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10 Must-Read Books About the History of Science

From Mesopotamian medicine to the atomic bomb.

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  • 'The Alchemist' by David Teniers the Younger, 1649.Photo Credit: Wikipedia
A History of the Medicines We Take

A History of the Medicines We Take

By Anthony C. Cartwright and N Anthony Armstrong

God Particle

God Particle

By Leon Lederman

The Theory That Would Not Die

The Theory That Would Not Die

By Sharon Bertsch McGrayne

Science in Medieval Islam

Science in Medieval Islam

By Howard R. Turner

The Secrets of Alchemy

The Secrets of Alchemy

By Lawrence M. Principe

A Cultural History of Heredity

A Cultural History of Heredity

By Staffan Muller-Wille and Hans-Jorg Rheinberger

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The Making of the Atomic Bomb

By Richard Rhodes

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Horizons: The Global Origins of Modern Science

By James Poskett

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The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory

By Susan Wise Bauer

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A People's History of Science

By Clifford D. Conner