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Sunday, May 27, 2018

12 books famous scientists think you should read | Business Insider

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"You can learn a lot about what makes a brilliant mind tick by looking at the books on their bedside table" notes Jeremy Berke, reporter on Business Insider's Science and Innovation team.

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Beyond reading research in their field, the most famous and successful scientists take the time to read books about every subject imaginable.

We compiled a list of book recommendations from a handful of illustrious minds by combing the web for quotes, checking out personal blogs, and even asking them directly. The picks below come from popular scientists like Bill Nye, surgeons-turned-writers like Siddhartha Mukherjee, and globe-trotting superheroes like Jane Goodall.

The books they've recommended range from high fantasy, like Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings," to canonical, like Plato's seminal work "The Republic."

Here are 12 books that brilliant scientists consider must-reads: 

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Source: Business Insider