Skip to main content
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

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 
 Last Modified 9/24/14