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.

The End of Animal Farming: How Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Activists Are Building an Animal-Free Food System
Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves
American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts
Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (For the Cosmically Curious)
In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World
End of the Megafauna: The Fate of the World's Hugest, Fiercest, and Strangest Animals
Einstein's Monsters: The Life and Times of Black Holes
Brief Answers to the Big Questions
The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London
The Sawbones Book: The Hilarious, Horrifying Road to Modern Medicine
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake
LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media
Lab Rats: How Silicon Valley Made Work Miserable for the Rest of Us
Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots
Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood
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    Unsheltered
    Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    The Fifth Risk
    Brief Answers to the Big Questions
    21 Lessons for the 21st Century
    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
    Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America
    The Overstory
    The Coming Storm
    Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
    Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
    Chemistry
    The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
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    Salt by Mark KurlanskyAt Home by Bill BrysonGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondThe Professor and the Madman by Simon WinchesterA History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
    Histories of the Everyday
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    714 books — 550 voters
    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 GaimanHouse of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
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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 Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
    The Origin of Species
    What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
    The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
    Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
    "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character
    The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
    The Grand Design

    Simon Winchester
    Simon Winchester Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms & a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
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    Christopher Hitchens
    That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
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    Terry Pratchett
    In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
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