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#16 96well

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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.
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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)
42..."An immutable fixed-precision number of unlimited magnitude." <a href="http://en.wikipedia....amming_language)" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia....amming_language)</a>, accessed 25June2009.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 02:06 AM

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

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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.

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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:
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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

Edited by nightingale, 31 October 2012 - 01:39 AM.

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

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 04:30 AM

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






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