Recommended Science Themed Books!

Can't get enough of science?  Looking for some engaging, insightful, and educational reading materials? 

Well, we've got you covered!  Look through this list of recommended books, generously compiled by our local bookstore, Bear Book Market, and see if something sparks your interest!


William Bynum - The History of Science

Adele Clarke and Joan Fujimura – The Right Tools for the Job: At Work in Twentieth Century Life Sciences

Benjamin Cohen - Notes from the Ground: Science, Soil, & Society in the American Countryside 

Helena Cronin – The Ant and the Peacock: Altruism and Sexual Selection from Darwin to Today

James Delbourgo ed. – Science and Empire in the Atlantic World 

Adrian Desmond – Darwin’s Secret Cause: How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin’s Views on Human Evolution 

Lee Alan Dugatkin - Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose: Natural History in Early America

Seb Falk - The Light Ages: The Surprising Story of Medieval Science 

John Gribbin – The Scientists: A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors 

Hope Jahren – Lab Girl

Wendy Kline – Building a Better Race: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity

Elizabeth Lloyd – The Case of the Female Orgasm: Bias in the Science of Evolution

Erika Lorraine Milam - Looking for a Few Good Males: Female Choice in Evolutionary Biology

Siddhartha Mukherjee – The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Karen Rader – Making Mice: Standardizing Animals for American Biomedical Research

Monte Reel - Between Man and Beast: An Unlikely Explorer and the African Adventure that took the Victorian World by Storm

Miriam G. Reumann – American Sexual Character: Sex, Gender, and National Identity in the Kinsey Report 

Robert Sapolsky – Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Londa Schiebinger – The Mind has No Sex? Women in the Origins of Modern Science

Steven Shapin - A Social History of Truth: Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England

Steven Shapin - Leviathan and the Air Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life

Steven Shapin - Never Pure: Historical Studies of Science as if It Was Produced by People with Bodies, Situated in Time, Space, Culture, and Society, and Struggling for Credibility and Authority

Hanna Shell Shoddy: From Devil’s Dust to the Renaissance of Rags

Rebecca Skloot – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks 

Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis – Unifying Biology: The Evolutionary Synthesis and Evolutionary Biology

Michael Strevens - The Knowledge Machine: How Irrationality Created Modern Science

Eva Hemmungs Wirten - Making Marie Curie: Intellectual Property and Celebrity Culture in an Age of Information 

David Wootton - The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution 

Ed Yong - I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life