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.

Unwell Women: Misdiagnosis and Myth in a Man-Made World
Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization
The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid
A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars
The Social Instinct: How Cooperation Shaped the World
The Burning Blue: The Untold Story of Christa McAuliffe and NASA's Challenger Disaster
Projections: A Story of Human Emotions
Burt the Beetle Doesn't Bite!
What Fresh Hell Is This?: Perimenopause, Menopause, Other Indignities, and You
Coming to Our Senses: A Boy Who Learned to See, a Girl Who Learned to Hear, and How We All Discover the World
The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth
The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation's Neglect of a Deadly Disease
Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response
The Reason for the Darkness of the Night: Edgar Allan Poe and the Forging of American Science
Uncommon Sense Teaching: Practical Insights in Brain Science to Help Students Learn
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    Forces of Nature: The Women who Changed Science
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    The Anthropocene Reviewed
    Transcendent Kingdom
    Migrations
    Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
    What Happened To You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
    This Is Your Mind on Plants
    Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    The Overstory
    Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
    The Naturalist (The Naturalist, #1)
    Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration's Response to the Pandemic That Changed History
    Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle
    The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
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    Stiff by Mary RoachThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonThe Disappearing Spoon by Sam KeanThe Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum
    Modern Science Nonfiction
    336 books — 263 voters
    Dune by Frank HerbertHyperion by Dan SimmonsFoundation by Isaac AsimovEnder's Game by Orson Scott CardRevelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
    Space Opera
    464 books — 424 voters

    A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonA Brief History of Time by Stephen HawkingCosmos by Carl SaganThe Selfish Gene by Richard DawkinsGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
    Best Science Books - Non-Fiction Only
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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
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
    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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