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Here Are the Best Science Books of the Year

Per Smithsonian.com
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2018 11:55 AM CST
These books will blind you with science.   (Getty Images/Davizro)

(Newser) Smithsonian.com says we're currently living in "exciting" and "slightly alarming" times, at least when it comes to science. To keep everyone in the know, and well prepped to handle whatever breakthroughs and obstacles may be thrown our way in 2019, the site has whittled down the science lit that emerged this year to its 10 favorite tomes, with subjects ranging from the complicated matter of dinosaur fossil ownership to the intricate power of genetics. Here are six of them:

  • Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto, by Alan Stern and David Grinspoon
  • The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, by Deborah Blum
  • The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World, by Steve Brusatte
  • Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray, by Sabine Hossenfelder
  • The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth's Ultimate Trophy, by Paige Williams
  • She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity, by Carl Zimmer
See the full list of 10, and read more about each book here. (Here are the books Bill Gates wants you to read before the year's out.)

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