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NPR Science Friday's Best Science Books

This is a list of the annual list of best science books by NPR's Science Friday program. It is based on the annual lists posted online from 2013-2019.
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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs (Steve Brusatte)
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs (Steve Brusatte)
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Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet (Clare L. Evans)
Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet (Clare L. Evans)
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How to Change Your Mind (Michael Pollan)
How to Change Your Mind (Michael Pollan)
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The Dialogues: Conversations About the Nature of the Universe (Clifford V. Johnson)
The Dialogues: Conversations About the Nature of the Universe (Clifford V. Johnson)
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Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures (Nicholas Pyenson)
Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures (Nicholas Pyenson)
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Rising: Dispatches From the New American Shore (Elizabeth Rush)
Rising: Dispatches From the New American Shore (Elizabeth Rush)
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Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood (Rose George)
Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood (Rose George)
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The Dinosaur Artist (Paige Williams)
The Dinosaur Artist (Paige Williams)
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Chesapeake Requiem (Earl Swift)
Chesapeake Requiem (Earl Swift)
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In Search of the Canary Tree (Lauren E. Oakes)
In Search of the Canary Tree (Lauren E. Oakes)
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The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth and Other Curiosities From the History of Medicine (Thomas Morris)
The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth and Other Curiosities From the History of Medicine (Thomas Morris)
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Dispatches From Planet 3 (Marcia Bartusiak)
Dispatches From Planet 3 (Marcia Bartusiak)
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Losing the Nobel Prize (Brian Keating)
Losing the Nobel Prize (Brian Keating)
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She Has Her Mother's Laugh (Carl Zimmer)
She Has Her Mother's Laugh (Carl Zimmer)
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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (John Carreyrou)
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (John Carreyrou)
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Heart: A History (Sandeep Jauhar)
Heart: A History (Sandeep Jauhar)
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What the Eyes Don't See (Mona Hanna Attisha)
What the Eyes Don't See (Mona Hanna Attisha)
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The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect (Judea Pearl)
The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect (Judea Pearl)
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The River of Consciousness (Oliver Sacks)
The River of Consciousness (Oliver Sacks)
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Black Hole Blues and Other Songs From Outer Space (Janna Levin)
Black Hole Blues and Other Songs From Outer Space (Janna Levin)
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Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth (Oliver Jeffers)
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth (Oliver Jeffers)
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The Great Unknown: Seven Journeys to the Frontiers of Science (Marcus Du Sautoy)
The Great Unknown: Seven Journeys to the Frontiers of Science (Marcus Du Sautoy)
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A Crack in Creation (Jennifer A. Doudna)
A Crack in Creation (Jennifer A. Doudna)
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Rigor Mortis (Richard Harris)
Rigor Mortis (Richard Harris)
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Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War I (Liza Mundy)
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War I (Liza Mundy)
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American Wolf (Nate Blakeslee)
American Wolf (Nate Blakeslee)
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The Songs of Trees (David George Haskell)
The Songs of Trees (David George Haskell)
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Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything (Lydia Kang)
Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything (Lydia Kang)
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Teeth (Mary Otto)
Teeth (Mary Otto)
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The Death and Life of the Great Lakes (Dan Egan)
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes (Dan Egan)
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Squid Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Cephalopods (Danna Staaf)
Squid Empire: The Rise and Fall of the Cephalopods (Danna Staaf)
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The Polar Bear (Jenni Desmond)
The Polar Bear (Jenni Desmond)
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Time Travel (James Gleick)
Time Travel (James Gleick)
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The Confidence Game (Maria Konnikova)
The Confidence Game (Maria Konnikova)
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Being a Dog (Alexandra Horowitz)
Being a Dog (Alexandra Horowitz)
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Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World Unabridged Edition (Rachel Ignotofsky)
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World Unabridged Edition (Rachel Ignotofsky)
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The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars (Dava Sobel)
The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars (Dava Sobel)
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Felt Time: The Psychology of How We Perceive Time (Marc Wittmann)
Felt Time: The Psychology of How We Perceive Time (Marc Wittmann)
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I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Ed Yong)
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life (Ed Yong)
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Hidden Life of Trees (Wohlleben)
Hidden Life of Trees (Wohlleben)
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