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Our Recommended Readings

February 2009




February is Darwin Day month. Darwin Day is an international celebration of science and reason held on or around Feb. 12, the birthday anniversary of the English naturalist Charles Darwin. This year marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth.


Check us out!

 Take a look at our recommended reading collection by the elevator on 2nd floor. Read some quotes from Charles himself. We also have a display of cartoons to lighten up your quarter. “Evolutionary Humor” at its best!  The Library Exhibit Committee created a Charles Darwin display too, on 4th floor. Check out the real skulls!



Intelligent thought : science versus the intelligent design movement / edited by John Brockman.

231.7652 I61 2006 


Evolution-creation struggle / Michael Ruse.

231.7652 R951e 2005 


Why Darwin matters : the case against intelligent design / Michael Shermer.

231.7652 S553w 2006 


Moral animal : evolutionary psychology and everyday life / Robert Wright.

304.5 W947m 1995 


Voyage of the Beagle / Charles Darwin.

576.82092 D228v 1960 


Life and letters of Charles Darwin; including an autobiographical chapter. Edited by his son, Francis Darwin. New York, D. Appleton, 1896.

508.092 D228L 1972 


Structure and distribution of coral reefs. With an appendix by T.G. Bonney.

Darwin, Charles,

551.42 D228s 


Darwin was wrong : a study in probabilities / I.L. Cohen.

576.8 C678d 1984 


Evolution vs. creationism : an introduction / Eugenie C. Scott   

576.8 S425e 2004


On natural selection / Charles Darwin.

 576.82 D228o 2005 


Darwin and his critics; the reception of Darwin’s theory of evolution by the scientific community [by] David L. Hull.

576.82 H913d 1973 


Apes, angels, and Victorians; Darwin, Huxley, and evolution.

Irvine, William

576.8209 I72a 1955 


Darwin : a very short introduction / Jonathan Howard.

576.82092 D228 2001 


Darwin / Adrian Desmond & James Moore.

576.82092 D228de 1994 


Taking Darwin seriously : a naturalistic approach to philosophy / Michael Ruse.

576.82092 D228r 1998 


Autobiography of Charles Darwin, and selected letters / edited by Francis Darwin.

576.82092 D228d 1958 


Charles Darwin; evolution by natural selection.

De Beer, Gavin, Sir

590.92 D228d 


Darwin and the novelists : patterns of science in Victorian fiction / George Levine.

823.809 L665d 1988 



D.H. Lawrence and survival [electronic resource] : Darwinism in the fiction of the transitional period / Ronald Granofsky.

Electronic Book 823/.912 


Darwin and archaeology [electronic resource] : a handbook of key concepts / edited by John P. Hart and John Edward Terrell ; foreword by Gary M. Feinman.

Electronic Book 930.1 


Darwinian paradigm [electronic resource] : essays on its history, philosophy, and religious implications / Michael Ruse.

Electronic Book No call number 


Darwin’s fishes [electronic resource] : an encyclopedia of ichthyology, ecology, and evolution / Daniel Pauly.

Electronic Book No call number 


Darwin’s gift to science and religion [electronic resource] / by Francisco J. Ayala.

Electronic Book 576.8 


Darwin’s plots [electronic resource] : evolutionary narrative in Darwin, George Eliot, and nineteenth-century fiction / Gillian Beer.

Electronic Book 823/.809356 


Origin of species [electronic resource] : descent of a text, with modification / David Quammen.

Electronic Book 576.8/2 


Origins of genius [electronic resource] : Darwinian perspectives on creativity / Dean Keith  Simonton.

Electronic Book 153.9/8 




Intelligent design vs. evolution [videorecording] / ABC News Productions.

231.7652 I61 2006 


Judgment day : intelligent design on trial / produced by Joseph McMaster, Gary Johnstone, Vanessa Tovell  

 231.7652 J92 2008 


One voice in the cosmic fugue [videorecording] / writer and host, Carl Sagan.

520 S129c 


Beyond Genesis: Origin of species by Charles Darwin / a presentation of Discovery Productions.

 576.82 B573 


Darwin’s dangerous idea [videorecording] / a PBS digital presentation  

 576.82 D228 2001 


Origin of species [videorecording] Discovery Communications.

576.82 O69 2005 


Charles Darwin [videorecording] : evolution’s voice / written and produced by Noah Morowitz ; a presentation of Hearst Entertainment.

576.82092 D228 2005 




“On this website you can find all sorts of information about Charles Darwin and the Darwin Day Celebration. The Darwin Day Celebration promotes public education about science and encourages the celebration of Science and Humanity throughout the global community.” This site includes links to podcasts about Darwin and Evolution. Introduces the subjects of Natural Selection, the role of Inheritance, and  DNA and Genetic Mutations, a history of Darwin’s life.

This a wonderful site that gives you access to everything that Darwin has written. All his works have been digitized and are available here. The images are great. 
“Only this site contains Darwin’s complete publications, 20,000 private papers, the largest Darwin bibliography, manuscript catalogue and hundreds of  supplementary works: specimens, biographies, obituaries, reviews, reference works and much more.”
A site “dedicated to the Life and Times of Charles Darwin.” This is a work in progress that introduces Charles Darwin. It includes a timeline of Darwin’s life, a list of all books written by Darwin, and a list of people who influenced Darwin.


This website bills itself as “your one-stop source for information on evolution.” “This site is here to help you understand what evolution is, how it works, how it factors into your life, how research in evolutionary biology is performed, and how ideas in this area have changed over time.”  It is from the University of California Museum of Paleontology.

This website includes a variety of reports, official statements and research papers on evolution. There are links to presentations and podcasts too! “The National Academies are America’s official, highly respected, bodies of eminent scientists, engineers, and doctors.” 

“The site has four major components:


  • 7 main topic areas that align closely with the seven programs in the video series
  • A searchable multimedia library with assets organized along lines that correspond with curriculum topics often taught in high school biology. This collection includes assets from other sources as well as from this site.
  • Professional development resources to help science educators develop effective, yet sensitive ways to teach these topics amid the intense debate about the validity of evolutionary theory.
  • Seven short videos designed expressly to stimulate informed discussion in the classroom.”





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