THE SCIENCE SHELF REVIEWS BY DATE
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Reviews of books in reverse chronological order by year of publication.
For the current year, the newest additions to the site are listed first.
For previous years, they are listed alphabetically by title (neglecting initial "a/an" or "the") within each year.
[2010 and later]           [Before 2000]
2010 and later
Rain: A Natural and Cultural History by Cynthia Barnett
Adaptive Governance and Climate Change by Ronald D. Brunner and Amanda H. Lynch
The Flooded Earth: Our Future in a World Without Ice Caps by Peter D. Ward
Forecast: The Consequences of Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley by Stephan Faris
Censoring Science: Inside the Political Attack on Dr. James Hansen and the Truth of Global Warming by Mark Bowen
A Contract with the Earth by Newt Gingrich and Terry L. Maple
Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming by Bjorn Lomborg
The Long Summer: How Climate Changed Civilization by Brian Fagan (2004 book added in 2007)
Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming by Chris Mooney
Where We Stand: A Surprising Look at the Real State of Our Planet by Seymour Garte
The Cloudspotter's Guide: The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds by Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Field Notes From A Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert
The Weather Makers: How Man is Changing the Climate and What it Means for Life on Earth by Tim Flannery
Climate Crash: Abrupt Climate Change and What It Means for Our Future by John D. Cox
The Republican War on Science by Chris Mooney
Defining the Wind: The Beaufort Scale and How a 19th-Century Admiral Turned Science into Poetry by Scott Huler
FitzRoy: The Remarkable Story of Darwin's Captain and the Invention of the Weather Forecast by John and Mary Gribbin
Column published March 30, 2003, Earth Policy 2003.
The Earth Policy Reader by Lester R. Brown
The Life and Death of Planet Earth: How the New Science of Astrobiology Charts the Ultimate Fate of Our World by Peter D. Ward and Donald Brownlee
Science, Money, and Politics: Political Triumph and Ethical Erosion by Daniel Greenberg
State of the World 2003 by the Worldwatch Institute
A Matter of Degrees: What Temperature Reveals About the Past and Future of Our Species, Planet, and Universe by Gino Segre
The Coming Storm: Extreme Weather and Our Terrifying Future by Bob Reiss
Hurricane Watch: Forecasting the Deadliest Storms on Earth by Dr. Bob Sheets and Jack Williams
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850 by Brian Fagan
Our Final Hour: A Scientist's Warning; How Terror, Error, and Environmental Disaster Threaten Humankind's Future in This Century On Earth and Beyond by Martin Rees
The 23rd Cycle: Learning to Live with a Stormy Star by Sten Odenwald
Inside the Hurricane: Face to Face with Nature's Deadliest Storms by Pete Davies
Life's Matrix: A Biography of Water by Philip Ball
The Change in the Weather: People, Weather, and the Science of Climate by William K. Stevens
Forces of the Wild by Victoria Coules
Tornado Alley: Monster Storms of the Great Plains by Howard B. Bluestien
Earth Story: The Shaping of Our World by Simon Lamb & David Sington
Wind: How the Flow of Air Has Shaped Life, Myth, and the Land by Jan DeBlieu
Billions and Billions by Carl Sagan
Fanfare for Earth: The Origin of Our Planet and Life by Harry Y. McSween, Jr.