The Textbook & Course Trade Books

The textbook that we will be using this year is entitled: The Living Environment: Holt Biology: New York Edition By: Rob Desalle and Michael R. Heithaus 

We will also be using trade books throughout the year.  Trade books are any books in addition to the textbook that are used to help students connect what we are learning to the world around them.  Trade books available for students to read in the classroom include:  

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser

Walden Two by B.F. Skinner

Echo of the Big Bang by Michael D. Lemonick

Feed by M.T. Anderson

The Future of Life by Edward O. Wilson

Genome: Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the U.S.S. Indianapolis by Peter Nelson

Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John De Graff, David Wann, and Thomas H. Naylor

Food Fight: The Inside Story of the Food Industry, America's Obesity Crisis, and What We Can Do About It by Kelly D. Brownell

Food Revolution by John Robbins

Brainstorm: The Stories of Twenty Kid Inventors by Tom Tucker

Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul GawandeThe Double Helix by James Watson

The Evolution of Useful Things by Henry PetroskiThe New Way Things Work by David Macaulay

National Geographic

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