Thursday, March 13, 2014

My Favorite Science Reads - updated

Here is a running list of my favorite science reads (in no particular order), which I will attempt to keep updated. I have included links to the Amazon page as well as the related post from my blog.

The Immortal Life of Henriette Lacks - Rebecca Skloot (my post here)

The Violinist's Thumb - Sam Kean (my post here); The Disappearing Spoon was also excellent (my post)

The Philadelphia Chromosome - Jessica Wapner (my post

Lab Girl - Hope Jahren (my post at CrossTalk)

Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives and Our Lives Change Our Genes - Sharon Moalem (my post)

The Panda's Thumb - Stephen Jay Gould (all the books I have read by Gould have been excellent)

The Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors -  Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan

The Selfish Gene - Richard Dawkins (The Blind Watchmaker is also great)

Radioactive - Laura Redniss (my post

Blueprint for a Cell - Christian DeDuve 

The World Without Us - Alan Wiesman (my post here)

Stiff - Mary Roach (I review Packing for Mars here, but it wasn't as good)

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