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49 Science Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once

49 Science Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once

Whether it's the sky above us or the tools inside of your house, science is all around us. What you learn in school is only a fraction of the scientific information that is available. However, taking a trip to the science section of your local bookstore is overwhelming, as there are thousands of science books available on millions of topics. Luckily for you, we've compiled a list of the 49 best science books that cover an array of different subjects.

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The Sciencebook

2008 | Matthias Delbrück,National Geographic Society (U.S.)

This wide-ranging National Geographic book is a delight for science buffs, math whizzes, technology geeks, computer nerds, physics students, and the casual reader alike. Capturing centuries of scientific thought, natural phenomena, revolutionary inventions, and the most up-to-date investigations, this richly illustrated volume contains 2,000 vivid illustrations--including 3-D graphics and pictograms--to make the information even more accessible and amazing to discover. The Science Book offers both a general overview of topics for the browsing reader and more specific information for those seeking deeper insight into a particular subject. Six major sections, ranging from the universe and planet Earth to biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, encompass everything from microscopic life to nuclear power--with particular attention given to subjects in the news today, like climate change and genetic engineering. The innovative organization allows for quick reference, while numerous fact boxes and cross-references emphasize the many links among modern scientific fields. Visual elements make even the most involved discussions easy to understand. The successes of National Geographic's Visual History of the World and The Knowledge Book underscore the market for accessible resources such as this. Attractively priced for gift-giving and loaded with essential information, The Science Book will shine as an indispensable family reference.

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The Elements

2009 | Theodore W. Gray

The Elements has become an international sensation, with over one million copies in-print worldwide.  The highly-anticipated paperback edition of The Elements is finally available. An eye-opening, original collection of gorgeous, never-before-seen photographic representations of the 118 elements in the periodic table.  The elements are what we, and everything around us, are made of. But how many elements has anyone actually seen in pure, uncombined form? The Elements provides this rare opportunity. Based on seven years of research and photography, the pictures in this book make up the most complete, and visually arresting, representation available to the naked eye of every atom in the universe. Organized in order of appearance on the periodic table, each element is represented by a spread that includes a stunning, full-page, full-color photograph that most closely represents it in its purest form. For example, at -183C, oxygen turns from a colorless gas to a beautiful pale blue liquid.  Also included are fascinating facts, figures, and stories of the elements as well as data on the properties of each, including atomic weight, density, melting and boiling point, valence, electronegativity, and the year and location in which it was discovered. Several additional photographs show each element in slightly altered forms or as used in various practical ways. The element's position on the periodic table is pinpointed on a mini rendering of the table and an illustrated scale of the element's boiling and/or melting points appears on each page along with a density scale that runs along the bottom.  Packed with interesting information, this combination of solid science and stunning artistic photographs is the perfect gift book for every sentient creature in the universe. Includes a tear-out poster of Theodore Gray's iconic Photographic Periodic Table!

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