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15 Best-Selling Science Books You Should Read in 2020

If you can't decide which book you'll read next, check out our list and choose your favorite.

15 Best-Selling Science Books You Should Read in 2020
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Science books offer a timeless opportunity to take a step back from the world and discover our universe from past to present. From looking at the vast skies to pondering about the history of humanity, science is all around us. 

The books on this list will further your knowledge of the long story of human species and examine how we changed the world around us.

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1. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind 

What does it mean to be human? Or how did the evolution of humans occur? Answers to all this and more come from the renowned historian Yuval Noah Harari.

15 Best-Selling Science Books You Should Read in 2020
Source: Yuval Noah Harari/Amazon

You should definitely read this book to learn about the history of homo sapiens. Sapiens combines history and science to examine the connections between past and present

2. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Throughout our lives, we encounter situations where we might have to deal with trauma of different kinds.

This book examines how trauma affects both the body and mind. It explains innovative treatments from meditation to yoga.

15 Best-Selling Science Books You Should Read in 2020
Source: Bessel van der Kolk/Amazon

It is essential for people who are interested in understanding and treating traumatic stress and the scope of its impact on society.

3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks is a woman who changed our lives by her mere existence; however, many haven't heard of her. Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman whose cervical cancer cells were the source of the HeLa cell line, research on which contributed to numerous important scientific advances. 

15 Best-Selling Science Books You Should Read in 2020
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This is the real story of modern medicine, bioethics, and race relations, and is a must-read for everyone.

4. Data Science from Scratch: First Principles with Python

In order to learn data sciences, you first need to know about principles and ideas. If you're getting started in data science or an intermediate learner, you should definitely read this book.

15 Best-Selling Science Books You Should Read in 2020
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It provides an introduction to machine learning, data science, and algorithms. Filled with new content on deep learning and statics, this revised book teaches you how to locate the gems in today's chaotic data glut.  

5. Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America

This book covers opioid addiction that affects many from wealthy suburbs to small communities. It takes you into the epicenter of America's twenty-plus year struggle with opioid addiction.

15 Best-Selling Science Books You Should Read in 2020
Source: Beth Macy/Amazon

6. Black Women in Science

It's time to celebrate black women who contribute to science! Although this book is a children's book, it is also a history book that adults can read with pleasure. 

15 Best-Selling Science Books You Should Read in 2020
Source: Kimberly Brown Pellum/Amazon

In this book, you will find the stories of black women who have guided science throughout history and have been active in engineering, technology, and mathematics.

7. Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past 

This book offers you everything you need to learn about the evolution of archeology and major discoveries. Sarah Parcak shares the most important discoveries in archeology and the world’s ancient treasures. 

15 Best-Selling Science Books You Should Read in 2020
Source: Sarah Parcak/Amazon

As Kirkus Reviews writes, Parcak is a renowned space archaeologist, giving readers an insider's look at her field, which is basically Indiana Jones meets cutting-edge satellite technology

8. Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Until recently, we had no idea why we needed sleep or why our health would be affected negatively when we didn't sleep. Still, understanding sleep is not an easy feat, but it is incredibly important since it affects anything from learning skills to metabolism. 

15 Best-Selling Science Books You Should Read in 2020
Source: Matthew Walker/Amazon

In this book, the sleep expert Matthew Walker provides a great study of sleep by exploring how it impacts every part of our physical and mental well-being. 

9. Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation

Bill Nye, who sees Darwin's evolution theory as the basis of scientific research, calls evolution "undeniable". From the origin of our world, it brings the reader to the beginning of our species and the possibility of life beyond.

15 Best-Selling Science Books You Should Read in 2020
Source: Bill Nye/Amazon

10. The Science Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

From antibiotics to smartphones, get ready to explore all kinds of scientific ideas with this book.

15 Best-Selling Science Books You Should Read in 2020
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Who discovered radiation? What is the evolutionary link between birds and dinosours? Just read this book to learn answers to these questions and more amazing scientific facts. It allows you to understand the connection between the scientists and how one scientist's ideas guided the next. 

11. Science Encyclopedia: Atom Smashing, Food Chemistry, Animals, Space, and More!

In this new science encyclopedia, you will find everything about atom crashing, wave power, food chemistry, robots and more.

15 Best-Selling Science Books You Should Read in 2020
Source: National Geographic Kids/Amazon

You can get full-color photos suitable for children, strange but real information, do-it-yourself experiments and much more by purchasing this book

12. The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True

The world-famous evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins reveals the mysterious secrets of science. The Magic of Reality is full of experiments and surprising facts, and it successfully demonstrates an extremely wide variety of natural phenomena. 

15 Best-Selling Science Books You Should Read in 2020
Source: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward/Amazon

It includes all the information you might be looking for, from the causes of tsunamis to how old the universe is. 

13. A Short History of Nearly Everything

Think again about all the questions you have asked so far about the universe and yourself, perhaps you can find their answers in this book. 

15 Best-Selling Science Books You Should Read in 2020
Source: Bill Bryson/Amazon

Bill Bryson attempts to clarify the thousand-year questions and reports what happened and how humans figured it out.

14. The Elegant Universe: Superstring, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest For the Ultimate Theory

Here is a brilliant look into modern physics! Brian Greene uses everything from an amusement park ride to ants on a garden hose to explain our reality.  

15 Best-Selling Science Books You Should Read in 2020
Source: Brian Greene, Erik Davies, Random House Audio/Amazon

This book, which takes us to a wonderful adventure into the world of science, will both illuminate and entertain you.

15. The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Bill Bryson invites you on a journey to teach you everything there is to know about your body.  

15 Best-Selling Science Books You Should Read in 2020
Source: Bill Bryson/Amazon

This book guides you through the body's self-healing ability, functions and much more.

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