If you can't find a thread for your Non-Fiction recommendations, jot em down here.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina
The title pretty much sums it up but if you Google the author, you should find a link to his TED Talk which will give you a taste of what's in the book.
Rose Thorn (aka 'ladyofthethorns')