Heredity. I find that science writing for general audiences can be too dumbed down or just downright boring. Siddhartha Mukherjee sustains lively interest and a respect for intelligent readers through the 600 pages of his book titled, The Gene: An Intimate History. He makes this a personal story for us by connecting readers to his family and helping us care deeply about heredity. He opens the book with a personal story, and injects others just often enough throughout the text. Mukherjee presents both complicated science with key moral questions for our consideration. If there’s only one science book you’ll read this year, consider this one as an ideal choice.
Rating: Five-star (I love it)
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