Scientific American Magazine- timely and technical features on everything from paleoarchaeology to neural nets.
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn- classic 1962 philosophy of science study to which can be traced responsibility for the widespread concept of paradigm shift.
On Dialogue by David Bohm, Lee Nichol (Editor)- How we can communicate better is at the heart of On Dialogue. This revised and expanded edition is the most comprehensive documentation to date of best-selling author David Bohm's dialogical world view.
Thought As a System by David Bohm (Editor), Lee Nichol- explores the role of thought and knowledge at every level of human affairs, from our private reflections on personal identity to our collective efforts to fashion a tolerable civilization.
Wholeness and the Implicate Order by David Bohm- develops a theory of quantum physics which treats the totality of existence, including matter and consciousness, as an unbroken whole.
The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism by Fritjof Capra - Those approaching Eastern thought from a background of Western science will find reliable introductions here to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism and learn how commonalities among these systems of thought can offer a sort of philosophical underpinning for modern science.
Techgnosis: Myth, Magic, + Mysticism in the Age of Information by Erik Davis - looks at modern information technology–and much previous technology–to reveal how much of it has roots in spiritual attitudes.
The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins - instead of thinking about organisms using genes to reproduce themselves, as we had since Mendel’s work was rediscovered, we turn it around and imagine that our genes build and maintain us in order to make more genes.
Chaos : Making a New Science by James Gleick- Rather than attempt to explain Julia sets, Lorenz attractors, and the Mandelbrot Set with gigantically complicated equations, Chaos relies on sketches, photographs, and wonderful descriptive prose.
The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould - masterful demolition of the IQ industry.
The Ages of Gaia: A Biography of Our Living Earth (Commonwealth Fund Book Program Series) by J. E. Lovelock - reprint of the Norton edition of 1988 on the history of the earth and man's abuse of the planet.
Symbiotic Planet: A New Look at Evolution (Science Masters Series) by Lynn Margulis - champions the theory that new species originate not just in genetic mutation but in symbiosis as well–the merging of two separate species.
How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker - awesomely informative survey of modern brain science.
The Lives of a Cell : Notes of a Biology Watcher by Lewis Thomas - packed with biological insights.
The Double Helix : A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA by James D. Watson - a startling window into the scientific method, full of insight and wit, and packed with the kind of science anecdotes that are told and retold in the halls of universities and laboratories everywhere.
The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet by Margaret Wertheim - an astute look at the social and cultural history of physics exploring how the development of physics became intertwined with the rising power of institutionalized religion, and how both of these predominantly masculine pursuits have influenced women's ability to join the physics community.
Leadership and the New Science: Learning About Organization from an Orderly Universe by Margaret J. Wheatley - Draws on new scientific theories on quantum physics, chaos, and molecular biology to provide insights into ways in which people understand, design, and lead organizations, detailing keys to communication, business growth opportunities, and more.
Sociobiology: The Abridged Edition by Edward Osborne Wilson - defines such concepts as society, individual, population, communication, and regulation. It attempts to explain, biologically, why groups of animals behave the way they do when finding food or shelter, confronting enemies, or getting along with one another.