marble: Earth System Science and Global Sustainability by David Turner (Columbia University Press)

The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife by Lucy Cooke (Basic Books)

The Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (and What We Can Do About Them) by Lucy Jones (Doubleday)

The Doctor Will See You Now: Essays on the Changing Practice of Medicine by Cory Franklin (Chicago Review)

Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Our Illusion of Control by Barbara Ehrenreich (Twelve)

Superbugs: An Arms Race Against Bacteria by William Hall, Anthony McDonnell, and Jim O’Neill (Harvard University Press)

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World by Stephen Brusatte (William Morrow)

Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science’s Highest Honor by Brian Keating (W.W. Norton & Co.)

The Human Instinct: How We Evolved to Have Reason, Consciousness, and Free Will by Kenneth R. Miller (Simon & Schuster)

Darwin’s Fossils: The Collection That Shaped the Theory of Evolution by Adrian Lister (Smithsonian)

Risingtidefallingstar: In Search of the Soul of the Sea by Philip Hoare (University of Chicago Press)

No Immediate Danger: Volume One of Carbon Ideologies by William T. Vollmann (Viking)

Breakpoint: Reckoning with America’s Environmental Crises by Jeremy B.C. Jackson and Steve Chapple (Yale University Press)

The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery by Barbara K. Lipska Ph.D, with Elaine McArdle (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

A Shadow Above: The Fall and Rise of the Raven by Joe Shute (Bloomsbury Sigma)

Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man’s First Journey to the Moon by Robert Kurson (Random House)

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling (Flatiron Books)

Does it Fart? The Definitive Field Guide to Animal Flatulence by Nick Caruso and Dani Rabaiotti (Hachette)

The Man Who Caught the Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras by Brantley Hargrove (Simon & Schuster)

Weird Math: A Teenage Genius and His Teacher Reveal the Strange Connections Between Math and Everyday Life by David Darling and Agnijo Banerjee

Best Before: The Evolution of Processed Food by Nicola Temple (Bloomsbury Sigma)

The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity by Byron Reese (Atria)


May 2018

A Feast of Science: Intriguing Morsels from the Science of Everyday Life by Dr. Joe Schwarcz (ECW Press)

Science Hacks by Colin Barras (Cassell)

The Secret Life of Science: How It Really Works and Why It Matters by Jeremy J. Baumberg (Princeton University Press)

Gravitational Waves: How Einstein’s Spacetime Ripples Reveal the Secrets of the Universe by Brian Clegg (Icon Books)

Everything You Know About Science Is Wrong by Matt Brown (Batsford)

The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World by Simon Winchester (Harper)

The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli (Riverhead)

She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: What Heredity Is, Is Not, and May Become by Carl Zimmer (Dutton)

Fallout: Disasters, Lies, and the Legacy of the Nuclear Age by Fred Pearce (Beacon)

When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought by Jim Holt (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Universe in Creation: A New Understanding of the Big Bang and the Emergence of Life by Roy R. Gould (Harvard University Press)

Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, from Pointless Bones to Broken Genes by Nathan H. Lents (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Naturalist at Large: The Best Essays of Bernd Heinrich by Bernd Heinrich (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

The Curious Life of Krill: A Conservation Story from the Bottom of the World by Stephen Nicol (Island)

Hype: A Doctor’s Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims, and Bad Advice—How to Tell What’s Real and What’s Not by Nina Shapiro and Kristin Loberg (St. Martin’s Press)

Before Voltaire: The French Origins of “Newtonian” Mechanics, 1680-1715 by J.B. Shank (University of Chicago Press)

The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect by Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie (Basic Books)

Conjuring the Universe: The Origins of the Laws of Nature by Peter Atkins (Oxford University Press)

Happy Brain: Where Happiness Comes From, and Why by Dean Burnett (W. W. Norton)

Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto by Alan Stern and David Grinspoon (Picador)



June 2018

Troublesome Science: The Misuse of Genetics and Genomics in Understanding Race by Rob DeSalle (Columbia University Press)

Science Is Beautiful: Botanical Life: Under the Microscope by Colin Salter (Batsford)

The Infinite Monkey Cage: How to Build a Universe by Brian Cox, Robin Ince, and Alexandra Feachem

Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything by Randi Hutter Epstein (W.W. Norton and Co.)

Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush (Milkweed)

Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray by Sabine Hossenfelder (Basic Books)

Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World by Oren Harman (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Burning Planet: The Story of Fire Through Time by Andrew C. Scott (Oxford University Press)

The Secret Life of Cows by Rosamund Young (Penguin Press)

Genetics in the Madhouse: The Unknown History of Human Heredity by Theodore M. Porter (Princeton University Press)

Unnatural Selection by Katrina van Grouw (Princeton University Press)

Seeds of Science: Why We Got It So Wrong On GMOs by Mark Lynas (Bloomsbury Sigma)

Aesthetics, Industy, and Science: Hermann von Helmholtz and the Berlin Physical Society by M. Norton Wise (University of Chicago Press)

Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors by Caroline Elton (Basic Books)

Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World’s Strangest Brains by Helen Thomson (Ecco)

The Equations of Life: How Physics Shapes Evolution by Charles S. Cockell (Basic Books)

Outnumbered: Exploring the Algorithms That Control Our Lives by David Sumpter (Bloomsbury Sigma)

No Good Alternative by William T. Vollman (Viking)

Eye of the Shoal: A Fish-Watcher’s Guide to Life, the Ocean and Everything by Helen Scales (Bloomsbury Sigma)

Finding Einstein’s Brain by Frederick E. Lepore (Rutger’s University Press)

Your Brain Knows More Than You Think: the new frontiers of neuroplasticity by Niels Birbaumer (Scribe)

Blossoms: And the Genes That Make Them by Maxine F. Singer (Oxford University Press)

Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean’s Greatest Predator by Jason M. Colby (Oxford University Press)

The Universe as It Really Is: Earth, Space, Matter, and Time by Thomas R. Scott (Columbia University Press)

The Weather Detective: Rediscovering Nature’s Secret Signs by Peter Wohlleben (Dutton)

Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth by Adam Frank (W. W. Norton & Co.)

The Cosmic Web: Mysterious Architecture of the Universe by J. Richard Gott (Princeton University Press)

Totally Random: Why Nobody Understands Quantum Mechanics by Tanya Bub and Jeffrey Bub (Princeton University Press)

The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy by Michael E. Mann and Tom Toles (Columbia University Press)


July 2018

The Wonderful Mr Willughby: The First True Ornithologist by Tim Birkhead (Bloomsbury)

The Future Then: Fascinating Art & Predictions from 145 Years of Popular Science by The Editors of Popular Science (Weldon Owen)

Can Science Make Sense of Life? by Sheila Jasanoff (Polity)

At Least Know This: Essential Science to Enhance Your Life by Guy P. Harrison (Prometheus Books)

Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale by Deborah R. Coen (University of Chicago Press)

Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees by Thor Hanson (Basic Books)

Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity by Michael Kinch (Pegasus Books)


August 2018

The Revolutionary Genius of Plants: A New Understanding of Plant Intelligence and Behavior by Stefano Mancuso (Atria)

Lamarck’s Revenge: How Epigenetics Is Revolutionizing Our Understanding of Evolution’s Past and Present by Peter Ward (Bloomsbury)

The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life by David Quammen (Simon & Schuster)

Nodding Off: Understanding Sleep from Cradle to Grave by Alice Gregory (Bloomsbury Sigma)

Extreme Conservation: Life at the Edges of the World by Joel Berger (University of Chicago Press)

The Human Planet: How We Created the Anthropocene by Simon L. Lewis, Mark A. Maslin (Yale University Press)

Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World by Maryanne Wolf (Harper)

Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology by Lisa Margonelli (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

The Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation by Michael Cassutt (Chicago Review Press)

The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves by Eric R. Kandel (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Through Two Doors at Once: The Elegant Experiment That Captures the Enigma of Our Quantum Reality by Anil Ananthaswamy (Dutton)

Where Are We Heading? The Evolution of Humans and Things by Ian Hodder (Yale University Press)

Safely to Earth: The Men and Women Who Brought the Astronauts Home by Jack Clemons (University Press of Florida)

The Mathematics of Everyday Life by Alfred S. Posamentier & Christian Spreitzer (Prometheus Books)


September 2018

How to Speak ScienceGravity, Relativity, and Other Ideas That Were Crazy Until Proven Brilliant by Bruce Benamran (The Experiment) 

The Graphene Revolution: The Weird Science of the Ultra-thin by Brian Clegg (Icon Books)

Astrobiology: The Search for Life Elsewhere in the Universe by Rhodri Evans (Icon Books)

The Science of Sin: Why We Do The Things We Know We Shouldn’t by Jack Lewis (Bloomsbury Sigma)

Don’t Give Guns to Robots: Choosing Our Future Before It Chooses Us by Adam Savage and Drew Curtis (Touchstone)

An End to Upside Down Thinking: Why Your Assumptions About the Material World Are No Longer Scientifically True by Mark Gober (Waterside Press)

How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler by Ryan North (Riverhead)

Helmholtz: A Life in Science by David Cahan (University of Chicago Press)

Sleepyhead: The Neuroscience of a Good Night’s Rest by Henry Nicholls (Basic Books)

The Art of Logic in an Illogical World by Eugenia Cheng (Basic Books)

Superhuman: Life at the Extremes of Our Capacity by Rowan Hooper (Simon & Schuster)

Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang (W. W. Norton)

How to Live in Space: Everything You Need to Know for the Not-So-Distant Future by Colin Stuart (Smithsonian Books)

Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future by Mary Robinson (Bloomsbury)

When the Last Lion Roars: The Rise and Fall of the King of the Beasts by Sara Evans (Bloomsbury)

The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth’s Ultimate Trophy by Paige Williams (Hachette)

How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World by Marcia Bjornerud (Princeton University Press)

Laika’s Window: The Legacy of a Soviet Space Dog by Kurt Caswell (Trinity University Press)

Dispatches from Planet 3: Thirty-Two (Brief) Tales on the Solar System, the Milky Way, and Beyond by Marcia Bartusiak (Yale University Press)

Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon by Suzanne Slade and Thomas Gonzalez (Peachtree Publishers)

Isaac Newton, The Asshole Who Reinvented the Universe by Florian Freistetter (Prometheus Books)

Hello World: How Algorithms Will Decide Our Future and Why We Should Learn to Live with It by Hannah Fry (W.W. Norton)

Understanding the Brain: From Cells to Behavior to Cognition by John E. Dowling (W.W. Norton)


October 2018

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2018 edited by Sam Kean and Tim Folger (Mariner Books)

Beyond Weird: Why Everything You Thought You Knew about Quantum Physics Is Different by Philip Ball (University of Chicago Press)

The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe: How to Know What’s Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake by Steven Novella (Grand Central Publishing)

How to Love the Universe: A Scientist’s Odes to the Hidden Beauty Behind the Visible World by Stefan Klein (The Experiment)

Plight of the Living Dead: What Real-Life Zombies Reveal About Our World–and Ourselves by Matt Simon (Penguin)

Diving For Seahorses: Exploring the Science and Secrets of Human Memory by Hilde Østby, Ylva Østby (Greystone Books)

You: A Natural History by William B. Irvine (Oxford University Press)

Brainstorm: Detective Stories from the World of Neurology by Suzanne O’Sullivan (Other Press)

Creating Things That Matter: The Art and Science of Innovations That Last by David Edwards (Henry Holt and Co.) 

On the Future: Prospects for Humanity by Martin Rees (Princeton University Press)

Space Stations: The Art, Science, and Reality of Working in Space by Gary Kitmacher, Rom Miller, Robert Pearlman (Smithsonian Books)

Under the Knife: The History of Surgery in 28 Remarkable Operations by Arnold van de Laar (St. Martin’s Press)

Einstein’s Shadow: A Black Hole, a Band of Astronomers, and the Quest to See the Unseeable by Seth Fletcher (Ecco)

Infinite Wonder: An Astronaut’s Photographs from a Year in Space by Scott Kelly (Knopf)

Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood by Rose George (Metropolitan)

One of Ten Billion Earths: How We Learn about Our Planet’s Past and Future from Distant Exoplanets by Karel Schrijver (Oxford University Press)

Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are by Kevin Mitchell (Princeton University Press)

When Humans Nearly Vanished: The Catastrophic Explosion of the Toba Volcano by Donald R. Prothero (Smithsonian)

Mission Moon 3-D: A New Perspective on the Space Race by David J. Eicher and Brian May (MIT Press)

The Atom: A Visual Tour by Jack Challoner (MIT Press)

Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are by Robert Plomin (MIT Press)


November 2018

CERN and the Higgs Boson: The Global Quest for the Building Blocks of Reality by James Gillies (Icon Books)

Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live by Rob Dunn (Basic Books)

Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome by Venki Ramakrishnan (Basic Books)

In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World by Lauren E. Oakes (Basic Books)

The Model Thinker: What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for You by Scott E. Page (Basic Books)

As Kingfishers Catch Fire: Birds & Books by Alex Preston (Corsair)

Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel by Michael Wall (Grand Central)

Why We Dream: The Transformative Power of Our Nightly Journey by Alice Robb (HMH/Dolan)

Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects by Teasel E. Muir-Harmony (National Geographic Society)

Our Human Story by Louise Humphrey and Chris Stringer (National Geographic Society)

Einstein’s Monsters: The Life and Times of Black Holes by Chris Impey (W. W. Norton & Co.)

End of the Megafauna: The Fate of the World’s Hugest, Fiercest, and Strangest Animals  by Ross D.E. MacPhee (W. W. Norton & Co.)

Your Place in the Universe: Understanding Our Big, Messy Existence by Paul M. Sutter (Prometheus)

Dreaming in Turtle: A Journey Through the Passion, Profit, and Peril of Our Most Coveted Prehistoric Creatures by Peter Laufer (St. Martin’s Press)

The Spatial Reformation: Euclid Between Man, Cosmos, and God by Michael J. Sauter (University of Pennsylvania Press)

A Matter of Taste: A Farmer’s Market Devotee’s Semi-reluctant Argument for Inviting Scientific Innovation to the Dinner Table by Rebecca Tucker (Coach House)

Alice and Bob Meet The Wall of Fire: The Biggest Ideas in Science from Quanta edited by Thomas Lin (MIT Press)

The Prime Number Conspiracy: The Biggest Ideas in Math from Quanta edited by Thomas Lin (MIT Press)

Did You Just Eat That?: Two Scientists Explore Double-Dipping, the Five-Second Rule, and Other Food Myths in the Lab by Paul Dawson and Brian Sheldon (W.W. Norton)

Frankenstein and the Birth of Science: The Era of Ingenuity that Electrified Science and Fiction by Joel Levy (Andre Deutsch)


December 2018

Breakfast with Einstein: The Exotic Physics of Everyday Objects by Chad Orzel (BenBella Books)

Abundant Earth: Toward an Ecological Civilization by Eileen Crist (University of Chicago Press)

The Ape that Understood the Universe: How the Mind and Culture Evolve by Steve Stewart-Williams (Cambridge University Press)

Anti-science and the Assault on Democracy: Defending Reason in a Free Society, edited by Michael J. Thompson and Gregory R. Smulewicz-Zucker (Prometheus)

Interplanetary Robots: True Stories of Space Exploration by Rob Pyle (Prometheus)