O New York Times acaba de publicar a sua lista dos 100 livros mais notáveis do ano. Desses só cinco são de ciência:
'The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics Was Reborn'
By LOUISA GILDER
Gilder’s book brings the reader into a mix of ideas and personalities, which she handles with verve. (Knopf, $27.50.)
'The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science'
By RICHARD HOLMES
The twin energies of scientific curiosity and poetic invention pulsate through this study of “the second scientific revolution.” (Pantheon, $40.)
'Cold: Adventures in the World’s Frozen Places'
By BILL STREEVER
From the physics of absolute zero to the cold-resistant gluttony of small birds, Streever reports on the extreme regions of low temperatures and the scientists who love them. (Little, Brown, $24.99.)
'The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America'
By STEVEN JOHNSON
A satisfying genre-blending consideration of Joseph Priestley and his fertile ideas. (Riverhead, $25.95.)
'The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom'
By GRAHAM FARMELO
The quantum pioneer had an almost miraculous apprehension of the physical world, coupled with an innocent incomprehension of other people. (Basic Books, $29.95.)