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60 Must-Read Books About Science

60 Must-Read Books About Science

If you’re science-inclined, then chances are you’re a curious individuals. One of the most effective ways to gain more knowledge about science is by reading scientific books.

Thankfully, there are a plethora of them out there. But we’ve compiled the best picks of science books that have been recommended him and again. These books fall under different categories of science including Astronomy, Cosmology, Space travel, Physics, and Biology.

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  1. Cosmos
  2. Packing for Mars
  3. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
  4. The Edge of Physics:
  5. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
  6. A Brief History of Time
  7. Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe:
  8. The Planets:
  9. Brother Astronomer: Adventures of a Vatican Scientist
  10. Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos
  11. The Right Stuff
  12. Turn Left at Orion
  13. The Backyard Astronomer’s Guide:
  14. 365 Starry Nights:
  15. Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy
  16. The Alchemy of the Heavens:
  17. The Day We Found the Universe
  18. The Black Hole War
  19. Breaking the Chains of Gravity: The Story of Spaceflight before NASA
  20. Exoplanets and Alien Solar Systems
  21. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  22. The Epigenetics Revolution: How Modern Biology Is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease, and Inheritance:
  23. The Drunken Botanist
  24. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
  25. The Woman with a Worm in Her Head: And Other True Stories of Infectious Disease
  26. Silent Spring
  27. The Origin of the Species
  28. Silent World
  29. Wonderful Life
  30. Birds of America
  31. Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded
  32. Isaac’s Storm
  33. How to Cool the Planet:
  34. In the Shadow of Man
  35. Born Free: A Lioness of Two Worlds
  36. The Death and Life of the Great Lakes
  37. Sex in the Sea: Our Intimate Connection with Sex-Changing Fish, Romantic Lobsters, Kinky Squid, and Other Salty Erotica of the Deep
  38. Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology
  39. Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History
  40. Natural History: A Selection
  41. Hyperspace
  42. The Age of Entanglement
  43. Basic Physics
  44. The Dancing Wu Li Masters
  45. Magic Furnace
  46. Only the Longest Threads
  47. The Trouble With Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next
  48. 101 Quantum Questions: What You Need to Know About the World You Can’t See
  49. The Woman Who Knew Too Much: Alice Stewart and the Secrets of Radiation
  50. Most Wanted Particle: The Inside Story of the Hunt for the Higgs, the Heart of the Future of Physics
  51. Martians of Science: Five Physicists Who Changed the Twentieth Century
  52. Six Easy Pieces
  53. The Cosmic Landscape:
  54. The Elegant Universe
  55. E=mc2: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation
  56. The Five Ages of the Universe
  57. Edge of the Universe
  58. The Theoretical Minimum
  59. Chaos: Making a New Science
  60. Relativity

With the above titles, even a newbie can get a firm grasp of science. Enjoy!


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