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The Smithsonian's Annual Top Ten Science Books (2016-2018)

The top 10 science books each year for 2016, 2017 amd 2018 as chosen by writers for The Smithsonian Magazine.
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Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto (Alan Stern and David Grinspoon)
Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto (Alan Stern and David Grinspoon)
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The Poison Squad (Deborah Blum)
The Poison Squad (Deborah Blum)
3
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs (Steve Brusatte)
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs (Steve Brusatte)
4
Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray (Sabine Hossenfelder)
Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray (Sabine Hossenfelder)
5
The Dinosaur Artist (Paige Williams)
The Dinosaur Artist (Paige Williams)
6
First in Fly: Drosophila Research and Biological Discovery (Stephanie Elizabeth Mohr)
First in Fly: Drosophila Research and Biological Discovery (Stephanie Elizabeth Mohr)
7
She Has Her Mother's Laugh (Carl Zimmer)
She Has Her Mother's Laugh (Carl Zimmer)
8
Close Encounters With Humankind (Sang-Hee Lee)
Close Encounters With Humankind (Sang-Hee Lee)
9
Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm (Isabella Tree)
Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm (Isabella Tree)
10
What the Future Looks Like (Jim Al-Khalili)
What the Future Looks Like (Jim Al-Khalili)
11
Big Chicken (Maryn McKenna)
Big Chicken (Maryn McKenna)
12
Magnitude: The Scale of the Universe (Megan Watzke and Kimberly Arcand)
Magnitude: The Scale of the Universe (Megan Watzke and Kimberly Arcand)
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13
Numbers and the Making of Us (Caleb Everett)
Numbers and the Making of Us (Caleb Everett)
14
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)
15
Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation (Alan Burdick)
Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation (Alan Burdick)
16
Gravity's Kiss: The Detection of Gravitational Waves (Harry Collins)
Gravity's Kiss: The Detection of Gravitational Waves (Harry Collins)
17
Paleoart: Visions of the Prehistoric Past (Zoƫ Lescaze)
Paleoart: Visions of the Prehistoric Past (Zoë Lescaze)
18
The Evolution of Beauty (Richard O. Prum)
The Evolution of Beauty (Richard O. Prum)
19
What It's Like to Be a Dog (Gregory Berns)
What It's Like to Be a Dog (Gregory Berns)
20
What Future: The Year's Best Ideas to Reclaim, Reanimate & Reinvent Our Future (Torie Bosch)
What Future: The Year's Best Ideas to Reclaim, Reanimate & Reinvent Our Future (Torie Bosch)
21
The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth's Newest Age (David Biello)
The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth's Newest Age (David Biello)
22
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)
23
Hidden Figures (Margot Lee Shetterly)
Hidden Figures (Margot Lee Shetterly)
24
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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25
Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War (Mary Roach)
Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War (Mary Roach)
26
Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry (Christie Wilcox)
Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry (Christie Wilcox)
27
The Gene: An Intimate History (Siddhartha Mukherjee)
The Gene: An Intimate History (Siddhartha Mukherjee)
28
Lab Girl (Hope Jahren)
Lab Girl (Hope Jahren)
29
The Lion in the Living Room (Abigail Tucker)
The Lion in the Living Room (Abigail Tucker)
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Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation (Timothy J. Jorgensen)
Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation (Timothy J. Jorgensen)
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