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Science

Science (from the Latin scientia, meaning “knowledge”) is the effort to discover, and increase human understanding of how the physical world works. Through controlled methods, science uses observable physical evidence of natural phenomena to collect data, and analyzes this information to explain what and how things work.

Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures
American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic
Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America
The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First-Century Amazon
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13
The Incurable Romantic and Other Tales of Madness and Desire
What Do They Do with All That Poo?
How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics
Origin Story: A Big History of Everything
She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity
Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy
Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas
Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna
A Feast of Science: Intriguing Morsels from the Science of Everyday Life
Tesla: Inventor of the Modern

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    Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
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    Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
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    The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century
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    A Short History of Nearly Everything
    The Selfish Gene
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    Cosmos
    The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
    The Origin of Species
    What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
    The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
    Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
    Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
    Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character
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    The Grand Design
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    The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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