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
- Tagliaferro, Linda and Mark Vincent Bloom, The Complete
Idiot's Guide to Decoding Your Genes
The following are typical textbooks for college-level courses in
molecular biology, genetics, and evolution:
- Alberts, Brooks et al., Molecular Biology of the
- Futuyma, Douglas J., Evolutionary Biology
(Sinauer Associates, Inc.).
- Graur, Dan and Wen-Hsiung Li, Molecular
- Hartl, Daniel L. and Elizabeth W. Jones, Genetics: Analysis
of Genes and Genomes, (Jones & Bartlett).
- Lewin, Benjamin, Genes VII (Oxford University
- 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