Book Clubs

I love reading popular science books.  Not only are they fun and interesting to read, but they usually have historical and contextual information about science or scientific discoveries that add to my understanding of the science itself.  Periodically, I will post a book as part of my Book Club that I encourage you to read and ask questions or comment if you want to continue the discussion.

Book Club: An Introduction

I spend hours each day (or at least it seems like hours) reading science for work. This reading ranges from ...
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Book Club: The Double Helix

In case you missed why I'm creating a book club, check out my previous post. The first book in the ...
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Book Club – The Genome

Our second book club book is The Genome The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters written by the fabulous ...
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Book Club – Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukerjee is a brilliant book that combines masterful storytelling ...
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Book Club – A Short History of Nearly Everything

Thanks to Amazon for the image A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson is a brilliant book. Bill ...
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Book Club: The American Plague, The Untold Story of Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is an awful disease that over 200,000 people per year contract, causing over 30,000 deaths. This disease causes ...
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Book Club: The Water Knife

I grew up in New England - Rhode Island, specifically. Rhode Island is green, with big, green, leafy trees and ...
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Book Club: Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks

One responsibility I feel that I have as a scientist is to help people understand the science that affects them ...
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Book Club: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Thanks to Wikipedia for the image In 2002, one of my first set of experiments in graduate school was treating ...
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Book Club – The Coming Plague

I think we've all heard a lot about Zika in the past few months. Hardly a single story about the ...
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