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Science

Science (from the Latin scientia, meaning “knowledge”) is the effort to discover, and increase human understanding of how the physical world works. Through controlled methods, science uses observable physical evidence of natural phenomena to collect data, and analyzes this information to explain what and how things work.

Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures
American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic
Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America
The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First-Century Amazon
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13
The Incurable Romantic and Other Tales of Madness and Desire
What Do They Do with All That Poo?
How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics
Origin Story: A Big History of Everything
She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity
Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy
Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas
Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna
A Feast of Science: Intriguing Morsels from the Science of Everyday Life
Tesla: Inventor of the Modern

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    The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth's Ultimate Trophy
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    The Friendship Code (Girls Who Code, #1)
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  • This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
    Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
    How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics
    Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
    When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
    Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and be More Productive (Mental Mastery Book 1)
    Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
    The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century
    Leonardo da Vinci
    The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
    Grit
    Lab Girl
    Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
    Divergent by Veronica RothInsurgent by Veronica RothUglies by Scott WesterfeldThe Host by Stephenie MeyerDelirium by Lauren Oliver
    Best Books About Nanotechnology
    172 books — 735 voters
    Introduction to Algorithms by Thomas H. CormenStructure and Interpretation of Computer Programs by Harold AbelsonThe C Programming Language by Brian W. KernighanThe Art of Computer Programming, Volumes 1-3 Boxed Set by Donald Ervin KnuthThe Pragmatic Programmer by Andy Hunt
    Essential Books of Computer Science
    163 books — 202 voters

    Freakonomics by Steven D. LevittThe Undiscovered Self by Carl Gustav JungA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonBeing and Time by Martin HeideggerThe Decline of the West by Oswald Spengler
    Most Engaging Scientific Nonfiction
    299 books — 244 voters
    The Martian by Andy WeirRevelation Space by Alastair ReynoldsFoundation by Isaac AsimovDune by Frank HerbertRingworld by Larry Niven
    best hard science fiction
    301 books — 530 voters

    Watchmen by Alan MooreSoon I Will Be Invincible by Austin GrossmanThe Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael ChabonBatman by Frank MillerHero by Perry Moore
    Superhero Fiction
    667 books — 1,085 voters
    Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas R. HofstadterFermat's Enigma by Simon SinghFlatland by Edwin A. AbbottThe Code Book by Simon SinghZero by Charles Seife
    Best Books About Mathematics
    336 books — 512 voters

    A Brief History of Time
    A Short History of Nearly Everything
    The Selfish Gene
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    Cosmos
    The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
    The Origin of Species
    What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
    The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
    Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
    Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character
    The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
    The Grand Design
    The God Delusion

    Sam Kean
    Sam Kean The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code
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    Terry Pratchett
    Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.
    Terry Pratchett, Small Gods

    Douglas Adams
    Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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