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Albert Einstein
The Meaning of Relativity
Alfred North Whitehead & Bertrand Russell
Principia Mathematica
1910-1913. Mathematics
Alfred North Whitehead
Science and the Modern World
Al Gore
An Inconvenient Truth
2006. An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It. Science. The premises of this book are becoming a reality.
Antoine Laurent Lavoisier
Elements of Chemistry
Influential textbook published in 1789
On the Measurement of a Circle
One of several surviving works to represent the influence of the ancient scientist and mathematician, d. c. 212 BCE
Arthur Eddington
The Expanding Universe
Carl Sagan
The Cosmic Connection
Carl Sagan
Carl Sagan
Intelligent Life in the Universe
Charles Darwin
Descent of Man
2nd book outlining the application of Darwin's theory of human evolution, it deals with ape ancestry
Charles Darwin
The Origin of Species
Or to give it its full and beautiful title "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life". Natural selection, variation, the struggle for existence, survival of the fittest.
Dava Sobel
1995. 'Longitude : the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time'. Popular science
Erwin Schrödinger
What Is Life?
For lay readers by influential physicist and theoretical biologist, 1887-1961
280 BC. mathematics
Galileo Galilei
Dialogues Concerning the Two New Sciences
G. H. Hardy
A Mathematician's Apology
Henri Poincaré
Science and Hypothesis
James D. Watson
The Double Helix
1968. 'The Double Helix: A personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA' Science
Jane Goodall
In the Shadow of Man
Scientific study and inter-species adventure story; a best-selling classic
Johannes Kepler
The Harmonies of the World
Joseph Needham
Science and Civilisation in China
Series, 1954-2008, to date 27 volumes
Lewis Thomas
Lives of a Cell
Notes of a Biology Watcher, 1974
Max Planck
Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers
Michael Faraday
Experimental Researches in Electricity
Nicolaus Copernicus
On the Revolution of Heavenly Spheres
Niels Bohr
Atomic Theory and the Description of Nature
Norman Cousins
Anatomy of an Illness
Autobiographical case history of self-healing particularly using humor, 1979
Peter Medawar
The Art of the Soluble
The Almagest
Rachel Carson
Silent Spring
1962. Science. Considered the first book on environmentalism
Richard Rhodes
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
1988. Science 1988 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction
Sir Isaac Newton
Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
Stephen Hawking
A Brief History of Time
1988. Popular Science
Stephen Hawking
The Universe in a Nutshell
2001. Science
Stephen Jay Gould
The Mismeasure of Man
1981 history and critique of methods and motivations underlying biological determinism
Theodosius Dobzhansky
Genetics and the Origin of Species
1937, Ukrainian-American evolutionary biologist
Tom Wolfe
The Right Stuff
1979. Science
Werner Heisenberg
Physics and Philosophy
William Harvey
On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals
Historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. included Harvey in his list of ten most influential people of the second millennium.

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