Biology

Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy.

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Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
The Body: A Guide for Occupants
Caffeine: How Caffeine Created the Modern World
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World
Lab Girl
How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World
How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
Lifespan: Why We Age—and Why We Don't Have To
The Brain: The Story of You
Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
The Selfish Gene
The Origin of Species
The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
The Gene: An Intimate History
The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body
Genome: the Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Why Evolution Is True
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootStiff by Mary RoachThe Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha MukherjeeThe Great Influenza by John M. BarryThe Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks
Medical Microhistories
80 books — 86 voters
Poseidon's Steed The Story of Seahorses, from Myth to Reality by Helen ScalesThe Soul of an Octopus by Sy MontgomeryKraken by Wendy   WilliamsThe Secret Life of Lobsters by Trevor CorsonPigeons by Andrew D. Blechman
Biology Of Your Favorite Animal
146 books — 121 voters

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootSilent Spring by Rachel CarsonLab Girl by Hope JahrenThe Madame Curie Complex by Julie Des JardinsRosalind Franklin by Brenda Maddox
Women in Science
171 books — 47 voters
Sapiens by Yuval Noah HarariGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonA Brief History of Time by Stephen HawkingThe Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Big History
155 books — 80 voters

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca SklootLab Girl by Hope JahrenStiff by Mary RoachSilent Spring by Rachel CarsonThe Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
Science Writing By Female Authors
234 books — 61 voters
DMT by Rick StrassmanThe Cosmic Serpent by Jeremy NarbyThe Tao of Physics by Fritjof CapraA New Science of Life by Rupert SheldrakeFingerprints of the Gods by Graham Hancock
Curious Minds
125 books — 128 voters


Jerry A. Coyne
These mysteries about how we evolved should not distract us from the indisputable fact that we did evolve.
Jerry A. Coyne, Why Evolution Is True

Nick Bostrom
Far from being the smartest possible biological species, we are probably better thought of as the stupidest possible biological species capable of starting a technological civilization - a niche we filled because we got there first, not because we are in any sense optimally adapted to it.
Nick Bostrom, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

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