Selected Bibliography

This is a very partial list. I lean toward books which combine scientific accuracy with stylistic verve.

Alvarez, Walter. T. Rex and the Crater of Doom. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997.

Calvin, William and Ojemann, George. Conversations with Neil's Brain. Reading: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1995.

Dawkins, Richard. The Selfish Gene. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Dennett, Daniel. Kinds of Minds. New York: HarperCollins, 1996.

Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. New York: W. W. Norton & Co, 1997.

Dowling, John. Neurons and Networks: An Introduction to Neuroscience. Cambridge: Belknap Press, 1992.

Drexler, Eric. Engines of Creation. New York: Anchor Books, 1986.

Ehrenreich, Barbara. Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1997.

Gardner, James. The New Ambidextrous Universe: Symmetry and Asymmetry, from Mirror Reflections to Superstrings. New York: W. H. Freeman & Co., 1991.

Gleick, James. Chaos: Making a New Science. New York: Penguin Books, 1987.

Gosden, Roger. Cheating Time: Science, Sex, and Aging. New York: W. H. Freeman & Co., 1996.

Gould, Stephen Jay. The Mismeasure of Man. New York: W. W. Norton, 1996.

Hanley, Richard. The Metaphysics of Star Trek. New York: Basic Books, 1997

Hawking, Stephen. A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes. New York: Bantam, 1988.

Hazen, Robert with Maxine Singer. Why Aren't Black Holes Black? The Unanswered Questions at the Frontiers of Science. New York: Anchor Books, 1997.

Hendrickson, James and Donald Cram, George Hammond. Organic Chemistry. New York: McGraw Hill, 1970.

Jaynes, Julian . The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1990.

Kaku, Michio. Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century. New York: Anchor Books, 1997.

Konner, Melvin. Why the Reckless Survive: And Other Secrets of Human Nature. New York: Viking, 1990.

Krauss, Lawrence. The Physics of Star Trek. New York: Basic Books, 1995.

Lehninger, Albert. Principles of Biochemistry. New York: Worth Publishing, 1994.

Luria, Salvatore and James Darnell, David Baltimore, Allan Campbell. General Virology. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1978.

Mayr, Ernst. This Is Biology: The Science of the Living World. Cambridge: Belknap Press, 1997.

Okuda, Michael and Denise Okuda, Debbie Mirek, Doug Drexler. The Star Trek Encyclopaedia: A Reference Guide to the Future. New York: Pocket Books, 1994.

Regis, Ed. Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition: Science Slightly over the Edge. Reading: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1991.

Restak, Richard. The Mind. New York: Doubleday, 1988.

Sagan, Carl. Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space. New York: Random House, 1994.

Sagan, Carl and Ann Druyan. Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors: A Search for Who We Are. New York: Ballantine Books, 1992.

Tenner, Edward. Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences. New York: Knopf, 1996

Trefil, James. Are We Unique? A Scientist Explores the Unparalleled Intelligence of the Human Mind. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997.

Watson, James and Nancy Hopkins, Jeff Roberts, Joan Steitz, Alan Weiner. Molecular Biology of the Gene. Menlo Park: Benjamin/Cummings, 1987.

Wilson, Edward. Sociobiology: The New Synthesis. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1975.