I read the book Genome by Matt Ridley for my AP biology course. I found it fascinating, although it seems another book must have been written on the topic since 1999. Anything you can recommend?

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    $\begingroup$ How much science have you had sense AP bio? It would effect my a recommendation. More details are always nice for a question like this, so that an answer doesn't seem primarily opinion based. $\endgroup$ – Atl LED Aug 15 '14 at 3:30
  • $\begingroup$ Not much. I took it last school year, so I finished it last May. What I liked about Genome is that it didn't require a ton of understanding of genetics and explained many things without using advanced science jargon. That being said, I myself could probably take on something a bit more challenging with the help of Wikipedia and my science teacher. $\endgroup$ – Ely Eastman Aug 15 '14 at 15:36
  • $\begingroup$ What is AP biology? $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Dec 25 '14 at 12:05
  • $\begingroup$ @WYSIWYG Advanced Placement Biology. High school Biology course equivalent to a first semester college Bio course. The syllabus is defined by CollageBoard. $\endgroup$ – Ely Eastman Jan 3 '15 at 4:22