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Old June 16 2006, 02:04 AM   #40
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Re: Recommend your favorite Science or Technology book.

A big yes to the Sagan books and Dinosaur Heresies. Now I'll throw out some more (some of these are leaning toward history, but with strong scientific elements):

Einstein's Universe by Nigel Calder. Very accessible.
The Language Instinct by Steven Pinker. Very interesting and multidisciplinary.
Mosquito: The Story of Man's Deadliest Foe by Andrew Spielman and Michael D'Antonio. Yikes! Is that a mosquito on me?!
Longitude by Dava Sobel. One of those things you don't think about, but someone had to be the first to get it to work.
Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It by Gina Kolata. Very timely. My grandmother and her family barely survived it. I grew up hearing stories about it.

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