Tag Archives: biology
Creation – How Science Is Reinventing Life Itself By Rutherford, Adam – 2013 Biotechnology fans will find this a fascinating discussion of research into the origins of life billions of years ago, with excursions into the biochemistry of DNA and … Continue reading
The Epigenetics Revolution How Modern Biology Is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease, and Inheritance, Nessa Carey, – 2012)
Brain Bugs – How the Brain’s Flaws Shape Our Lives, Dean Buonomano, – 2011 If you want to understand how the brain works, this book will get you a bit ahead. Written by a professor but very readable. Hardcover, 250 … Continue reading
The Viral Storm – The Dawn of A New Pandemic Age, Nathan Wolfe, 2011 Written by a Stanford professor, this very readable book explains epidemics. Hardcover, 250 pages.
The Quest for the Cure – The Science and Stories Behind the Next Generation of Medicines, Brent Stockwell, Columbia University Press, 2011 This book explains how researchers discover new drugs to fight diseases such as cancer. The book is very … Continue reading
First Contact – Scientific Breakthroughs in the Hunt for Life beyond Earth, Marc Kaufman, – 2011 The hunt for extra terrestrial life looks more promising. This book is well written by an editor fom the Washington Post. Hardcover, 200 pages.
Biopunk – DIY Scientists Hack the Software of Life, Marcus Wohlsen, – 2011 If the base-pair sequence contained in your genes’ DNA can be compared with computer programs, and the technology to modify genes is increasingly understood, then open source … Continue reading
The $1,000 Genome – The Revolution in DNA Sequencing and the New Era of Personalized Medicine, Kevin Davies, – 2010 A guide to the future of personalized medicine. Hardcover, 300 pages.
Beyond Boundaries – The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines–and How It Will Change Our Lives, Miguel Nicolelis, – 2011 This book is about advances in brain control of prostheses. Written by a professor of neuroscience and very readable. … Continue reading
Biology 11, McGraw-Hill, 2010 A high school textbook. It is really well done; they have improved so much since I was in grade 11. Large format, 700 pages.