Great Holiday Gift Books for Science Lovers

By Candice Chaplin | August 31 2021 | NonfictionHolidays

With the holidays approaching it’s a great plan to target fans of particular genres with gift books ideal for their interests. Beyond an Albert Einstein action figure, here are top popular science titles for aficionados of the category.

These titles are more giftable than educational, perfect for under the tree or menorah.

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells--taken without her knowledge in 1951--became one of the most important tools in medicine, bought and sold by the billions, with devastating effects on her family. Now in paperback, this phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of ethics, race, and medicine colliding; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter's persistent desire to know her mother.
$18.99 US
Mar 08, 2011
US, Canada, Open Mkt

How to Change Your Mind
What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
A brilliant and brave investigation by Michael Pollan, author of five New York Times best sellers, into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences
$18.00 US
May 14, 2019
Penguin Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Ten Keys to Reality
One of our great contemporary scientists reveals the ten profound insights that illuminate what everyone should know about the physical world
$26.00 US
Jan 12, 2021
Penguin Press
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Newly repackaged trade paperback edition of Carl Sagan's classic; timed to coordinate with a fresh reboot of the Cosmos television mini-series, debuting March 9, 2014, on Fox.
$18.99 US
Dec 10, 2013
Ballantine Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt