10 Insanely Addictive Science Fiction and Non Fiction books which you should consider reading

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A science Fiction and Non-Fiction publications based on the certain facts related to science has a long history and has been popular among the wide range of readers. As per some debate “Somnium” (which means “Dream”) by 17th-century astronomer Johann Kepler is quite possibly the first modern day science fiction story of space travel. Scientist, doctors, some great authors write books based on their knowledge and findings to educate peoples on science. Some of the books became so popular that their author became celebrate overnight.

The list below the 10 widely accepted and recommended science fiction and no fiction books which you should not miss in reading.

 The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

The Emperor of All Maladies

Siddhartha Mukherjee
Siddhartha Mukherjee

First in our list is the book from award-winning writer Siddhartha Mukherjee. The Emperor of All Maladies which won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for General Science Non-Fiction award is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective, and a biographer’s passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with—and perished from—for more than five thousand years.

When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes AirPaul Kalanithi

Written by late Paul Kalanithihas a neurosurgeon and writer,  When Breath Becomes Air named as one of the best book of the year by THE WASHINGTON POST, THE NEW YORK TIMES and NPR.

When Breath Becomes Air is a powerful look at a stage IV lung cancer diagnosis through the eyes of a neurosurgeon. When Paul Kalanithi is given his diagnosis he is forced to see this disease, and the process of being sick, as a patient rather than a doctor–the result of his experience is not just a look at what living is and how it works from a scientific perspective, but the ins and outs of what makes life matter.

This heart-wrenching book will capture you from page one and still have you thinking long after the final sentence.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens_A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari_Sapiens_A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari

This book from Yuval Noah Harari is recognized as A Summer Reading Pick for Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg

Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

Some of the best reviews which book got are:

Barack Obam: It gives you a sense of perspective on how briefly we’ve been on this earth, how short things like agriculture and science have been around, and why it makes sense for us to not take them for granted.” 

Bill Gates.“I would recommend this book to anyone interested in a fun, engaging look at early human history…you’ll have a hard time putting it down.” 

  Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End 

Being Mortal_Medicine and What Matters in the End

Atul Gawande_Being Mortal_Medicine
Atul Gawande

 

Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession’s ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Being Mortal, Atul Gawande’s masterful exploration of aging, death and the medical profession’s mishandling of both is his best and most personal book yet.

Gawande has provided us with a moving and clear-eyed look at aging and death in our society, and at the harms, we do in turning it into a medical problem, rather than a human one. This is a one of the must read book for everyone.

The Making of the Atomic Bomb

The Making of the Atomic Bomb

Richard Rhodes_The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Richard Rhodes

This book from Richard Rhodes published on 1986 has won the Pulitzer Prize in Science Non-fiction category, a National Book Award, and a National Book Critics Circle Award.

The Making of the Atomic Bomb and Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb remains the definitive history of nuclear weapons and the Manhattan Project. From the turn-of-the-century discovery of nuclear energy to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan, Richard Rhodes’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book Making of the Atomic Bomb details the science, the people, and the socio-political realities that led to the development of the atomic bomb.

The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

The Greatest Show on Earth_The Evidence for EvolutionThe Greatest Show on Earth_The Evidence for Evolution .

Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, The God Delusion, which sold more than 2 million copies in English alone. He revolutionized the way we see natural selection in the seminal bestseller The Selfish Gene. Now, he launches a fierce counterattack against proponents of “Intelligent Design” in his latest New York Times bestseller, The Greatest Show on Earth.

He is indeed a master of explaining complex scientific ideas to nonscientific readers, and The Greatest Show on Earth is a well-written, captivating review of the science behind the theory.

Brief History of Time

Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

Brief History of Time

Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History Of Time has established itself as a landmark volume in scientific fiction writing.  It has become an international publishing phenomenon, translated into forty languages and selling over nine million copies.  The book was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the nature of the universe, but since that time there have been extraordinary advances in the technology of macrocosmic worlds. It loosely goes through the history of physics to show how we’ve gotten to the ideas we accept as true today.

If you like physics or space and you want an introduction or even just a nice cohesive timeline of ideas then this book is great must pick.

 Thinking, Fast and Slow

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Kahneman_Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman

Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Science Nonfiction “Thinking, Fast and Slow” is destined to be a classic.

In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think.

 

The Gene: An Intimate History 

The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha MukherjeeThe Gene from the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent synthesis of the science of life, and forces all to confront the essence of that science as well as the ethical and philosophical challenges to our conception of what constitutes being human.

This is perhaps the greatest detective story ever told—a millennia-long search, led by a thousand explorers, from Aristotle to Mendel to Francis Collins, for the question marks at the center of every living cell. Like The Emperor of All Maladies, The Gene is prodigious, sweeping, and ultimately transcendent. If you’re interested in what it means to be human, today and in the tomorrows to come, you must read this book.

 

Lab Girl 

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Hope Jahren Lab girl
Hope Jahren

This book has won many awards like National Bestseller, Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, Winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Film Prize for Excellence in Science Books.

In these pages, Hope takes us back to her Minnesota childhood, where she spent hours in unfettered play in her father’s college laboratory. She tells us how she found a sanctuary in science, learning to perform lab work “with both the heart and the hands.” She introduces us to Bill, her brilliant, eccentric lab manager. And she extends the mantle of scientist to each one of her readers, inviting us to join her in observing and protecting our environment.

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