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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Summer Reading Lists

Grice's summer reading list has yielded a few good reads for me. I devoured The Secret Life of Bees, her selection for English, and am onto her honors biology suggested selections now. Can I just try and tell you how happy I was when I saw the choices?

Only a Theory: Evoution and the Battle for America's Soul
Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5 Billion-Year History of the Human Body
The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution
The Weather Makers: How Man is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
The Selfish Gene
American Women of Science
Gorillas in the Mist
The Young Charles Darwin
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
The Everglades: River of Grass

Yeah, that happy!

That's just the tip of the iceberg. Any Michael Crichton novel can be read with an eye toward analyzing the science behind the fiction, and the teacher welcomed suggestions from students as well. We ran The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by him and received his approval. Students can read and report on either two books or one book and three of NPR's Science Friday podcasts.

It looks like it's going to be a good class.


Lisa said...

I can't believe I just found you- Awesome. and where did this book list come from- I love it.

L said...

Hi Lisa! Sorry for the delayed response (fighting off kids vying for Facebook time.) That was a partial listing of summer reading options for my daughter's collegiate high school science class.

Welcome aboard!