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Straightforward language, cartoons by Hugh Lieber, and (high-school level) equations: by far the best explanation of relativity every written.
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An autobiographical approach to the science of climate change, how it developed and why you should trust it (in a scientific way).
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How the Wasserman test for syphilis moved from a vague discovery to an established scientific fact.
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One of the best books out there on "why the universe is full of stuff, and where it comes from".
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Cotton fibers stained with berberine sulphate and color depth shaded, magnified 200-fold.
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So lucid and engrossing that you’ll almost think you understand how Andrew Wiles solved Fermat’s Last Theorem. You’ll be wrong, but at least you’ll be able to point in the direction where the solution lies.
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One winner of the Wellcome Image Awards, 2009, for most stunning medical images. Aspirin crystals, under polarizing light in a light microscope.
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Honest, even-handed field guide to the personalities and conflicts in paleoanthropology.
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A brisk tour of evolution from fish to mammal, especially our limbs and heads, with sidelights on how to cut up human bodies and how to find fossils: Chuck and I would look at the same patch of ground. I saw nothing but rock–barren desert floor. Chuck saw fossil teeth, jaws, and even chunks of skull. … Chuck [...]
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