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.

Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures
American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic
Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America
The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First-Century Amazon
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13
The Incurable Romantic and Other Tales of Madness and Desire
What Do They Do with All That Poo?
How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics
Origin Story: A Big History of Everything
She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity
Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy
Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas
Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna
A Feast of Science: Intriguing Morsels from the Science of Everyday Life
Tesla: Inventor of the Modern

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    Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
    How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics
    Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
    When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
    Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and be More Productive (Mental Mastery Book 1)
    Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
    The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century
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    The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
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    Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
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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
    Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
    Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character
    The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
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    The God Delusion

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    Albert Einstein
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    The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.
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