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Best Science Books of 2015

December 04, 2015

Once again, we've brought together a couple of lovers of popular science and made them tell us what they loved reading this year. Not all of the books below were released in 2015, but nearly all of them have been released in the last couple of years, and all of them you are sure to love.

Our Panelists

John Dupuis is a science and engineering librarian at the Steacie Science and Engineering Library at York University in Toronto. John has a Masters of Library and Information studies degree, and his research and professional interests include science books, the future of academic libraries, open access advocacy, scholarly communications in computer science, and Canadian science policy. He can be found online at his blog Confessions of a Science Librarian.

Mary Brock is a scientist who works in immunology. She loves reading books, particularly narrative nonfiction and Stephen King. She doesn't have enough time these days to watch all the movies she wants, but she does watch a lot of trailers. And her web browser usually has at least 30 tabs open, ostensibly to be read at an unknown time in the future. Mary is a contributor at Skepchick, runs their Book Club, and is a co-founder of Grounded Parents, a sister site that focuses on the intersection of science, skepticism, feminism, and parenting.

Rachelle Saunders is our very own producer and one of the hosts here at Science for the People, and she chimed in with a couple of her favourites too!

Their Favourite Books

A list of the science books discussed during the panel is below, organized by each panelists.

John Dupuis

Mary Brock

Rachelle Saunders

Are there great science books that came out this year that have been tragically left off the list? Share your favourites in the comments below!