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Let me introduce to you the 6 great books of legendary scientists, from charles darwin down to Albert Einstein. They pour their great mind in to the world in ink and cemented their leg into the list of foots of immortal scincentist ever lives. Their memoir and works makes ink and paper toImage be thankful to them.
Enjoy it!
1. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Darwin is obviously recognized as the father of evolution and one of the towering figures of 19th century science, but it’s often forgotten that he was also a talented communicator of ideas. The Origin of Species remains surprisingly readable more than 150 years after its initial publication, and this is one of the few times where it’s actually fun to read a book that completely altered the course of human history.

2. The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud, translated by A.A. Brill

Freud’s popular fame long ago eclipsed his scholarly reputation, and it’s all too easy to dismiss some of his more fanciful ideas as having no place in modern psychology. But Freud remains a seminal figure in psychology, and his ideas are generally far more sophisticated and interesting than he’s now given credit for. You can’t really understand what psychology is today without understanding how it got there, and understanding Freud – even if you don’t agree with a word of what he has to say – is a crucial first step.

3. Radioactive Substances by Marie Curie (1904)

This book can’t really be considered a work of popular science – it’s actually her doctoral dissertation translated into English – but it’s hard to ignore the work of this two-time Nobel Prize winner. In these pages, Curie proves beyond a shadow of a doubt the existence of radioactive elements, describing the newly-discovered polonium and radium, not to mention the various properties of radioactivity.

4.The Double Helix by James Watson

The co-discoverer of DNA kept a running diary of the team’s search for the secrets of life, and those first impressions became The Double Helix. It’s an intensely personal account, and anyone familiar with some of Watson’s more recent statements will be unsurprised to learn that he’s candid to a fault here, openly talking about his conflicted feelings towards his research partner Francis Crick, not to mention the constant backstabbing and intriguing with his colleagues. It’s a rollicking read that offers a warts-and-all look at the search for truth, even if the book itself is itself full of some crucial distortions and glaring omissions. Keep an open mind while reading this book, and then pick up a biography on their colleague Rosalind Franklin – and, if you have time, their often forgotten fourth team member Maurice Wilkins, who I admit I sympathize with for surname-related reasons.

5. The Emperor’s New Clothes: Biological Theories of Race at the Millennium by Joseph L. Graves, Jr.

Speaking of James Watson, his often embarrassing public statements on race (among other many things) may give the false impression that even scientists can’t have an intelligent discussion about race. Perhaps the best rebuttal to that is Joseph Graves’s excellent 2003 book The Emperor’s New Clothes, which explains why race has little or nothing to do with actual human genetic diversity, and he takes the scientific community to task for not doing enough to fight racist pseudoscience. Still, the book isn’t didactic, instead offering lots of examples both positive and negative about how science and race have intersected, examining everything from colonialism to eugenics to the biases of intelligence tests.

6. The Realm of the Nebulae by Edwin Hubble (1935)

These days, Hubble is mostly know from the giant space telescope that’s named after him, which is actually a little unfair. Edmund Hubble was the father of the Big Bang theory, worked extensively with redshift, and provided conclusive evidence that the universe was expanding. This book collects a series of lectures Hubble gave in 1935, just as his ideas about cosmic expansion and the origins of the universe were starting to snap into focus. As he reveals both his observations and his conclusions, we’re able to observe the 20th century’s greatest astronomer publicly working through the secrets of the cosmos.


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