Login

Join for Free!
117096 members


Good book to read

Discuss topics related to other sciences, post news that you feel our community needs to hear about. Any interesting discussions about pretty much anything are also welcome.

Moderator: BioTeam

Good book to read

Postby jangajarn » Fri May 08, 2009 10:46 pm

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!
jangajarn
Garter
Garter
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:58 pm

Postby alextemplet » Sat May 09, 2009 1:23 am

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!)
Generally speaking, the more people talk about "being saved," the further away they actually are from true salvation.

~Alex
#2 Total Post Count
User avatar
alextemplet
King Cobra
King Cobra
 
Posts: 5599
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2005 4:50 pm
Location: South Louisiana (aka Cajun Country)

Postby Sepals » Mon May 11, 2009 8:41 am

DNA by Watson.
Image
User avatar
Sepals
Coral
Coral
 
Posts: 364
Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:45 am
Location: Manchester


Postby mcar » Tue May 12, 2009 2:53 am

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.
---Just one act of random kindness at a time and you can change the world---
mcar
Coral
Coral
 
Posts: 493
Joined: Fri May 27, 2005 8:58 am
Location: Pilipinas a.k.a. Three Stars and a Sun (300, 000 sq Km)

Postby jangajarn » Sat May 23, 2009 7:16 pm

thanks guys.
jangajarn
Garter
Garter
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:58 pm

Postby AstusAleator » Sun May 31, 2009 8:09 am

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
What did the parasitic Candiru fish say when it finally found a host? - - "Urethra!!"
User avatar
AstusAleator
King Cobra
King Cobra
 
Posts: 1039
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:51 pm
Location: Oregon, USA

Postby CorwinPrinceOfAmber » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:19 pm

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.
CorwinPrinceOfAmber
Garter
Garter
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:28 pm

Postby mith » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:12 pm

Look for stuff by Dan Pink or malcom gladwell
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
~Niebuhr
User avatar
mith
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 5345
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:14 pm
Location: Nashville, TN

Postby Jonl1408 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:04 am

THE EVOLUTION HANDBOOK
You must read!!!!!
"The scientific establishment bears a grisly resemblance to the Spanish Inquisition"-D. Gould
User avatar
Jonl1408
Death Adder
Death Adder
 
Posts: 61
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:26 am
Location: South Carolina

Re:

Postby JackBean » Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:00 pm

Jonl1408 wrote:THE EVOLUTION HANDBOOK
You must read!!!!!


"Thousands of scientific facts, disproving every basic area of evolutionary theory." :lol: :lol: :lol:
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
User avatar
JackBean
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
 
Posts: 5667
Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:12 pm


Return to Off Topic Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron