Sugestoes de livros para ler


Foto de Carl Zimmer.

“Behave,” by Robert Sapolsky. “It’s all in our brains,” or, “It’s just our hormones” are among the many misleading short-hands we use to explain why we do what we do. Sapolsky, a Stanford biologist, shows how astonishing complex the link is between our molecular nature and our lived existence.

“A Crack in Creation,” by Jennifer Doudna and Samuel Sternberg. It’s a chronicle of Doudna’s experience discovering CRISPR, a powerful new gene-editing tool.

“A Different Kind of Animal,” by Robert Boyd. Boyd, a leading anthropologist, offers a wonderfully succinct account of culture as a feature of our species, and how it creates a new set of rules beyond biological evolution for how we can change.

“A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived,” by Adam Rutherford. One of my big obsessions as a reporter is our expanding understanding of our genetic history, thanks to incredible advances like sequencing Neanderthal genomes. Rutherford, a British geneticist and journalist, presents a great survey of this fast-moving field.

“How to Tame A Fox,” by Lee Dugatkin and Lyudmila Trut. Dugatkin and Trut recount a profound experiment that took place in the Soviet Union: researchers bred foxes over a few decades into puppy-like creatures. The transformation may tell us something important about our own genetic changes that made us human.

“Big Chicken,” by Maryn McKenna. Among the things we share with nature are diseases–pathogens that shuttle between animals and humans. McKenna chronicles how our modern meat industry has fostered the evolution of dangerous bacteria that resist our best antibiotics.


Para aprender tecnicas de blogging em assuntos cientificos, veja os slides deste livro, tem muitas boas informacoes:

Science Blogging: The Essential Guide  – March 1, 2016

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