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Appendix D
References for Further Reading and Other Resources

The following list of references represents a sampling of the vast literature available on education, biology, and evolution. The reader is encouraged to explore the literature further as need and time allow.

Please visit our World Wide Web address at http://www4.nas.edu/opus/evolve.nsf for more extensive resource listings for these subjects.

Publications on Education

AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science). 1993. Benchmarks for Science Literacy. Project 2061. New York: Oxford University Press.


Bybee, R. 1997. Achieving Scientific Literacy: From Purposes to Practices. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Educational Books.

Bybee, R. 1996. National Standards and the Science Curriculum: Challenges, Opportunities, and Recommendations. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.


NRC (National Research Council). 1996. National Science Education Standards. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

NSRC (National Science Resources Center). 1997. Science for All Children: A Guide to Improving Elementary Science Education in Your School District. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

NSTA (National Science Teachers Association). 1996. A Framework for High School Science Education. Arlington, VA: National Science Teachers Association.

NSTA. 1993. Scope, Sequence, and Coordination of Secondary School Science. Vol. I. The Content Core: A Guide for Curriculum Designers. rev. ed. Arlington, VA: National Science Teachers Association.

Publications on Biology and Other Sciences

Berg, P., and M. Singer. 1992. Dealing with Genes: The Language of Heredity. Mill Valley, CA: University Science Books.

BSCS (Biological Sciences Curriculum Study). 1998. BSCS Biology: An Ecological Approach. 8th ed. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.

BSCS. 1997. BSCS Biology: A Human Approach. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.

BSCS. 1996. Biological Science: A Molecular Approach. 7th ed. Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath.

BSCS. 1993. Developing Biological Literacy: A Guide to Developing Secondary and Post-secondary Biology Curricula. Colorado Springs, CO: BSCS.

BSCS. 1983. Biological Science: Interaction of Experiments and Ideas. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

BSCS. 1978. Biology Teachers' Handbook. 3rd ed. William V. Mayer, ed. New York: John Wiley and Sons.


Campbell, N. 1996. Biology. 4th ed. Menlo Park, CA: Benjamin-Cummings.


ESCP (Earth Science Curriculum Project). 1973. Investigating the Earth. rev. ed. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.


Jacob, F. 1982. The Possible and the Actual. New York: Pantheon Books.


Mayr, E. 1997. This Is Biology: The Science of the Living World. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

Moore, J.A. 1993. Science as a Way of Knowing: The Foundations of Modern Biology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

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Oosterman, M., and M. Schmidt, eds. 1990. Earth Science Investigations. Alexandria, VA: American Geological Institute.


Raven, P.H., and G.B. Johnson. 1992. Biology. 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby Year Book, Inc.


Scientific American. 1994. Life in the universe: special issue. 271(Oct.).


Trefil, J., and R.M. Hazen. 1998. The Sciences: An Integrated Approach. 2nd ed. New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Publications on Evolution

Berra, T. 1990. Evolution and the Myth of Creationism: A Basic Guide to the Facts in the Evolution Debate. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.


Clough, M. 1994. Diminish students' resistance to biological evolution. American Biology Teacher 56:409–415.


Darwin, C. 1934. Charles Darwin's Diary of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, Nora Barlow, ed. Cambridge, UK: The University Press.

Darwin, C. 1859. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. London: J. Murray.

Dawkins, R. 1996. Climbing Mount Improbable. New York: W.W. Norton.

Dawkins, R. 1986. The Blind Watchmaker: Why Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design. New York: W.W. Norton.

de Duve, C. 1995. Vital Dust: Life as a Cosmic Imperative. New York: Basic Books.

Dennett, D.C. 1995. Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Diamond, J. 1997. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. New York: W.W. Norton.

Diamond, J. 1992. The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal. New York: HarperCollins.

Diamond, J., and M.L. Cody, eds. 1975. Ecology and Evolution of Communities. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.


Ewald, P. 1994. The Evolution of Infectious Disease. New York: Oxford University Press.


Futuyma, D. 1997. Evolutionary Biology. 3rd ed. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates, Inc.

Futuyma, D. 1995. Science on Trial: The Case for Evolution. 2nd ed. Sunderland, MA.: Sinauer Associates, Inc.


Gillis, A. 1994. Keeping creationism out of the classroom. BioScience 44:650-656.

Goldschmidt, T. 1996. Darwin's Dreampond: Drama in Lake Victoria. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Goldsmith, T.H. 1991. The Biological Roots of Human Nature: Forging Links Between Evolution and Behavior. New York: Oxford University Press.

Gould, S.J. 1997. This view of life: Nonoverlapping magisteria. Natural History 106(2):16-22.

Gould, S.J. 1994. The evolution of life on the earth. Scientific American 271(Oct):85-91.

Gould, S.J. 1989. Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History. New York: W.W. Norton.

Gould, S.J. 1980. The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History. New York: W.W. Norton.

Gould, S.J. 1977. Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History. New York: W.W. Norton.


Kitcher, P. 1982. Abusing Science: The Case Against Creationism. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.


Matsumura, M., ed. 1995. Voices for Evolution. 2nd ed. Berkeley, CA: National Center for Science Education.

Mayr, E. 1991. One Long Argument: Charles Darwin and the Genesis of Modern Evolutionary Thought. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Mayr, E. 1972. The nature of the Darwinian revolution. Science 176:981-989.

McComas, W., ed. 1994. Investigating Evolutionary Biology in the Laboratory. Reston, VA: National Association of Biology Teachers.

McKinney, M.L. 1993. Evolution of Life: Processes, Patterns, and Prospects. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

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Moore, J.R. 1979. The Post-Darwinian Controversies: A Study of the Protestant Struggle to Come to Terms with Darwin in Great Britain and America, 1870-1900. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Nesse, R., and G. Williams. 1995. Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine. New York: Times Books.

Newell, N.D. 1982. Creation and Evolution: Myth or Reality? New York: Columbia University Press.

Numbers, R. 1993. The Creationists: The Evolution of Scientific Creationism. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.


Quammen, D. 1996. The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions. New York: Scribner.


Ruse, M. 1996. But Is It Science? The Philosophical Question in the Creation/Evolution Controversy. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.

Ruse, M. 1982. Darwinism Defended: A Guide to the Evolution Controversies. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.

Ruse, M. 1979. The Darwinian Revolution: Science Red in Tooth and Claw. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


Tiffin, L. 1994. Creationism's Upside-down Pyramid: How Science Refutes Fundamentalism. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.


Walsh, S., and T. Demere. 1993. Facts, Faith and Fairness: Scientific Creationism Clouds Scientific Literacy. Berkeley, CA: National Center for Science Education.

Weiner, J. 1994. The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Wills, C. 1989. The Wisdom of the Genes: New Pathways in Evolution. New York: Basic Books.

Wilson, E. 1992. The Diversity of Life. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Publications on the Nature of Science

Aicken, F. 1991. The Nature of Science. 2nd ed. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Educational Books.


Bronowski, J. 1965. Science and Human Values. New York: Harper.


Chalmers, A. 1995. What Is This Thing Called Science? 2nd ed. Indianapolis: Nackett.

Chalmers, A. 1990. Science and Its Fabrication. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.


Daedalus. 1978. Limits of scientific inquiry. 107 (Spring).


Hull, D. 1988. Science as a Process: An Evolutionary Account of the Social and Conceptual Development of Science. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


Kuhn, T.S. 1970. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


Laudan, Larry. 1996. Beyond Positivism and Relativism: Theory, Method, and Evidence. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.


Popper, K. 1994. The Myth of the Framework: In Defense of Science and Rationality. London: Routledge.


Wolpert, L. 1992. The Unnatural Nature of Science. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Woolgar, S. 1988. Science: The Very Idea. London: Routledge.

Videos

The Day the Universe Changed (episode #10, Worlds Without End). 1986. Owings Mills, MD: MPT-TV.

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out. 1982. Video interview with Richard Feynman. New York: Time/Life video.

Darwin's Revolution in Thought. Talk given by Stephen Jay Gould (No. 126). Available from Into the Classroom Video, 351 Pleasant Street, Northhampton, MA 01060.

God, Darwin and the Dinosaurs. 1989. Boston: WGBH Educational Foundation.

In the Beginning: The Creationist Controversy. 1994. Chicago: WTTW.

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