Life Changing Books

Here is a great list of great life changing books personally recommended by leading scientist.

A great book has the power to move, inspire or even change lives.

Farthest North – Steve Jones, geneticist
The Art of the Soluble – V. S. Ramachandran, neuroscientist
Animal Liberation – Jane Goodall, primatologist
The Foundation trilogy – Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist
Alice in Wonderland – Alison Gopnik, developmental psychologist
One, Two, Three… Infinity – Sean Carroll, theoretical physicist
The Idea of a Social Science – Harry Collins, sociologist of science
Handbook of Mathematical Functions – Peter Atkins, chemist
The Mind of a Mnemonist – Oliver Sacks, neurologist
A Mathematician’s Apology – Marcus du Sautoy, mathematician
The Leopard – Susan Greenfield, neurophysiologist
Darwin and the Emergence of Evolutionary Theories of Mind and Behavior – Frans de Waal, psychologist and ethologist
Catch-22 / The First Three Minutes – Lawrence Krauss, physicist
William James, Writings 1878-1910 – Daniel Everett, linguist
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep – Chris Frith, neuroscientist
The Naked Ape – Elaine Morgan, author of The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis
King Solomon’s Ring – Marion Stamp Dawkins, Zoologist

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