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These 20 Best Selling Science Books Are Truly Fascinating

When you think of best selling books, you probably think of novels, but many bestsellers are nonfiction. The NY Times compiles a Fiction list as well as a Nonfiction list each week for the NY Times Book Review.

If you’re looking for something interesting, factual, and informative to read try one of these fascinating books about science. All are available at the Islip Public Library and all are (or recently were) on the NY Times bestselling books list.

When Breath Becomes Air

Paul Kalanithi

The Gene

Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Wright Brothers

David McCullough

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

Mary Roach

The Power of Habit

Charles Duhigg

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari

Being Mortal : Medicine and What Matters in the End

Atul Gawande

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Carlo Rovelli

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Susan Cain

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot

Thinking Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and Art of Battling Giants

Malcolm Gladwell

How Not to Be Wrong

Jordan Ellenberg

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People

Mahzarin R. Banaji

What If ? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Randall Munroe

The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself

Sean Carroll

Lab Girl

Hope Jahren

Inside of a Dog

Alexandra Horowitz

The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports

Jeff Passan

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Elizabeth Kolbert

About the Author Lauraine Farr

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