Science in the Soul

Richard Dawkins selected short writings

The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

This is a must-read for all students. The style is not very entertaining but there are only a few such impactful book in the world.

The Demon-Haunted World

A great book by a great scholar. I expected more science and less politics, but still, great reading.

Sedm zákonů

Pohled na zrod, vzestup a pád civilizací z výšky. Směs Diamonda, Harariho, Roslinga, …

Open Access

A good overview of the issue with publishing science

Metamagical Themas

An anthology of Hofstadter’s articles in Scientific American

Jak se dělá imunita

stručný přehled o fungování imunity

How To

Another funny book from the author of XKCD comics.

The Formation of Vegetable Mould

The last book of Darwin which perfectly shows how rigorous he was and that he was such a talent for discovering of long-term phenomena.

The Emperor of All Maladies

Cancer seems to be an inevitable part of our biology

The Book of Why

Not very engaging but definitely important topic of correlation, causation, statistics and AI.

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

A contemporary has said, not unjustly, that in this materialistic age of ours the ser ious scientifi c workers are the only profoundly religious people.

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Hard to read. Both history and acquaintance made me doubt that practitioners of the natural sciences possess firmer or more permanent answers to such questions than their colleagues in social science.

The Better Angels of Our Nature

A clever argument in favour of optimism.


I read it in Czech as my neighbour borrowed me the book.

Enlightenment now

Velmi dlouhý argument o tom, proč je věda, vzdělání dobrá.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

I should probably read the whole book, this blink certainly was interesting!

The Science Book

A brief history of natural sciences. Heavily biased towards physics and chemistry.

Calling Bullshit

How to spot bullshit and what to do after that. Funny and important book.