Top 10 Summer Science Books


Here’s the REALscience Top 10 Summer Science Books.

1. Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin
2. Microcosm: E. coli and the New Science of Life by Carl Zimmer
3. The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science by Natalie Angiers
4. Ten Most Beautiful Experiments by George Johnson
5. Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration in the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation and Time Travel by Michio Kaku
6. 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense: The Most Baffling Mysteries of Our Time by Michael Brooks
7. The Carbon Age: How Life’s Core Element has Become Civilization’s Greatest Threat by Eric Roston
8. The Book of Clouds by John Day
9. Sea Legs: Tales of a Woman Oceanographer by Kathleen Crane
10. Doubt is Their Product: How Industry’s Assault on Science Threatens Your Health by David Michaels

Other Science Book lists:

Amazon Top Science Books
Library Journal’s annual science book list’s vacation science reading list

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