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History and Philosophy of Science, God, Cosmology and Evolution

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The list author says: "A primer collection for those interested in how science works and the latest on scientific knowledge regarding cosmology and evolution, and what it means. Also many of these books are a good source for those interested in improving their critical thinking and understanding how science really works."
The Grand Design
The Grand Design
"Hawking argues that there is no need for the God hypothesis. M-theory allows for the existence of multiple universes with a different set of physical laws. The perfect complement to R. Dawkins "The God Delusion". 2010"
Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism
Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism
"2011"
The God Delusion
The God Delusion
"Brilliant! A book not only for atheists, but if you believe in God you have to be open minded to read it. A lot of the non-sense from predominant religions is exposed, and a frontal attack to fundamentalist and the pseudo theory put forward by the creationists."
The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief
The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief
"The reply to "The God Delusion", from a well-known christian scientist."
Science in the Age of Computer Simulation
Science in the Age of Computer Simulation
"A review of the ubiquitous use of computer simulation from the point of view of the of philosophy of science. Probably this is the first serious approach to the epistemology of simulation and includes a specific discussion of climate models. 2010"
Lies, Damned Lies, and Science: How to Sort through the Noise Around Global Warming, the Latest Health Claims, and Other Scientific Controversies
Lies, Damned Lies, and Science: How to Sort through the Noise Around Global Warming, the Latest Health Claims, and Other Scientific Controversies
"A must read. These days it is becoming difficult to separate wheat from chaff, whether you are talking about health or global warming, the media and advocacy groups are often distorting real science. Written for the laymen, this book will help you to do your own critical thinking even if you lack a background in science. 2009"
Science: A Four Thousand Year History
Science: A Four Thousand Year History
"A more humane look at how science evolves. It is not such a crystal clear process after all, scientists are human too, with all of weakeness and want for power, money and prestige, and some even have their political agenda. A must read. 2009"
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing
"A real gem! Brief thoughts from several of the most brilliant minds in science history. Highly recommended. 2008"
The Logic of Scientific Discovery (Routledge Classics)
The Logic of Scientific Discovery (Routledge Classics)
"A classic in philosophy of science by one of the greatest science philosopher of the 20th century."
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
"How new paradigms replace the old ones. A classic for understanding how scientific knowledge progresses."
Popper Selections
Popper Selections
"Just in case you don't want to read the whole work, this is a crash course on Popper's philosophy. Quite a collection of his writings."
Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (Routledge Classics)
Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (Routledge Classics)
The Open Society and Its Enemies, Vol. 1: The Spell of Plato
The Open Society and Its Enemies, Vol. 1: The Spell of Plato
The Essential Tension: Selected Studies in Scientific Tradition and Change
The Essential Tension: Selected Studies in Scientific Tradition and Change
"An interesting follow up to "Revolutions". Among others there is an interesting chapter discussing the differences between Popper's ideas and Kuhn's regarding how scientific progress takes place."
The Road since Structure: Philosophical Essays, 1970-1993, with an Autobiographical Interview
The Road since Structure: Philosophical Essays, 1970-1993, with an Autobiographical Interview
"A collection of Kuhn's latest thoughts on the "Revolutions" published after his death, and again, more answers to the critics. A little repetition of previous writings, recommended only if you want to go into the minute details."
Image and Logic: A Material Culture of Microphysics
Image and Logic: A Material Culture of Microphysics
"A must read to complete/complement the views of Popper and Khun regarding scientific revolutions. 1997"
Einstein: His Life and Universe
Einstein: His Life and Universe
"This book goes beyond Einstein biography, you can see how he did his thought experiments, and how science progresses. 2007"
The Copernican Revolution: Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought
The Copernican Revolution: Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought
Why We Disagree About Climate Change: Understanding Controversy, Inaction and Opportunity
Why We Disagree About Climate Change: Understanding Controversy, Inaction and Opportunity
"This book was included in The Economist list of Best Books of 2009. By a famous climate scientist, truly a must read regardless of your side on this debate. This is quite an original analysis of the sociological and philosophical aspects of this debate. 2009"
The Future of Everything: The Science of Prediction
The Future of Everything: The Science of Prediction
"A brief review of the history of science regarding predictions, and a comprehensive analysis of the limitations of simulation models used for predictions in the fields of climate, health and economics, and how the three are related."
Simulating Nature: A Philosophical Study of Computer-Simulation Uncertainties and Their Role in Climate Science and
Simulating Nature: A Philosophical Study of Computer-Simulation Uncertainties and Their Role in Climate Science and
"For those with an interest in the uncertainties of computer simulated climate change and for those with an interest in the philosophy of science. 2006"
The Mind of God: The Scientific Basis for a Rational World
The Mind of God: The Scientific Basis for a Rational World
The FIFTH MIRACLE: The Search for the Origin and Meaning of Life
The FIFTH MIRACLE: The Search for the Origin and Meaning of Life
God and the New Physics
God and the New Physics
Cosmic Jackpot: Why Our Universe Is Just Right for Life
Cosmic Jackpot: Why Our Universe Is Just Right for Life
The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary Edition--with a new Introduction by the Author
The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary Edition--with a new Introduction by the Author
"A classic work for those interested in evolution."
The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design
The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design
A Devil's Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love
A Devil's Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love
Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder
Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder
Climbing Mount Improbable
Climbing Mount Improbable
The God Experiment: Can Science Prove the Existence of God?
The God Experiment: Can Science Prove the Existence of God?
The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God
The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
"A must-read for those interested in scientific objectivity. All pseudo-science and other similar non-sense is debunk in this Sagan's classic."
Cosmos
Cosmos
"A primer in astronomy, the history of science and discovery up to 1980. For beginners only."
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
"An update to Cosmos."
The Universe in a Nutshell
The Universe in a Nutshell
A Briefer History of Time
A Briefer History of Time
A Brief History of Time
A Brief History of Time
The Origin of Species: 150th Anniversary Edition
The Origin of Species: 150th Anniversary Edition
Relativity: The Special and the General Theory (Penguin Classics)
Relativity: The Special and the General Theory (Penguin Classics)