Top 20 NYT science bestsellers mostly not exactly about science
|June 15, 2014||Posted by News under Books of interest, News|
Here. An intriguing look at what today’s science-minded public reads:
1 QUIET by Susan Cain. Crown. Introverts — one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society. (1)
(Could be the introverts don’t get out enough.)
8 THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY by Denise Kiernan. Simon & Schuster. Thousands of women took well-paying jobs in Oak Ridge, Tenn., during World War II, not knowing that the government project where they worked was enriching uranium for the first atomic bomb. (7)
This is interesting, but sounds like it is really history, not science.
Indeed, it is interesting how much of the list is really about history or struggling with mental issues, and such. Not a criticism, just an observation.
This looks good though:
13 INSIDE OF A DOG by Alexandra Horowitz. Scribner. The canine brain. What the world is like from a dog’s point of view. (13)
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