It lists 64 of the world's most popular books, including works by Dickens, Huxley, Austen, Tolkien and Tolstoy, and estimates the time it would take an average reader (a speed of 300 words per minute) to complete them.
Silent Spring is just one example of the profound impact of popular science writing. Science is the most powerful tool we have for analysing and making sense of the world, and there is rich history of books that promote its wider understanding. To celebrate this tradition, and to mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring in September, we are asking readers to vote for the most influential popular science books - by which we mean those that have had the biggest impact on both science and society.
still the same arrangement as other Popular bookstores. I don’t linger at this corner since I saw a boy reading barbie magazine an inch from his face and …. … oh well, it pretty in pink. Move on.
18. by Steven Weinberg (1977)
Nominated by Freeman Dyson, The First Three Minutes was one of the first popular science books to bring physics to the public and set the standard for many works to follow. Steven Weinberg wrote this history of the very early stages of the universe, after the big bang, two years before he was awarded a .