Cosmos (Book Review)
Cosmos by Carl Sagan is one of those books that both awe and inspire. It looks beyond our daily lives, our politics, and spans from the start of the universe to the depths of a black hole.
The fun thing is that the book was published in 1980, yet all basic facts still stand (of course there is some fierce discussion about quite many of them, that is science for you).
See more here (wiki).