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.

Under the Knife: A History of Surgery in 28 Remarkable Operations
Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space
Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth
An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives
Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto
When Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon
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
The Quantum Labyrinth: How Richard Feynman and John Wheeler Revolutionized Time and Reality
Energy: A Human History
Extreme Medicine: How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century
Pandora's Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong
The Ascent of Gravity: The Quest to Understand the Force that Explains Everything
What We Cannot Know: Explorations at the Edge of Knowledge
The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
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 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 Science: The Scientific Revolution from 1500 to 1750
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
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 — 9 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
81 books — 65 voters

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootLab Girl by Hope JahrenStiff by Mary RoachSilent Spring by Rachel CarsonLongitude by Dava Sobel
Science Writing By Female Authors
232 books — 52 voters
The Greeks and the Irrational by E.R. DoddsMagic, Science and Religion and Other Essays by Bronisław MalinowskiAsclepius by Emma J. EdelsteinStolen Lightning by Daniel Lawrence O'KeefeArcana Mundi by Georg Luck
Forbidden Histories
28 books — 2 voters

The Principia by Isaac NewtonA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonVoyage of the Beagle by Charles DarwinCosmos by Carl SaganThe Double Helix by James D. Watson
Science Through History
171 books — 4 voters
Civil War St. Louis by Louis S. GerteisThe Rape of Europa by Lynn H. NicholasNever Call Retreat by Bruce CattonThe Cultural Cold War by Frances Stonor SaundersTerrible Swift Sword by Bruce Catton
Serious History Books
21 books — 2 voters


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Sheldon L. Glashow
True, the Standard Model does explain a very great deal. Nevertheless it is not yet a proper theory, principally because it does not satisfy the physicists naive faith in elegance and simplicity. It involves some 17 allegedly fundamental particles and the same number of arbitrary and tunable parameters, such as the fine-structure constants, the muon-electron mass ratio and the various mysterious mixing angles.
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Plato, Socrates, Aristotle and many more great minds laid the groundwork for the development of modern science. Over the foundation of philosophy, history witnessed the daring ventures of human excellence by both philosophical and scientific geniuses, such as Leonardo-da-Vinci, Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Bacon, Darwin, Newton and so on. And the chain of reaction they triggered with their extraordinarily abnormal thinking, given their surrounding ignorance and fundamentalism, resulted into the ...more
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