• Question: what is your favourite science book ?

    Asked by PugsAreAwsome to Shannah, Richard, Matthew, John, Emma, Anna on 16 Jun 2019.
    • Photo: John Paterson

      John Paterson answered on 16 Jun 2019:


      Probably The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins. It’s quite old now (over 40 years) and scientists continue to argue about some of the ideas in it, but it’s still an incredible summary of some of the most important ideas in evolution at the time. It’s very well written, but quite hard- the first time I tried to read it I didn’t finish it.

      I also love The Diversity of Life by EO Wilson, it’s a fantastic book about conservation by one of the greatest living biologists.

    • Photo: Emma Markham

      Emma Markham answered on 17 Jun 2019:


      There are so many! I have recently loved:
      I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong, This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay and Invisible Women: Exposing data bias in a world designed for men by Caroline Criado PĂ©rez

      I think it is important to just find a topic or author you enjoy.

    • Photo: Shannah Gates

      Shannah Gates answered on 17 Jun 2019:


      The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Book by Rebecca Skloot

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