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 Post subject: Discover Magazine's 25 Greatest Science Books Ever
PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:03 pm 
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This list was compile by the editors of Discover Magazine, and published in this month's issue (Nov. 2006).

Here we go (the typos are mine, not the magazines):

1 & 2 (TIE). The Voyage of the Beagle (1845) and Origin of Species (1859) by Charles Darwin

3. Philosophlae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy) (1687) by Isaac Newton

4. Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (1632) by Galileo Galilei

5. On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres (1543) by Nicolaus Copernicus

5. Physics (about 330 BC) by Aristotle

7. On the Fabric of the Human Body (1543) by Andreas Vesalius

8. Relativity: The Special and General Theory (1916) by Albert Einstein

9. The Selfish Gene (1976)by Richard Dawkins

10. One, Two, Three...Infinity (1947) by George Gamow

11. The Double Helix (1968) by James D. Watson

12. What is Life? (1944) by Erwin Schrodinger

13. The Cosmic Connection (1973) by Carl Sagan

14. The Insect Societies (1971) by Edward O. Wilson

15. The First Three Minutes (1977) by Steven Weinberg

16. Silent Spring (1962) by Rachel Carson

17. The Mismeasure of Man (1981) by Stepehn Jay Gould

18. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a hat and Other Clinical Tales (1985) by Oliver Sacks

19. The Journals of Lewis and Clark (1914) by Meriweather Lewis and William Clark

20. The Feynman Lectures on Physics (1963) by Richrd P. Feynman

21. Sexual Behaviors in the Human Male (1948) by Alfred C. Kinsey et al

22. Gorillas in the Mist by (1983) Dian Fossey

23. Under a Lucky Star (1943) by Roy Chapman Andews

24. Micrographia (1665) by Robert Hooke

25. Gaia (1979) by James Lovelock

Honorable Mentions:

1. Interpretations of Dreams (1900) by Sigmund Freud

2. The Lives of a Cell (1974) by Lewsi Thomas

3. The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) by William James

4. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962) by Thomas S. Khun

5. A Brief History of Time (1988) by Stephen Hawking

6. Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997) by Jared Diamond

7. The Elegant Universe (1999) by Brian Greene

8. The Making of the Atomic Bomb (1986) by Richard Rhodes


Our lives are the songs that sing the universe into existence.~David Zindell

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