The Amoeba in the Room by Nicholas Money (nonfiction / biology) An argument for making microorganisms central to our understanding of biology and ecology.

Denialism by Michael Specter (nonfiction / science journalism)

Do No Harm by Henry Marsh (medical memoir of a neurosurgeon)

The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson (nonfiction / history of science / true medical mystery)

The Human Side of Science by Arthur Wiggins and Charles Wynn (nonfiction/popular science history & biography) Stories about famous scientists with emphasis on their humanity

Justice by Michael J. Sandel (nonfiction / popular philosophy)

On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss (nonfiction / memoir / literary essay / history). Extraordinary exploration of the cultural significance of vaccination.

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson (novel)

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach (nonfiction / science journalism; humor)

Things that Keep Us Up at Night: Reel Biohorror by Victoria Sutton (2014). Plot summaries and legal analysis of 48 killer germ movies. (nonfiction/reference)

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