The Impact of Modern Scientific Ideas on Society,
Hingham, MA: D. Reiden Publishing Company.
The Autobiography and Other Writings
, New York: Signet Classics, 1961. A readable, interesting autobiography of the first outstanding American man of science (among other things!)
Gardiner, Martin, ed.,
Great Essays in Science,
New York: Washington Square Press, 1970. A collection of thirty essays by leading scientists on the characteristics of scientific enquiry and the philosophical questions involved.
Judson, Horace Freeland,
The Search for Solutions
, New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1980. A marvelous book attempting to describe scientific investigation, and including many conversations with contemporary scientists on the nature of their work.
Moulton, Forest and Schiefferes, Justus, eds,
The Autobiography of Science,
New York: Doubleday and Co. A collection of letters, essays and papers of the worlds greatest scientists through the ages.
Oppenheimer, J. Robert,
Robert Oppenheimer—Letters and Recollections,
A collection of the chronicles and problems faced by this brilliant man.
Out of My Life and Thought
, New York: New American Library of World Literature, Inc., 1963. An inspiring life story of a man of science who put humanitarian values above all others.
Watson, James D.,
The Double Helix
, New York: The New American Library, Inc., 1969. A very well written and interesting description of the scientific and the personal problems involved the great breakthrough in genetics—the structure of DNA.