How Did We Find Out About Genes?
. New York: Walker and Company, 1983. Traces the history of genetics from Mendel through some genetic engineering. An excellent source for identifying scientists who made significant contributions in genetic and cell theory.
Boy Scouts of America.
pamphlet in Merit Badge Series, BSA, New Brunswick, N.J.
Dunbar, Robert E.
. New York: Franklin Watts, 1978.
Includes projects for self-discovery of genetic principles. Large type and good diagrams.
Tool for Tomorrow, New Knowledge About
. New York: Antheneum, 1979.
Facklam, Howard and Margery Facklam.
From Cell to Clone
Story of Genetic Engineering
. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Javanovich, 1979.
The history and techniques of cloning. includes material on genetic research.
Goldreich, Gloria and Esther Goldreich.
What Can She Be-
. New York. Lathrop, Lee and Shepard Company, 1981.
One of the Lathrop series of
What Can She Be
books. Careers in genetics.
Higgins, Jane H.
. New York: DOK Publishers, 1983.
Introduces the principles of genetics in an interesting and easy-to-understand manner.
Hyde, Margaret O. and Lawrence E. Hyde.
Cloning and the
. Hillside, N.J.: Enslow Publishers, Inc., 1984.
Includes chapters on recombinant DNA and its uses in medicine.
Lerner, Marguerite Rush, M.D.
Who Do You Think You Are?,
(A Story of Heredity)
. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1963.
Old, but nice illustrations.
Morrison Velma Ford.
There’s Only One You
. New York: Julian Messner, 1978.
Good book which describes family trees. Introduces basics of genetics and DNA coding. Glossary.
The Insulin Man
. New York: Roy Publishers, Inc., 1965
Sir Frederick Banting’s search for a diabetes cure.
Me and My Family Tree
. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1978
Very easy. Introduces ancestors, heredity, family trees; Mendel. Great illustrations.
Shymansky, James A., Nancy Romance, Larry D. Yore.
in Science / 6
. River Forest, IL: Laidlaw Educational Publishers, 1988.
Chapter 18: “New Generations”.
The Genetics Explosion
. Four Winds Press, 1980.
Illustrated. Good bibliography.
——— and Virginia Silverstein.
The Code of
Life. New York. Antheneum, 1972.
Coding of DNA.
The Man Who Found Out Why
. New York: Hawthorn Books, Inc., 1963.
Mendel and his work.
Wubben, Pamela G.
Living Genealogy for Children
. Boulder, CO: One Percent Publishing, 1981.
Provides an introduction to genealogy; the tracing of one’s family tree.