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.

War of the Whales: A True Story
The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America’s Coldest Cases
Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival
Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight
A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)
Don't Put That in There!: And 69 Other Sex Myths Debunked
The Universe: Leading Scientists Explore the Origin, Mysteries, and Future of the Cosmos
Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead
The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis
Preparing the Ghost: An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer
Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
The Chemistry of Alchemy: From Dragon's Blood to Donkey Dung, How Chemistry Was Forged
Correlated: From Square Dancing and Bumper Stickers to Trekkies and Ketchup, Surprising Connections Between Seemingly Unrelated Things
E.O. Wilson's Life on Earth Unit 1: Unity and Diversity of Life on Earth
Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves

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    The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry
    Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
    The Emperor of All Maladies
    Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
    Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
    Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
    The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
    In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
    The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
    The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
    Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
    Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner
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    100 books — 186 voters
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    97 books — 94 voters

    A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonA Brief History of Time by Stephen HawkingCosmos by Carl SaganGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondThe Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
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    243 books — 218 voters
    The Psychopath Test by Jon RonsonGulp by Mary RoachSalt Sugar Fat by Michael MossZealot by Reza AslanI Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
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    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!
    The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
    The Grand Design
    The Fabric of the Cosmos (Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality)
    Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

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