The Best Science And Nature Books of 2020 (A Year-End List Aggregation)

“What are the best Science And Nature books released in 2020?” We looked at 215 of the top Science And Nature books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 20 books, all appearing on 3 or more “Best Science And Nature” book lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 175+ titles, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Our other Best Of 2020 Articles:

Previous Years: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

All titles have been added to a Bookshop list as well!

Happy Scrolling!



Top 20 Best Science And Nature Books From 2020



20.) Diary of a Young Naturalist written byDara McAnulty

Lists It Appears On:

  • Waterstones
  • The Times
  • The Guardian

From sixteen-year-old Dara McAnulty, a globally renowned figure in the youth climate activist movement, comes a memoir about loving the natural world and fighting to save it. Diary of a Young Naturalist chronicles the turning of a year in Dara’s Northern Ireland home patch. Beginning in spring–when



19.) Explaining Humans: What Science Can Teach Us about Life, Love and Relationships written byCamilla Pang

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Guardian
  • Financial Times 2
  • Five Books

Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of eight, Dr Camilla Pang struggled to understand the world around her. Desperate for a solution, Camilla asked her mother if there was an instruction manual for humans that she could consult. But, without the blueprint to life she was hoping for, C



18.) Fathoms: The World in the Whale written byRebecca Giggs

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • Booklist 2

Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction Finalist for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction A “delving, haunted, and poetic debut” (The New York Times Book Review) about the awe-inspiring lives of whales, revealing what they can teach us about ourselves, our planet, an



17.) Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family written byRobert Kolker

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble 4
  • Smithsonian
  • NPR

OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science’s great hope in the quest to understand the disease. Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dre



16.) The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World written byPatrik Svensson

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • Smithsonian

Remarkably little is known about the European eel, Anguilla anguilla. So little, in fact, that scientists and philosophers have, for centuries, been obsessed with what has become known as the “eel question” Where do eels come from? What are they? Are they fish or some other kind of creature altogeth



15.) The World According to Physics written byJim Al-Khalili

Lists It Appears On:

  • Financial Times 2
  • Five Books
  • Waterstones

Quantum physicist, New York Times bestselling author, and BBC host Jim Al-Khalili offers a fascinating and illuminating look at what physics reveals about the world Shining a light on the most profound insights revealed by modern physics, Jim Al-Khalili invites us all to understand what this crucial



14.) Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe written byBrian Greene

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble 5
  • The Times 2

Instant New York Times Best-seller “A splendid and invigorating read.” –Maria Popova, Brain Pickings From the world-renowned physicist and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe comes a captivating exploration of deep time and humanity’s search for purpose. Until the End of Time is Brian Green



13.) Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life written byLulu Miller

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Smithsonian
  • NPR

A “remarkable” (Los Angeles Times), “seductive” (The Wall Street Journal) debut from the new cohost of Radiolab, Why Fish Don’t Exist is a dark and astonishing tale of love, chaos, scientific obsession, and–possibly–even murder.​ “At one point, Miller dives into the ocean into a school of fish…c



12.) X+Y: A Mathematician’s Manifesto For Rethinking Gender written byEugenia Cheng

Lists It Appears On:

  • Waterstones
  • Booklist 2
  • NPR

A brilliant mathematician examines the complexity of gender and society and forges a path out of inequality. Why are men in charge? After years in the male-dominated field of mathematics and in the female-dominated field of art, Eugenia Cheng has heard the question many times. In x + y, Cheng argues



11.) How to Argue With a Racist: What Our Genes Do (and Don’t) Say About Human Difference written byAdam Rutherford

Lists It Appears On:

  • Waterstones
  • The Telegraph
  • Barnes & Noble 5
  • Goodreads

Race is not a biological reality. Racism thrives on our not knowing this. Racist pseudoscience has become so commonplace that it can be hard to spot. But its toxic effects on society are plain to see–feeding nationalism, fueling hatred, endangering lives, and corroding our discourse on everything f



10.) The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think written byJennifer Ackerman

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Times
  • Waterstones
  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • Booklist 2

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, a radical investigation into the bird way of being, and the recent scientific research that is dramatically shifting our understanding of birds — how they live and how they think. “There is the mammal way and there is the bird way.”



9.) The Great Pretender written bySusannah Cahalan

Lists It Appears On:

  • Five Books
  • The Guardian
  • The Telegraph
  • The Times 2

“One of America’s most courageous young journalists” and the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Brain on Fire investigates the shocking mystery behind the dramatic experiment that revolutionized modern medicine (NPR). Doctors have struggled for centuries to define insanity–how do yo



8.) The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread — and Why They Stop written byAdam Kucharski

Lists It Appears On:

  • Waterstones
  • The Guardian
  • Financial Times 2
  • The Times 2

From ideas and infections to financial crises and fake news, an “utterly timely” look at why the science of outbreaks is the science of modern life These days, whenever anything spreads, whether it’s a YouTube fad or a political rumor, we say it went viral. But how does virality actually work? In Th



7.) World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments written byAimee Nezhukumatathil

Lists It Appears On:

  • Bookpage
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • NPR

A Kirkus Prize Finalist for Nonfiction An Indie Next Pick, September 2019 A Publishers Weekly “Big Indie Book of Fall 2020” A BuzzFeed Best Book of Fall 2020 A Literary Hub “Most Anticipated Book of 2020 An Esquire Best Book of Fall 2020 A Ralph Lauren Summer Reading Recommendation A Garden & Gun Su



6.) A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future written byDavid Attenborough

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Waterstones
  • Amazon
  • Financial Times
  • Goodreads

In this scientifically informed account of the changes occurring in the world over the last century, award-winning broadcaster and natural historian shares a lifetime of wisdom and a hopeful vision for the future. See the world. Then make it better. I am 93. I’ve had an extraordinary life. It’s only



5.) Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art written byJames Nestor

Lists It Appears On:

  • Waterstones
  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble 5
  • Goodreads
  • NPR

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you’re not breathing properly. There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat twenty-five thous



4.) Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl written byJonathan C. Slaght

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • Smithsonian
  • The Times
  • NPR

A terrifically exciting account of [Slaght’s] time in the Russian Far East studying Blakiston’s fish owls, huge, shaggy-feathered, yellow-eyed, and elusive birds that hunt fish by wading in icy water . . . Even on the hottest summer days this book will transport you.” –Helen Macdonald, author of H



3.) Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures written byMerlin Sheldrake

Lists It Appears On:

  • The Telegraph
  • Waterstones
  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • Goodreads
  • The Times

A mind-bending journey into the hidden universe of fungi, “one of those rare books that can truly change the way you see the world around you” (Helen Macdonald, author of H Is for Hawk). “Dazzling, vibrant, vision-changing . . . a remarkable work by a remarkable writer, which succeeds in springing l



2.) The Human Cosmos: Civilization and the Stars written byJo Marchant

Lists It Appears On:

  • Waterstones
  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble 5
  • Booklist 2
  • Smithsonian
  • NPR

Luminous and fascinating journey through science, religion, culture and everything in between.”–Newsweek, “25 Must-Read Fall Fiction and Nonfiction Books to Escape the Chaos of 2020” A tour de force on par with Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari–Booklist (starred review) An historically unprecedented di



1.) Vesper Flights written byHelen Macdonald

Lists It Appears On:

  • Waterstones
  • Barnes & Noble 2
  • Bookpage
  • Goodreads
  • The Guardian
  • NPR

Animals don’t exist in order to teach us things, but that is what they have always done, and most of what they teach us is what we think we know about ourselves. In Vesper Flights Helen Macdonald brings together a collection of her best loved essays, along with new pieces on topics ranging from nost




The 175+ Additional Best Science And Nature Books Released In 2020



# Book Author Lists
21 A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America’s Hurricanes Eric Jay Dolin Amazon
Booklist 2
22 Clean: The New Science Of Skin James Hamblin NPR
Smithsonian
23 Dark, Salt, Clear: Life in a Cornish Fishing Town by Lamorna Ash Lamorna Ash
Waterstones
The Times
24 English Pastoral James Rebanks
Waterstones
The Times
25 Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera Candace Fleming Booklist 3
NPR
26 If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future Jill Lepore
Waterstones
Booklist 2
27 Metazoa: Animal Life and the Birth of the Mind Peter Godfrey-Smith
Waterstones
Five Books
28 Native Patrick Laurie
Waterstones
The Times
29 Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain Lisa Feldman Barrett Amazon
Barnes & Noble 5
30 Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics Leonard Mlodinow
The Guardian
The Telegraph
31 Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias Dr Pragya Agarwal
Waterstones
The Telegraph
32 The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another Ainissa Ramirez
Smithsonian
Amazon
33 The Book of Trespass Nick Hayes
Waterstones
The Guardian
34 The Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Empowering Women Linda Scott
The Guardian
Five Books
35 The End of Everything Katie Mack Goodreads
Barnes & Noble 5
36 The Idea of the Brain Matthew Cobb
Waterstones
The Telegraph
37 The Journeys Of Trees: A Story About Forests, People, And The Future Zach St. George NPR
Amazon
38 The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy’s Vanishing Explorers Emily Levesque Bookpage
Amazon
39 The Lost Spells Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris
Waterstones
The Guardian
40 The Pattern Seekers: How Autism Drives Human Invention Simon Baron-Cohen Amazon
Barnes & Noble 4
41 What is Life?: Understand Biology in Five Steps Paul Nurse
Waterstones
Financial Times 2
42 100 Things to See in the Night Sky Dean Regas
The Wall Street Journal 2
43 A Dominant Character Samanth Subramanian
The Guardian
44 A Field Guide to a Happy Life: 53 Brief Lessons for Living Massimo Pigliucci
Barnes & Noble 3
45 A Good Time to Be Born: How Science and Public Health Gave Children a Future Perri Klass
Barnes & Noble
46 A History of the Universe in 21 Stars Giles Sparrow
Waterstones
47 A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings Helen Jukes Bookpage
48 A Lab of One’s Own: One Woman’s Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science Rita Colwell Sharon Bertsch McGrayne Amazon
49 A Perfect Planet Huw Cordey, Alastair Fothergill
Waterstones
50 A Series of Fortunate Events Sean B. Carroll
Waterstones
51 A World Beneath the Sands: The Golden Age of Egyptology Toby A. H. Wilkinson Amazon
52 Alexander Von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture Eleanor Jones Harvey Hans-Dieter Sues (Preface by)
The Wall Street Journal
53 Alien Oceans: The Search For Life In The Depths Of Space Kevin Hand NPR
54 All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change Michael T. Klare Booklist
55 All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team Christina Soontornvat Booklist 3
56 All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis Katharine K. Wilkinson (Editor) Ayana Elizabeth Johnson (Editor)
Smithsonian
57 Antlers of Water Kathleen Jamie, Jacqueline Bain
Waterstones
58 Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live Nicholas A. Christakis
Barnes & Noble
59 Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier Jim Ottaviani Booklist 3
60 Back to Nature Chris Packham, Megan McCubbin
Waterstones
61 Becoming Wild: How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace Carl Safina Booklist 2
62 Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
Barnes & Noble 6
63 Bitter Root
Good men Project
64 Black Hole Survival Guide Janna Levin
The Times 2
65 Bones: Inside and Out Roy A. Meals
Barnes & Noble 5
66 Bringing Back the Beaver Derek Gow
Waterstones
67 Casting Shadows: Fish and Fishing in Britain by Tom Fort The Times
68 Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther Craig Pittman Booklist 2
69 Chosen Ones
Good men Project
70 Climate Change and the Nation State: The Realist Case Anatol Lieven
Financial Times
71 Condor Comeback Sy Montgomery Booklist 3
72 Covid-19: The Pandemic that Never Should Have Happened, and How to Stop the Next One Debora MacKenzie
Financial Times 2
73 Dancing with Bees: A Journey Back to Nature Brigit Strawbridge Howard The Times
74 Desert Notebooks: A Road Map For The End Of Time Ben Ehrenreich NPR
75 Earth Almanac Ken Keffer Jeremy Collins (Illustrator)
The Wall Street Journal
76 Earth Keeper: Reflections on the American Land N. Scott Momaday
Barnes & Noble 2
77 Envisioning Exoplanets Michael Carroll Elisa Quintana (Foreword by)
The Wall Street Journal 2
78 Exercised: The Science of Physical Activity, Rest and Health
The Telegraph
79 Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? Bill McKibben Booklist
80 Featherhood Charlie Gilmour
Waterstones
81 Feel the Fog April Pulley Sayre Booklist 3
82 Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History Paul Farmer
Barnes & Noble
83 Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy Alastair Gee Amazon
84 Flower
The Wall Street Journal
85 Frank Ramsey: A Sheer Excess of Powers Cheryl Misak Five Books
86 Freiheit!: The White Rose Graphic Novel Andrea Grosso Ciponte
Good men Project
87 Group Christie Tate
Waterstones
88 Happiness, a Mystery Sophie Hannah, Francesca Barrie
Waterstones
89 Heroic Animals Clare Balding
Waterstones
90 His Imperial Majesty Matthew Oates
Waterstones
91 Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot Mikki Kendall
Barnes & Noble 6
92 Horizon Barry Lopez Booklist
93 Horse Crazy Sarah Maslin Nir Bookpage
94 How Animals Saved My Life: Being the Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick
Waterstones
95 How to Be an Antiracist Ibram X. Kendi
Barnes & Noble 6
96 How to Hold Animals Toshimitsu Matsuhashi, Angus Turvill
Waterstones
97 How to Make the World Add Up: Ten Rules for Thinking Differently about Numbers Tim Harford
The Times 2
98 How To Talk To Robots Tabitha Goldstaub
Waterstones
99 How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science behind Humanity’s Greatest Adventure John Rocco Booklist 3
100 How You Say It: Why You Talk the Way You Do—And What It Says About You Katherine D. Kinzler Amazon
101 Hubble Legacy Jim Bell John M. Grunsfeld (Foreword by)
The Wall Street Journal 2
102 Human Nature
The Wall Street Journal
103 Humankind Rutger Bregman
Waterstones
104 In Praise of Walking: A New Scientific Exploration Shane O’Mara Amazon
105 Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don’t Know You Have Tatiana Schlossberg Booklist
106 Indigo Ellen Bass
Good men Project
107 Ingredients: The Strange Chemistry of What We Put in Us and on Us George Zaidan
The Telegraph
108 Lakewood: A Novel Megan Giddings NPR
109 Life Changing: How Humans Are Altering Life on Earth Helen Pilcher
The Times 2
110 Lives of the Stoics Ryan Holiday, Stephen Hanselman
Waterstones
111 Livewired David Eagleman
Waterstones
112 Long Time Coming: Reckoning with Race in America Michael Eric Dyson
Barnes & Noble 6
113 Losing Earth: A Recent History Nathaniel Rich Booklist
114 Losing Eden: Why Our Minds Need the Wild by Lucy Jones The Times
115 Lost Animals John Whitfield
The Wall Street Journal
116 Machiavelli: The Art of Teaching People What to Fear Patrick Boucheron
Barnes & Noble 3
117 Making Sense: Conversations on Consciousness, Morality, and the Future of Humanity Sam Harris
Barnes & Noble 3
118 Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor Layla Saad
Barnes & Noble 6
119 Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America Ijeoma Oluo
Barnes & Noble 6
120 Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster Adam Higginbotham Booklist
121 Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains Kerri Arsenault
Barnes & Noble 6
122 Modern Madness: An Owner’s Manual Terri Cheney
Barnes & Noble 4
123 Morality: Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times Jonathan Sacks
Barnes & Noble 3
124 My Broken Mariko Waka Hirako
Good men Project
125 My Garden World Monty Don
Waterstones
126 Natural: The Seductive Myth of Nature’s Goodness Alan Levinovitz
The Times 2
127 Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard Douglas W. Tallamy Booklist
128 Nerve: Adventures in the Science of Fear Eva Holland
Smithsonian
129 No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram Sarah Frier Goodreads
130 Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World’s Smells Harold McGee
Financial Times 2
131 Numb and Number William Hartston
Waterstones
132 Olive, Mabel and Me Andrew Cotter
Waterstones
133 On the Origin of Evolution John Gribbin, Mary Gribbin
Waterstones
134 Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America Maria Hinojosa
Barnes & Noble 6
135 Outbreaks and Epidemics
The Guardian
136 Outside In Deborah Underwood NPR
137 Poems to See by: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry Julian Peters
Good men Project
138 Rootbound Alice Vincent
Waterstones
139 Science Fictions: Exposing Fraud, Bias, Negligence and Hype in Science Stuart Ritchie
The Times 2
140 Scientists Who Changed History Victoria Heyworth-Dunne Booklist 2
141 Separated: Inside an American Tragedy Jacob Soboroff
Barnes & Noble 6
142 Show Me A Sign Ann Clare LeZotte NPR
143 Spacefarers: How Humans Will Settle the Moon, Mars, and Beyond Christopher Wanjek
The Telegraph
144 Stuff You Should Know Josh Clark, Chuck Bryant
Waterstones
145 Tarka the Otter Henry Williamson Charles Tunnicliffe (Illustrator) Verlyn Klinkenborg (Introduction by) & 1 more
The Wall Street Journal
146 The Accidental Countryside Stephen Moss
Waterstones
147 The Almanac Lia Leendertz
Waterstones
148 The Apocalypse Factory: Plutonium and the Making of the Atomic Age Steve Olson
Barnes & Noble 5
149 The Backyard Birdwatcher’s Bible Paul Sterry
Barnes & Noble 2
150 The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir Michele Harper
Barnes & Noble
151 The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020 Michio Kaku (Editor) Jaime Green (Editor)
The Wall Street Journal
152 The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win Maria Konnikova
Barnes & Noble 4
153 The Body: A Guide for Occupants Bill Bryson Five Books
154 The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity: A Tale of the Genius Ramanujan Amy Alznauer Booklist 3
155 The Carbon Club: How a Network of Influential Climate Sceptics, Politicians and Business Leaders Fought to Control Australia’s Climate Policy Marian Wilkinson
Financial Times
156 The Citizen’s Guide to Climate Success: Overcoming Myths that Hinder Progress Mark Jaccard
Financial Times
157 The Collectors
The Wall Street Journal
158 The Compton Cowboys: The New Generation of Cowboys in America’s Urban Heartland Walter Thompson-Hernandez
Barnes & Noble 6
159 The Consolation of Nature
The Guardian
160 The Daily Henry David Thoreau Henry David Thoreau Laura Dassow Walls (Editor)
The Wall Street Journal
161 The End of Mental Illness: How Neuroscience Is Transforming Psychiatry and Helping Prevent or Reverse Mood and Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Addictions, PTSD, Psychosis, Personality Disorders, and More Dr. Daniel G. Amen
Barnes & Noble 4
162 The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis Christiana Figueres Goodreads
163 The Godless Gospel Julian Baggini
Waterstones
164 The Gospel of the Eels by Patrik Svensson The Times
165 The Great Secret: The Classified World War II Disaster that Launched the War on Cancer Jennet Conant Amazon
166 The Human Planet George Steinmetz Andrew Revkin
The Wall Street Journal
167 The Ice at the End of the World: Greenland’s Secret Past and Earth’s Perilous Future Jon Gertner Booklist
168 The Language of Butterflies Wendy Williams Bookpage
169 The Language of Thieves: My Family’s Obsession with a Secret Code the Nazis Tried to Eliminate Martin Puchner
Barnes & Noble 3
170 The Lazarus Strategy Dr Norman Lazarus
Waterstones
171 The Light Ages: A Medieval Journey of Discovery Seb Falk
The Times 2
172 The Little Book of Humanism Alice Roberts, Andrew Copson
Waterstones
173 The Lonely Century Noreena Hertz
Waterstones
174 The Magic School Bus Explores Human Evolution Joanna Cole Booklist 3
175 The Meaning of Travel: Philosophers Abroad Emily Thomas Five Books
176 The Memory Box Book & Wonderfully illustrated Memory Book Grief Journal
Good men Project
177 The Murder of Professor Schlick: The Rise and Fall of the Vienna Circle David Edmonds Five Books
178 The Natural Health Service Isabel Hardman
Waterstones
179 The Nature of Summer Jim Crumley
Waterstones
180 The New Map: Energy, Climate And The Clash Of Nations Daniel Yergin NPR
181 The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move Sonia Shah Amazon
182 The Number Bias
The Telegraph
183 The Only Living Girl
Good men Project
184 The Pandemic Century: A History of Global Contagion from the Spanish Flu to Covid-19 Mark Honigsbaum
The Times 2
185 The Philosopher Queens: The lives and legacies of philosophy’s unsung women Lisa Whiting & Rebecca Buxton Five Books
186 The Radium Girls: The Scary but True Story of the Poison That Made People Glow in the Dark Kate Moore Booklist 3
187 The Seaweed Collector’s Handbook Miek Zwamborn, Michele Hutchison
Waterstones
188 The Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World Sarah Stewart Johnson
The Times 2
189 The Sky Atlas Edward Brooke-Hitching
The Wall Street Journal 2
190 The Smallest Lights in the Universe Sara Seager Booklist 2
191 The Stubborn Light of Things: A Nature Diary Melissa Harrison The Times
192 The System James Ball
Waterstones
193 The Tristan Gooley Collection Tristan Gooley
The Wall Street Journal
194 The Well Gardened Mind Sue Stuart-Smith
Waterstones
195 The Zoologist’s Guide to the Galaxy: What Animals on Earth Reveal about Aliens — and Ourselves Arik Kershenbaum
The Times 2
196 There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness Carlo Rovelli
Waterstones
197 This Book Will Make You Kinder: An Empathy Handbook Henry James Garrett
Barnes & Noble 3
198 This One Wild and Precious Life: The Path Back to Connection in a Fractured World Sarah Wilson
Barnes & Noble 4
199 Throwaway Nation: The Ugly Truth about American Garbage Jeff Dondero Booklist
200 Tiny Bird: A Hummingbird’s Amazing Journey Robert Burleigh Booklist 3
201 Transcendence: How Humans Evolved Through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time Gaia Vince Five Books
202 Transcendent Kingdom: A Novel Yaa Gyasi NPR
203 Two Trees Make a Forest Jessica J. Lee Bookpage
204 Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Emmanuel Acho
Barnes & Noble 6
205 Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide
The Wall Street Journal 2
206 Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret Catherine Coleman Flowers Bryan Stevenson (Foreword by)
Smithsonian
207 What Cats Want Yuki Hattori
Waterstones
208 What Do You Think You Are? Brian Clegg
Waterstones
209 What It’s Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing–What Birds Are Doing, and Why David Allen Sibley
Barnes & Noble 2
210 What We Need To Do Now: For a Zero Carbon Future Chris Goodall
Financial Times
211 Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road Matthew B Crawford
Barnes & Noble 3
212 Why We Swim Bonnie Tsui Goodreads
213 Wuhan Diary: Dispatches from a Quarantined City Fang Fang
Barnes & Noble
214 Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything Viktor E. Frankl
Barnes & Noble 4
215 You Might Die Tomorrow: Face Your Fear of Death to Live Your Most Meaningful Life Kate Manser
Good men Project


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