Useful Links, Books, etc.


National Center for Biotechnology (NCBI)

National Science Education Standards

Next Generation Science Standards. Life Sciences

American Museum of Natural History

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)/biointeractive

The Plainsboro Preserve

The New York Academy of Sciences


Recommended Books:

1. Darwin, C. R. (1968). The Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection. (J. W. Burrow, Ed.) Penguin Classics.

2. Davies, J. A. (2014). Life Unfolding: How the Human Body Creates Itself. Oxford University Press.

3. Eldredge, N. (2005). Darwin Discovering the Tree of Life. W.W. Norton & Company.

4. Fairbanks, D. F. (2007). Relics of Eden: The powerful Evidence of Human Evolution in Human DNA. Prometheus Books.

5. Gathercole , S. E., & Alloway, T. P. (2012). Working Memory & Learning. Sage.

6. Grant, P. R., & Grant, R. B. How and Why Species Multiply: The Radiation of Darwin’s Finches. Princeton University Press.

7. Klingberg, T. (2013). The Learning Brain: Memory and Brain Development in Children. (N. Betteridge, Trans.) Oxford University Press.

8. Shubin, N. (2008). Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body. Pantheon Books.

9. Cowen, R. (2013). History of life (fifth edition). Wiley-Blackwell.

10. Lecointre, G., & Le Guyader, H. (2006). The tree of Life. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

11. Southwood, R. (2004). The Story of life. Oxford University Press Inc.

12. Lane, Nick (2015). The vital question. Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life. W.W Norton & Company.

13. Franklin, H.M. (2014). In Search of Cell History. The Evolution of Life’s Building Blocks. The University of Chicago Press.

14. Conway Morris S. (1998). The Crucible Creation. The Burgess Shale and the Rise of Animals. Oxford University Press.

15. Jonathan B. Lossos. (2017). Improbable Destinies. Fate, Chance. and the future of evolution. Riverhead Books.

16. James T. Costa (2014). Wallace, Darwin and the origin of species. Harvard University Press.

17. Siddhartha Mukherjee (2016) The Gene, an intimate history. Scribner Press.

18. Paul Nurse (2021) What is Life? Five great ideas in biology. W.W.  Norton & Company