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I am looking for a synonym for a kind of book/genre, that contains interesting information, but is not aimed at the scientific community, being polemical / political and not stringent enough to be academic. For instance "Weapons of Math Destruction" by Cathy O'Neil.

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  • So a nonfiction book that isn't a textbook or science book because it doesn't meet the rigors of research or application of the scientific method required for it to be. Well, I'd call that a special-interest book, a book that falls in the literary genre of "special-interest." – Benjamin Harman Apr 21 at 21:26
  • It’s popular science. – Xanne Apr 22 at 0:15

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