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  1. Science & Society

    These are Science News’ favorite books of 2023

    Books about deadly fungi, the science of preventing roadkill, trips to other planets and the true nature of math grabbed our attention this year.

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  2. Animals

    A new book explores the transformative power of bird-watching

    In Birding to Change the World, environmental scientist Trish O’Kane shows how birds and humans can help one another heal.

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  3. Tech

    ‘Nuts and Bolts’ showcases the 7 building blocks of modern engineering

    Science News reviews Roma Agrawal's book, which updates the classic list of simple machines and reveals the heart and soul of engineering.

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  4. Space

    How ‘Our Moon’ shaped life on Earth and human history

    Science News reviews Rebecca Boyle’s new wide-ranging book, which tells the story of the moon and its relationship with the inhabitants of Earth.

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  5. Chemistry

    ‘Most Delicious Poison’ explores how toxins rule our world

    In his debut book, Noah Whiteman tours through chemistry, evolution and world history to understand toxins and how we’ve come to use them.

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  6. Science & Society

    These are our favorite science books of 2022

    Books about dinosaurs, the Milky Way and the coronavirus are among the Science News staff’s picks for must-read books of the year.

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  7. Math

    ‘Is Math Real?’ asks simple questions to explore math’s deepest truths

    In her latest book, mathematician Eugenia Cheng invites readers to see math as more than just right or wrong answers.

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  8. Climate

    ‘Our Fragile Moment’ finds modern lessons in Earth’s history of climate

    Michael Mann’s latest book, Our Fragile Moment, looks through Earth’s history to understand the current climate crisis.

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  9. Ecosystems

    ‘Crossings’ explores the science of road ecology

    Ben Goldfarb talks about his new book, which looks at the science that’s helping to prevent animals from becoming roadkill.

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  10. Oceans

    ‘The Deepest Map’ explores the thrills — and dangers — of charting the ocean

    A new book follows the race to map the seafloor, documenting how it’s done, why and what a clear view of the deep sea could mean for Earth’s future.

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  11. Health & Medicine

    ‘Blight’ warns that a future pandemic could start with a fungus

    ‘The Last of Us’ is fiction, but the health dangers posed by fungi are real, a new book explains.

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  12. Physics

    Physicist Sekazi Mtingwa considers himself an apostle of science

    After big contributions in accelerator physics, Sekazi Mtingwa has been focused on opening science for everyone.

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