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Best non-science books for scientists

Description: Scientists and engineers proverbially don't read, especially not books with pages and pages of text unrelieved by matrices or partial differential equations. So, which books from the arts and humanities might stand a chance of breaking through into the scientific mind?

Members: 7 participating members (show all)

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1
4,770 members, 54 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: smcwl (1), C4RO (1), pammab

Score: 11.36

2
6,802 members, 81 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1), smcwl (2)

Score: 7.36

Explanations:

aulsmith (1): This will give them a good solid idea of what they might get out of reading non-science.

3
4,399 members, 52 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: abbottthomas (1), smcwl (3)

Score: 7.04

4
1,464 members, 13 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: cpg (1), thorold (4)

Score: 6.83

5
1,002 members, 5 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: thorold (1), smcwl (4)

Score: 6.83

6
124 members, 1 review
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: smcwl (5), pammab

Score: 6.04

7
1,097 members, 16 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: C4RO (2)

Score: 3.36

8
762 members, 10 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: thorold (2)

Score: 3.36

9
7,774 members, 274 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: pammab (3)

Score: 3.04

10
420 members, 3 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: thorold (3)

Score: 3.04

11
3,347 members, 42 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: smcwl (6)

Score: 2.56

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Started by: thorold (January 2012)

Type: Numbered and unnumbered

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