Statistics Done Wrong
The Woefully Complete Guide By Reinhart, Alex, 1991- Book – 2015
This informal, practical book is intended for scientists who need a refresher on things like sample size and correlation. Just 150 readable pages, mostly text but with a few choice cartoons.
It Was Up-to-date When I Wrote It How Science Shows Rapidly Increasing Stress, Explosive Change and Chaos Is Pushing Civilization to A New Paradigm By Calkins, Robert B. Book – 2014
Life on Mars 3 More Study of Nasa’s Mars Photos By Hunter, Michael G (Book – 2013 )
The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science By Ball, T. F. (- 2014 )
This will be an interesting read due to the rivalry between junk and real science. Read about Dr Tim Ball here and here
Open-source Lab How to Build your Own Hardware and Reduce Research Costs By Pearce, Joshua (Book – 2013)
You will like this book if you are starting out with Arduino controllers, 3D printers and the related software. But the book is only 250 pages, and cannot possibly cover those topics so it is mostly introductory cookbook projects, with some diagrams and photos. The book is intended for scientists, to help them reduce the cost of lab equipment. However, they should not be spending all their time engineering their lab equipment. Hobbyists will enjoy the book. Hardcover.
Physics of the Future – How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100, Michio Kaku, (- 2011)
Look forward 100 years: what technologies do you expect to see affecting our life? Virtual reality, the end of Moore’s law, .. This book is well written, and is based on the opinions of scientists, but is not difficult to read. Hardcover, 350 pages.
Science for the Curious Photographer – An Introduction to the Science of Photography, Charles Johnson, 2010
Many of us photographers make good use of our camera without really understanding how it works. This interesting, well written book will give us a better understanding, and will perhaps improve our pictures. Large format, 150 pages.
The Tell-tale Brain – A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human, V. S. Ramachandran, (- 2011)
Cognitive neuroscience has advanced by leaps and bounds over the last 25 years. This fascinating book, intended for a general audience, is a window into the nature of the mind. Hardcover, 300 pages.
The Shape of Inner Space – String Theory and the Geometry of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions, Shing-Tung Yau, (- 2010)
This book about advanced mathematics is very readable, and is the best math resource I know of. Hardcover, 350 pages.
Quantum Field Theory in A Nutshell, A. Zee, 2010
Physics students will like this. Hardcover, 550 pages.