With piles of books published each year, it can be hard to choose the most worthy titles to curl up with at the end of a long day. To help sort through 2015’s books, the Science News staff offers its must-read picks, many of which have been previously reviewed in the magazine. Read those reviews at the links below or in our Editor's Pick: Favorite books of 2015.
The Invention of Nature
This biography of Alexander von Humboldt explores how the 19th century German naturalist’s expeditions helped lay the groundwork for our modern understanding of the natural world. Knopf, $30