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Free Books That Neil deGrasse Tyson Thinks Everybody Should Read

After celebrating his birthday, physicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson turned to Twitter to express his problems with the hit movie, Gravity.

The physicist and author once answered a question that matters to all Galleycat readers: “Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?” He created a concise list of classic books. Follow the links below to download free ePub, Kindle or text versions of the books.

In the video embedded above,  Tyson answered another cosmic question–does the universe have a purpose? Do you agree with his answer?

 

Tyson summarized: “If read all of the works above, you will have profound insight into most of what has driven the history of the western world.” (Video via Open Culture)

Neil deGrasse Tyson Book List for Every Intelligent Person on the Planet

The Bible

The System of the World by Isaac Newton

On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine

The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

The Art of War by Sun Tsu

The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli

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