Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Natalie Angier's 6 best books

New York Times science writer Natalie Angier won a Pulitzer prize in the category of beat reporting, for a series of 10 feature articles on a wide array of scientific topics. She is the author of Woman: An Intimate Geography and The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science.

She told The Week magazine about her six best books.

One title on the list:
Mothers and Others: The Evolutionary ­Origins of Mutual Understanding by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy.

Hrdy is one of the most original thinkers in evolutionary biology, and this far-ranging exploration of why humans are the empaths among apes will make any reader feel like a genius.
Read about the other five books on Angier's list.

--Marshal Zeringue