good book on science (View forum version)



jangajarn

Posted 08 May 2009 - 02:35 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. A good example would be "the Beautiful mind", which came as a movie later.
Thanks!

bioforum

Posted 08 May 2009 - 03:17 PM

James Watson: DNA: The Secret of Life Posted Image


Craig Venter A Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life Posted Image

GeorgeWolff

Posted 08 May 2009 - 03:50 PM

Sinclair Lewis - Arrowsmith

jangajarn

Posted 09 May 2009 - 07:50 PM

thanks guys.

drB

Posted 06 October 2009 - 12:47 PM

Check out - Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

This book is an amazing novel. :lol:

PhD

Posted 06 October 2009 - 10:29 PM

Cantors dilemma! Its very good :(

GeorgeWolff

Posted 07 October 2009 - 01:44 PM

Sinclair Lewis - Arrowsmith
Paul de Kruif - Microbe Hunters

bob1

Posted 07 October 2009 - 03:48 PM

Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond - not strictly about biology, but a good read anyway.
The Future Eaters by Tim Flannery (actually any of his ones are excellent reads)

andrewmason

Posted 26 October 2009 - 02:27 AM

You did not generalized you question. Science is a very waste subject to cover in a single book. How ever you need to question properly for a specific subject you want.


courtney coles

Posted 25 December 2009 - 03:23 AM

James Watson: DNA: The Secret of Life is a nice one.....


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nightingale

Posted 03 January 2010 - 03:27 AM

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

Mateusz

Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:10 AM

What about R. Dawkins books?

baja

Posted 16 September 2010 - 11:22 PM

James Watson: DNA: The Secret of Life:... I read it ...such a wonderful one.
Regards





 


Ameya P

Posted 29 October 2010 - 10:21 PM

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....

Adrian K

Posted 30 October 2010 - 10:11 AM

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"?

96well

Posted 30 October 2010 - 12:29 PM

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.

lab rat

Posted 31 October 2010 - 03:23 PM

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)

123blockhead

Posted 20 April 2011 - 02:06 AM

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

knuf

Posted 20 April 2011 - 05:22 AM

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.

Adrian K

Posted 20 April 2011 - 06:55 AM


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.co...l/dp/0307589447
Is Adam Ruben

nightingale

Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:38 AM

this one is good, enjoyable and wonderous :-

"what a plant knows : a field guide to the senses." By Daniel Chamovitz

henryn

Posted 02 January 2014 - 04:30 AM

The biology Book of Christopher C. Tisdell is the best for DNA.


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 04:15 AM

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eyedoc333

Posted 29 January 2015 - 10:57 AM

I'm new to the forum, but I have a new Amazon e-book that fits in this category.  It is "Academania: My Life in the Trenches of Biomedical Research".  It is a science memoir written in lay language for both scientists and non-scientists.  Here is the link--

 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PJJOLCA

 

Forgive me if this comes across as spam, but it seems to be the best way to get the book out there as a self-published author. 


gvbdxz

Posted 18 June 2015 - 06:02 AM

Can't believe nobody mentioned "The Eighth Day of Creation" yet ! This book changed the way I look at lab life.


gvbdxz

Posted 18 June 2015 - 06:10 AM

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hobglobin

Posted 18 June 2015 - 10:05 AM

edited this and yours to remove the spam. Thanks for info.


mdfenko

Posted 19 June 2015 - 03:31 AM

Can't believe nobody mentioned "The Eighth Day of Creation" yet ! This book changed the way I look at lab life.

which one? the one about the birth of molecular biology? or the one about philosophy?


gvbdxz

Posted 26 June 2015 - 06:37 AM

 

Can't believe nobody mentioned "The Eighth Day of Creation" yet ! This book changed the way I look at lab life.

which one? the one about the birth of molecular biology? or the one about philosophy?

 

The Horace Judson one about the birth of Molecular Biology.


Zoe Winslet

Posted 20 June 2016 - 06:48 PM

James Watson: DNA: The Secret of Life