The Machinery of Life
by David Goodsell
An "illuminated manuscript" on the molecular machinery within cells notable for its stunning and accurate illustrations.
A Canticle for Liebowitz
by Walter Miller
A science fiction classic about religion and the rediscovery of scientific knowledge after a nuclear holocaust.
Advice for a Young Investigator
by Santiago Ramón y Cajal
A treatise on how to do science by the founder of neurobiology.
Molecular Cell Biology
by Harvey Lodish et al.
A comprehensive textbook on cell biology used in BIOL 201 at McGill.
Time, Love, Memory
by Jonathan Weiner
A "biography" of Seymour Benzer, a pioneer of modern genetics, that traces Drosophila genetics from Thomas Hunt Morgan to the present.
Energy, Environment, and Climate
by Richard Wolfson
A textbook for non-science majors on the relationship between energy use and climate change.
At the Bench
by Kathy Barker
A handbook of wet lab skills that covers the practical aspects often missed in lab classes.
Writing Science in Plain English
by Anne Greene
A guide to writing science with strong verbs, concrete language, and organized paragraphs.
Mechanics of Motor Proteins and the Cytoskeleton
by Jonathon Howard
A textbook/monograph on biophysics that describes how proteins respond to mechanical, thermal, and chemical forces.