Science Books that are a Must Read
Do give these books a read to expand your horizons about your understanding of science. These page-turners are perfect for a weekend read.
Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
When Dani Shapiro’s hubby reaches middle age and becomes interested in his familial history, he orders a DNA test. He inquires as to her desire for one. Her curiosity is not much peaked when she looks up at her bookshelves, which are adorned with sepia-toned pictures of her Orthodox Jewish relatives. However, marital unity wins out. After sending it, she coughs and then quickly keeps forgetting about it. Until the findings, she receives a few days later shatter her previously deeply held world.
In the beginning half of Inheritance, Shapiro utilizes genomic information and Google to uncover a long-buried familial truth, reading the book like an emotive thriller/detective narrative. In the present era of affordable DNA testing, Shapiro’s story is echoed by countless others, even though the specifics of her parents’ lifetime lies are unique to her. These examinations, which are frequently conducted out of mere interest, have the potential to cut folk’s genealogy with biological buzzsaws.
Infinite Powers by Steven Strogatz
It testifies to Strogatz’s skill as a storyteller and educator that this is likely the first and only calculus textbook that can truly be referred to as a page-turner. The textbook offers a concise summary of calculus’ foundational ideas and goes into great depth about how to apply them in contemporary life. Strogatz prefers straightforward diagrams and drawings over complex formulas barely any occur in these chapters. There’s something in the textbook for everybody, particularly when he delves into the brains of a number of humankind’s great philosophers, even though the author’s radical simplicity of extremely heady math may throw calculus experts away.
Bottle of Lies by Katherine Eban
Eban bases Bottle of Lies on the remarkable fabrications of the Indian pharmaceutical company Ranbaxy, which for several years produced generic brands of the popular drugs Lipitor and other prescription medications. When auditors from the US Food and Drug Administration visited its facilities, managers paraded a Potemkin Village of gleaming equipment, flawless processes, and journals free of unfavorable data. The researchers were never allowed to visit the abandoned underground laboratories where the actual pill-making occurred.
The Dreamt Land by Mark Arax
Californians are more knowledgeable than most about the consequences of climate change. We have inhaled pollution from flames and listened to local authorities beg for fewer baths and toilet flushes. However, the local choices that contributed to our current predicament are largely unclear. Former Los Angeles Times reporter Mark Arax is a journalist with an uncommon aptitude for delving into such topics. He has spent centuries writing about California farming while working on the farms and in the coffee houses in the Central Valley farm villages that are scattered around Highway 99.