Best Sellers: History of Science, April 12, 2012

June 2011 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

1) Steve Jobs: A Biography
Isaacson, Walter
Simon & Schuster
2011. ISBN 9781451648539. $35

2) Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle Over Health Care Reform
Starr, Paul
Yale University Press
2011. ISBN 9780300171099. $28.50

3) Eruptions That Shook the World
Oppenheimer, Clive
Cambridge University Press
2011. ISBN 9780521641128. $30

4) The Origins of AIDS
Pepin, Jacques
Cambridge University Press
2011. ISBN 9781107006638. $85

5) Science Secrets: The Truth About Darwin’s Finches, Einstein’s Wife, and Other Myths
Martínez, Alberto A.
University of Pittsburgh Press
2011. ISBN 9780822944072. $24.95

6) The Cellphone: The History and Technology of the Gadget That Changed the World
Klemens, Guy
2010. ISBN 9780786458677. $35

7) Empty Pleasures: The Story of Artificial Sweeteners from Saccharin to Splenda
De La Peña, Carolyn Thomas
University of North Carolina Press
2010. ISBN 9780807834091. $32.50

8) Radioactivity: A History of a Mysterious Science
Malley, Marjorie C.
Oxford University Press
2011. ISBN 9780199766413. $21.95

9) Galileo’s Muse: Renaissance Mathematics and the Arts
Peterson, Mark A.
Harvard University Press
2011. ISBN 9780674059726. $28.95

10) Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation
Wulf, Andrea
Alfred A. Knopf
2011. ISBN 9780307269904. $30

11) A History of the Internet and the Digital Future
Ryan, Johnny
Reaktion Books
2010. ISBN 9781861897770. $27

12) Plastic: A Toxic Love Story
Freinkel, Susan
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2011. ISBN 9780547152400. $27

13) Earth: The Operator’s Manual
Alley, Richard B.
W.W. Norton
2011. ISBN 9780393081091. $27.95

14) The Roof at the Bottom of the World: Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains
Stump, Edmund
Yale University Press
2011. ISBN 9780300171976. $29.95

15) The Infinity Puzzle: Quantum Field Theory and the Hunt for an Orderly Universe
Close, Frank
Basic Books: Perseus
2011. ISBN 9780465021444. $28.99

16) The Morning After: A History of Emergency Contraception in the United States
Prescott, Heather Munro
Rutgers University Press
2011. ISBN 9780813551623. $69

17) A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos
Sobel, Dava
Walker & Company
2011. ISBN 9780802717931. $25

18) Two Prime Movers of Globalization: The History and Impact of Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines
Smil, Vaclav
MIT Press
2010. ISBN 9780262014434. $29.95

19) How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival
Kaiser, David
W.W. Norton
2011. ISBN 9780393076363. $26.95

20) Neither Physics nor Chemistry: A History of Quantum Chemistry
Gavroglu, Kostas
MIT Press
2012. ISBN 9780262016186. $40

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