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Can You Guess The Classic Science Book From Just One Line?

Do you know A Brief History of Time from A Short History of Nearly Everything?

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  1. 1.

    "In nature nothing exists alone."
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    Silent Spring, Rachel Carson
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    The Cosmic Connection, Carl Sagan
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    "The more you learn about the dignity of the gorilla, the more you want to avoid people."
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    Gorillas In The Mist, Dian Fossey
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    In The Shadow of Man, Jane Goodall
  3. 3.

    "If time travel is possible, where are the tourists from the future?"
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    A Brief History Of Time, Stephen Hawking
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    QED, Richard Feynman
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    "If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye; but if he has lost a self—himself—he cannot know it, because he is no longer there to know it."
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    The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks
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    Guns, Germs, and Steele, Jared Diamond
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    "No matter how hard you try you will never be able to grasp how tiny, how spatially unassuming, is a proton."
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    A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson
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    Cosmos, Carl Sagan
  6. 6.

    "There’s a photo on my wall of a woman I’ve never met, its left corner torn and patched together with tape."
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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
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    The Ghost Map, Steven Johnson
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    "The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen flexibility if we are to accept the answers."
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    Hyperspace, Michio Kaku
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    The Elegant Universe, Brian Greene
  8. 8.

    "Nothing is easier than to admit in words the truth of the universal struggle for life, or more difficult – at least I have found it so – than constantly to bear this conclusion in mind."
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    The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
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    The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
  9. 9.

    "He wrested the world's whereabouts from the stars, and locked the secret in a pocket watch"
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    The Code Book, Simon Singh
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    Longitude, Dava Sobel
  10. 10.

    "We are biology. We are reminded of this at the beginning and the end, at birth and at death. In between we do what we can to forget."
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    Stiff, Mary Roach
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    The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins

Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

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