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Kooi Library (Sheridan) & Daly Memorial Library (Gillette)

Biology/Craig/Olsen: Extra Credit Print Books

The following print titles are available for check out in the Gillette College Library.  Library staff is happy to assist you with finding these books.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind*


Not a Chimp*

Rising Plague*


The Fever: How Malaria has ruled humankind for 500,000 years*

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History*

Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82*

Zika: The Emerging Epidemic*

Cannibalism: A perfectly natural history*

Zoobiquity: What animals can teach us about health and the science of healing*

Headless Males Make Great Lovers*

Beyond the Body Farm: A legendary bone detective explores murders, mysteries, and the revolution in forensic science*

Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures*

The Cell: Discovering the Microscopic World that Determines our Health, our Consciousness, and our Future*

A Taste for the Beautiful: The Evolution of Attraction

Canine Confidential: Why Dogs do What They do

Understanding the Brain: From Cells to Behavior to Cognition

Our Native Bees: North America's Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them

Synaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal

The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions

The Trees in My Forest

Masters of the Planet: The Search for our Human Origins

Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival

Why Chemical Reactions Happen

Clean: The New Science of Skin

The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

Systems Biology: A Very Short Introduction

The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World

This is Your Mind on Plants*

An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us *

The Monster's Bones: The Discovery of T. Rex and How it Shook Our World*

Beastly: The 40,000-year story of animals and us

The Deep Ocean: Life in the Abyss

The Ecology of Collective Behavior

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through our Genes*

Frankenstein's Cat*

Decade of the Wolf*

Virus Hunt*

Your Inner Fish*

Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic*

Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus*

A Sand County Almanac*

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex*

Sex, Drugs, & Sea Slime: The oceans oddest creatures and why they matter*

The Science of Drinking*

When Man Becomes Prey*

Oceans: A Very Short Introduction*

Turtles As Hopeful Monsters*

Herping Texas: The Quest for Reptiles and Amphibians*

The Rise of Yeast: How the Sugar Fungus Shaped Civilization

Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child From an Oversanitized World

Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction

Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? : Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death

The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Why Evolution is True

A Planet of Viruses

Good To Go: What the Athlete in All of us Can Learn From the Strange Science of Recovery

Life Everlasting: The Animal Way of Death

Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures

Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds

Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction

Smell: A Very Short Introduction

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction

Starry Messenger*

Vagina Obscura: An Anatomical Voyage*

The Book of Animal Secrets: Nature's Lessons for a Long and Happy Life

Soil: A Black Mother's Garden

Forager: Field Notes for Surviving a Family Cult

Killer Germs*

The Viral Storm*

The Journey of a Man*


Death's Acre*

Brazzaville Beach*

Germs, Genes & Civilization*

Survival of the Prettiest: The science of beauty*

Lab Girl*

The Dorito Effect*

Too Much of a Good Thing*

Evolution: A Very Short Introduction*

Super-Bugs: An Arms Race Against Bacteria*

Strange Survivors: How Organisms Attack and Defend in the Game of Life*

She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

Close Encounters with Humankind: A Paleoanthropologist Investigates our Evolving Species

Shapeshifters: A Journey Through the Changing Human Body

Extinction: A Very Short Introduction

You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It's Making the World a Weirder Place

Our Wild Calling: How Connecting With Animals Can Transform Our Lives - And Save Theirs

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Silent Spring

Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma

A Year in the Maine Woods

The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by our Genetic Code

Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in our Time

World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments

Enzymes: A Very Short Introduction

Crispr People: The Science and Ethics of Editing Humans

Coral Reefs: A Very Short Introduction

The Last Days of the Dinosaurs: An Asteroid, Extinction, and the Beginning of Our World*

Brain and Pain

The Book of Minds: How to Understand Ourselves and Other Beings, from Animals to AI to Aliens*

Live Long and Evolve: What Star Trek can Teach us About Evolution, Genetics, and Life on Other Worlds

Eve: How the Female Body Drove 200 Million Years of Human Evolution

Botanical Curses and Poisons: The Shadow Lives of Plants

Freaks of Nature

The Humans who Went Extinct*

The Perfection Point*

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks*

Your Brain on Food*

Ebola: Through the Eyes of the People*

The Hot Zone*

The Seven Daughters of Eve: The science that reveals our genetic ancestry*

Animal Wise: The thoughts and emotions of our fellow creatures*

Empire of the Beetle*

The Boilerplate Rhino*

Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood*

Blueprint: How DNA makes us who we are*

White Wash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science

How to Tame a Fox (And Build a Dog): Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution

Epidemic: Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak

Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution

Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

Lifespan: Why We Age - And Why We Don't Have To

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution

The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution

The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age

The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

Philosophy of Biology: A Very Short Introduction

Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law

The Grizzly in the Driveway: The Return of Bears to a Crowded American West

The Arctic: A Very Short Introduction

Breathless: The Scientific Race to Defeat a Deadly Virus*

Uncommon Measure: A Journey Through Music, Performance, and the Science of Time*

Beaver Land: How One Weird Rodent Made America*

Planting Clues: How Plants Solve Crimes

A Miscellany of Bats

Curious Species: How Animals Made Natural History