Western Kentucky University

Biology Great Reads

The links below provide some information on the books listed, but the Department of Biology is not endorsing any of the vendors selling any particular book.

 

Origin of Species  by Charles Darwin:  http://www.literature.org/authors/darwin-charles/the-origin-of-species/

The Selfish Gene by Richard

Dawkins:  http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/LifeSciences/Genetics/~~/dmlldz11c2EmY2k9OTc4MDE5OTI5MTE1MQ==

The Future of Life by Edward Wilson:  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/183829.The_Future_Of_Life

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking:  http://www.hawking.org.uk/a-brief-history-of-time.html

DNA The Secret of Life by James Watson:  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/540346.DNA

Only a Theory by Kenneth Miller:  http://www.onlyatheorythebook.com/

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson:  http://www.nrdc.org/health/pesticides/hcarson.asp

Growth of Biological Thought by Ernst Mayr:  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/723581.The_Growth_of_Biological_Thought

The Double Helix by James Watson:  http://www.brown.edu/Courses/BI0020_Miller/dh/guide.html

Wonderful Life by Stephen J. Gould:  http://lucite.org/lucite/archive/atheism_-_dawkins_articles/wonderful%20life%20by%20stephen%20j.pdf

This is Biology by Ernst Mayr:  http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674884694

Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin:  http://tiktaalik.uchicago.edu/book.html

 Last Modified 7/22/13