The Best Books About Popular Science for All Levels of Knowledge

Science can be rough for some people. They start learning but then they hit a roadblock. For some people, these roadblocks can be as tough as a concrete wall, and you are left with nothing more than your fists. It would be tough to get through such a wall with your fists. Sure, with enough time, provided that the wall’s width isn’t too large and that it isn’t made out of titanium or a titanium-steel alloy, you would be able to get through. But why do that if you can go through with a sledgehammer, tank or other appropriate, wall-crushing item? The same can be said of science. You can try to do everything on your own or you can read a book and familiarize yourself with the most essential concepts, regarding almost any field of science you would like to study. With that in mind, here are the most popular books about science which everyone can understand.

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Everyone who watched any sort of science fiction show, whether TV show or an actual science show, knows of Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and author, also called a science communicator. He’s basically responsible for making people people who don’t know a single thing about science understand very difficult concepts and ideas. His approach to explaining is uncanny. You can only imagine that a book written by him would follow in the same footsteps. Quantum mechanics, black holes, and why scientists all stare at the night sky is something you can easily comprehend with this book, especially if you are short on time.

A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is an author, who specializes in writing science novels and literature. This book is one of the best of its kind. It describes the universe in a way which normal people, who are not well-versed in the lingo of science, can understand. It follows the universe, its size, both the large and the small, meaning atoms, then the planet Earth, homo sapiens and their evolution. Geology as well as natural disasters, basically our own history, of the universe and our planet, as well as the necessary science to understand it all, but in a way which will never overwhelm you; these are all the things you can expect from this book.

Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman

When people read, they often read about external subjects. This is a book which explores the human mind. It explores two systems of thought, one deliberate and logical, other emotional and instinctive. The two are contrasted. It also explores decision-making and how people tend to replace very difficult questions with easier ones, when faced with a decision. It is a culmination of a lot of research from the previous five decades. 

These are some of the most interesting science books which a non-scientist can read and understand without issues. There are plenty more like these, so be on the lookout if you want to learn more about science.