Good book to read

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    • #11363
      jangajarn
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      Hey all,
      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.
      Thanks!

    • #90703
      alextemplet
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      Here’s a few of my favorites:

      Rocks of Ages by Stephen J. Gould
      Finding Darwin’s God by Kenneth Miller
      The Universe in a Nuthshell by Stephen Hawking (not bio but still worth the read!)

    • #90732
      Sepals
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      DNA by Watson.

    • #90753
      mcar
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      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.

    • #90900
      jangajarn
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      thanks guys.

    • #90953
      AstusAleator
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      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

    • #96774
      CorwinPrinceOfAmber
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      FICTION:
      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!)

      NON-FICTION:
      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.

    • #97052
      mith
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      Look for stuff by Dan Pink or malcom gladwell

    • #104027
      Jonl1408
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      THE EVOLUTION HANDBOOK
      You must read!!!!!

    • #104044
      JackBean
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      quote Jonl1408:

      THE EVOLUTION HANDBOOK
      You must read!!!!!

      "Thousands of scientific facts, disproving every basic area of evolutionary theory." 😆 😆 😆

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