Science

Science (from the Latin scientia, meaning “knowledge”) is the effort to discover, and increase human understanding of how the physical world works. Through controlled methods, science uses observable physical evidence of natural phenomena to collect data, and analyzes this information to explain what and how things work.

Paradise: One Town's Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire
The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories About the Origins of Everything We Eat
The Family Firm: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early School Years
Being a Human: Adventures in Forty Thousand Years of Consciousness
Every Minute Is a Day: A Doctor, an Emergency Room, and a City Under Siege
We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation
The Quiet Zone: Unraveling the Mystery of a Town Suspended in Silence
The Arbornaut: A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us
Pando: A Living Wonder of Trees
Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse
How to Make an Apple Pie from Scratch: In Search of the Recipe for Our Universe
This is Your Mind on Plants
Fox & I
Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness
The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer
  • American Dementia by Daniel R. George
    American Dementia: Brain Health in an Unhealthy Society

    Release date: Sep 14, 2021
    Have social safety nets, environmental protections, and policies to redress wealth and income inequality contributed to declining rates of dementia?
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    Release date: Nov 09, 2021
    “The beating heart of this moving novel is the life-sustaining friendship...of doctors on the frontlines."-USA Today bestselling author Meg Donohue
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    Bewilderment
    The Anthropocene Reviewed
    Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    Transcendent Kingdom
    The Bone Code (Temperance Brennan, #20)
    Migrations
    This is Your Mind on Plants
    What Happened To You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
    The Overstory
    Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
    Dangerous Ground (Fiona Carver, #1)
    Caffeine: How Caffeine Created the Modern World
    The Naturalist (The Naturalist, #1)
    Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel KahnemanThe Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver SacksHow the Mind Works by Steven PinkerThe Age of Insight by Eric R. KandelThe Blank Slate by Steven Pinker
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    324 books — 522 voters
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    Best Books About Nanotechnology
    183 books — 743 voters

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    Best Books on Artificial Intelligence
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    The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienThe Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. TolkienHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeAnimal Farm by George Orwell
    Works of Pure Genius
    667 books — 835 voters

    Stiff by Mary RoachThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootThe Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver SacksOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken KeseyThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
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    A Brief History of Time
    A Short History of Nearly Everything
    The Selfish Gene
    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
    Cosmos
    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
    The Origin of Species
    The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
    The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
    Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
    "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character
    The Gene: An Intimate History
    The Grand Design

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