Monday, January 13, 2020

Six top science books

Chip Walter is an author, journalist, National Geographic Explorer, filmmaker and former CNN bureau chief. He has an unusually broad background that spans both science and entertainment.

Walter’s new book, his fifth, is Immortality, Inc. — Renegade Science, Silicon Valley Billions and the Quest to Live Forever.

At The Week magazine he tagged six great science books, including:
The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan (1977).

Sagan won a Pulitzer Prize for this book about the evolution of human intelligence. He is the master of the "aha" moment, and his profound and refreshing explorations of the brain, sleep, genetics, and concepts like his "Cosmic Calendar" plowed the road for a generation of science writers. A must-read.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue