Sunday, October 25, 2009

Science Cocktails

Have you tried one of the new science cocktails?

Guns, Germs and Steel: A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years by Jared M. Diamond (Vintage).

The Horse, The Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World by David W. Anthony (Princeton University Press).

Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate by William F. Ruddiman (Princeton University Press).

Ice, Mud and Blood: Lessons from Climates Past by Chris Turney (Palgrave Macmillan).

Bones, Rocks and Stars: The Science of When Things Happened by Chris Turney (Palgrave Macmillan).

Sex, Drugs and DNA: Science's Taboos Confronted by M. Stebbins (Palgrave).

Epidemics and History: Disease, Power and Imperialism by S. Watts (Yale University Press).

Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the meaning of life by Nick Lane (OUP Oxford).

Enough already? Here are a few I mixed myself...

Mud, Wheels and Power: How Imperial Roadside Maintenance Shaped the Modern World by Dan R. Lane (Countrywide).

Sex, Plagues and Language: the origin of communication taboos by Watt Nansens (IOU).

Horses, Germs and Stars: How Ringworm shaped Hollywood and American Culture in the 1940s by A. Paul Lynn (Corporation Press).

Ice, Guns and DNA: All that Science Left of the World by Anne X. Pert (Oxbridge).

Bottoms Up!


Rufo Q said...

Cancer of the Colon: The Rise and Rise of the Bipartite Title. Thomson & Thompson (Twin Cities Press).

Thanks for the review, Jonathan.

Jonathan Wonham said...

Thanks Rufo.

And what about...

Publish and be damned by your colon....

Colonic irrigation for congested titles...

The Science of Science Book Titles: One Colon Serves All

Actually, I'm betting it's the publishers' fault. I'm sure they insist on getting their colon in there. It's almost like a kind of colonic branding.