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List of famous popular science books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular popular science books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best popular science novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

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A Brief History of Time is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels
A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking

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A Briefer History of Time is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels

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A Briefer History of Time is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels
A Briefer History of Time Stephen Hawking

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A Universe from Nothing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels
A Universe from Nothing Lawrence M. Krauss

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Black Holes and Baby Universes... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels

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Chaos: Making a New Science is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels

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Cosmos is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels
Cosmos Carl Sagan

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Flatterland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels
Flatterland Ian Stewart

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From here to infinity is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels
From here to infinity Ian Stewart

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George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels
George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking

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George's Secret Key to the Uni... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels
George's Secret Key to the Universe Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking

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Hyperspace is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels
Hyperspace Michio Kaku

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In Search of Schrödinger's Cat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels

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Jolanta Antas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels

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On Lies and Lying is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels
On Lies and Lying Jolanta Antas

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Parallel Worlds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels
Parallel Worlds Michio Kaku

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Physics of the Future is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels
Physics of the Future Michio Kaku

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Prime Obsession is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels
Prime Obsession John Derbyshire

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Relativity in curved spacetime is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels

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Ten Technologies to Fix Energy... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels

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The Body has a Mind of Its Own is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels
The Body has a Mind of Its Own Sandra Blakeslee, Matthew Blakeslee

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The Emperor of Scent is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels
The Emperor of Scent Chandler Burr

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The Five Ages of the Universe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels
The Five Ages of the Universe Fred Adams, Greg Laughlin

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The Grand Design is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels
The Grand Design Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow

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The Information: A History, a ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels

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The Left Stuff: How the Left-H... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels

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The Man Who Would Be Queen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels
The Man Who Would Be Queen J. Michael Bailey

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The Music of the Primes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels
The Music of the Primes Marcus du Sautoy

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The Naked Woman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels
The Naked Woman Desmond Morris

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The Road to Reality is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels
The Road to Reality Roger Penrose

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Unscientific America is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels
Unscientific America Chris Mooney

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Wittgenstein's Beetle and Othe... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Popular Science Books and Novels