Human Nature Library
Books on life, science, and technology.
This page compiles links to recent books that address intersections of science and technology with culture and politics. To request addition of a book to the list, send a copy to Human Nature, c/o Slate, 1350 Connecticut Ave., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036. All books will be screened for merit. The primary list is reserved for books that connect science to society, particularly in ways that relate to Human Nature's mission. Other books may be assigned to the secondary lists or omitted, depending on relevance.
Abraham's Children: Race, Identity, and the DNA of the Chosen People, by Jon Entine.
Babies By Design: The Ethics of Genetic Choice, by Ronald M. Green.
Basic Instinct: The Genesis of Behavior, by Mark Blumberg.
The Big Questions in Science and Religion, by Keith Ward.
Blood Matters: From Inherited Illness to Designer Babies, How the World and I Found Ourselves in the Future of the Gene, by Masha Gessen.
Born and Made: An Ethnography of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, by Sarah Franklin and Celia Roberts.
Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, by Daniel Dennett.
The Case Against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering, by Michael Sandel.