The world is a very different place than it was 10 years ago, and while most of us know a lot about evolution, it’s not all that well known how science works, let alone how it’s practiced.
In the last decade or so, however, the tide of scientific progress has turned.
That’s why, in addition to the usual crop of new books on topics like evolutionary biology, climate change, evolution of the immune system, and more, we’re going to take a look at five of the most important science books of the last few decades.
In no particular order, here are five of them.1.
The Cambrian Explosion, by Paul Davies, Princeton University2.
The Last Supernova, by Stephen Hawking, University of Oxford3.
The Higgs Boson, by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology4.
The Great Higgs Bias, by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos contributor5.
The Evolution of Intelligence, by Steven Pinker, MIT6.
The Universe, by the late Stephen Jay Gould, University at Buffalo7.
The Grand Design, by Michael Oakes, University College London8.
The Big Bang Theory, by Carl Sagan, University Press of England9.
The God Delusion, by Isaac Asimov, UniversityPress of America10.
The End of Faith, by Christopher Hitchens, HarperCollins