Popular science books recommended by (some) scientists

A Listmania! list by pb
 
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift)
1.  Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift) by Edwin A. Abbott
1.65   Used & New from: 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

A Short History Of Nearly Everything
2.  A Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
5.59   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (519 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Vehicles: Experiments in Synthetic Psychology (Bradford Books)
3.  Vehicles: Experiments in Synthetic Psychology (Bradford Books) by Braitenberg
11.87   Used & New from: 9.34
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain
4.  Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain by Antonio Damasio
7.69   Used & New from: 4.68
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

The Goldilocks Enigma: Why Is the Universe Just Right for Life?
5.  The Goldilocks Enigma: Why Is the Universe Just Right for Life? by Paul Davies
Used & New from: 0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

See buying options
The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life
6.  The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life by Prof Richard Dawkins
7.69   Used & New from: 0.26
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition
7.  The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary edition by Richard Dawkins
11.89   Used & New from: 5.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)

Mr Tompkins in Paperback (Canto)
8.  Mr Tompkins in Paperback (Canto) by Roger Penrose
Used & New from: 4.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

See buying options
Genius: Richard Feynman and Modern Physics
9.  Genius: Richard Feynman and Modern Physics by James Gleick
11.99   Used & New from: 0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
10.  The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene
The list author says:
  "(multiple recommendations)"
Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)

See buying options
The Pattern On The Stone: How Computers Think ("Daily Telegraph" Talking Science)
11.  The Pattern On The Stone: How Computers Think ("Daily Telegraph" Talking Science) by Daniel Hillis
Used & New from: 3.48

See buying options
The Mind's I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul (Penguin Press Science)
12.  The Mind's I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul (Penguin Press Science) by Douglas R. Hofstadter
Used & New from: 0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

See buying options
Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (20th anniversary edition with a new preface by the author)
13.  Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (20th anniversary edition with a new preface by the author) by Douglas R Hofstadter
13.59   Used & New from: 9.12
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

The Dating Game: One Man's Search for the Age of the Earth
14.  The Dating Game: One Man's Search for the Age of the Earth by Cherry Lewis
17.99   Used & New from: 0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Errors of the Human Body
15.  Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Errors of the Human Body by Armand Marie Leroi
8.39   Used & New from: 3.60
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Einstein's Dreams
16.  Einstein's Dreams by A. Lightman
Used & New from: 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

See buying options
The Language Instinct: The New Science of Language and Mind (Penguin Science)
17.  The Language Instinct: The New Science of Language and Mind (Penguin Science) by Steven Pinker
The list author says:
  "(multiple recommendations)"
7.69   Used & New from: 0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind
18.  Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind by V. S. Ramachandran
Used & New from: 7.13
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

See buying options
The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
19.  The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature by Matt Ridley
Used & New from: 0.75
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

See buying options
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (Picador)
20.  The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (Picador) by Oliver Sacks
Used & New from: 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)

See buying options
Big Bang: The Most Important Scientific Discovery of All Time and Why You Need to Know About It
21.  Big Bang: The Most Important Scientific Discovery of All Time and Why You Need to Know About It by Simon Singh
7.69   Used & New from: 0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order (Penguin Press Science)
22.  Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order (Penguin Press Science) by Steven Strogatz
6.99   Used & New from: 3.10
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Nobel Dreams: Experiments at the Edge of the Universe: An Experiment at the Edge of the Universe
23.  Nobel Dreams: Experiments at the Edge of the Universe: An Experiment at the Edge of the Universe by GARY Y TAUBES
Used & New from: 21.48

See buying options
The Eye of the Lynx: Galileo, His Friends and the Beginnings of Modern Natural History
24.  The Eye of the Lynx: Galileo, His Friends and the Beginnings of Modern Natural History by David Freedberg
26.50   Used & New from: 11.23

Guns, Germs and Steel: A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years
25.  Guns, Germs and Steel: A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years by Jared Diamond
6.15   Used & New from: 1.71
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (197 customer reviews)

More Actions

Discover more about this author
 See all of their Listmania! lists
Make your own list
 Create a Listmania! list
View your page on Amazon.co.uk
 Go to Your Profile page

Customer Discussions about products in this list  
   

About this Listmania!

 

Author

pb
Qualifications: I have their email addresses
Last updated: 22/06/2009
Report abuse
    

More Listmania!

 

Brain Functioning Insights Brain Functioning Insights

Brain Functioning Insights: A list of 11 items by Amazon Customer

Ideas that will change your world - Red pill or Blue pill? Ideas that will change your world - Red pill or Blue pill?

Ideas that will change your world - Red pill or Blue pill?: A list of 10 items by J C

The top 15 popular science books The top 15 popular science books

The top 15 popular science books: A list of 15 items by Mr. J. J. Prettyman "Joshua Prettyman"

My 10 Most Highly Recommended Books (in no particular order) My 10 Most Highly Recommended Books (in no particular order)

My 10 Most Highly Recommended Books (in no particular order): A list of 10 items by "neanderthalensis"

Books that I could not live without Books that I could not live without

Books that I could not live without: A list of 17 items by Miss Blimey "someeyes"