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Illustration by Maria Menshikova. W hat makes for a good science book? Is it an author who strikes the delicate balance between technical genius and relatable storyteller? Using modern science to predict future truths or believable fictions? Pairing clever ideas with brilliant illustrations? Or bringing together disparate groups — authors, ideas, both — that turn established thought on its head? Lewis Thomas won two National Book awards in for this classic about the interconnectedness of the natural and biological worlds.
We live in exciting—and slightly alarming—times. In just the past year, new discoveries about the origins of our species have been published, geneticists continue to unlock the workings of our constituent DNA , dramatic finds upended our understanding of life in the deep past , and spacecraft have flown to many unexplored corners of the solar system. It can be dizzying to try to keep track of it all, especially as scientists continue to warn of impending climate calamity and rogue actors skirt regulation to perform genetic edits on humans. Fortunately, was also a year full of great science books, the perfect way to take a step back and consider the implications of new discoveries and experiments. Whether you want to look inward at the science of human heredity, or outward to Pluto and beyond, the best science books of the year will teach you something that humanity itself is only just starting to learn. The flyby will mark the most distant planetary encounter in human history, and the images and science data beamed back to Earth are expected to transform our understanding of the Kuiper Belt, a largely unexplored realm beyond Neptune. But almost four years before the Ultima Thule encounter, New Horizons completed its primary mission: the first-ever rendezvous with Pluto.