Recommended Books

Biology Books

  • Genetics: Analysis of Genes and Genomes, 7th Edition, Daniel Hartl and Elizabeth Jones, 2009
  • DNA: The Secret of Life, James Watson, 2003
  • Naturalist, Edward Wilson, 1994
  • The Double Helix, James Watson, 1969
  • A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock, Evelyn Fox Keller, 1983
  • Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo, Sean Carroll, 2005
  • The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution, Sean Carroll, 2006
  • Why Evolution is True, Jerry Coyne, 2009
  • Molecular Biology of the Cell, Bruce Albert, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, and Peter Walter, 2007
  • Molecular Cell Biology, 6th Edition, Harvey Lodish, Arnold Berk, Chris Kaiser, Monty Krieger, Matthew Scott, Anthony Bretscher, Hidde Ploegh, Paul Matsudaira, 2007
  • The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time, 1995
  • Molecular Biology of the Gene, 6th Edition, James Watson, Tania Baker, Stephen Bell, Alexander Gann, Michael Levine, and Richard Losick, 2007
  • Genes IX, Benjamin Lewin, 2008
  • Time, Love, Memory: A Great Biologist and His Quest for the Origins of Behavior, Jonathan Weiner, 2000
  • Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, 5th Edition, Albert Lehninger, David Nelson, and Michael Cox, 2008
  • The Selfish Gene, 3rd Edition, Richard Dawkins, 2006
  • The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins, 1996
  • Climbing Mount Improbable, Richard Dawkins, 1997
  • River Out of Eden, Richard Dawkins, 1996
  • Discovering Genomics, Proteomics, & Bioninformatics, 2nd Edition, A. Malcolm Camopbell & Laurie Heyer, 2007
  • SYNC: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order, Steven Strogatz, 2003
  • The Regulatory Genome: Gene Regulatory Networks in Development and Evolution, Eric Davidson, 2006
  • EMERGENCE: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software, Steven Johnson, 2001
  • The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic—and How it Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World, Steven Johnson, 2007.
  • Microbe Hunters, Paul de Kruif, 1926

STEM Education Books

  • Ready, Set, Science!: Putting Research to Work in K-8 Science Classrooms, Sarah Michaels, Andrew Shouse, and Heidi Schweingruber, 2008
  • Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8, Richard Duschl, Heidi Schweingruber, and Andrew Shouse, 2007
  • Smart Schools: Better Thinking and Learning for Every Child, David Perkins, 1992
  • Outsmarting IQ: The Emerging Science of Learnable Intelligence, David Perkins, 1995
  • Scientific Teaching, Jo Handelsman, Sarah Miller, and Christine Pfund, 2007
  • Benchmarks for Science Literacy, AAAS, 1993
  • How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience and School, Expanded Edition, NRC, 2000


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