The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee. A history of the gene draws on science, social history, and the author's family medical history to explore the centuries of research into the science of genetics and the quest to understand human heredity.
(Adult) In this engaging and passionate memoir, Hope Jahren chronicles her love affair with science and plants, living with mental illness, and her twenty year friendship with her research assistant, a somewhat strange one-handed man named Bill.
Forensics : If you’ve been known to drop everything to watch a CSI marathon, then this is the ideal summer read for you. Crime fiction veteran Val McDermid knows her way around a fictional murder (she’s written 29 novels to prove it), but in this nonficti