MY AMERICAN SCIENTIST
LOG IN! REGISTER!
SEARCH
 
RSS
Logo IMG
HOME > ON THE BOOKSHELF > Bookshelf Detail

NANOVIEW

From Plants to Planets: Our Favorite Coffee-Table Books of 2012

The Editors

Each winter we peruse the year’s large-format books about science and present brief reviews of the ones we like best. As usual, there are plenty of good books to cozy up with, including a treatise on longleaf forests, a book that explains every aspect of bicycles you might wish to know about, and a giant book of planetary imagery. And we're not done yet: More reviews will appear in this space throughout December. Check our Twitter feed (twitter.com/amscimag) to hear when new reviews are posted.

A Supersized View of the Universe: Planetfall, by Michael Benson

At the Heart of Pine: Longleaf, Far As the Eye Can See, by Bill Finch, Beth Maynor Young, Rhett Johnson and John C. Hall

The Power of Two Wheels: Cycling Science, by Max Glaskin

Modern-day Botanicals: Natural Companions, by Ken Druse, photographs by Ellen Hoverkamp

A Map of the Universe: Space Atlas, by James Trefil

Series of Milestones: The Math Book, The Physics Book and The Medical Book, by Clifford Pickover



» Post Comment

 

Connect With Us:

    Pinterest Icon Google+ Icon Twitter Icon Facebook Icon Sm


Pizza Lunch Podcasts

African Penguins"Penguins are 10 times older than humans and have been here for a very, very long time," said Daniel Ksepka, Ph.D., a North Carolina State University research assistant professor. Dr. Ksepka researches the evolution of penguins and how they came to inhabit the African continent.

Because penguins have been around for over 60 million years, their fossil record is extensive. Fossils that Dr. Ksepka and his colleagues have discovered provide clues about migration patterns and the diversity of penguin species.

Click the Title to view all of our Pizza Lunch Podcasts!


Subscribe to Free eNewsletters!

  • Sigma Xi SmartBrief:

    A free daily summary of the latest news in scientific research. Each story is summarized concisely and linked directly to the original source for further reading.

  • American Scientist Update

  • An early peek at each new issue, with descriptions of feature articles, columns, Science Observers and more. Every other issue contains links to everything in the latest issue's table of contents.

  • Scientists' Nightstand

  • News of book reviews published in American Scientist and around the web, as well as other noteworthy happenings in the world of science books.

    To sign up for automatic emails of the American Scientist Update and Scientists' Nightstand issues, create an online profile, then sign up in the My AmSci area.


EMAIL TO A FRIEND :

Of Possible Interest

Book Review: Sex, Lies, and Misconceptions

Book Review: Keeping the Holmes Fires Burning

Book Review: “The Colonel Says”

Subscribe to American Scientist