Monday, January 13, 2020

Six great science books

Chip Walter is an author, journalist, National Geographic Explorer, filmmaker and former CNN bureau chief. He has an unusually broad background that spans both science and entertainment.

Walter’s new book, his fifth, is Immortality, Inc. — Renegade Science, Silicon Valley Billions and the Quest to Live Forever.

At The Week magazine he tagged six great science books, including:
The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins (1986).

This book reveals the power behind the DNA that long ago came into existence and makes all life, including us, possible. Dawkins encapsulates the complex forces that have shaped our evolution with such lucidity of mind and phrase that you never feel overwhelmed.
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The Blind Watchmaker is among Neil deGrasse Tyson's six favorite books and Steven Pinker's five most important books.

--Marshal Zeringue