How old is the Universe? How did life on Earth? How will the cars look like in the future? Popular science books from this collection will give you the answers to these questions and help you become a more knowledgeable person.


Book Mikhail Nikitin, unlike the majority of popular science books on biology – not just a collection of fun facts, and indeed a deep and detailed analysis of the latest experiments and discoveries in the field of evolution.

During the XXI century science has learned a lot about the appearance of our planet and the origin of life on Earth. This edition contains all the most important with detailed explanations to the material learned even readers, far from biology.

1. “The origin of life. From the nebula to the cells, “Mikhail Nikitin


How old is the Universe? The answer to this question is dedicated to the book of John Gribbin. Already has a spoiler in the title – 13.8 billion years. This is not just a figure, but a fundamental discovery, which was made possible only in our days. The book explains in detail what it gave and how impact on science. Ideal for people who are interested in space and want to know more about it.

2. “13.8. In search of the true age of the universe and the theory of everything, “John Gribbin


Richard Dawkins is known throughout the world not only as a prominent evolutionary biologist and ethologist, but also as a popularizer of science – so few people know how to elegantly and is available to explain the most complex issues.

His book “The Selfish Gene” is devoted to the most interesting problem: why there are altruistic, who risk and sacrifice themselves for the good of others? After all, self-preservation instinct makes a living being in the first place to think about their own safety and to save his life.

Hypothesis Dawkins is simple, but at the same time allows you to take a look at the evolution of a new way: its goal – not the preservation of a single individual, a set of genes. Hence, the meaning of human life – to pass on their genes to future generations. In this case your selfish genes, do not care what happens to you after the number-one task is executed.

3. “The Selfish Gene” by Richard Dawkins


About all gradually: from the creation of the universe and the appearance of our planet to primitive societies and the emergence of civilizations, then – the most important events in the history of nations, and, finally, a lot of interesting facts about the modern world.

The release is packed very efficiently, with colorful illustrations, charts, graphs. In the book, you expect interesting stories, not dry enumeration of facts. Infographic their complement and help remember the information.

4. “History of the World in infographics,” James Ball, Valentine D’Efilippo


It is time to look at yourself in a new way: you – it’s not only you, but also trillions of microscopic creatures that live in your eyes, ears, stomach … And do not just live, but also affect your health, behavior, mood, and tastes. Rob Knight, one of the leading microbiologists our time, tells how to learn to live in harmony with their microflora.

5. “Look what you have inside. As the microbes living in our body, determine our health and our identity, “Rob Knight


Peter Mendelsund – the artist who designed many famous books for publishers. His own book is devoted to human perception. What actually happens in the mind of a person when he is reading fiction ? As small pieces of copyright remarks and references we create own unique portrait of a hero or an object?

Author’s illustration in the book stand on a par with the text: not only complement it, but also help launch the imagination while reading.

6. “What do we see when we read.Phenomenological study with illustrations, “Peter Mendelsund


To understand cryptography, we need a deep knowledge of algebra and higher mathematics. Relax, they will not need to read this book. The purpose of the book is completely different – to interest the reader entertaining stories about ciphers, incidentally explaining the principles of a simple encryption and decryption in a playful way.

You will get acquainted with cryptography with examples from different areas of art and science – linguistics, literature, mathematics, astronomy, politics, music, biology and physics.

7. “Mysterious page. Entertaining cryptography “, Ivan Efishov


The second book by Paul Kleinman of complex science in simple language. First there was a short course in psychology , which became a bestseller. At this time, Kleinman swung philosophy.

If you do not have to deal with philosophy, you will learn the most important ideas and interesting facts about the great thinkers. And you will be able to hold a thought experiment. In general, for a beginner who wants to pull up their level of erudition – the most it.

8. “Philosophy. Short Course “, Paul Kleinman


Although the book promises a simple and fascinating presentation of facts of common knowledge of economic theory, the author is not limited to paraphrase known truths. Ha-Joon Chang introduces readers with the diversity of economic theories and approaches to the analysis of the hypotheses that the reader can make up their own opinion about them.

This approach to the presentation of the material helps to achieve two main objectives. First, to remind the reader that the economy – it is not an abstract thing about boring numbers, and the basis of all human activity. Second, gain useful knowledge from this area, which can be applied in practice.

9. “How does the economy,” Ha-Joon Chang


10. “The future of things: Like a fairy tale and fantasy becoming reality,” David Rose


Anyone interested in knowing how technology will change the world familiar to us in the future. Of course, no one can say for sure. But David Rose, many years engaged in the development of devices that are connected to the Internet, takes up this challenge.

Based on personal experience and knowledge of the development of technology, the author explains how interfaces affect the design and construction of different things. And projecting these conclusions for the future, imagining what would look like cars, umbrellas, purses, musical instruments or jobs in a few decades.