| OVERHEADS |
| SKILLS |
NOTE: This page was prepared in 1997. Much has changed, but a lot is still relevant.
- Natalie Angier, The Beauty of the Beastly, 1995, 278p ($12.95) -
EXCELLENT, highly recommended, speaks right to the high school level.
- William Ashworth, The Economy of Nature, 1995, 340p (22.95) - "Rethinking
the connections between ecology and economics". Basically good ecology is
good economics and vice versa.
- Fritjof Capra, The Web of Life, 1996, 347p ($23.95) - systems theory,
deep ecology, chaos theory. Appears to be a good understanding of where science
- Hoagland and Dodson, The Way Life Works, 1995, 233p ($35.00) - really
explains molecular biology with lots of great illustrations.
- Christian de Duve, Vital Dust, 1995, 362p ($25.00 though I got this
book heavily discounted) - from dust to the present, how chemistry and life
- Scott Gilbert, Developmental Biology, 5 th Edition, 1997, 918p, $65
- previous editions have been excellent.
- Gerhart & Kirschner, Cells, Embryos, and Evolution, 1997, 642p,
$65 - EXCELLENT
- Bart Kosko, Fuzzy Thinking, 1993, 318p, $? - not biology per se,
but shows the "shades of grey" in out existence and how numbers are not always
the answer for describing and interpreting life.
- Sidney Leibes, Elisabet Sahtouris, & Brian Swimme, A Walk Through
Time, 1998, 223 pages, $30 - excellent look at the evolution of the geo
and biospheres on earth. VERY visual.
- John A. Moore, Science as a Way of Knowing, 1993, 530p ($38.50) -
good resource for teachers
- Clive Ponting, A Green History of the World, 1991, 430p ($12.95)
- the rise and fall of civilizations from an ecological perspective.
- Gilbert & Raunio, Embryology, Constructing the Organism, June
1997, 550p, $70 - This book should be excellent, based on their past work
and the flyer sent out.
- Lewis Thomas, Lives of the Cell
- Mary S. Tyler, Developmental Biology, A Guide for Experimental Study,
1994, 168p, $25 paper - designed for college students, but much can be gained
even for the high school level.
- Peter Ward, The End of Evolution, 1994, 301p ($12.95) - are humans
going to be the cause of the next great extinction, similar to the one that
killed all the dinosaurs?
- Betty Edwards Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, 254p, ($14
- Phyllis Wood, Scientific Illustration, 148p
- Joseph C. Mancuso, Mastering Technical Writing, 250p
- Creating Web Pages for Dummies by Smith and Bebak, 337p ($24.99)
- average to advanced student or an adult
- The Internet for Dummies by Levine, Baroundi and Young, 374p ($19.95)
- average student or parent
- Creating Web Pages Simplified by MaranGraphics, 1996, 225p ($24.99)
- highly visual, excellent for student who might be intimidated by a more
technical looking book.
- Using HTML 3.2 by Todd Stauffer, 1996, 174p ($24.95) - this is good
for a text for the average ability student with access to a computer.
- Computers Simplified by MaranGraphics, 1995, 211p ($19.99) - highly
visual, excellent for student who has not had much access to computers
- Java for Dummies by Walsh, 365p ($24.99) - very advanced
For Parents: (and possibly teachers)
- Take Charge Computing, for Teens & Parents by Pam Dixon, 1996,
351p ($24.99) - lots of help for parents for students 12-20, from the web
to software to lock out programs
- Cyberspeak, on Online Dictionary by Ihnatko, 218p ($12.95) - glossary
of all of the terms likely to be encountered in computers and on the internet
- The Family PC Guide to Homework by Keizer, 311p ($24.95) - how to
use the computer to help with homework in all subjects
- The Family PC Guide to Cool PC Projects by Mead, 310p ($24.95) -
this may be a good book to get an otherwise uninterested child interested
in computers, or a parent to help "justify" their computer "lust."
- Great Software for Kids and Parents by Miranker, Elliott, 361p ($24.99)
- for ages 2-12, added for completeness
- The Ultimate Online Homework Helper by Salzman and Pandiscio, 212p
($5.99) - how to use the internet to help with homework
- Every Family's Guide to Computers by Winston Steward, 1995, 365p
($19.95) - two years is a long time in computers, the other books may be better.
For Teachers: (and possibly parents)
- Educator's Guide to the Web by Robin, Keeler, Miller,1997, 409p ($19.95)
- an essential guide to teachers form searching, to managing, to web pages
Free Reading Non-Fiction:
- Being Digital by Nicholas Negroponte, 1995, 255p ($12.00) - understanding
what the digital world is and where it is going.
- Silicon Snake Oil by Clifford Stoll, 1995, 249p ($14.00) - the other
side of the coin. Do we really need computers? Good to read to keep the digital
world in perspective.