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  • 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 .




  • Last night, we browsed the service to find out what are the 15 most popular books according to the site’s calculations. Although the Oyster has only been running for a short time, it is an interesting collection of books. Above, you can see a screen-grab of the 12 most popular books.

The 32 Most Popular Books Bought By Big Picture Readers in 2011

The Diary of Anne Frank or The Diary of a Young Girl is one of the most popular books in the world inspired by the writings from the diary of a young girl who was hiding with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. First published in 1944 under the title The Annex: Diary Notes from 14 June 1942 – 1 August 1944 by Anne’s father Otto Frank, the only survivor of the family, the book received much critical and popular attention. The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the key texts of the twentieth century and has been published in more than 60 languages.