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The favourite books of scientists


While we are on the favourite books’ bandwagon. New Scientist asks 17 of its kin to discuss their favourite book.

1. Farthest North – Steve Jones, geneticist
2. The Art of the Soluble - V. S. Ramachandran, neuroscientist
3. Animal Liberation - Jane Goodall, primatologist
4. The Foundation trilogy - Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist
5. Alice in Wonderland - Alison Gopnik, developmental psychologist
6. One, Two, Three… Infinity - Sean Carroll, theoretical physicist
7. The Idea of a Social Science - Harry Collins, sociologist of science
8. Handbook of Mathematical Functions - Peter Atkins, chemist
9. The Mind of a Mnemonist – Oliver Sacks, neurologist
10. A Mathematician’s Apology - Marcus du Sautoy, mathematician
11. The Leopard - Susan Greenfield, neurophysiologist
12. Darwin and the Emergence of Evolutionary Theories of Mind and Behavior - Frans de Waal, psychologist and ethologist
13. Catch-22 / The First Three Minutes - Lawrence Krauss, physicist
14. William James, Writings 1878-1910 – Daniel Everett, linguist
15. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep – Chris Frith, neuroscientist
16. The Naked Ape – Elaine Morgan, author of The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis
17. King Solomon’s Ring - Marian Stamp Dawkins, Zoologist

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