The 10 Most Testing Books


1. Old World Announcements , by John McPhee

Patient, handsome, McPhee takes readers on a geologic journey through the United States. This book was published as 4 books; Each one is based on the journey the author took with the geologist, exploring the world around Eisenhower & # 39; highways in the US for information purposes. Annals they are infinite – they are infinite, in their right mind, By the way For neuroscientists they feel (even when they’re older.) I carry it Annals whenever they are having fun, when they want to have a good writing example. Highly recommended as a camping companion, if you can in your pack.

2. It is clear that You laugh, Mr., Feynman , by Richard Feynman

Several quotes from Feynman’s life & # 39; work, Obviously You Want to Write a Good Story is probably the most famous science book I’ve read many times, not because it’s short, but because it instantly compels people to do so, full of important scientific facts. Richard Feynman has an incredible ability to make the field of digestive science easy, his teaching is proof of this and It’s clear that You laugh it is not. Feynman’s simple program & # 39; it makes the reader feel as if physics is sounding, as if he has painted a picture of the universe in his living room – no outsider. It’s interesting. Feynman & # 39; s & # 39; Top 5 people I can give my finger to test & # 39; group.

3. A Brief History of Nearly All , By Bill Bryson

The second richest volume in the series, Short History and containing everything. It focuses on the science behind many things – beauty, cells, evolution, nature. Bryson rejects the traditional notion of & # 39; articles & # 39; with this book, I am making science seem important in our daily lives and putting this knowledge into space – in space and time. Seeing the nooks and crannies where science tends to settle and inspires the curiosity of a great idea is a accomplishment – enjoy wherever you can. Good for book reviews.

4. The Wealth of Life , archives by articles by Stephen Jay Gould

Idiosyncratic Gould has authored articles in Natural History and numerous scientific journals over the years and is one of the foremost modern science writers. Of these listings, Gould & # 39; very intelligent, intelligent, and precise pin knowledge explaining the theory of evolution, discrimination or baseball by a scientist & # 39; Gould’s dedication & # 39; Delicious.

5. The Canon , By Natalie Angier

Someone who was at the science desk in the New York Times once told me – “Natalie Angier is the queen of illustration.” I have to admit. The Canon is the perfect example of reaching out to its interest in enlightening readers through simple scientific answers to complex questions. In this book, Angier captures what he deemed to be the fundamental science of science that everyone should know: scientific thinking, probability, calculation, science, evolution, chemistry, mathematical science, astronomy and geology. E.g. I have to say – this may be a very textbook, but because of its style, it is good. I’ve actually had many non-scientific friends admit this to me, which is always a good sign.

6. Special in Teacup , KC Cole Writer

Where can you find a book that combines maths with the concept of truth and beauty? Everywhere it is such a book; KC & # 39; very popular in some ways seminal. His illustrations use it to punch. His style of programming is poetry, as well Universal, he shows skill in explaining things like chaos or phase change illuminates – not because you understand a scientific concept that sounds plausible, but because Cole has also given you a new way of thinking about mathematics and the world in your new context. recognition. (Full disclosure – Cole was my academic advisor)

7. Code Book, Writer Simon Singh

Armed with a knowledge of the history of coding, how to break it, and who recognizes it, the book is of James Bond interest. Various scientists and politicians have been practicing code makers and criminals from ancient times to modern times, and numbers are important in computer technology and national security. The articles that were set up on the walls are very interesting and I did not realize that I was studying mathematical theory of code.

8. Maintaining Love , Author Ian McEwan

Well, not everyone would include it in a science textbook, but Ill included it. The Endurance of Love is a fiction book, written from a former scientist, but most of all, it is a suspenseful story that makes the author & # 39; its ideas about life popping up on every page. Ian McEwan is an experienced scholar who believes that science is just as much a part of culture as anything else – a place I understand. It is a literary, definitive story, but McEwan manages to summon scientific ideas all over the world, combining science and his thought processes into the lives of complex characters and revealing them slowly. It turns the page.

9. The second Helix , By James Watson

Although scientist James Watson does not have Stephen Jay Gould’s speech and language skills, The second Helix it still stands as a fascinating series of sequences that guide the discovery of DNA & # 39; s. In this book, scientists Watson, Crick, Maurice Wilkens, and Rosalind Franklin become famous competitors to determine the structure of DNA at the molecular level. Each has its own set of motivations. Each has its own set of challenges. All except Franklin eventually received the Nobel Prize for this work (he died before the award included him.) Quick, easy reading.

10. In the Shadow of Man , by Jane Goodall

Very good book – easy to read, not jargon. The sight of a chimpanzee & # 39; This book is about research that has gone beyond the depth of experience of the chimp culture. When I was immersed in this book, I couldn’t help thinking it – we are all monkeys, evolved from each other. They put things in perspective.