2.5 Further Reading

Genetics, molecular biology, and evolution aren't especially difficult topics, but they are filled with many potentially unfamiliar terms. The following books are recommended for those just getting started in these fields. They are informative and entertaining, and can help more experienced readers communicate effectively with novices.

Clark, David P. and Lonnie D. Russell, Molecular Biology Made Simple and Fun (Cache River Press).
Gonick, Larry and Mark Wheelis, The Cartoon Guide to Genetics (Perennial).
Tagliaferro, Linda and Mark Vincent Bloom, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Decoding Your Genes (Alpha Books).

The following are typical textbooks for college-level courses in molecular biology, genetics, and evolution:

Alberts, Brooks et al., Molecular Biology of the Cell (Garland).
Futuyma, Douglas J., Evolutionary Biology (Sinauer Associates, Inc.).
Graur, Dan and Wen-Hsiung Li, Molecular Evolution (Sinauer).
Hartl, Daniel L. and Elizabeth W. Jones, Genetics: Analysis of Genes and Genomes, (Jones & Bartlett).
Lewin, Benjamin, Genes VII (Oxford University Press).
Lodish, Harvey et. al., Molecular Cell Biology (W.H. Freeman & Co.).
Page, Roderic D. M. and Edward C. Holmes, Molecular Evolution: A Phylogenetic Approach (Blackwell Science).
Watson, James D. and Joan Steitz. Molecular Biology of the Gene (Addison-Wesley).