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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:

The Selfish Gene by Richard


The Future of Life by Edward Wilson:

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking:

DNA The Secret of Life by James Watson:

Only a Theory by Kenneth Miller:

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson:

Growth of Biological Thought by Ernst Mayr:

The Double Helix by James Watson:

Wonderful Life by Stephen J. Gould:

This is Biology by Ernst Mayr:

Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin:

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 Last Modified 9/24/14