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I suppose text books are the true “science books for nerds,” but if you’re in the mood for something more transit friendly, here’s a list from io9. If you need something to read this weekend, check it out:

 Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution, by Holly Tucker (W. W. Norton and Co.)

A Brilliant List of Science Books for People Who Want Their Minds Blown

Eruptions that Shook the World, by Clive Oppenheimer (Cambridge University Press)

A Brilliant List of Science Books for People Who Want Their Minds Blown 

Where Good Ideas Come From: A Natural History of Innovation, by Steven Johnson (Riverhead)

A Brilliant List of Science Books for People Who Want Their Minds Blown 

Radioactivity: A History of a Mysterious Science, by Marjorie Malley (Oxford University Press)

A Brilliant List of Science Books for People Who Want Their Minds Blown 

The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind The Vaccine Autism Controversy, by Seth Mnookin (Simon and Schuster)

A Brilliant List of Science Books for People Who Want Their Minds Blown 

The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through The Madness Industry, by Jon Ronson (Riverhead)

A Brilliant List of Science Books for People Who Want Their Minds Blown 

The Information, by James Gleick (Pantheon)

A Brilliant List of Science Books for People Who Want Their Minds Blown

Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed, by Carl Zimmer (Sterling)

A Brilliant List of Science Books for People Who Want Their Minds Blown

Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men, by Mara Hvistendahl (PublicAffairs)

A Brilliant List of Science Books for People Who Want Their Minds Blown 

Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, by David Eagleman (Pantheon)

A Brilliant List of Science Books for People Who Want Their Minds Blown 

Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World, by Jane McGonigal (Penguin)

A Brilliant List of Science Books for People Who Want Their Minds Blown 

Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships, by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá (Harper Perennial)

A Brilliant List of Science Books for People Who Want Their Minds Blown 

The Physics of the Future, by Michiko Kaku (Doubleday)

A Brilliant List of Science Books for People Who Want Their Minds Blown

Hedy’s Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World, by Richard Rhodes (Doubleday)

A Brilliant List of Science Books for People Who Want Their Minds Blown 

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