Science Survey 2022

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The Science Survey, in effect since 2017, is a structured approach to pop-science reading to maintain a broad general science & nature knowledge and avoid my tendency to run away from the more math-y subjects. I completed this year’s survey relatively early, in September, and am expecting a strong year in 2023. Preview of next year’s list to follow this afternoon..

Cosmology and Astrophysics
Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, Lisa Randall

Local Astronomy
StarTalk, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Geology and Natural History
Ms. Adventure: My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava, and Life, Jess Phoenix
Ocean Anatomy, Julia Rothman
Saving America’s Amazon, Ben Raines

Chemistry and Physics
Atomic Awakening: The Origins and Future of Nuclear Power, James Mahaffey
Caesar’s Last Breath: Decording the Secrets of the Air Around Us, Sam Kean

Biology
Bitch: On the Female of the Species, Lucy Cooke
An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Enormous World Around Us, Ed Yong

Flora and Fauna
Drunk Flies and Stoned Dolphins: A Trip through the World of Animal Intoxication, One R. Pagan

Archaeology and Anthropology
Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death, and Art, Rebecca Sykes
Death’s Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab, ‘The Body Farm’. Bill Bass & Jon Jefferson

Cognition, Neurology, and Psychology
The Hacking of the American Mind, Robert Lustig

Weather and Climate
Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What it Doesn’t, and Why It Matters, Steve Koonin

Ecology
The Treeline: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth, Ben Rawlence
Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution, Menno Shiltzhuizen

Thinking Scientifically
Is This Wi-Fi Organic? A Guide to Spotting Misleading Science Online, Dave Farina

Wildcard: (Science Biography, History of Science, Natural History, Science and Health, or Science and Society)
A Hole in the Wind: A Climate Scientist’s Bicycle Journey Across the United States, David Goodrich
The Skeptic’s Guide to the Future: What Yesterday’s Science and Science Fiction Tell Us About the World of Tomorrow, Steven Novella et al

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