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    D15 is very interested in biology. She said this week that she wants to do some more non-fiction reading in the science space, so I am looking for suggestions. She is a very strong reader, but has only had a little chemistry so far. She is not really interested in physics or engineering, but might consider a math book or two as well. Biographies are okay, but she is not much interested in Darwin or older bio history. Here are some that we have identified so far:

    The Microbe Hunters
    The Ghost Map
    The Secret Life of Henrietta Lacks
    Mountains Beyond Mountains (she is interested in public health)
    The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero
    The Radioactive Boy Scout
    Miss Leavitt's Stars
    The Pale Blue Dot (neither this nor Miss Leavitt are biology, but she might read a couple of astronomy books too)
    Abraham Lincoln's DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics
    Einstein's Refrigerator and Other Stories of the Flip Side of History
    Elizabeth Blackburn & The Story of Telomeres

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    Something by Richard Preston? And the Band Played On?


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    At one point of time, my older daughter wanted to become a doctor. She signed up at a university to do a summer of genome research and read quite few biology related no-fictions.

    . Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin
    . Seven daughters of Eve by Bryan Sykes
    . The selfish gene by Richard Dawkins
    . Genome by Matt Ridley
    . A life decoded by Craig Venter
    . The Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

    Reading alone doesn't seem to do the trick. Despite parent's encouragements, she changed her mind abruptly. Now she is studying Applied Math.




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    Some of the Oliver Sacks books? He's so great.

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    Silent Spring (ditto of chenchuan)

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    Thank you all for listing these titles.


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