Wolf Reads #16

This week, we bring you our favourite non-fiction science reads!

Einstein: His Life and Universe

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Goodreads rating: 4.1

Delve into the life of one of the greatest minds in history. In a meticulously researched biography, Isaacson gives us insight into Einstein’s life and theories. Be prepared to see a lesser known persona of the renowned scientist.

This biography is pretty darn long (about six hundred pages) but trust me, it’s definitely worth the read.

The Cartoon Guide to Genetics

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Larry Gonick and Mark Wheelis team up once again to explain a complicated and daunting topic: genetics. Learn about the genetic code, Watson and Crick, the Human Genome Project and more in simplified terms.

The cartoons and writing are both witty and hilarious. The Cartoon Guide to Genetics outlines the basics of genetics.

The Brain: The Story of You

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David Eagleman takes us on an epic journey into the most important organ in the body: the brain. Why do we behave the way we behave? What is reality? The Brain answers these questions and many more. A companion piece to the PBS six-part series, The Brain is an excellent introduction to neuroscience.

The best part about this book is the writing style. It’s written in a conversational tone and Eagleman engages with you, the reader. Usually, I take at least a month to finish a non-fiction book as I find the writing too factual to finish in one go. This was one of the few non-fiction books which I finished in two days.

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