If you are looking for a good basic science book that is easy to read and engaging, you might want to check out the recently published book by Sean Carrol titled The Story of Life: Great Discoveries in Biology.

The book covers many of the major scientific discoveries in biology through storytelling — introducing readers to the scientists who made them. Sections of the book focus on the process of science as well as heredity, evolution and ecology. Vaccines make an appearance in the process of science story where Andrew Wakefield’s efforts are held up as an example of how not to do science. Other timely topics covered include gene therapy and climate change.

Written as a textbook for science students, each chapter ends with summary questions to ensure that the reader grasped the most important topics covered.

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