On Trails: An Exploration
By Robert Moor. Simon & Schuster, 2016

The War on Science: Who’s Waging It, Why It Matters, What We Can Do About It
By Shawn Otto. Milkweed Editions, 2016

How the World Breaks: Life in Catastrophe’s Path, From the Caribbean to Siberia
By Stan Cox and Paul Cox. The New Press, 2016

A World From Dust: How the Periodic Table Shaped Life
By Ben McFarland. Oxford University Press, 2016

Overcomplicated: Technology at the Limits of Comprehension
By Samuel Arbesman. Current, 2016