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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
Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up
Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain
Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind
The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally
Cosmic Queries: StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going
Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth
The Science of Storytelling
The Math of Life and Death: 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives
Your Life in My Hands: A Junior Doctor's Story
Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World
Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe
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 Grand Design
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
Buzz, Sting, Bite by Anne Sverdrup-ThygesonThe Radium Girls by Kate  MooreThe Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace JohnsonSuperior by Angela SainiBraiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Science Books Sarah Recommends
17 books — 1 voter
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

Stuff Matters by Mark MiodownikThe New Science of Strong Materials by J.E. GordonGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondSalt by Mark KurlanskyDesign as Art by Bruno Munari
The Wonder of Stuff
33 books — 10 voters
Blood River by Tim ButcherResilience by Gleb TsipurskyReturning to the Office and Leading Hybrid and Remote Teams by Gleb TsipurskyThe Blindspots Between Us by Gleb TsipurskyNever Go With Your Gut by Gleb Tsipursky
Mind-changing Nonfiction
86 books — 70 voters

The Blindspots Between Us by Gleb TsipurskyResilience by Gleb TsipurskyPro Truth by Gleb TsipurskyReturning to the Office and Leading Hybrid and Remote Teams by Gleb TsipurskyNever Go With Your Gut by Gleb Tsipursky
Non-Fiction for Intelligent Readers
59 books — 46 voters
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

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What worries me is the acceptance of the importance of feelings without any effort to understand their complex biological and sociocultural machinery. The best example of this attitude can be found in the attempt to explain bruised feelings or irrational behavior by appealing to surface social causes or the action of neurotransmitters, two explanations that pervade the social discourse as presented in the visual and printed media; and in the attempt to correct personal and social problems with m ...more
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