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.

The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics
Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules: Separating Fact from Fiction, and the Science of Everyday Life
The Good Gut: Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long-term Health
The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor
BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google
The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It
The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos
Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible
Year of the Dunk: A Modest Defiance of Gravity
The Burning Answer: The Solar Revolution: A Quest for Sustainable Power
Tomorrowland: Our Staggering Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact
Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight
The Story of Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory
We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program

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  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    The Wright Brothers
    What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
    The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry
    Elon Musk: Inventing the Future
    The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
    Thinking, Fast and Slow
    When to Rob a Bank
    The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
    On the Move: A Life
    The Innovators: How a Group of  Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
    A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootThe Disappearing Spoon by Sam KeanGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondThe Ghost Map by Steven Johnson
    History of Science
    232 books — 162 voters
    The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsThe Host by Stephenie MeyerCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsFinders Keepers by Linnea Sinclair
    Best Sci-Fi/Futuristic Romance
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    The Orphan Trilogy by James MorcanThe Orphan Conspiracies by James MorcanGENIUS INTELLIGENCE by James MorcanAngels & Demons by Dan BrownMockingjay by Suzanne Collins
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    A Brief History of Time
    A Short History of Nearly Everything
    The Selfish Gene
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
    Cosmos
    The Origin of Species
    The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
    The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
    Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
    The God Delusion
    Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character
    The Grand Design
    The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
    The Fabric of the Cosmos (Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality)

    Sam Kean
    Sam Kean The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code
    His Favorite Science Books for Nonscientists: No need for a lab coat. Enjoy these picks from the science writer behind The Violinist's Thumb, an in-depth look at our genetic code.
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    Douglas Adams
    The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.
    Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time

    Niels Bohr
    An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.
    Niels Bohr

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