Summer Science Reading

The end of summer approaches and in a few weeks all the schools and universities will have started up, and with it all the beach books will be put away in favour of textbooks. So I’m interested in finding out about what science books people read over the summer. I have often reviewed books here […]

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

 Reviewed: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Immortal-Life-Henrietta-Lacks/ On October 4th 1951 an African American woman named Henrietta Lacks died in John Hopkins Hospital in East Baltimore, finally succumbing to multiple tumours which had metastasized from her cervical cancer. Despite her death, the contribution she has made indirectly to modern science continues […]

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Life Ascending

  Reviewed: ‘Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution’ by Nick Lane In October 2010, the Royal Society Prize for Science Books went to Nick Lane for his book ‘Life Ascending’, so it only seemed appropriate to give it a read and see what all the fuss was about. Thankfully it won’t be the […]

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