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The Big Book of Science is a skill book in Fallout: New Vegas.


It's a collection of writings on general science, written before the Great War.


Reading this book permanently increases the player character's Science skill by 3 points (4 with the Comprehension perk).


With the add-on Old World Blues, this skill book can be crafted by the player character.

Big Book of Science (1)
Note: the recipe is consumed as part of the crafting process - meaning only one book can be crafted.


Other than being crafted, the skill book can be found in the following locations.

Closest map markerLocation description
Ashton missile silo Lonesome Road (add-on)In the north corner of launch deck, level 3 of the silo wreckage just past a Hard locked safe
Brewer's beer bootleggingIn the cellar, in the back room on a table to the left of the chemistry set
Camp Forlorn HopeIn the command center, in the southeast corner, on the desk
HELIOS One DialogueReward from Ignacio Rivas for distributing power to entire grid during That Lucky Old Sun
NiptonOn the desk in Mayor Joseph B. Steyn's office on the top floor of the Nipton Town Hall building
REPCONN headquartersLocated on the ground floor through the door next to the radioactive barrel display, located on a shelf past the Hard locked door
Sierra Madre Casino Dead MoneyOn a bookshelf in Vera's room, which is found in the Executive suites area of the Sierra Madre casino
Y-0 research center Old World Blues (add-on)In a corner of the canyon south of the Y-0 building, between two xander root plants by the hand of a skeleton