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(Popular) scientific books: these are the best

Popular science books not only make scientific knowledge easy to understand but also fun to read. We have listed the best popular science books for you in our top 10. We start our recommendations with the top 10 best (Popular) Science Books of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

(Popular) Science BooksAuthor
The Psychology of StupidityJean-Francois Marmion
Psychedelic ApesAlex Boese
How to Make an Apple Pie from ScratchHarry Cliff
Life’s EdgeCarl Zimmer
SentientJackie Higgins
Until Proven Safe Geoff Manaugh
The Sleeping BeautiesSuzanne O’Sullivan
WayfindingMichael Bond
Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain Lisa Feldman Barrett
The FormulaAlbert-László Barabási

The updated top 10 list: the best books about science

The Science Book: Everything You Need to Know About the World and How It Works

If you are interested in science, we think this is a good book to begin with exploring amazing scientific discoveries. From inventions that changed the world to natural phenomena, everything is explained in an understandable language so everyone can read it.

The Science Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Science is, even when you are drawn to the subject, not always easy to follow. This book focuses on 80 science aspects that have shaped our modern world. The story behind each of the 80 items is what makes complex scientific elements easy to understand.

Bill Nye’s Great Big World of Science

We like this book, because it is aimed at teaching children age 10 and up the basics of science. With lots of illustrations this book will, for example, explain how global warming works.

The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect

Judea Pearl shines a light on the world as it is today, and what causes lead to certain effects. He teaches us the simple elements that we don’t need to think about, and the hard questions that explain cause and effect.

Science Encyclopedia: Atom Smashing, Food Chemistry, Animals, Space, and More!

The Science Encyclopedia focuses on life sciences and physical sciences, and the many pictures in this book make it an interesting read for children age 8 to 12. It even includes scientific experiments that can be done at home.

The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

Simon Singh is an expert in telling us about encryption, from its first discoveries to codes that were used during wars. Discover the secrecy behind some of the most famous codes ever applied in history.

Everything You Need to Ace Science in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide (Big Fat Notebooks) 

If you have an 11 to 14 year old that doesn’t like science one bit, then this book might make a difference. Important subjects are explained in an easy to understand language, and highlights give away what should be remembered. The quiz is there to test your child’s knowledge.

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

We like this book because it is not complicated, but based on scientific research and personal test results. How we breathe matters. So how could we have gone wrong with this breathing thing? We’ve done pretty well surviving so far. James Nestor shares his secret on how breathing better also leads to better lives.

Gory Details: Adventures From the Dark Side of Science

Erika Engelhaupt goes where not many there to go: telling us about the strange and sometimes even gross characteristics of our own body and the entire universe. In our opinion this highly entertaining book on our top ten list should definitely be in your possession.

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

When Randal Munroe started his website, he started receiving many questions that people didn’t dare to ask elsewhere. He has now answered all these questions in this book. From clear explanations to funny facts, this book will tell you all.

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