25 Pop Science Books for Summer

Recommended summer reading to diversify your shelf

Here are 25 recommended (mostly backlist) titles to read this summer from a diverse range of authors. Some may challenge what you know or believe. Others may take you to parts of the globe never imagined. While others still may give you a whole different perspective. A couple books for young readers are included to keep your kids sharp while school is out for summer.

Find Where the Wind Goes: Moments from my Life by Mae Jemison

The World According to Physics by Jim Al-Khalili

Woman: An Intimate Geography by Natalie Angier

The Future of Humanity: Our Destiny in the Universe by Michio Kaku

Why Science Does Not Disprove God by Amir Aczel

The Book of the Moon: A Guide to Our Closest Neighbor by Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand: Fifty Wonders That Reveal an Extraordinary Universe by Marcus Chown

Escape from the Ivory Tower: A Guide to Making Your Science Matter by Nancy Baron

Lab Coats and Lace: The Lives and Legacies of Inspiring Irish Women Scientists and Pioneers by Mary Mulvihill

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

Proving Einstein Right: The Daring Expeditions that Changed How We Look at the Universe by James Gates

Dream Big: an Irishwoman’s Space Odyssey by Niamh Shaw

How to Argue With a Racist: What Our Genes Do (and Don’t) Say About Human Difference by Adam Rutherford

From Fishing Hamlet to Red Planet: India’s Space Journey by V. P. Balagangadharan

The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking) by Katie Mack

Letters from an Astrophysicist by Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Kitchen Science Cookbook by Michelle Dickinson

How to be a Math Wizard by Anne-Marie Imafidon

Skeleton Keys: The Secret Life of Bone by Brian Sweck

The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina—Separating the Myth from the Medicine by Jen Gunter

The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers: How Math Shapes Everyday Life by Bobby Seagull

Hello World: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine by Hannah Fry

Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots by Kate Devlin

Asteroid Hunters by Carrie Nugent

The Secret Life of Flies by Erica McAlister

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