12 books on science Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

For decades, Bill Gates made billions in technology. Now he's spending that money on fighting disease and climate change.

It's no wonder the man loves science.

Over the years, Gates has recommended a number of science-related books to the public. Some deal with the environment, others with the cosmos, and others with stopping tiny biological invaders.

Here are some of his favorite titles.SEE ALSO: 28 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

'Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words' by Randall Munroe

Munroe, the mastermind behind the xkcd web comic, published a book in 2015 that explained pieces of modern technology using only the 1,000 most common words in the English language.

Gates said that it's a "brilliant concept" because if "you can't explain something simply, you don't really understand it." One of Gates' favorite explanations is why microwaves ("radio boxes") cook frozen foods unevenly:

When you put iced food in a radio box, after a while, parts of it start to turn to water. But since radio boxes are really good at heating water, those parts start to get hot really fast. They can even get so hot they start turning to air—before all the ice is even gone!

'The Gene: An Intimate History' by Siddhartha Mukherjee

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22 Published By - Business Insider - 2017.12.07. 17:41
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