History Of Science

The history of science is the study of the historical development of science and scientific knowledge, including both the natural sciences and social sciences.

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Underland: A Deep Time Journey
Pandora's Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong
Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome
American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic
Atomic Adventures: Secret Islands, Forgotten N-Rays, and Isotopic Murder
The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars
Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto
The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission
The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone
The Ascent of Gravity: The Quest to Understand the Force that Explains Everything
The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery
The Seven Pillars of Statistical Wisdom
The Last Man Who Knew Everything: The Life and Times of Enrico Fermi, Father of the Nuclear Age
Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story
Galileo's Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Scientists: A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
The Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, 600 B.C. to A.D. 1450
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
The Invention of Science: The Scientific Revolution from 1500 to 1750
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy ChevalierThe Age of Wonder by Richard  HolmesThe Fossil Hunter by Shelley EmlingLongitude by Dava SobelThe Code Book by Simon Singh
Pre-20th Century Science
23 books — 8 voters
Cook by Nicholas ThomasAdventures in Ocean Exploration  by Robert D. BallardThe Conquest of the Ocean by Brian LaveryThe Silent World by Jacques-Yves CousteauEarly Man and the Ocean by Thor Heyerdahl
Ocean Exploration
52 books — 4 voters

The Ghost Map by Steven JohnsonThe Great Influenza by John M. BarryThe Coming Plague by Laurie GarrettGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondAnd the Band Played On by Randy Shilts
History of disease
63 books — 39 voters
The Alchemist by Paulo CoelhoOn Becoming an Alchemist by Catherine MacCounAlchemy & Mysticism by Alexander RoobA-Ma Alchemy of Love by Nataša Nuit PantovićThe Modern Alchemist by Richard Alan Miller
Books of Alchemy
80 books — 64 voters

Get Well Soon by Jennifer   WrightThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootPandora's Lab by Paul A. OffitThe Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha MukherjeeThe Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf
Best Science History Books
68 books — 25 voters
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootLab Girl by Hope JahrenStiff by Mary RoachSilent Spring by Rachel CarsonThis Changes Everything by Naomi Klein
Science Writing By Female Authors
226 books — 49 voters

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Not enough books focus on how a culture responds to radically new ideas or discovery. Especially in the biography genre, they tend to focus on all the sordid details in the life of the person who made the discovery. I find this path to be voyeuristic but not enlightening. Instead, I ask, After evolution was discovered, how did religion and society respond? After cities were electrified, how did daily life change? After the airplane could fly from one country to another, how did commerce or warfa ...more
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