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Good book to read

Post by 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!

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Post by 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!)
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Post by Sepals » Mon May 11, 2009 8:41 am

DNA by Watson.
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Post by 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.
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Post by jangajarn » Sat May 23, 2009 7:16 pm

thanks guys.

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Post by 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
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Post by 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.

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Post by mith » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:12 pm

Look for stuff by Dan Pink or malcom gladwell
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Post by 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

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Post by 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/

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