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Wasn't sure where to post this, but I think science is quite important to politics and society in general. Though you certainly wouldn't think it by many politicians.
Anyway, I’d be interested to hear what good popular science books people have read and recommend reading, on any area.
A few I recommend (though there are many more) are:
Risk, The Science and Politics of Fear - Dan Gardner
The Epigenetics Reveloution - Nessa Carey
Asimov’s New Guide to Science - Issac Asimov Dated, but still well worth reading. Chaos: Making a New Science - James Gleick
Oh, and I can’t leave out: Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman More about Feynman’s life, it’s highly entertaining.