Happy Darwin Day! (Thursday tea and cookies)

Today is the bicentennial of Darwin’s birth (also of Lincoln’s), so in honor, today’s resources are books about evolution and variation among species. (As I noted in the email I sent out, the resources I pulled are lacking biographies of Darwin and Origin of the Species and such, because students have them out for a History Day project. This is as it should be.)

Want to learn more? Take a look at the Darwin Day Celebration website, and there’s an interesting looking podcast from Scientific American.

Today’s cookies are Black Forest cookies (chocolate and dried cherries) as I had some cherries I wanted to do something with.

Books of interest:

Gould, Stephen Jay. The Richness of Life: The Essential Stephen Jay Gould. New York: W. W. Norton, 2007.

Leakey, Richard, and Roger Lewin. Origins: The Emergence and Evolution of Our Species and Its Possible Future. Boston: Penguin (Non-Classics), 1991.

Roger, and Lewin. Thread of Life: The Smithsonian Looks at Evolution,. New York: 1982, 1982.

Tattersall, Ian. The Last Neanderthal : The Rise, Success, and Mysterious Extinction of Our Closest Human Relatives. Oxford: Westview Press, 1999.

The Tree of Life: Charles Darwin (New York Times Best Illustrated Books (Awards)). New York: Farrar, Straus And Giroux (Byr), 2003.

Witness: Endangered Species of North America. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1994.

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2 Responses to “Happy Darwin Day! (Thursday tea and cookies)”

  1. afrankangle Says:

    Because of the profound ignorance by too many on the subject, they should read more … good list … caution: reading Gould can require a dictionary … but he is good!

  2. modernhypatia Says:

    Thanks for your comment! As to the book list – these are just what I pulled out of our school collection (and we do, in fact, have students who’ll read Gould for fun sometimes.)

    This particular resource was pulled for faculty – as you might have gathered from past posts, I do a tea-and-cookies-and-resources in our office once a week.


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