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.

How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World
Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space
Atomic Adventures: Secret Islands, Forgotten N-Rays, and Isotopic Murder
The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World
This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress
Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World
The Cosmic Machine: The Science That Runs Our Universe and the Story Behind It
Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air
Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex
Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing
The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease
Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age
Forensic History: Crimes, Frauds, and Scandals
To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science
A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age

Popular History Of Science Books

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
A Short History of Nearly Everything
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 Scientists: A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love
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Stiff by Mary RoachThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonThe Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah BlumThe Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
Modern Science Nonfiction
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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
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