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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 2023)

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  1. 1
  2. 2


    Carl Sagan

  3. 4

    Silent Spring

    Rachel Carson

  5. 7

    The Selfish Gene

    Richard Dawkins

  6. 8
  7. 9
  8. 10

    The Gene

    An Intimate History

    Siddhartha Mukherjee

  9. 11
  10. 13
  11. 14
  12. 18
  13. 19


  • How was this Science books list created?

    We searched for "best Science books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Science books are in this list?

    There are 21 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Science books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Science books on the internet.

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