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Genome by Matt Ridley
it is a 23 chaptered SMALL book in which each chapter tells a story
about one gene discovered on that chromosome...

nice one :P

-nightingale-

What about R. Dawkins books?

-Mateusz-

James Watson: DNA: The Secret of Life:... I read it ...such a wonderful one.
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nightingale on Sun Jan 3 11:27:42 2010 said:


Genome by Matt Ridley
it is a 23 chaptered SMALL book in which each chapter tells a story
about one gene discovered on that chromosome...

nice one :P

Second that.... really nice read....

-gt_ameya-

Hmn... never come across any of the mentioned book at the moment... but this one really catch my attention:
"Surviving Your Stupid Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School"

How about "origin of species"?

-adrian kohsf-

From the inventor of PCR, the Nobel prize Kary Mullis: Dancing Naked in the Mind Field Mullis is no shy, socially inept bench chemist, though; on the contrary, he has led as big and full a life as possible, opening himself to experiences like hallucinogenic drugs, surfing, casually handling dangerous chemicals, and taking shots at the sacred cows of science.

-96well-

adrian kohsf on Sat Oct 30 18:11:59 2010 said:


Hmn... never come across any of the mentioned book at the moment... but this one really catch my attention:
"Surviving Your Stupid Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School"



LOL Adrian. Who is the author? I'll look into that one.

Other good ones:

Y: Descent of Man
Mendel's Dwarf (some R-rated parts, didn't care for those)
Best Science Writing of(pick your year, anthology of essays on different sciences)

-lab rat-

Paul de Kruif - Microbe Hunters... I read it... such a nice one.

-123blockhead-

I found the books by Michael J Fox pretty inspiring--not straight science, but about medical research in general. Another good one is the seven daughters of eve by bryan sykes.

-kfunk106-

lab rat on Sun Oct 31 23:23:55 2010 said:


adrian kohsf on Sat Oct 30 18:11:59 2010 said:


Hmn... never come across any of the mentioned book at the moment... but this one really catch my attention:
"Surviving Your Stupid Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School"



LOL Adrian. Who is the author? I'll look into that one.

Other good ones:

Y: Descent of Man
Mendel's Dwarf (some R-rated parts, didn't care for those)
Best Science Writing of(pick your year, anthology of essays on different sciences)



Hi Lab Rat... sorry for not noticed your post.
Please refer:
http://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Your-Stupid-Decision-School/dp/0307589447
Is Adam Ruben

-adrian kohsf-
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