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The Counter-Creationism Handbook by Mark Isaak


The Evolution Handbook by Sara Stein


The First Human by Ann Gibbons


Only a Theory by Kenneth Miller


The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design by Jonathan Wells


Evolution for Everyone by David Sloan Wilson


Why Evolution is True (sorry don't have author right now)


Intelligent Thought edited by John Brockman


The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins


Darwin's Dangerous Idea by Daniel Dennett


Endless Forms Most Beautiful by Sean Carroll


Evolution the Triumph of an Idea by Carl Zimmerman




That's 12 books to get you started. If anyone else knows of any other good books, please feel free to add to the list.

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Great thread!


Here's a few more I have on my Kindle and/or read recently:

Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin

Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design Is Wrong for Our Schools by Eugenie C. Scott

Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America's Soul by Edward Humes


I've got a huge list of children's books on my blog, I'll have to list those. The Born with a Bang series might be suitable for 7 and up, or younger ones that can handle big terminology.


Here's some DVDs we've watched:


Evolution: Boxed Set


Inherit the Wind (1960)

Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus

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From a NOVA teachers email blast:


Hello Educators,


This week NOVA launches a new comprehensive website about evolution,

with a brand-new look and a streamlined way to help you find more of

what you're looking for. With this first "beta" site, we're testing

out our ideas and looking for feedback from you to help guide a

complete redesign of the NOVA site. Take a look around the site and

let us know what you think. Just click on the "about this beta" link

at the top of the page to find out more, or send an e-mail to



Next Tuesday NOVA premieres the first of a three-part series on

human evolution, "Becoming Human." Where did we come from? What

makes us human? An explosion of recent discoveries sheds light on

these questions, and this program examines what the latest

scientific research reveals about our hominid relatives--putting

together the pieces of our human past and transforming our

understanding of our earliest ancestors.


Here is what you'll find online:


Watch The Program

Watch "Becoming Human, Part 1" online beginning 8 pm on November 3.


Depicting Our Ancestors


In this audio slide show, producer Graham Townsley describes what it

takes to bring ancient hominids to life. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)


Who's Who in Human Evolution


Meet your increasingly distant cousins in this clickable

illustration of the past seven million years. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)



Media-Rich Lesson Ideas from NOVA


NOVA is delighted to bring an exciting new way to engage your

students in the wonders of science. These media-rich resources help

you navigate the myriad resources on the NOVA website and integrate

NOVA video, interactive features, lessons, and much more into your

science or social studies classroom. The Lesson Ideas for "Becoming

Human" launch by November 3.


Program Transcript


The transcript is usually available one to three weeks after the

original broadcast date.


Plus Watch a Preview http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/preview/i_3613.html


* * * * * * * *


Other NOVA Resources


Open Call: Life Stories


Students can make 3-minute videos, submitted by their teachers, that

present their own compelling perspectives or "Life Stories" on the

theme: "What do you see when you look at life?" Selected submissions

may appear online and on air. (Grades 9-12)


Other Evolution Programs


This fall, see Darwin in an entirely new light in two landmark

programs from NOVA.

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