Born This Way: Becoming, Being, and Understanding Scientists
by Richard Lockshin
A senior and well-published scientist describes, through anecdotes, parables, and stories how scientists conceive, ask, and answer questions, and how what they do develops from the culture of their time. Part 1 describes the origins of modern biological science. Part 2 describes the origins of molecular biology and the "cool tricks" that created the miraculous capabilities that we have today.