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.

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The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina: Separating the Myth from the Medicine
Into the Planet
The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator
The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier
Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century
End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the World: Asteroids, Super Volcanoes, Rogue Robots, and More
How the Brain Lost Its Mind: Sex, Hysteria, and the Riddle of Mental Illness
The Last Ocean: A Journey through Memory and Forgetting
My Tiny Pet
Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language
Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come
Stronghold: One Man's Quest to Save the World's Wild Salmon
Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss
The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep
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  • This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
    Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know
    Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    The Overstory
    How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems
    No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference
    Prognosis: A Memoir of My Brain
    Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death
    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
    The Only Woman in the Room
    Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
    Unsheltered
    Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber
    Unnatural Causes
    The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
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    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis CarrollThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas AdamsFear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. ThompsonCoraline by Neil GaimanA Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
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    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
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    A Brief History of Time
    A Short History of Nearly Everything
    The Selfish Gene
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    Cosmos
    The Origin of Species
    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
    The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
    What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
    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 Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
    The Grand Design

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