What science book would increase my knowledge, improve my reading comprehension, and reading critical skills and to read for pleasure? I am a beginner of interest in science and especially microbiology.


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I can't recommend anything specific to microbiology.  I suggest a subscription to Scientific American.  They have a book review section, as well as great articles.  Science writers I like are:

Oliver Sacks (neuroscience)

Atul Gawande (medicine)

Edmund O. Wilson (biology)

"The Emperor of All Maladies" is a great book about the history of cancer therapies.

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" is a best seller about medical research.

An interesting work of fiction is "Flowers for Algernon", about a man who participates in an experiment and is transformed from a mentally retarded young man to a genius.  Very sad!!!

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