Adult Book Lists: Science! Popular Nonfiction on the Natural Sciences

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Physics and Astronomy

Carl Sagan / 520 SAGAN
Cosmos (audiobook)

Brian Greene / 523.1 GREENE
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality (audiobook and DVD)

Neil deGrasse Tyson / 523.01 TYSON
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (audiobook and ebook)

Sean Carroll / 576.83 CARROLL
The Big Picture: on the Origin of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself (ebook)

Bill Bryson / 500 BRYSON
A Short History of Nearly Everything

Anil Ananthaswamy / 530 ANANTHUS
The Edge of Physics: a Journey to Earth's Extremes to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe

Leon M. Lederman / 539.72 LEDERMAN
Beyond the God Particle

Biology

Frans De Waal / 591.513 WAAL
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

Richard Dawkins / 576.8 DAWKINS
The Greatest Show on Earth: the Evidence for Evolution (audiobook)

Neil Shubin / 611 SHUBIN
Your Inner Fish: a Journey into the 3.5 Billion Year History of the Human Body (DVD)

Jennifer Ackerman / 598 ACKERMAN
The Genius of Birds

Ed Yong / 579.17 YONG
I Contain Multitudes: the Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (ebook)

Susan Casey / 599.53 CASEY
Voices in the Ocean: a Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins (ebook)

Elizabeth Kolbert / 576.84 KOLBERT
The Sixth Extinction: an Unnatural History (audiobook)

Psychology and Medicine

Michael S. Gazzaniga / 612.8233 GAZZANIG
Who's in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain

Siddhartha Mukherjee / 616.42 MUKHERJE
The Gene (audiobook and ebook)
The Emperor of All Maladies: a Biography of Cancer (large print, audiobook, ebook, and DVD)

Michael Lewis / 612.8233 LEWIS
The Undoing Project: a Friendship That Changed Our Minds (large print, audiobook, and ebook)

Norman Doidge / 612.8 DOIDGE
The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

Deborah Blum / 614.1309747 BLUM
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York (DVD)

David Quammen / 614.43 QUAMMEN
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

Geology and Meteorology

Cynthia Barnett / 551.577 BARNETT
Rain: a Natural and Cultural History (ebook)

Kim Cross / 363.34923 CROSS
What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South's Tornado Alley

Robert Hazen / 550 HAZEN
The Story of Earth: the First 4.5 Billion Years, From Stardust to Living Planet

Maria Bjornurud / 551.7 BJORNERU
Reading the Rocks: the Autobiography of the Earth

Erik Larson / 976.4139 LARSON
Isaac's Storm: a Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History (large print and ebook)

Simon Winchester / 551.21 WINCHEST
Krakatoa: the Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883

Richard A. Fortey / 551.7 FORTEY
Earth: an Intimate History

Chemistry

Sam Kean / 546 KEAN
The Disappearing Spoon: and Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements (audiobook)

Mark Miodownik / 620.11 MIODOWNI
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World

John Emsley / 546 EMSELY
Nature's Building Blocks: an A-Z Guide to the Elements

Penny Le Couteur / 540.9 LECOUTEU
Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History