2014 Adult Summer Reading Theme - SCIENCE!

Some Suggested Titles


001.9 SAG The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan
020.9 GLE The Information: a History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick.
129 ROA Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife by Mary Roach
153.14 FOE Moonwalking with Einstein the Art & Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer
153.42 KAH Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
153.44 GLA Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
303.4833 FRI The World is Flat: a Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas L. Friedman
303.4 DIA Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
304.2 WEI The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
304.66 HVI Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys over Girls, & the Consequences of a World by Mara Hvistendahl
306.45 POL The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan
306.46 MAY Big Data: a Revolution That Will Transform How we Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier
363.7384 CAR Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
394.12 POL The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
400 PIN The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker
500 BRY A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
BCD 501 DAW The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True by Richard Dawkins
500 GOL Bad Science by Ben Goldacre
500 HAN The Handy Science Answer Book by compiled by the Science and Technology Naomi E. Balaban
508 GOU Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms: Essays on Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould
508.73 LEO A Sand County Almanac, and Sketches Here and There by Aldo Leopold
508.778 HUB A Country Year: Living the Questions by Sue Hubbell
508.8544 LUT Hidden Amazon: the Greatest Voyage in Natural History by Dick Lutz
508.9755 DIL Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
508.98 LOP Arctic Dreams: imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape by Barry Lopez
510 TAM Thinking in Numbers: on Life, Love, Meaning, and Math by Daniel Tammet
510.1 HOF Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter
520 SAG Cosmos by Carl Sagan
523.1 GRE The Fabric of the Cosmos (Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality) by Brian Greene
523.1 HAW A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
523.1 HAW A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking
523.18 SIN Big Bang: the Origins of the Universe by Simon Singh
523.4922 TYS The Pluto Files: the Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet by Neil deGrasse Tyson
523.8875 TYS Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries by Neil deGrasse Tyson
526.62 SOB Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest by Dava Sobel
523.18 KRA A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing by Lawrence Krauss
530 KAK Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Travel… by Michio Kaku
530.1 THO Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy by Kip S. Thorne
523.1 KAK Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos by Michio Kaku
530.11 EIN Relativity: The Special and the General Theory by Albert Einstein
530.12 GRE The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos by Brian Greene
530.142 HAW The Grand design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
539.7258 GRE The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, by Brian Greene
546 EMS Nature's Building Blocks: an A-Z Guide to the Elements by John Emsley
546 KEA The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean
546 SCE Tale of Seven Elements by Eric Scerri
550 SHU The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, by Neil Shubin
551.46 CAR The Sea Around Us by Rachel L. Carson
551.46 ROB The Ocean ofLlife: the Fate of Man and the Sea by Callum Roberts
571.0919 ROA Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
572.8 KEA The Violinist's Thumb: and Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by our Genetic Code by Sam Kean
576.5 DAW The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
576.8 DAW The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution by Richard Dawkins
576.8 DAW The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins
576.82 DAR The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
578.097 WEI  Return to Wild America: a Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul by Scott Weidensaul
590 ANI Animal by editors-in-chief, David Burnie & Don E. Wilson
594.38 BAI The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
598.864 MAR Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans by John M. Marzluff and Tony Angell
598.88 WEI The Beak of the Finch: a Story of Evolution in our Time by Jonathan Weiner
599.222 FLA Chasing Kangaroos: a Continent, a Scientist, and a Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Creature by Tim Flannery
599.815 WAA The Bonobo and the Atheist: in Search of Humanism Among the Primates by Frans de Waal.
599.935 RID Genome: the Autobiography of a Species in Chapters by Matt Ridley
599.938 DIA The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution & Future of the Human Animal by Jared Diamond
611 ROA Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
612.3 ROA Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
612.6 ROA Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
612.82 RAM Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind by V.S. Ramachandran, and Sandra Blakeslee
614.13 BLU The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine Deborah Blum.
614.4 GAR The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World out of Balance by Laurie Garrett
614.549 OSH Polio: an American story by David M. Oshinsky
614.57 PRE The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
616.0277 SKL The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
616.078 NUL How we Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter by Sherwin B. Nuland
616.205 ACK Ah-choo!: the Uncommon Life of your Common Cold by Jennifer Ackerman
616.8 SAC The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks
616.8582 RAI The Anatomy of Violence: the Biological Roots of Crime by Adrian Raine
616.91 WOL The Viral Storm: the Dawn of a New Pandemic Age by Nathan Wolfe
616.994 MUK The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
618.1 ORE Waiting for Daisy: a Tale of Two Continents, Three Religions, Five Infertility Doctors, an Oscar, an Atomic Bomb, by Peggy Orenstein
623.4 RHO. The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes
781.11 SAC Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks

 

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