By Bill Bryson (2019)
Pages: 450, Final verdict: Should-read
In the early 2000s I remember seeing an odd book at the front store of a
bookshop. Its unusual title - A Short History of Nearly Everything - caught my
attention. It told the story of the world (starting with the...
By Jennifer A. Doudna (2016)
Pages: 281, Final verdict: Should-read
The power of controlling human evolution has long been an endeavour reserved to
realm of science fiction. For billions of years, our biological destiny has been
dictated by nature, expressed in Darwin's theory of evolution, where random
genetic mutations shape...
By Nancy Stepan (2011)
Pages: 260, Final verdict: Great-read
Disease eradication is something we hardly think about in the west. Smallpox and
Polio are distant memories buried in our high school history books and we only
remember Malaria and Dengue when we're planning our next vacation. For this
By Bill Gifford (2015)
Pages: 384, Final verdict: Should-read
The question of why we grow old and how to stop it has intrigued us for long. As
early as 1889, Professor Brown-Séquard - known as the father of endocrinology -
stood in front of the Societé of Biologie to present...