Scientific American's Best Science Books of 2012

Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2012 by JANE CRONKHITE

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If you're like me, you're a sucker for end of the year and best-of lists.  Buzzfeed's list of 27 Science Fictions That Became Fact  got me thinking about the year's best science books.

Fortunately, the good people at Scientific American have put together a list of their top science picks.  From the now famous Nate Silver's book on statistics to a Jesuit priest who was the "Indiana Jones of the 1600s," there's plenty to choose from here.

All of the titles are available at the Santa Clara County Library.  You can find them as books, audiobooks, and digital editions.  Enjoy!

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