Best science book ever

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On 19 October 2006, the Royal Institution of Great Britain named the 1975 short story collection The Periodic Table, by Primo Levi, the best science book ever. After taking nominations from many scientists in various disciplines, authors, and other notable people (such as the Archbishop of Canterbury), the Royal Institution compiled a shortlist of books for consideration. This shortlist was presented to the public at an event held at Imperial College and the audience voted to determine which book was "the best."[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ Conocimiento, Ventana al (11 April 2017). "Primo Levi and the Best Science Book ever Written".
  2. ^ "The debate is on: the best science book ever is announced | Imperial News | Imperial College London". Imperial News.
  3. ^ Hagen, Margareth; Skagen, Margery Vibe (28 February 2014). Literature and Chemistry: Elective Affinities. ISD LLC. ISBN 9788771246278 – via Google Books.

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