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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 Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing
Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals
How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveller
The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth's Ultimate Trophy
Untrue: Why Nearly Everything We Believe About Women, Lust, and Infidelity Is Wrong and How the New Science Can Set Us Free
The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
You Can Fix Your Brain: Just 1 Hour a Week to the Best Memory, Productivity, and Sleep You've Ever Had
The Girl with a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague
21 Lessons for the 21st Century
The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life
A Girl's Guide to Missiles: Growing Up in America's Secret Desert
The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves
Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water’s Edge
The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization
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    Evil: The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side
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    The Fifth Risk
    Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    21 Lessons for the 21st Century
    The Coming Storm
    Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
    The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
    Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America
    Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
    The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century
    Grit
    Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and be More Productive (Mental Mastery Book 1)
    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
    The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London
    Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century
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    Stiff by Mary RoachThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootThe Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver SacksOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken KeseyThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
    Medicine and Literature
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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
    The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
    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
    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
    The Grand Design

    Sam Kean
    Sam Kean The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code
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    Douglas Adams
    The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.
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    Albert Einstein
    The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
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