With all the global politics happening this summer, I have been turning more and more to my books to offer some much needed R&R. Here are some of the scientific non-fiction books that I am reading/looking forward to reading this summer:
Sapiens provides a condensed history of how Homosapiens became the species who took over the earth by Yuval Noah Harari, an Israeli historian. The book was first published in Hebrew in 2011, then translated to English in 2014 and quickly turned into an international bestseller.
Author John Carreyrou is a two-time Pulitzer winning journalist who broke the story about the deceit behind Theranos and its chief executive, Elizabeth Holmes.
In this book, Dr. Adam Rutherford explores the field of genetics and talks about the history revealed by our genes and the history of our genes.
Dr. Lara Marks is a medical historian at King’s College London. In this book, she talks about entrepreneurs who realized and furthered the use of Monoclonal antibodies (Mabs) and allowed for faster diagnostics.
Max Tegmark is a Swedish-American physicist and cosmologist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In this book, he explores how to advance the field of Artificial Intelligence without hurting humans along the way.
E. Paul Zehr is a Canadian professor of kinesiology and neuroscience at the University of Victoria. This book uses the premise of the famous Captain America to talk about the limit and possibilities of modern science.
Dr. Jennifer Doudna is a biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, who was a key individual in discovering the gene-editing system, CRISPR. Dr. Samuel Sternberg is a biologist and CRISPR expert who completed his doctoral research with Dr. Doudna. This book talked about the discovery, development, and applications of CRISPR-Cas9.
In this book by Dr. John Cumbers and Karl Schmieder is a collection of 25 interviews with experts talking about advances in biology. It also provides a framework to incorporate bioengineering into your business.
Sue Armstrong is a science writer who expertly tells the story about the p53 gene, which prevents cells from turning cancerous. From its initial discovery to the hunt for new cures.
In this book, Adam Piore explores how new technology has expanded our physical and mental capabilities.