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Stephen Curry's Top Book Recommendations

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Mr Shaha's Book of Wonder

Why does the …?

What is …?

How does …?

Why is …?

What are all the parts of a flower?

How does a wine glass sing?

I don’t know!

But soon you will. Every child is a scientist with the help of Mr Shaha’s Book of Wonder.

There are experiments galore to do at home: from making a balloon-powered car, to dissecting a daffodil.

With beautiful and detailed illustrations by Emily Robertson, this is the perfect book for a...
Recommended by Stephen Curry, and 1 others.

Stephen CurryGreat, impassioned talk tonight at the RI by @alomshaha on science and teaching. You should definitely buy his book! Sorry I couldn’t stick around to say hello to people. (Source)

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A powerful look at the non-scientific history of "race science," and the assumptions, prejudices, and incentives that have allowed it to reemerge in contemporary science

Superior tells the disturbing story of the persistent thread of belief in biological racial differences in the world of science.

After the horrors of the Nazi regime in WWII, the mainstream scientific world turned its back on eugenics and the study of racial difference. But a worldwide network of unrepentant eugenicists quietly founded journals and funded research, providing the kind of...

Sarah ParcakFor anyone wanting to know more about why #BretStephens is problematic AF and how his op ed today promotes eugenics, you *must* order a copy of @AngelaDSaini book Superior about race science (video here) (Source)

Stephen CurryNot for the first time, a man who once aspired to the board of the Office for Students pontificates on a book he hasn’t read. Allow me to recommend that you read @angela_saini’s Superior and draw your own conclusions. I think it is smart, courageous, insightful and necessary. (Source)

Jess Wadewithout a doubt the two best books i have read this year in 🥇 superstar science selection. check out @scifri’s top 📚 of 2019: @AngelaDSaini’s Superior @ChemistryKit’s Superheavy 😃#amreading (Source)

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Competition has run amok. Social Darwinism, survival of the fittest, is crudely understood as justifying a winner-takes-all culture. If you want get into the best school, land the right job, buy the cool dress, find the perfect partner, be made for life, you have tread underfoot any and all your rivals. Competition has become a simplistic zero-sum game, played without any enjoyment at all.

In this book, Margaret Heffernan dispels this myth. Leading readers on a wide-ranging tour of competition across leading global organizations and industries, she exposes how desperately business,...
Recommended by Stephen Curry, and 1 others.

Stephen Curry@SellaTheChemist She’s an excellent speaker. Wrote a great book (A Bigger Prize) - very glad to have got her for this event. (Source)

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The Machinery of Life

Imagine that we had some way to look directly at the molecules in a living organism. An x-ray microscope would do the trick, or since we're dreaming, perhaps an Asimov-style nanosubmarine (unfortunately, neither is currently feasible). Think of the wonders we could witness firsthand: antibodies atta- ing a virus, electrical signals racing down nerve fibers, proteins building new strands of DNA. Many of the questions puzzling the current cadre of sci- tists would be answered at a glance. But the nanoscale world of molecules is separated from our everyday world of experience by a daunting... more
Recommended by Carl Zimmer, Stephen Curry, and 2 others.

Carl ZimmerEven when living things are operating normally and humming along, it’s still beyond our ordinary understanding. You really have to stretch your powers of imagination to try to get a sense of what it is like inside of a cell.  Ironically, textbooks can make that imagination more difficult. If they want to show how genes are used to make proteins, they show a very tiny, isolated piece of DNA, and... (Source)

Stephen Curry@cshperspectives @MHendr1cks David Goodsell’s book, The Machinery of Life, is great for showing molecular crowding. (Source)

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NASA astronaut Michael Collins trained as an experimental test pilot before venturing into space as a vital member of the Gemini 10 and Apollo 11 missions. In Carrying the Fire, his account of his voyages into space and the years of training that led up to them, Collins reveals the human tensions, the physical realities, and the personal emotions surrounding the early years of the space race. Collins provides readers with an insider's view of the space program and conveys the excitement and wonder of his journey to the moon. As skilled at writing as he is at piloting a spacecraft, Collins... more

Andrew ChaikinReaders really get their money’s worth with Mike because his book is readable, personal, poignant and funny. It sets the bar for astronaut books. (Source)

Alastair HumphreysI really enjoyed all the training, build-up side of things as well—and the human side of the book. It’s such a rocket science-type endeavour, but Michael Collins seems like a really nice guy. He manages to tell the story of this incredible effort by elite people in a way that’s quite relatable and interesting. (Source)

Amar GovindarajanSir, that book you holding in your hand? Best one, I'm told, by an astronaut. You may even know the guy who wrote it. (Source)

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