Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science & Scientists Humor - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Science & Scientists Humor. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Interesting Stories For Curious People: A Collection of Fascinating Stories About History, Science, Pop Culture and Just About Anything Else You Can Think of


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science & Scientists Humor - August 2021

Want to impress your buddies at the bar? Need to think of something interesting to do at the next family gathering? Want to learn a bunch of random facts about history, science, true crime, and the paranormal? Pick up Interesting Stories for Curious People, the ultimate guidebook for a plethora of interesting facts about a whole bunch of several different topics. A quick read packed with information from cover to cover. Here you will find out: How did a Frenchman successfully use a spontaneous combustion defense during a murder trial? How did a German teenager help end the Cold War? Why did some really smart guys think foam houses would be the wave of the future? What is a chupacabra and why are there two of them? Did Cleopatra really die from a snake bite? You’ll be glued to the pages of this book reading interesting fact after interesting fact as Interesting Stories for Curious People brings you the in-depth knowledge of some things you may have heard about and always wondered, but now will learn the truth. You’ll finally be able to separate fact from fiction and will be surprised to learn that some of the things you’ve been told, even by your teachers, was just plain wrong! Whether you are a trivia maven or just a person who likes to learn new things, you’ll learn something new and find yourself entertained as you discover some of the most fascination criminals, ghost stories, strange habits of historical figures, and just weird things that are a part of our world. So open this book and your mind and see another side of things that you may not know existed.

  • Author: Bill O'Neill
  • Publisher: LAK Publishing (March 17, 2020)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-1648450440
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.54 x 9 inches

                 

2. Would You Rather? Made You Think! Edition: Answer Hilarious Questions and Win the Game of Wits (A Laugh and Think Book)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science & Scientists Humor - August 2021

Enjoy hours of laughter with hilarious questions for kids that get harder as the book goes on. Who will win the competition for the best answers? Who will outsmart everyone? Laugh and learn with 160+ questions designed to make kids giggle, think, and figure out who's the wittiest (and silliest) of all! Would You Rather? Made You Think! Edition provides endless hours of fun for eight- to twelve-year-olds who love a challenge--and a good laugh. Would You Rather? Made You Think! features:    •    Learning through play. Kids will exercise their brains with these either/or scenarios that make them think creatively, use their imagination, and pull together facts quickly.    •    Family time away from screens . 160+ age-appropriate questions, ranging from the mind-boggling to the totally gross.    •    An exciting game for competitive kids . Try to outsmart family and friends with the most creative answer.    •    Levels organized by difficulty. As kids complete the levels, the next questions get harder.    •    Lots of laughs! The questions are funny; kids can make the answers even funnier!    •    Perfect for road trips, camping trips, restaurants, sleepovers, and dinner conversations.    •    Classroom fun. These questions can be used to increase student engagement, practice reading and writing comprehension, promote critical thinking skills, and create a fun classroom environment!

  • Author: Lindsey Daly
  • Publisher: Zeitgeist (August 18, 2020)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Activities, Crafts & Games
  • ISBN: 978-0593196793
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 8 inches

                 

3. The Science of Star Wars: The Scientific Facts Behind the Force, Space Travel, and More!


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science & Scientists Humor - August 2021

Discover the science behind the most popular sci-fi franchise of all time! Capturing the imagination and hearts of crowds worldwide, Star Wars is a fantastic feat of science fiction and fantasy. The Science of Star Wars addresses 50 topics that span the movies’ universe such as battle technology, alien life, space travel, etc. You’ll find fascinating explorations of the physics of Star Wars , its plausibility, and more. The perfect Star Wars gift for fans of the saga, this book addresses many unanswered, burning questions, including: How long before we get a Star Wars speeder off the ground? What exactly is the Force? How could Kylo Ren stop a blaster shot in mid-air? How could we live on a gas giant like Bespin, or a desert planet like Tatooine? Nature versus nurture: How does it play out in the making of Jedi? How much would it cost to build the Death Star? And much more! We marvel at the variety of creatures and technology and the mystery behind the force. But how much of the Star Wars world is rooted in reality? Could we see some of the extraordinary inventions materialize in our world? This uncomplicated, entertaining read makes it easy to understand how advanced physics concepts, such as wormholes and Einstein’s theory of relativity, apply to the Star Wars universe. The Science of Star Wars explains to non-technical readers how physics and fantasy might merge to allow for the possibility of interstellar travel; communication with foreign but intelligent lifeforms; human-like robots; alien planets fit for human life; weapons and spacecraft such as laser guns, light sabers, and the Millennium Falcon; and Force-like psychokinetic powers. In the 21st Century, we’re on the edge of developing much of the technology from “a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away”… These fantasies aren’t as impossible as you might think! Written for every fan of George Lucas’s films, you don’t need to be a Jedi or an astrophysicist at NASA to appreciate all of Mark Brake and Jon Chase’s fun and informative analysis of this classic series in The Science of Star Wars . Prepare your mind to make the jump to light speed and find out about the facts behind one of our favorite modern epics!

  • Author: Mark Brake
  • Publisher: Racehorse (November 15, 2016)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Teen & Young Adult

                 

4. Mortuary Confidential:: Undertakers Spill the Dirt


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science & Scientists Humor - August 2021

From scary to heartwarming and hilarious, an assortment of behind-the-scenes, true stories about life as an undertaker. From shoot-outs at funerals to dead men screaming and runaway corpses, undertakers have plenty of unusual stories to tell—and a special way of telling them. In this macabre and moving compilation, funeral directors across the country share their most embarrassing, jaw-dropping, irreverent, and deeply poignant stories about life at death’s door. Discover what scares them and what moves them to tears. Learn about rookie mistakes and why death sometimes calls for duct tape. Enjoy tales of the dearly departed spending eternity naked from the waist down and getting bottled and corked—in a wine bottle. And then meet their families—the weepers, the punchers, the stolidly dignified, and the ones who deliver their dead mother in a pickup truck. If there’s one thing undertakers know, it’s that death drives people crazy. These are the best “bodies of work” from America’s darkest profession. Praise for Mortuary Confidential “As unpredictable and lively as a bunch of drunks at a New Orleans funeral.” —Joe R. Lansdale, author of Moon Lake “Sick, funny, and brilliant! I love this book.” —Jonathan Maberry, author of Ink “McKenzie and Harra keep us reading because these true mortuary tales are poignant—and suddenly, gaspingly, in-your-face funny.” — Booklist

  • Author: Todd Harra
  • Publisher: Citadel Press (April 15, 2010)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Biographies & Memoirs

                 

5. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science & Scientists Humor - August 2021

From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe’s iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there was a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last? In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations, and consults with nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by signature xkcd comics. They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a really big explosion. The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the xkcd website. What If? will be required reading for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical.

  • Author: Randall Munroe
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; First Edition (September 2, 2014)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-0544272996
  • Dimensions: 7 x 1.17 x 9 inches

                 



6. A Short History of Nearly Everything


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science & Scientists Humor - August 2021

One of the world’s most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body  takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods , Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail — well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country , he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand — and, if possible, answer — the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.

  • Author: Bill Bryson
  • Publisher: Crown; 1st edition (September 14, 2004)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-0767908184
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.16 x 9.1 inches

                 

7. The Ultimate Dad Joke Book: 501 Hilarious Puns, Funny One Liners and Clean Cheesy Dad Jokes for Kids (Gifts for Dad)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science & Scientists Humor - August 2021

Father's Day 2021 is right around the corner - snag this easy gift for your favorite guy! The Ultimate Dad Joke Book is jam packed with family friendly, clean and hysterical jokes that are great for everyone from your toddler to your great-grandma! Buckle up and get ready for some knee slapping, head shaking and gut busting laughter every time you flip a page. Over 500 hilarious jokes, puns and one-liners Squeaky clean, family safe jokes for kids (and adults) of all ages Great selection of time honored classics and all new jokes for 2020 Grab your copy today and channel your inner dad with some amazingly groan worthy humor bombs!

  • Author: Hugh Murmie
  • Publisher: Independently published (May 10, 2020)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 979-8644639052
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.25 x 9 inches

                 

8. The Body: A Guide for Occupants


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science & Scientists Humor - August 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything , takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body—with a new afterword for this edition. Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body—how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Brysonesque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular. As Bill Bryson writes, “We pass our existence within this wobble of flesh and yet take it almost entirely for granted.” The Body will cure that indifference with generous doses of wondrous, compulsively readable facts and information. As addictive as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner’s manual for every body.

  • Author: Bill Bryson
  • Publisher: Anchor; Reprint edition (January 26, 2021)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-0804172721
  • Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8 inches

                 

9. Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science & Scientists Humor - August 2021

Have you ever tried to learn more about some incredible thing, only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon? Randall Munroe is here to help. In Thing Explainer,  he uses line drawings and only the thousand (or, rather, “ten hundred”) most common words to provide simple explanations for some of the most interesting stuff there is, including:   food-heating radio boxes (microwaves) tall roads (bridges) computer buildings (datacenters) the shared space house (the International Space Station) the other worlds around the sun (the solar system) the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates) the pieces everything is made of (the periodic table) planes with turning wings (helicopters) boxes that make clothes smell better (washers and dryers) the bags of stuff inside you (cells) How do these things work? Where do they come from? What would life be like without them? And what would happen if we opened them up, heated them up, cooled them down, pointed them in a different direction, or pressed this button? In  Thing Explainer,  Munroe gives us the answers to these questions and so many more. Funny, interesting, and always understandable, this book is for anyone—age 5 to 105—who has ever wondered how things work, and why.

  • Author: Randall Munroe
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; Annotated edition (November 24, 2015)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-0544668256
  • Dimensions: 9 x 0.59 x 13 inches

                 

10. How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Science & Scientists Humor - August 2021

AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   “How To will make you laugh as you learn…With How To , you can't help but appreciate the glorious complexity of our universe and the amazing breadth of humanity's effort to comprehend it. If you want some lightweight edification, you won't go wrong with How To .” — CNET   “ How To has science and jokes in it, so 10/10 can recommend.” —Simone Giertz The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the bestsellers  What If?  and  Thing Explainer For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally complex, excessive, and inadvisable that no one would ever try it. How To is a guide to the third kind of approach. It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole. Bestselling author and cartoonist Randall Munroe explains how to predict the weather by analyzing the pixels of your Facebook photos. He teaches you how to tell if you're a baby boomer or a 90's kid by measuring the radioactivity of your teeth. He offers tips for taking a selfie with a telescope, crossing a river by boiling it, and powering your house by destroying the fabric of space-time. And if you want to get rid of the book once you're done with it, he walks you through your options for proper disposal, including dissolving it in the ocean, converting it to a vapor, using tectonic plates to subduct it into the Earth's mantle, or launching it into the Sun. By exploring the most complicated ways to do simple tasks, Munroe doesn't just make things difficult for himself and his readers. As he did so brilliantly in What If? , Munroe invites us to explore the most absurd reaches of the possible. Full of clever infographics and fun illustrations, How To is a delightfully mind-bending way to better understand the science and technology underlying the things we do every day.

  • Author: Randall Munroe
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books; Illustrated edition (September 3, 2019)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Humor
  • ISBN: 978-0525537090
  • Dimensions: 7.22 x 1 x 9.3 inches