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New York: Routledge, 2009. 197 pages.
Reviewer Andrew J. Petto writes, “Most of the book deals with controversies that do not have a direct bearing on creation/evolution issues. Furthermore, Hess is clear that there is a different dynamic for engaging concepts that are considered settled by the relevant disciplines but whose closed status is being challenged in public discourse.
Ithaca (NY): Paleontological Research Institution, 2009. 128 pages.
“When the Paleontological Research Institution opened its Museum of the Earth in 2003, its director Warren Allmon realized that the floor educators and volunteer docents needed accessible, accurate, and current information on evolution. This volume updates the original, in terms of both new scientific advances and external legal and social events,” writes reviewer Robert “Mac” West.
New York: Springer, 2011. 203 pages.
Reviewer Steve Watkins explains, “Much of Long’s research delves, in effect, into a question recently posed by Karl Giberson: ‘Why do tens of millions of Americans prefer to get their science from Ken Ham, founder of the creationist Answers in Genesis, who has no scientific expertise, rather than from his fellow evangelical Francis Collins, current Director of the National Institutes of Health?’ Long’s book provides some important and troubling answers to such questions.” Watkins warns, “A challenge fo
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 304 pages.
“Natural scientists … often react with disbelief and dismay when they read polls about how many Americans do not believe in human evolution and resist its teaching in public schools. They’re not sure what (if anything) can be done about it in our exceptionally religious-minded society,” writes reviewer George F. Bishop. “But it may take highly capable political scientists, such as Berkman and Plutzer, to pave the way to effective reform by telling us what goes on behind those classroom doors, and why.
New York: Jezebel Productions, 2011. 53 minutes.
“No Dinosaurs in Heaven addresses concerns about who is teaching students what in classrooms across America — a cultural conflict that has been flaring up off and on for decades,” writes reviewer Brandon Haught. While Haught appreciates the two storylines involving NCSE’s rafting trip through the Grand Canyon and Schiller’s own experiences with
Greenwood Village (CO): Roberts and Company, 2010. 394 pages.
Reviewer Steve Rissing describes the writing of The Tangled Bank as “clear, concise, and very user-friendly,” its science as “remarkably current and complete” and its art as “fantastic [and] surprisingly ample and effectively colorful.”
Arlington (VA): National Science Teachers Association, 2008. 73 pages.
From the publisher, the National Science Teachers Association: "Evolution is — or should be — a major unifying theory in every biology or life sciences classroom, but science teachers, principals, and school administrators all too often hear the question: 'Why teach evolution?' NSTA Tool Kit for Teaching Evolution, compiled by NSTA with input from the National Center for Science Education, helps you cogently answer that question." The reviewer for The Science Teacher writes, "This small book really packs a powerful punch!
Washington DC: National Academies Press, 1998. 150 pages.
Published in 1998 under the auspices of the National Academies of Science, which provides authoritative scientific advice to the federal government, Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science is addressed to "the teachers, other educators, and policy makers who design, deliver, and oversee classroom instruction in biology. It summarizes the overwhelming observational evidence for evolution and suggests effective ways of teaching the subject. It explains the nature of science and describes how science differs from other human endeavors.
Teaching Biological Evolution in Higher Education: Methodological, Religious, and Nonreligious Issues
Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2005. 136 pages.
Reviewing Teaching Biological Evolution in Higher Education for the McGill Journal of Education, NCSE's deputy director Glenn Branch described the book as "a splendid vade mecum," adding, "Alters provides a wealth of valuable suggestions for teaching evolution effectively at the college level, with sensible advice for understanding the misconceptions that students are likely to bring to class. ... Whether creationists are increasingly present or only increasingly visible ...
Arlington, VA: National Science Teachers Association, 2004. 452 pages.
From the publisher: "If ever a subject could benefit from a strong dose of perspective, it's evolution. This important new book supplies the necessary insights by bringing together the views of leading scientists, professors, and teachers. Working from the premise that only those students whose schools teach them about the nature of science will truly understand evolution, the collection gathers 12 influential articles first published in the NSTA member journal, The Science Teacher. ...
Voices for Evolution
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