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Books that broaden your horizons on life, space, science and more

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Sep 6, 2018 · 3 min read

Our friends at Popular Science have returned with another amazing collection of reads that will really get your wheels turning. Focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), these nonfiction books take often lofty topics and break them down into fascinating, slightly less technical lessons that are digestible for everyone. Whether you want to learn more about the vast universe or the smallest seeds, you’ll find it here!


Unthinkable by Helen Thomson

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

The World in a Grain by Vince Beiser

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

She Has Her Mother’s Laugh by Carl Zimmer

The Big Ones by Lucy Jones

The Book of Seeds Edited by: Paul Smith

Gross Anatomy by Mara Altman

The Tangled Tree by David Quammen

Technology and Engineering

Valley of Genius by Adam Fisher

What the Future Looks Like Edited by: Jim Al-Khalil

The Imagineers of War by Sharon Weinberger

The Perfectionists by Simon Winchester

A Big Bang in a Little Room By Zeeya Merali


Beyond Infinity By Eugenia Cheng

Eugenia Cheng’s new book, The Art of Logic in an Illogical World, will also be available beginning September 11)

Lost in Math by Sabine Hossenfelder

Atom Land by Jon Butterworth

Magnitude by Kimberley Arcand and Meghan Watzkhe

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