We must keep books relevant and accessible, or our future may suffer.
A major reason, of course, lies in future generations. Not only for literacy but because books are able to show children different worlds and educate them on things they would never have dreamed of.
Science fiction has offered many visions of a computer-controlled future, and the future doesn’t look good for humanity.
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The best of science books in 2015.
1. On the move by Oliver Sacks.
Missed him so much. My favorite writer on matter of the brain because it is so accessible.
2. The invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf.
Haven't come across this one and it sounds interesting.
3. Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs by Lisa Randall
4. The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Pauda
5. The Blue Whale by Jenni Desmond
Another blue book. Nice.
6. The Physicist & the Philosopher by Jimena Canales
Another good one.
7. What to think about machines that think by John Brockman
Another good annual book on the latest trend of science topic.
Bonus. Thunders and Lightning by Lauren Redniss.
I have not read any of them, but would read Oliver Sacks and John Brockman ones next year.