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Please find below our selection of the five best popular science books in astronomy and cosmology, covering various topics from astronomy’s history to the latest physics theories. These books provide an accessible introduction to some of the most fascinating and complex ideas in science, including the nature of the universe, the workings of black holes, and the search for extraterrestrial life. They are written by some of the greatest minds in the field, who have succeeded in making complex concepts easy to understand for the general reader. Whether you are a seasoned enthusiast or new to the subject, these books are a great way to deepen your knowledge and appreciation of the wonders of the cosmos.

“The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn’t know how to read.”
⁠—Benjamin Frankin, Founding Father of the United States of America

Life 3.0 - Max Tegmark

Life 3.0

Max Tegmark

“Life 3.0” by Max Tegmark explores the implications of artificial intelligence for the future of humanity. The book presents a framework for thinking about AI and argues that solving the “AI alignment problem” is essential to avoiding potentially catastrophic outcomes. It also examines AI’s ethical and social implications and emphasizes the need for a thoughtful and proactive approach to its development.

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Year: 2017
Identifiers: LCCN 2017006248 (print) | LCCN 2017022912 (ebook) | ISBN 9781101946596 (hardcover) | ISBN 9781101946602 (ebook)
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Cosmos - Carl Sagan


Carl Sagan

In “Cosmos,” Carl Sagan takes readers on a journey through space and time, exploring the history of astronomy and the mysteries of the universe. The book encircles a wide range of topics, including the origins of the cosmos, the search for extraterrestrial life, and the importance of science and reason. Sagan’s poetic writing style and enthusiasm for science make this a must-read for anyone interested in understanding our place in the universe.

Publisher: The Random House Publishing Group
Year: 1980
Identifiers: Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 80-5286 | eISBN: 978-0-307-80098-5
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A brief history of time - Stephen Hawking

A brief history of time

Stephen Hawking

“A brief history of time” by Stephen Hawking is a landmark book in popular science that explores some of the most profound questions about the nature of the universe. Hawking explains complex concepts such as the Big Bang theory and black holes in a way that is accessible to a general audience. He also discusses the relationship between time and space and the implications of scientific discoveries for our understanding of the cosmos. The book’s unchanging popularity is a testament to Hawking’s ability to make science engaging and understandable to all readers.

Publisher: A Bantam Book
Year: 1988 (major revision 2005, “A Briefer History of Time”)
Identifiers: ISBN 978-0-553-10953-5 | eISBN: 978-0-55389692-3
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The elegant universe - Brian Greene

The elegant universe

Brian Greene

“The Elegant Universe” is a book written by physicist Brian Greene that explores the fundamental concepts of string theory and their potential to unify the laws of physics. Greene presents complex ideas in an accessible way and offers analogies to help readers understand complex concepts. He discusses the history of physics, the discoveries that led to string theory, and the potential implications of this new perspective on the universe. Overall, it is a fascinating read for anyone interested in theoretical physics and the nature of our universe.

Publisher: W. W. Norton
Year: 1999 (updated revision in 2003)
Identifiers: ISBN: 978-0-39307134-4 | ISBN: 0-393-05858-1 (2003 edition)
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Death by black hole - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Death by black hole

Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Death by Black Hole” by Neil deGrasse Tyson is a collection of essays exploring the universe’s wonders and dangers. The book is captivating, filled with Tyson’s trademark wit and storytelling abilities. It covers various topics, from the physics of black holes to the pursuit of extraterrestrial life. Throughout the book, Tyson uses his expertise in astrophysics to explain complex concepts in a way that is both accessible and entertaining.

Publisher: W. W. Norton
Year: 2007
Identifiers: ISBN: 978-0393062243
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