Popular Science

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This is Your Mind on Plants
The Icepick Surgeon
It's Elemental: The Hidden Chemistry in Everything
Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World
Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment
The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything
Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth
Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up
Black Holes: The Reith Lectures
The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally
The Science of Storytelling
Cosmic Queries: StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going
Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain
You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It's Making the World a Weirder Place
The Secret Wisdom of Nature: Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things ― Stories from Science and Observation
What Is Life?: Five Great Ideas in Biology
Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind
Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality
A Brief History of Time
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Selfish Gene
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Bad Science
"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character
Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
The Grand Design
Phantoms in the Brain by V.S. RamachandranCollapse by Jared DiamondThe Disappearing Spoon by Sam KeanStuff Matters by Mark MiodownikLiquid Rules by Mark Miodownik
Armchair Science Books
13 books — 3 voters
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. FeynmanMy Brief History by Stephen HawkingGenius by James GleickThe Strangest Man by Graham FarmeloA Mathematician's Apology by G.H. Hardy
Science Biographies
42 books — 10 voters

The Case of the Frozen Addicts by J. William LangstonThe Best Bits of Physics by Alasdair C. ShawHow to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog) by Lee Alan DugatkinThe Demon-Haunted World by Carl SaganWonderful Life by Stephen Jay Gould
How Science Works
14 books — 3 voters
The Selfish Gene by Richard DawkinsSurely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. FeynmanThe Greatest Show on Earth by Richard DawkinsEuler by William DunhamThe Language Instinct by Steven Pinker
Popular Science for Smarties
126 books — 32 voters

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