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Old 09-27-2010, 05:55 PM   #1
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Good Popular Science Books?

Anyone have some good popular science recommendations? I've read "A Short History of Nearly Everything" and enjoyed it.
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:17 PM   #2
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:59 PM   #3
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Highly recommend Einstein's Cosmos by Michau Kaku. Arguably the best book on special & general relativity.

And, although technically not popular science, I strongly recommend The Mother Tounge by Bill Bryson; same author as A Short History Fascinating book on the English language.
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:04 AM   #4
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Thanks! I did a search, actually, but that thread did not come up...

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Highly recommend Einstein's Cosmos by Michau Kaku. Arguably the best book on special & general relativity.

And, although technically not popular science, I strongly recommend The Mother Tounge by Bill Bryson; same author as A Short History Fascinating book on the English language.
Great. I'll take a look at some reviews of these!
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:07 AM   #5
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A lot of stuff by James Gleick is very good, I think a lot of people walked away from reading "Genius" with a greater level of appreciation for physics, math and human psychology (and Richard Feynman of course!).
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Anyone have some good popular science recommendations? I've read "A Short History of Nearly Everything" and enjoyed it.
Awesome book. A few science purists may not like it because he doesn't get everything "exactly right", but Bill Bryson really makes science interesting and accessible in this book. I will forever be haunted by nightmares of Bill's description of "...bacteria drilling into your teeth".

I would recommend The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. It is a human interest story that revolves around science.
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I came across these while reading a couple of the many "The Best American Sports Writing" books.

Compilations of science articles as selected by 'guest' authors. There are any number of yearly published volumes.

http://www.amazon.com/Best-American-...=20C43OCH60M7S
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