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5 Books That Will Reignite Your Love for Science 

Witness the best science books which are definitely a must read

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Russell Chattaraj
Russell Chattaraj
Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

INDIA: If you are a science enthusiast, these books will surely appeal to you, and if you are not a science fan, it will make you one. These books can be read by anyone because of the simplicity of the authors.

1. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

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American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, known for popularising science through his past works, poses the intriguing question, “How do we fit within the universe?” to his audience. 

This book’s title appropriately characterises its intended audience: readers looking for clear, digestible explanations of the nature of space and time.

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Tyson’s enthusiasm and wit leap off the page as he guides readers through the concepts behind the forces that govern our universe.

A quick, engaging book for people looking for something they can finish quickly. This is a simple, entertaining book that will make you think about the world you live in.

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2. A Brief History of Time

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The best-selling cosmology book by Stephen Hawking delves into the development of human knowledge of the universe. The book playfully explores the limitations of physics while explaining how things function as we know them now.

Although the book covers numerous arcane subjects, E = mc2 is the only mathematical equation it contains.

Those who read through the book will enjoy Hawking’s renowned wit as well as understand how changes in human reason over time have also affected how we perceive the world.

3. A Hot Story

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The terms heat and temperature are attempted to be explained in this book by the Author, Ganeshan Venkataraman. Instead of relying mostly on technical, highly quantitative explanations, the author examines what is actually driving these events.

This book is concise and contains around 150 pages which can be easily completed in one coffee sitting. So in case you do not have a date, carry this book.

4. Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!

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This book is not exactly on science but a book on a scientific man, Richard Feynman, and without any doubt, this book will make you admire science ( that is why it is on the list), especially physics. The Nobel laureate in physics, Feynman, shared his extraordinary experiences in this book.

He describes in his distinctive voice how he exchanged theories about atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr. He also discussed theories about gambling with Nick the Greek, cracked safes that were impenetrable and contained the most secret nuclear information, accompanied a ballet on his bongo drums, and painted a naked toreador.

Briefly said, this is Feynman’s life in all its eccentricity: a fiery concoction of exceptional intelligence, boundless curiosity, and roaring audacity.

5. Cosmos

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What ‘Charles Darwin’ is to evolution, ‘Carl Sagan’ is to science education. He wrote several books on the popularization of science, but his outstanding writings come through his all-time classic ‘Cosmos’.

The book encompasses the whole essence of science. Written exclusively for the layperson, the book exhibits the remarkable ability of Dr. Carl Sagan to tell science stories in a very lucid manner. 

The book later became one of the popular TV series across the world and was translated into many languages. It binds the reader with the journey of man from ancient pre-historic times to the Voyager missions. 

It beautifully captures the essence of science through chronological discoveries and inventions of science. The stories capture the reader’s imagination and include figures like Aristotle, Newton, Einstein and many more.

The famous quote of Carl Sagan from this book_ “The Cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us — there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.”

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  • Russell Chattaraj

    Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

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