Five popular science books to read

Five popular science books to read

If you are reading this page it is because, surely, you are attracted to the scientific disclosure.

It is not necessary to dedicate oneself to science to have a passion for it and, for this reason, many people enjoy reading books on neuroscience, medicine, physics or mathematics, all explained so that everyone can understand them.

Surely if you are interested in the subject you have already devoured many of them; but, just in case, today we want to give you a list with five titles They should not be missing on the shelf or the electronic book of all good reader of scientific disclosure.

1. The man who mistook his wife for a hat

The man who mistook his wife for a hat

It is difficult to choose just one of the many popular science books that Oliver Sacks He gifted us throughout his prolific career as a neurologist and writer; but without any doubt, this It is one of those that you should not miss.

Although the case that gives the work its title refers to a man with visual agnosia who was unable to discern figures as different as his wife and a hat, others appear in the book nineteen cases of curious neurological disorders that will make you know more about it when you finish reading.

The man who mistook his wife for a hat (Compact Anagram)

2. The selfish gene

This book, written by Richard Dawkins in 1976 it is a informative work what is the evolution of species from the gene perspective and not of the individual, as it has been done until now.

Undoubtedly, these types of theories have evolved a lot since then, especially with the appearance of concepts such as that of epigenetic, but they conform much more to what he defended in his book than to the hypotheses defended in older works.

Therefore, it is almost mandatory reading for all those people who are interested in knowing where we come from and why we are the way we are.

El gen egosta (Spanish – Adults – Psychology And Maternity Books – Other Books)

3. The science of super heroes

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If you are lovers of the stories of super heroes and villains, but you are unable to stop looking for the smallest gap of scientific foundation in their super powers, this book, written by Juan Scaliter, is for you. You will discover that although most of these characters’ characteristics are totally unthinkable, some of them might make some sense.

The science of superheroes (Science Ma Non Troppo)

4. Charles Darwin’s nose and other stories from neuroscience

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If you have tried the first book on the list and enjoyed reading it, you cannot pass up this or any other written by Jos Ramn Alonso Pea, a neuroscientist and popularizer who in his books gives curious explanations to many of our most daily behaviors, dressing them with a large number of knowledge about other disciplines like history or art.

5. The poetry of numbers

Daniel Tammet is a young Englishman known to be a true prodigy of mathematics, but why is his mastery of calculation? According to himself in this book, suffers from a very curious type of synesthesia that makes him see the numbers as the verses that make up the precious poem of mathematics. Do you want to know more? What are you waiting to read it?

The Poetry of Numbers: How Mathematics Light Up My Life (BB)

As you can see, this is just a small selection of scientific dissemination books. We encourage you to read them and tell us your impression of them and, above all, to recommend us any other that has captivated yourselves. And there is nothing more beautiful than sharing science and knowledge with others.

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