Science (Grade 9-12)
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- Abbey, Edward. Desert Solitaire. (Radical
environmentalist laments the destruction of American Desert
- Clarke, Arthur C. Deep Range.
- Cook, Robin. Brain.
- Cook, Robin. Coma.
- Cordy, Michael. The Miracle Strain: a genetic thriller.
- Crichton, Michael. Andromeda Strain.
- Crichton, Michael. Jurassic Park.
- Crichton, Michael. Lost World.
- Crichton, Michael. Terminal Man.
- Lawrence, Jerome. Inherit the Wind. (The classic
rendering of the famed Scopes "Monkey Trial")
- Preston, Richard. Cobra Event. (New (1997) fiction
about rampant fatal disease similar to ebola)
- Stone, Irving. The Origin. (A fictionalized biography
of Charles Darwin)
- Vonnegut, Kurt. Galapagos. (Weird take on what
evolution theory will look like a million years from now)
- Brennan, Richard P. Heisenberg Probably Slept Here : The
Lives, Times, and Ideas of the Great Physicists of the 20th
- Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs and Steel. (On the
development of civilizations based on available plants and animals
(higher level reading))
- Dietrich, William. Northwest Passage. (An overview of
the Columbia River, the effect of dams, fishing, native americans,
- Dillard, Annie. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. (Observations
on nature in a series of beautifully written essays)
- Feynman, Richard P. Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman:
Adventures of a Curious Character.
- Garrett, Laurie. Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in
a World Out of Balance. (The title says it all!)
- Hawking, Stephen. A Brief History of Time.
- Hersey, John. Hiroshima. (Chronicles WWII survivors of
the atomic bomb)
- Jackson, Donna M. and Charlie Fellenbaum (Illustrator). The
Bone Detectives : How Forensic Anthropologists Solve Crimes and
Uncover Mysteries of the Dead.
- Morris, Desmond. Naked Ape. (A zoologist examines the
bonds between man and primates.)
- Preston, Richard. Hot Zone. (Nonfiction about ebola and
an outbreak in a Virginia animal lab)
- Sacks, Oliver (M.D.). Island of the Colorblind.
- Sacks, Oliver (M.D.). Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat
and other clinical tales.
- Selinger, Benjamin Klaus. Chemistry in the Marketplace.
(Find out how much chemistry affects your daily life.)
- Stoll, Clifford. Silicon Snake Oil. (One view of the
future of the Internet)
- Wilson, Edward O. Diversity of Life. (How humans are
destroying the diversity of life using the Brazilian rain forest
as the living example)
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