The hunt for extra terrestrial life looks more promising. This book is well written by an editor fom the Washington Post. Hardcover, 200 pages.
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 programmers have broad new horizons. Hardcover, 200 pages.
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.
Here Is A Human Being – At the Dawn of Personal Genomics, Misha Angrist, 2010
This very readable, even chatty book is about the ethics of genome sequencing and the associated legal cases. It also entertains by portraying the personalities of the leading scientists in the field. Hardcover, 300 pages.
Foundational Issues in Human Brain Mapping, Stephen Hanson, MIT Press, 2010
This compilation of papers on fMRI neuroimaging or brain scanning is heavy reading. 300 pages.
Dynamical Systems in Neuroscience – The Geometry of Excitability and Bursting, Eugene M. Izhikevich, MIT Press, 2010
This book for brain researchers is on theoretical neuroscience. It posits mathematical models for neuron electrical activity, and is not easy reading. 400 pages.
Endocrine Physiology, Patricia E. Molina, McGraw-Hill, 2010
Get a good understanding of how hormones work at the cellular level. 303 pages.
101 Theory Drive – A Neuroscientist’s Quest for Memory, Terry McDermott, Pantheon, 2010
A book by a journalist describing research into how the brain’s memory works. This is well written, and highlights the research of Dr. Gary Lynch. Hardcover, 250 pages.