10 Science Books Every Teen Must Read

10 Science Books Every Teen Must Read

It will amaze you that writing is one of the greatest inventions of man, binding us to our past, present, and future. It helps us to develop our minds, expand our horizons while building a stable relationship with our world and outer space.

Ideally, these science books are entertaining and enlightening, with the wealth of fascinating topics to explore, be assured that they will raise your awareness, and inspire you more.  For the more open-minded teens, check out our top 10 science books you must read.

  1. The Book of Beetles 

Authored by Patrice Bouchard, The Book of Beetles introduces youngsters to the diversity and beauty of this insect. It covers over six hundred species of beetles, concentrating on their basic biology, economic significance, distribution, and conservation status.  

The book has full-color photos of different kinds of beetles, showing their sizes, body contours, and more. As these insects continue to grow in popularity in schools and even in a daily diet, we believe that this book will become the center stage for teens who wants to explore the world of beetles. 

2. A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson believes that everyone should have a glimpse of the significant scientific discoveries in the history of the world. This is one of the few exciting and humorous books you will find on early civilization and historical inventions. Bryson did not leave any stone untouched, starting from the big bang through the different stages of the technological developments of humans. Amazingly, everything is detailed in a simple, concise, and exciting manner.

3. Black Hole Blues: And Other Songs from Outer Space 

Would you like to know more about the Laser-Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)? In this book, Janna Levin offers the ultimate guide on how scientists detected Einstein’s theory of gravitational waves. This novel-like narrative will open your mind to the beginning, programs, front liners, purpose, achievements, and significance of LIGO to the human race. Like many other books on this list, the Black Hole Blues tells the story of the study of outer space in a relaxed but captivating manner.

4. The Book of Eggs: A Life-Size Guide to the Egg of Six Hundred of the World’s Bird Species

Have you ever looked at the world of eggs? This unique life’s source has inspired thousands of scientists, biologists, and ecologists around the world continuously. The Book of Eggs by Mark Hauber will introduce you to the life of over five hundred and fifty egg brooding species. You will see descriptions, drawings, and photographs of the eggs in their full color and sizes. Every egg-laying bird has its evolutionary and migration trait, which becomes more evident during mating and breeding. This book will help you to identify and appreciate the most exceptional parts of this animal life.

5. A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived 

Adam Rutherford, a writer, and geneticist take a look at our genes and how it connects with our human history to its present day. The book is accurate, thrilling yet comic, and you will enjoy every sentence in it. It has 300 pages, which is considerably shorter compared with most scientific books out there, but the author’s comprehensive work on genetics will keep you awed for the rest of your life. So, if you want to learn about your origin, presence, and future, we recommend this book for you.

6. A Brief History of Time

Almost everyone in the world has a secret, and so does creation – but can we hide these secrets forever? Sometimes humans can, but what about nature?

Perhaps this book has the answer as Stephen Hawkings takes us a little closer to unraveling the most profound secrets that lie in creation. If you want to know how space began, boundaries, dimensions, and the possibility of its ending, here is the ultimate guide. With breathtaking images that will thrill your curiosity, the author seeks to provide answers to your questions and uncertainties about the future of the earth.

7. Wings

Bats, birds, and insects, use Wings to move through the air. Authored by Sneed B. Collard III, this book introduces you to the diversities of this locomotive device and its uses – winged creatures can make various movements in the wind, and they play a significant role during courtship by helping them to fly, chase, and mate. Contrary to popular belief, wings are not always covered with feathers, but there are those with skin or scales covering. This book will expose you to the world of wings and how it affects the growth and sustainability of these animals.

8. The Elements

As the name implies, this book is a complete representation of the atoms available in the universe. Theodore Gray organizes each of the elements in his writing per their atomic numbers and presents the pictures of their natural states to the naked eye. There are additional photographs of these atoms in their altered forms or aspects of their applications. It also covers histories of the elements, terminology, atomic symbols, physical properties, atomic weight, electron affinity, state of matter, and many more. You can bet, this is the perfect book for every science-based teenager.

9. Infinite Powers

Most youngsters tend to develop goosebumps whenever they hear about Calculus – but have you ever wondered how the world would be without this unique mathematical arrangement? The Infinite Powers is one of the few books on Calculus that will change your perception. In this book, Steven Strogatz offers an overview of the basics of Calculus and how scientists have used it to effect changes in our lives. Its content will take you through the minds of great inventors as each page seeks to simplify each of the formulas in graphs, diagrams, and illustrations.

10. Evolution: The Human Story

One of the most common questions in the world bothers on the development of humans from the primitive beings dwelling in caves in Africa to the dominant specie we are today. Going back into 8 million years ago, Dr. Alice Roberts investigates each of our ancestors, then provides a detailed outlook of their bone anatomy, life-like form, environment, diet, and how they transformed over time. Through research and theories, this book shines a beam of light on the concept of evolution in a fascinating and hard to resist language. It is a beautiful book that compels you to read more and more. Besides, it will bring every teen face to face with the profile of their human ancestors.

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