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
A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars
The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid
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
Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration's Response to the Pandemic That Changed History
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
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    The Premonition: A Pandemic Story
    The Anthropocene Reviewed
    The Bone Code (Temperance Brennan, #20)
    Transcendent Kingdom
    What Happened To You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
    Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
    Migrations
    The Overstory
    Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle
    Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration's Response to the Pandemic That Changed History
    The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
    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
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    Essential Books of Computer Science
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    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
    818 books — 650 voters
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    A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonA Brief History of Time by Stephen HawkingThe Selfish Gene by Richard DawkinsGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondCosmos by Carl Sagan
    Best General Science Books
    512 books — 531 voters
    The Martian by Andy WeirRevelation Space by Alastair ReynoldsFoundation by Isaac AsimovDune by Frank HerbertRendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
    best hard science fiction
    373 books — 660 voters

    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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