Excellent books


Austad SN. Why We Age. Both the physiological why and the evolutionary why.
Brand, S. Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto. Only science and engineering can solve environmental problems.  Nuclear power and genetically-modified organisms can help.
Csikszentmihalyi M. Finding Flow. Happiness comes from doing difficult things.
Dawkins R. The Selfish Gene. Evolution is stranger than you thought.
Diamond J. Guns, Germs, and Steel. Why didn't Native Americans invade Europe?
Kelly, K. What Technology Wants. There is only one machine.  Biology and technology are inseparable.
McDougall, C. Born to Run. Tarahumara distance runners and the biomechanics of running.
Tufte E. The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint. PPT weakens reasoning. Never read aloud from slides.
Vogel S. Life in Moving Fluids. Clear writing about the interface between physics and biology.
Weiner J. The Beak of the Finch. A lifetime of field work on the evolution of Galapagos finches.
Weiner J. Time, Love, Memory. How to be an experimental biologist, and why fruit fly behavior matters.
Wilson EO. The Social Conquest of Earth.  Ants and humans rule because of their social structures.  Group selection can work.
Bio 112, General Biology II  (spring 2014)

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Bio 344  Ecology  (spring 2014)

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