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21 Best Science Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best Science books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best science books" into our search engine and study the top 5+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2024)

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Last Updated: Monday 1 Jan, 2024

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  1. 1
    A Brief History of Time
  2. 2


    Carl Sagan

  3. 4
    Silent Spring

    Silent Spring

    Rachel Carson

    Thinking, Fast and Slow
  5. 7
    The Selfish Gene

    The Selfish Gene

    Richard Dawkins

  6. 8
    A Short History of Nearly Everything
  7. 9
    The Emperor of All Maladies
  8. 10
    The Gene

    The Gene

    An Intimate History

    Siddhartha Mukherjee

  9. 11
    The Origin of Species

    The Origin of Species

    Charles Darwin

  10. 13
    The Making of the Atomic Bomb
  11. 14
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  12. 18
    Brief Answers to the Big Questions
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