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#1 jangajarn

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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.
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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

#3 GeorgeWolff

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 03:50 PM

Sinclair Lewis - Arrowsmith

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 07:50 PM

thanks guys.

#5 drB

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 12:47 PM

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

This book is an amazing novel. :lol:

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 10:29 PM

Cantors dilemma! Its very good :(

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 01:44 PM

Sinclair Lewis - Arrowsmith
Paul de Kruif - Microbe Hunters

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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)

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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. Church Supplies

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 03:23 AM

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


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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
" The more you learn, the more you realize how little you know ... "

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:10 AM

What about R. Dawkins books?

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 11:22 PM

James Watson: DNA: The Secret of Life:... I read it ...such a wonderful one.
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#14 Ameya P

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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....

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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"?
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is like expecting the lion not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.

..."best of our knowledge, as far as we know this had never been reported before, though I can't possible read all the published journals on earth, but by perform thorough search in google, the keywords did not match any documents"...

"what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger"---Goddess Casandra reminds me to be strong

"It's all just DNA. Do it."---phage434




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