Bestsellers in the History of Science

Library Journal lists the top 20 bestsellers in this category.  The number 2 book, Galileo Goes to Jail: And Other Myths About Science and Religion, looks especially interesting.

1) Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet
Morton, Oliver
HarperCollins
2008. ISBN 0007163649 [9780007163649]. $28.95

2) Galileo Goes to Jail: And Other Myths About Science and Religion
Numbers, Ronald L.
Harvard University Press
2009. ISBN 0674033272 [9780674033276]. $27.95

3) Sand: The Never-Ending Story
Welland, Michael
University of California Press
2009. ISBN 0520254376 [9780520254374]. $24.95

4) Paradise Found: Nature in America at the Time of Discovery
Nicholls, Steve
University of Chicago Press
2009. ISBN 0226583406 [9780226583402]. $30

5) Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking
Seife, Charles
Viking
2008. ISBN 0670020338 [9780670020331]. $25.95

6) American Therapy: The Rise of Psychotherapy in the United States
Engle, Jonathan
Gotham: Penguin Group (USA)
2008. ISBN 1592403808 [9781592403806]. $27.50

7) What Is a Number? Mathematical Concepts and Their Origins
Tubbs, Robert
Johns Hopkins University Press
2009. ISBN 0801890179 [9780801890178]. $60

8) The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America
Johnson, Steven
Riverhead: Penguin Group (USA)
2008. ISBN 1594488525 [9781594488528]. $25.95

9) Truth Machine: The Contentious History of DNA Fingerprinting
Lynch, Michael
University of Chicago Press
2008. ISBN 0226498069 [9780226498065]. $37.50

10) Mathematics of the Heavens and the Earth: The Early History of Trigonometry
Van Brummelen, Glen
Princeton University Press
2009. ISBN 0691129738 [9780691129730]. $39.50

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