100 Best Popular Science Books

Astronomy, Cosmology and Space Travel

  1. Cosmos
  2. Bad Astronomy
  3. Nightwatch
  4. Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos
  5. Astronomy Today
  6. Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy
  7. A Brief History of Time
  8. The Edge of Physics
  9. The Black Hole War
  10. The Backyard Astronomer’s Guide
  11. Pale Blue Dot
  12. The Alchemy of the Heavens
  13. Turn Left at Orion
  14. Starlight Nights
  15. The Planets
  16. The Right Stuff
  17. The Universe in a Nutshell
  18. Brother Astronomer
  19. An Introduction to Black Holes, Information and The String Theory Revolution
  20. 365 Starry Nights
  21. God’s Mechanics
  22. A More Perfect Heaven
  23. Bang! The Complete History of the Universe

Biology and Natural History

  1. The Origin of the Species
  2. Silent World
  3. Wonderful Life
  4. Birds of America
  5. Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded
  6. Silent Spring
  7. Isaac’s Storm
  8. How to Cool the Planet


  1. Relativity
  2. Six Easy Pieces
  3. The Cosmic Landscape
  4. The Elegant Universe
  5. E=mc2: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation
  6. Hyperspace
  7. The Age of Entanglement
  8. The Dancing Wu Li Masters
  9. The Five Ages of the Universe
  10. Edge of the Universe
  11. The Theoretical Minimum
  12. The Mismeasure of Man

Psychology and Sociology

  1. The Portable Jung
  2. The Freud Reader
  3. The Invisible Gorilla
  4. The Upside of Irrationality
  5. The Art of Choosing
  6. Man’s Search for Meaning
  7. How Pleasure Works
  8. Rules of Sociological Method
  9. Bowling Alone
  10. Liespotting
  11. The Paradox of Choice
  12. The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty
  13. Thinking, Fast and Slow
  14. Outliers

For the Kids

  1. The Stars: A New Way to See Them
  2. The Story of Snow
  3. Koko’s Kitten
  4. A Place for Birds
  5. Mistakes That Worked
  6. Almost Astronauts
  7. What is the World Made Of?
  8. Earth Heroes
  9. Charged Up
  10. The Periodic Table: Elements with Style!
  11. Microlife That Helps Us
  12. Consider the Following
  13. You Can with Beakman
  14. The Ultimate Dinosaur Book
  15. Rocks and Minerals
  16. Our Patchwork Planet
  17. Bathtub Science
  18. The Berenstain Bears’ Big Book of Science and Nature
  19. Candy Experiments
  20. Mythbusters Science Fair Book


Categories: Literature & Fiction

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