Ever wonder what scientists read when they are not mapping the universe or otherwise changing the world with their discoveries? Hint: They’re not all geeky science texts. For example, physicist Freeman Dyson has printouts of 165 emails.

Here is a link to the books and other whatnots of a handful of famous scientists like cosmologist Max Tegmark, physicist Freeman Dyson, pediatrician Philip Landrigan, and primatologist Frans de Waal.

By Thomas Kang