Silent Spring by Rachel CarsonA Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There by Aldo LeopoldThe Lorax by Dr. SeussThe Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael PollanDesert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
Best Environmental Books
21st out of 822 books — 990 voters
A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There by Aldo LeopoldWalden by Henry David ThoreauA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonDesert Solitaire by Edward AbbeySilent Spring by Rachel Carson
Best Nature Books
23rd out of 711 books — 563 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
130th out of 1,450 books — 3,201 voters
The Song of the Dodo by David QuammenThe Flight of the Iguana by David QuammenSilent Spring by Rachel CarsonThe Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova BaileyMy Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
Best of Natural History
1st out of 262 books — 40 voters

Stiff by Mary RoachSalt by Mark KurlanskyThe Professor and the Madman by Simon WinchesterThe Ghost Map by Steven JohnsonLongitude by Dava Sobel
Microhistory: Social Histories of Just One Thing
187th out of 1,500 books — 2,252 voters
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootThe Hot Zone by Richard PrestonThe Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha MukherjeeThe Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne FadimanThe Great Influenza by John M. Barry
Wonderful Books of Science and Medicine
11th out of 161 books — 72 voters

With A Dying Breath by Tony WalkdenWhere the Wild Things Were by William StolzenburgA Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There by Aldo LeopoldThe Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth KolbertFour Fish by Paul Greenberg
Conservation and Animal Science
8th out of 143 books — 39 voters

On the Origin of Species by Charles DarwinDesert Solitaire by Edward AbbeyVoyage of the Turtle by Carl SafinaThe Diversity of Life by Edward O. WilsonThe Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner
The International Year of Biodiversity
10th out of 80 books — 42 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingPride and Prejudice by Jane AustenThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankThe Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once
3224th out of 21,096 books — 94,246 voters

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonA Brief History of Time by Stephen HawkingGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondCosmos by Carl SaganThe Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
Best General Science Books
131st out of 455 books — 448 voters
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondThe Disappearing Spoon by Sam KeanThe German Genius by Peter Watson
History of Science
105th out of 467 books — 296 voters

Stiff by Mary RoachSalt by Mark KurlanskyEats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne TrussThe Professor and the Madman by Simon WinchesterThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
You Read a Book about What?
629th out of 1,937 books — 1,225 voters
The Selfish Gene by Richard DawkinsThe Origin of Species by Charles DarwinThe Greatest Show on Earth by Richard DawkinsWhy Evolution Is True by Jerry A. CoyneYour Inner Fish by Neil Shubin
Best Books on Evolution...
71st out of 241 books — 174 voters

The Song of the Dodo by David QuammenHigh Moon Over the Amazon by Patricia Chapple WrightElephant Dance by Tammie MatsonKakapo by Alison BallanceThe Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
Natural History of Islands of the Ocean and Lakes
1st out of 153 books — 7 voters
Darwin's Black Box by Michael J. BeheJimi Hendrix - Black Legacy by Corey A. Washington (M.ED)Life and Death in the Andes by Kim MacQuarrieThe Last Days of the Incas by Kim MacQuarrieGerms, Genes, & Civilization by David P. Clark
Interesting Non-Fiction Books
102nd out of 272 books — 113 voters

The Secret Magdalene by Ki LongfellowFlow Down Like Silver by Ki LongfellowHoudini Heart by Ki LongfellowThe Ghost and the Goth by Stacey KadeA Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
Books You Wish More People Knew About
13463rd out of 16,721 books — 15,066 voters
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootThe Origin of Species by Charles DarwinDarwin's Black Box by Michael J. BeheStiff by Mary RoachWhy Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky
Best Nonfiction Biology books on Goodreads
80th out of 123 books — 20 voters

Freakonomics by Steven D. LevittGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondOutliers by Malcolm GladwellCosmos by Carl SaganThe Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins
Best Pop Science Books
91st out of 129 books — 155 voters

Freakonomics by Steven D. LevittStiff by Mary RoachA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondBlink by Malcolm Gladwell
Interesting and Readable NonFiction
1193rd out of 1,340 books — 602 voters
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootThe Elegant Universe by Brian GreeneThe Age of Insight by Eric R. KandelThe Selfish Gene by Richard DawkinsCosmos by Carl Sagan
Awesome Science Books
62nd out of 111 books — 46 voters

Signature in the Cell by Stephen  C. MeyerDarwin's Black Box by Michael J. BeheLife—How Did It Get Here? By Evolution or by Creation? by Watch Tower Bible and Tract...The Case for a Creator by Lee StrobelIcons of Evolution by Jonathan Wells
Nonfiction Books More People Should Read
142nd out of 217 books — 43 voters

Awaken Your Alpha by Adam Lewis WalkerRejuvenaging by Ron KaiserHeresy by AnaMaria Rivera1984 by George OrwellThe Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
The Most Important Book You May Ever Read
30th out of 78 books — 39 voters
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeePride and Prejudice by Jane AustenThe Diary of a Young Girl by Anne FrankHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling1984 by George Orwell
100 Books to Read in a Lifetime: Readers' Picks
4986th out of 7,466 books — 9,310 voters

Cosmos by Carl SaganThe Double Helix by James D. WatsonThe Seven Daughters of Eve by Bryan SykesBreasts by Florence   WilliamsThe Elegant Universe by Brian Greene
Science Time
75th out of 88 books — 34 voters
Arctic Dreams by Barry  LopezThe Sacred Hoop by Paula Gunn AllenMy Story as told by Water by David James DuncanBecoming Animal by David AbramThe Song of the Dodo by David Quammen
Lannan Non-Fiction Awards
5th out of 37 books — 5 voters

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Help by Kathryn StockettThe Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini1984 by George OrwellPride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Best Page-Turners with Redeeming Social Value
1881st out of 2,018 books — 4,322 voters
Longitude by Dava SobelA Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonIn a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
Best Popular Geography Books on Goodreads
83rd out of 100 books — 4 voters

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