The Code Breaker

Never has a science conference sounded so fun and dramatic! This is an accessible and fast-paced biography of Jennifer Doudna, the 2020 Nobel laureate in chemistry, and the army of scientists who uncovered the many steps to make gene editing possible. At its heart, The Code Breaker celebrates how life-changing scientific discoveries come from allContinue reading “The Code Breaker”

Entangled Life

This book took me on a breathtaking, life-affirming and inspired journey into the astounding interconnectedness of fungi and the role they play in the world around us. Sheldrake writes with compassionate understanding and vivid prose, and asks questions that shake the core of our self-centred definitions of intelligence, cognition and sensory perception. We need notContinue reading “Entangled Life”

How To Change Your Mind

This book is phenomenal.  Pollan makes historical figures, places and experiences come alive with evocative descriptions. He looks at the natural history of mind-altering substances in nature, a human history of their uses, chemical discoveries, research, and the shift in political and cultural perceptions that made the movement go underground. He bravely shares firsthand accountsContinue reading “How To Change Your Mind”