Top 2016 Philosophy of Science Books

These are my top twenty five philosophy of science books published in 2016. As usual with philosophy, I don’t recommend based on agreement, but on interest. Topics include causal inference, representation and visualisation, the limits of science, and many biology-specific philosophical issues. YMMV, and they are not ranked in any …

Top 2016 History of Science Books

These are my top twenty history of science books published in 2016. THere were many, many great books this year, and this was definitely the hardest list to cull down to just twenty, and they ultimately mostly reflect my personal interests, e.g. the history of chemistry, the intersections of art …

Top 2016 Botany Books

These are my top twenty botany books published in 2016. It’s a very varied list, covering such diverse topics as pharmaceutical plants, cultural histories, plant evolution, and much more. YMMV, and they are not ranked in any way. Included is the text blurb; personal review available on request! Want more …

Top 2016 Geology Books

These are my top five geology books published in 2016, mostly textbooks and reference books. YMMV, and they are not ranked in any way. Included is the text blurb; personal review available on request! Want more book recommendations? Check out the other top 2016 book lists: Zoology; Invertebrates; Arthropods; Vertebrates; …

Top 2016 Ecology Books

These are my top ten picks for ecology books published in 2016. They are mostly centered around my own interests, e.g. island biogeography or the Middle East, but there is something for everyone here. YMMV, and they are not ranked in any way. Included is the text blurb; personal review …

Top 2016 Evolution Books

These are my top twenty picks for evolution books published in 2016. They span the topics range from the scientific basis of evolution to monographs on specific evolutionary phenomena (e.g. reticulate evolution) to higher evolutionary theory. YMMV, and they are not ranked in any ways. Included is the text blurb; …