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Reading Science

"High-quality science instruction requires that students learn to read and write like a scientist."

                                                                                                        -from: Reading and writing in science by Maria Grant and Douglas Fisher, p.2-3. (507.12 GrR 2010)


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New Scientist

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Recommended Books in US Library

Books on Order

The following titles have been ordered and will soon be on our library shelves.  Can't wait? Check out some podcasts or videos on the authors an/or similar topics on our Podcasts and Video page.

Climbing Mount Improbable - Richard Dawkins

The Ancestor's Tale - Richard Dawkins

Y: The Descent of Men - Steve Jones

Almost Like a Whale - Steve Jones

The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature - Matt Ridley

Discoverer of the Genetic Code - Francis Crick

DNA: The Secret of Life - James Watson

The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher - Lewis Thomas

The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher

The Machinery of Life - David S. Goodsell

This Is Biology: The Science of the Living World - Ernst Mayr

The Origin of Humankind - Richard Leaky 

The Wasp that Brainwashed the Caterpillar - Matt Simon


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