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This is a lore summary, presenting intradiegetic or in-universe information about the subject. For game characteristics and similar data, consult the table on the right.
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The Big Book of Science is a science book found across the Fallout series.


The premier book for general science, the Big Book of Science was originally issued as a set of books covering different topics, before being consolidated into a single, large tome that was adopted as the basis of curriculums across schools (and Vaults) in the United States. The hefty single volume edition had a grand total of over 1000 pages![1]


Multi-volume edition

Gameplay articles:

This item increases the Science skill of a character to a maximum of 91%.

Single-volume edition

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Gameplay articles:

This item increases the Science skill of the player character, up to a maximum level of 100.

Behind the scenes

The design of the single-volume edition is most likely a reference to Physics, a modern approach by L. Paul Elliott and William F. Wilcox"; © Macmillan Co.; January 29, 1957. See [1] for a comparison (unfortunately a picture reference can only be found on a Russian site, about the Russian edition of this book).


  1. In Vault 101 when taking the G.O.A.T, on the black board you can see "turn to page 976 in Big Book of Science". Students also "need to study page 927" according to the same blackboard.