It is impossible to say definitively that you do not like scientific books. I'm sorry but it's true! There are so many funny, powerful, and mind blowing books out there. Books where I had to read a paragraph three times to grasp a concept, just to look up and see the air around me as if I had never truly seen it before. Big and small they are waiting out there for you. They cover every topic under the sun, and beyond. These are some of the most powerful and popular books written by scientific minds.
7 Brief Lessons in Physics
Who would expect a book about general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, and black holes to be so fun. I have never had my brain more challenged by a book, and yes I could understand it but it took some thinking. Not even thinking, mind molding. There are powerful concepts that take some time for you brain to rationalize. This book will revolutionize your understanding of the universe. This book in educational but this book is also poetry, poetry that is scientific, philosophical, and truly moving.
The Emperor of All Maladies : A Biography of Cancer
With this in depth scientific and historical analysis of Cancer you can understand more about the second leading cause of death in the world. From cancer treatments in the ancient world to possibilities of future treatments, Siddhartha leaves no stone unturned. This passionate scientist will demystify cancer and provide hope based off of where we have been, what we have learned, and where we are going.
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration in the Wonder Of Consciousness
Enter the world of an octopus and explore these animals' remarkable intelligence. This marine biologist travelled the world to bring us stories of octopi. You'll fall in love with their trickery, playfulness, ability for emotional connection, and stunning intelligence. This is the story about the meeting of two minds, human and cephalopod, because these shape shifters are more than they appear.
Astrophysics For People in A Hurry
If you have ever wanted to understand the basic elements of our universe then look no further than this introductory guide. Do you want to learn the fundamentals of space and time? Trying to understand our place in the universe, or what the universe is even made of? Neil Degrasse Tyson has always been a master of making grand scientific knowledge accessible to everyone, and this book is no different. This book is truly a great way to expand your mind in a short period of time.
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes
This book is about you. You and every other person on earth. Where did we come from? Geneticists are starting to figure this out in ways you won't even believe. All my life I saw family trees as lines going straight down, but it is so much more complex as generations weave, intertangle, and double back on each other. This book will restructure your very concept of race, reevaluate where we all came from, and suggest the future of our species.
When Breath Becomes Air
As a surgeon diagnosed with lung cancer, Kalanithi was suddenly struggling to survive. This book is about his journey to understand what makes life worth living as he stands near the abyss. This is a powerful memoir that is so human, so moving, and so terrifying. To face death, to try and understand what it means for both the dying and the living, and to consider the humanity of it all makes this book an unforgettable look at our own mortality.