Does anybody know a book (about biological science preferably) which can be read like a novel? Like a life story of a scientist, or some random ramblings of a scientist wondering about nature, or anything which one can read and get inspired/thrilled to do science. A good example would be "the Beautiful mind", which came as a movie later. You get to know how this guy suffered while working on his math and finally won the Nobel. Something like that which makes you inspires you to do science.
I haven’t finished reading the Evolution of Jane by Kathleen Schine, it’s fictional actually with some twist of evolution concepts; it’s a story about two best friends actually who stopped being friends for no definite reason.
The Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner
The Island of the Colorblind by Oliver Sacks
A Plague of Frogs by William Souder
The Eternal Frontier by Tim Flannery
The Weathermakers by Tim Flannery
The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley: involves genetic engerneering
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess: involves aversion therapy
Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keys: involves the transition from a man with a low IQ gaining a high IQ from experimental surgery (i did my english c/w on this book, i love it!)
The Double Helix by James Watson: autobiographical and enjoyable!
The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins: a biology must- read
The Mating Mind by Geoffry Miller: a slightly off track look at evolution.