Lauber, Patricia, and Douglas Henderson1994How Dinosaurs Came toBe,Simon and Schuster: New York. A description of the ancestors to the dinosaurs. Grades 4-7.


Matsen, Brad, and Ray Troll1994Planet Ocean: A Story of Life, theSea, and Dancing to the Fossil Record,10 Speed Press: Berkeley, CA. Whimsically illustrated tour of history for older kids and adults. Grades junior high to high school.

McNulty, Faith1999How Whales Walked into the Sea,Illustrated by Ted Lewin, Scholastic Trade: New York. This wonderfully illustrated book describes the evolution of whales from land mammals. Grades K-3.


Stein, Sara1986The Evolution Book,Workman Publishing Co., inc.: New York. A hands-on, project-oriented survey of evolution and its mechanisms. Grades 4-8.


Troll, Ray, and Brad Matsen1996Raptors Fossils Fins and Fangs:A Prehistoric Creature Feature,Tricycle Press: Berkeley, CA. A light-hearted trip through time ("Good Gracious — Cretaceous!") with similes kids will like ("Pterosaurs — some as big as jet fighters."). Grades 4-6.

Origin of the Universe and the Earth

Dalrymple, G. Brent1991The Age of the Earth,Stanford University Press: Stanford, CA. A comprehensive discussion of the evidence for the ages of the Earth, moon, meteorites, solar system, Galaxy, and universe.


Longair, Malcolm S.1996Our Evolving Universe,Cambridge University Press: New York. A brief discussion of the origin and evolution of the universe.


Silk, Joseph1994A Short History of the Universe,Scientific American Library: New York. Popular treatment of the evolution of the universe.


Weinberg, Steven1993The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of theOrigin on the Universe,Basic Books: New York. An explanation of what happened during the Big Bang.

Evolution and Creationism Controversy

Godfrey, Laurie, ed. 1983Scientists Confront Creationism,W.W. Norton: New York. A collection of articles by scientists analyzing and refuting arguments of creation science.


Kitcher, Philip1982Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism,MIT Press: Cambridge. A philosophical as well as scientific analysis of creation science.


Matsumura, Molleen1995Voices for Evolution,National Center for Science Education, Inc : Berkeley, CA. A collection of statements supporting the teaching of evolution from many different types of organizations: scientific, civil liberties, religious, and educational.


Numbers, Ronald1992The Creationists: The Evolution of ScientificCreationism,University of California Press: Berkeley, CA. A thorough history of the American creationist movement.


Pennock, Robert T.1999Tower of Babel: The Evidence Against theNew Creationism,MIT Press: Cambridge, MA. A philosopher of science analyzes the newer "intelligent design" theory and "theistic science" creationism.


Strahler, Arthur1987Science and Earth History: The Evolution/CreationControversy,Prometheus Press: Buffalo, NY. A comprehensive analysis of creationist scientific claims.


Toumey, Christopher P.1994God's Own Scientists: Creationists ina Secular World,Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick, NJ. An anthropologist's view of creationism as a belief system upholding the moral authority of both science and religion.

Skehan, James W.1986Modern Science and the Book of Genesis,National Science Teachers Association: Washington, DC. Written by a geologist (former Director of the Weston Seismological Observatory) and bible scholar, trained as a Jesuit priest.



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