The New York Times announced its "10 Best Books of 2012" in last Sunday's Book Review. One of the books is in cosmology. The book, Why does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story, was written by Jim Holt and is also a Slate.com staff pick for 2012.
The book is available electronically ( http://search.library.wisc.edu/catalog/WU9142368 ) and there's a circulating copy at Memorial library ( http://search.library.wisc.edu/catalog/ocn793973660 ).
We'll post more "Best Books of 2012" lists. What's your Best Books list for 2012 look like? Send in your lists or titles and we'll post them.