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Post Entertaining non-fiction books to learn something from.

Welcome!
The list of non-fiction books to learn something from!

Notes about the list:

1. The list is in no particular order.
2. I have tried best to avoid double entries, but if anyone can find it, please PM me.
3. Tasks for you:

a. If you don't find a Title you know, please comment. I know that you know something that I don't know!

b. If anybody wants to create Goodreads list for this, Great! Just PM me a link to add it to this thread.

c. If anybody would volunteer to arrange/sort Titles, PM me. Thanks in Advance.


THE LIST:
  1. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable - by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  2. The Archimedes Codex - by Reviel Netz
  3. The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinction - by David Quammen
  4. At Home: A Short History of Private Life - by Bill Bryson
  5. The Meme Machine (Popular Science) - by Susan Blackmore and Richard Dawkins
  6. Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid - by Douglas R. Hofstadter
  7. Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void - by Mary Roach
  8. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex - by Nathaniel Philbrick
  9. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers - by Mary Roach
  10. The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements - by Sam Kean
  11. Tulipomania : The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused - by Mike Dash
  12. Batavia's Graveyard: The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny - by Mike Dash
  13. Salt: A World History - by Mark Kurlansky
  14. Consider the Lobster and Other Essays - by David Foster Wallace
  15. A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments - by David Foster Wallace
  16. The Medium is the Massage - by Marshall McLuhan
  17. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea - by Barbara Demick
  18. How to Talk About Book's You Haven't Read - by Pierre Bayard
  19. Micro Monsters: Life Under the Microscope - by Christopher Maynard
  20. The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History - by John Barry
  21. Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak - by Jeanne Guillemin
  22. Fooled - by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets - by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  23. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking - by Malcolm Gladwell
  24. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies - by Jared Diamond
  25. Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors - by Nicholas Wade
  26. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed - by Jared Diamond
  27. The World Without Us - by Alan Weisman
  28. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus - by Charles C. Mann
  29. The Book on the Bookshelf - by Henry Petroski
  30. The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon - by David Grann
  31. Trick or Treatment: The Undeniable Facts about Alternative Medicine - by Edzard Ernst and Simon Singh
  32. Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (P.S.) - by Simon Singh
  33. The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World - by Steven Johnson
  34. Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex - by Mary Roach
  35. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything - by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
  36. SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance - by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
  37. A Short History of Nearly Everything - by Bill Bryson
  38. The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution - by Richard Dawkins
  39. Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything - by Joshua Foer
  40. Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives - by the Year 2100 - by Michio Kaku
  41. Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel - by Michio Kaku
  42. Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body - by Neil Shubin
  43. The Day We Found the Universe - by Marcia Bartusiak
  44. 1861: The Civil War Awakening - by Adam Goodheart
  45. The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World - by Niall Ferguson
  46. The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World, 1700-2000 - by Niall Ferguson
  47. Then Everything Changed: Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics: JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan - by Jeff Greenfield
  48. Justinian's Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire - by William Rosen
  49. Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity - by Sharon Moalem and Jonathan Prince
  50. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - by Rebecca Skloot
  51. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption - by Laura Hillenbrand
  52. Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild - by Lee Sandlin
  53. White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf - by Aaron Bobrow-Strain
  54. The Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artifacts-From Forks and Pins to Paper Clips and Zippers-Came to be as They are - by Henry Petroski
  55. The Lodger Shakespeare: His Life on Silver Street - by Charles Nicholl
  56. Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul - by Kenneth R. Miller
  57. Why Evolution Is True - by Jerry A. Coyne
  58. The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology - by Simon Winchester
  59. The Man Who Found Time: James Hutton and the Discovery of the Earth's Antiquity - by Jack Repcheck
  60. Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution - by Nick Lane
  61. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals - by Michael Pollan
  62. The Man Who Changed Everything: The Life of James Clerk Maxwell - by Basil Mahon
  63. If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens ... WHERE IS EVERYBODY?: Fifty Solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life - by Stephen Webb
  64. Rare Earth: Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe - by Peter Ward and Donald Brownlee
  65. Life as We Do Not Know It: The NASA Search for (and Synthesis of) Alien Life - by Peter Douglas Ward
  66. Death - by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries - by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  67. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions - by Edwin A. Abbott
  68. In Search of Time: The History, Physics, and Philosophy of Time - by Dan Falk
  69. The Large, the Small and the Human Mind - by Roger Penrose, Malcolm Longair, Abner Shimony and Nancy Cartwright
  70. What We Believe but Cannot Prove: Today's Leading Thinkers on Science in the Age of Certainty - by John Brockman
  71. The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance - by Fritjof Capra
  72. What Is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable - by John Brockman
  73. Cosmos - by Carl Sagan
  74. The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography - by Simon Singh
  75. Scientific American's Ask the Experts: Answers to The Most Puzzling and Mind-Blowing Science Questions - by Editors of Scientific American
  76. Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos - by Michio Kaku
  77. The Physics of Superheroes - by James Kakalios
  78. 13 Things that Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time - by Michael Brooks
  79. I'm Working on That: A Trek From Science Fiction to Science Fact (Star Trek) - by William Shatner and Chip Walter
  80. How to Live on Mars: A Trusty Guidebook to Surviving and Thriving on the Red Planet - by Robert Zubrin
  81. Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time - by Dava Sobel
  82. Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo - by Sean B. Carroll
  83. The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution - by Sean B. Carroll
  84. The Ghosts of Evolution: Nonsensical Fruit, Missing Partners, and Other Ecological Anachronisms - by Connie C. Barlow
  85. The Evolution of God - by Robert Wright
  86. The Immense Journey: An Imaginative Naturalist Explores the Mysteries of Man and Nature - by Loren C. Eiseley
  87. Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher - by Lewis Thomas
  88. The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher - by Lewis Thomas
  89. The Youngest Science: Notes of a Medicine-Watcher - by Lewis Thomas
  90. The Fragile Species - by Lewis Thomas
  91. The Best American Science Writing [Yearly Anthology]
  92. The Science of Jurassic Park and the Lost World - by Rob Desalle and David Lindley
  93. How to Build a Dinosaur: Extinction Doesn't Have to Be Forever - by Jack Horner and James Gorman
  94. Dinosaur Odyssey: Fossil Threads in the Web of Life - by Scott D. Sampson and Philip J. Currie
  95. The Quantum Zoo: A Tourist's Guide to the Never-Ending Universe - by Marcus Chown
  96. Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You: A Guide to the Universe - by Marcus Chown
  97. Darwin's Lost World: The Hidden History of Animal Life - by M. D. Brasier
  98. Microcosm: E. Coli and the New Science of Life - by Carl Zimmer
  99. Parasite Rex Parasite Rex (with a New Epilogue): Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures - by Carl Zimmer
  100. The Tangled Bank: An Introduction to Evolution - by Carl Zimmer
  101. Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed - by Carl Zimmer and Mary Roach
  102. At the Water's Edge : Fish with Fingers, Whales with Legs, and How Life Came Ashore but Then Went Back to Sea - by Carl Zimmer
  103. A Planet of Viruses - by Carl Zimmer
  104. The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science - by Richard Holmes
  105. Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origin of Species - by Sean B. Carroll
  106. Complexity: A Guided Tour - by Melanie Mitchell
  107. Fixing My Gaze: A Scientist's Journey Into Seeing in Three Dimensions - by Susan R. Barry
  108. The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom - by Graham Farmelo
  109. Every Patient Tells a Story - by Lisa Sanders
  110. The Mathematical Mechanic: Using Physical Reasoning to Solve Problems - by Mark Levi
  111. Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster - by James R. Hansen
  112. Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine 1880-1930 - by John Harley Warner
  113. The Monty Hall Problem: The Remarkable Story of Math's Most Contentious Brain Teaser - by Jason Rosenhouse
  114. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood - by James Gleick
  115. Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength - by Roy F. Baumeister
  116. Thinking, Fast and Slow - by Daniel Kahneman
  117. Radioactivity: A History of a Mysterious Science - by Marjorie Caroline Malley
  118. The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry - by Jon Ronson
  119. Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain - by David Eagleman
  120. The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined - by Steven Pinker
  121. The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos - by Brian Greene
  122. The Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future Of Our Economy, Energy, And Environment - by Chris Martenson
  123. The Grand Design - by Stephen Hawking
  124. The Mind's Eye - by Oliver Sacks
  125. The Evolution of Childhood: Relationships, Emotion, Mind - by Melvin Konner
  126. Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality - by Jonathan Weiner
  127. Here's Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Math - by Alex Bellos
  128. Human: The Science Behind What Makes Us Unique - by Michael S. Gazzaniga
  129. The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics - by Leonard Susskind
  130. In Pursuit of the Gene: From Darwin to DNA - by James Schwartz
  131. The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives - by Leonard Mlodinow
  132. Doubt is Their Product: How Industry's Assault on Science Threatens Your Health - by David Michaels
  133. Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Uncovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process - by Irene M. Pepperberg
  134. The Invisible Cure: Africa, the West, and the Fight Against AIDS - by Helen Epstein
  135. Einstein: His Life and Universe - by Walter Isaacson
  136. The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature - by Steven Pinker
  137. The Snoring Bird: My Family's Journey Through a Century of Biology - by Bernd Heinrich
  138. I Am a Strange Loop - by Douglas R. Hofstadter
  139. The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science - by Norman Doidge
  140. Proust Was a Neuroscientist - by Jonah Lehrer
  141. The Last Human: A Guide to Twenty-Two Species of Extinct Humans - by Ian Tattersall
  142. The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science - by Natalie Angier
  143. Luminous Fish: Tales of Science and Love - by Lynn Margulis
  144. The Weather Makers : How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth - by Tim F. Flannery
  145. This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession - by Daniel J. Levitin
  146. The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery - by D. T. Max
  147. The Trouble With Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next - by Lee Smolin
  148. The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth - by Edward O. Wilson
  149. In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind - by Eric R. Kandel
  150. The Electric Life of Michael Faraday - by Alan Hirshfeld
  151. Loving the Machine: The Art and Science of Japanese Robots - by Timothy N. Hornyak
  152. Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut - by R. Mike Mullane
  153. Chasing Hubble's Shadows: The Search for Galaxies at the Edge of Time - by Jeff Kanipe
  154. Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Godel - by Rebecca Goldstein
  155. Infrastructure: A Field Guide to the Industrial Landscape - by Brian Hayes
  156. The Road to Reality : A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe - by Roger Penrose
  157. Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior - by Temple Grandin
  158. The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology - by Ray Kurzweil
  159. The Planets - by Dava Sobel
  160. Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions - by Lisa Randall
  161. Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track: The Letters of Richard P. Feynman - by Richard P. Feynman
  162. The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank - by David Plotz
  163. Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution - by Neil deGrasse Tyson
  164. Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants - by Robert Sullivan
  165. The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality - by Brian Greene
  166. The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution - by Richard Dawkins
  167. The Book Nobody Read: Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus - by Owen Gingerich
  168. No Turning Back: The Life and Death of Animal Species - by Richard Ellis
  169. The Great Betrayal: Fraud in Science - by Horace Freeland Judson
  170. Beating Back the Devil: On the Front Lines with the Disease Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service - by Maryn McKenna
  171. Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain--and How it Changed the World - by Carl Zimmer
  172. Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory - by Edward J. Larson
  173. DNA: The Secret of Life - by Andrew Berry
  174. The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey - by Mark Read
  175. Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883 - by Simon Winchester
  176. Nature Via Nurture: Genes, Experience, and What Makes Us Human - by Matt Ridley
  177. A Traveler's Guide to Mars - by William K. Hartmann
  178. Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity - by David Foster Wallace
  179. Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics - by John Der- byshire
  180. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers - by Mary Roach
  181. Biocosm: The New Scientific Theory of Evolution: Intelligent Life Is the Architect of the Universe - by James N. Gardner
  182. A New Kind of Science - by Stephen Wolfram
  183. The Structure of Evolutionary Theory - by Stephen Jay Gould
  184. The Future of Life - by Edward O. Wilson
  185. The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe - by Stephen Hawking
  186. Linked: The New Science of Networks - by Albert-László Barabási
  187. Seeing in the Dark : How Backyard Stargazers Are Probing Deep Space and Guarding Earth from Interplanetary Peril - by Timothy Ferris
  188. The Future of Spacetime - by Stephen William Hawking
  189. Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution - by Francis Fukuyama
  190. On the Shoulders of Giants - by Stephen Hawking
  191. The Measure of All Things : The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World - by Ken Alder
  192. Germs : Biological Weapons and America's Secret War - by William J. Broad
  193. The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World - by Michael Pollan
  194. Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love - by Dava Sobel
  195. The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory - by Brian Greene
  196. Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters - by Matt Ridley
  197. The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology - by Simon Winchester
  198. The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry - by Bryan Sykes
  199. Flight: My Life in Mission Control - by Christopher C. Kraft
  200. The Selfish Gene - by Richard Dawkins
  201. Three Roads to Quantum Gravity - by Lee Smolin
  202. The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics - by Gary Zukav
  203. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions - by Thomas S. Kuhn
  204. The Little Ice Age : How Climate Made History 1300-1850 - by Brian M. Fagan
  205. Flatterland: Like Flatland, Only More So - by Ian Stewart
  206. E = mc2: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation - by David Bodanis
  207. Grave Secrets of Dinosaurs: Soft Tissues and Hard Science - by Phillip Manning
  208. The Hunt for Planet X: New Worlds and the Fate of Pluto - by Govert Schilling
  209. The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark - by Carl Sagan
  210. The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene - by Richard Dawkins
  211. Science: A History - by John Gribbin
  212. Fabric of the Universe - by Denis Postle
  213. The Trouble With Physics: The Rise of String Theory, The Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next - by Lee Smolin
  214. Unsolved Mysteries of Science: A Mind-Expanding Journey through a Universe of Big Bangs, Particle Waves, and Other Perplexing Concepts - by John Williams Malone
  215. The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature - by Timothy Ferris
  216. The Surprising Archaea: Discovering Another Domain of Life - by John L. Howland
  217. Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk - by Massimo Pigliucci
  218. Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth - by Andrew H. Knoll
  219. Darwin's Island: The Galapagos in the Garden of England - by Steve Jones
  220. Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks - by Ben Goldacre
  221. American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer - by Kai Bird
  222. Objectivity - by Lorraine J. Daston and Peter Galison
  223. Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150-1750 - by Lorraine J. Daston and Katharine Park
  224. The Baroque Cycle (Series) - by Neal Stephenson [Historical Science Fiction]
  225. Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life - by Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer
  226. We Have Never Been Modern - by Bruno Latour and Catherine Porter
  227. Laboratory Life: The Construction of Scientific Facts - by Bruno Latour , Steve Woolgar and Jonas Salk
  228. The Island of the Day Before - by Umberto Eco
  229. An Instance of the Fingerpost - by Iain Pears [Historical Fiction]
  230. Brotherhood of the Bomb: The Tangled Lives and Loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller - by Gregg Herken
  231. Pi: A Biography of the World's Most Mysterious Number - by Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann
  232. The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers - by Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann
  233. Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life - by Len Fisher
  234. Hitch-22: A Memoir - by Christopher Hitchens
  235. The Alchemist - by Paulo Coelho [Fiction]
  236. The Illustrated Man - by Ray Bradbury [Science Fiction]
  237. Collider: The Search for the World's Smallest Particles - by Paul Halpern
  238. The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug - by Thomas Hager
  239. Periodic Tales: A Cultural History of the Elements, from Arsenic to Zinc - by Hugh Aldersey-Williams
  240. Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic - by David Quammen
  241. The Richness of Life: The Essential Stephen Jay Gould - by Stephen Jay Gould, Steven Rose and Oliver Sacks
  242. The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory - by Brian Greene
  243. Einstein's Cosmos: How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time - by Michio Kaku
  244. The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle - by Sara Wheeler
  245. Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity - by James Hansen
  246. The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear - by Seth Mnookin
  247. Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution - by Holly Tucker
  248. Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter - by Tom Bissell
  249. The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture - by Wendell Berry
  250. Present at the Creation: The Story of CERN and the Large Hadron Collider - by Amir Aczel.
  251. The Nesting Season: Cuckoos, Cuckolds, and the Invention of Monogamy - by Bernd Heinrich
  252. The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean - by Susan Casey
  253. Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation - by Andrea Wulf.
  254. Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities and Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects - by Amy Stewart
  255. Theo Gray's Mad Science: Experiments You Can do At Home - But Probably Shouldn't - by Theo Gray
  256. The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science: 50 Experiments for Daring Young Scientists - by Sean Connolly.
  257. Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World - by Jane McGonigal.
  258. Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other - by Sherry Turkle
  259. Annoying: The Science of What Bugs Us - by Joe Palca and Flora Lichtman.
  260. The Story of Charlotte's Web: E. B. White's Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic - by Michael Sims.
  261. Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology - by Eric Brende
  262. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope - by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
  263. A Briefer History of Time - by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
  264. The Character of Physical Law (Messenger Lectures, 1964) Richard Feynman
  265. The Control of Nature - by John McPhee
  266. The Death and Life of Monterey Bay: A Story of Revival - by Dr. Stephen R Palumbi and Ms Carolyn Sotka
  267. Death from a Distance and the Birth of a Humane Universe: Human Evolution, Behavior, History, and Your Future - by Paul M. Bingham and Joanne Souza
  268. The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love - by Kristin Kimball
  269. The Dynamics of Change - by Don Fabun
  270. The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory - by Briane Greene
  271. Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity - by David Foster Wallace
  272. The Feynman Lectures on Physics including Feynman's Tips on Physics: The Definitive and Extended Edition - by Richard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton and Matthew Sands
  273. For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge Of Time - A Journey Through the Wonders of Physics - by Walter Lewin and Warren Goldstein
  274. From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time - by Sean M. Carroll
  275. The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed - by John Vaillant
  276. The Grand Design - by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
  277. The Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring On the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World - by Paul Gilding
  278. Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground - by Kevin Poulsen
  279. Lab Coats in Hollywood: Science, Scientists, and Cinema - by David A. Kir- by
  280. Math Through the Ages: A Gentle History for Teachers and Others, Expanded Edition - by William P. Berlinghoff
  281. The Mind's Eye - by Oliver Sacks
  282. Organic Manifesto: How Organic Food Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe - by Maria Rodale
  283. Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America - by John M. Barry
  284. The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe - by Roger Penrose
  285. The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains - by Nicholas Carr
  286. Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character) - by Richard Feynman, Ralph Leighton, Edward Hutchings, and Albert R. Hibbs
  287. They All Laughed... From Light Bulbs to Lasers: The Fascinating Stories Behind the Great Inventions That Have Changed Our Lives - by Ira Flatow
  288. The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival - by John Vaillant
  289. What the Face Reveals: Basic and Applied Studies of Spontaneous Expression Using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS)Paul Ekman and Erika L. Rosenberg
  290. Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution - by Nick Lane
  291. Down Among the Dead Men - by Michelle Williams and Keith McCarthy
  292. The Design of Everyday Things - by Donald A. Norman
  293. The 4 Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality - by Richard Panek
  294. Code Book - by Simon Singh
  295. The Book of Universes - by John D. Barrow
  296. Why Does E=mc2?: (and Why Should We Care?) - by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw
  297. The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York - by Deborah Blum
  298. Evolution Rx: A Practical Guide to Harnessing Our Innate Capacity for Health and Healing - by William Meller
  299. The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society - by Frans de Waal
  300. Alone in the Universe: Why Our Planet Is Unique - by John Gribbin
  301. The Wild Life of Our Bodies: Predators, Parasites, and Partners That Shape Who We Are Today - by Rob Dunn
  302. Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Oceans’ Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter - by Ellen Prager
  303. Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid - by Wendy Williams
  304. Once and Future Giants: What Ice Age Extinctions Tell Us About the Fate of Earth’s Largest Animals - by Sharon Levy
  305. Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life, Love, and Language from the Insect World - by Marlene Zuk
  306. Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today - by David P. Clark
  307. A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing - by Lawrence M. Krauss
  308. How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming - by Mike Brown
  309. How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival David Kaiser
  310. Denying Science: Conspiracy Theories, Media Distortions, and the War Against Reality - by John Grant
  311. Here's Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion Through the Astonishing World of Math - by Alex Bellos
  312. In Short: A Collection of Brief Creative Nonfiction - by Mary Paumier Jones and Judith Kitchen
  313. The Immense Journey: An Imaginative Naturalist Explores the Mysteries of Man and Nature - by Loren Eiseley
  314. The Making of a Story: A Norton Guide to Writing Fiction and Nonfiction - by Alice LaPlante
  315. The Ascent Of Man - by Jacob Bronowski
  316. Scott And Amundsen: The Last Place on Earth - by Roland Huntford
  317. In Search of Genghis Khan: An Exhilarating Journey on Horseback across the Steppes of Mongolia - by Tim Severin
  318. The Sindbad Voyage - by Tim Severin
  319. China Voyage: Across the Pacific - by Bamboo Raft - by Tim Severin
  320. The Jason Voyage: The Quest for the Golden Fleece - by Tim Severin
  321. The Spice Islands Voyage: The Quest for Alfred Wallace, the Man Who Shared Darwin's Discovery of Evolution - by Timothy Severin and Tom Severin
  322. The Ulysses Voyage: Sea Search for the Odyssey - by Tim Severin
  323. In Search of Mo- by Dick: Quest for the White Whale - by Tim Severin
  324. Crusader: - by Horse to Jerusalem - by Tim Severin
  325. Seeking Robinson Crusoe - by Tim Severin

(Thanks to all contributors here and on different threads!)

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