Ap bio 2nd Quarter book project collins 3 Objective

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AP Bio

2nd Quarter BOOK PROJECT

Collins 3

Objective: Read a fiction/nonfiction biology book; write a brief summary and critique.

1. Correct spelling and punctuation

2. Correct definitions of biological terms

3. Correct sentence structure


1. Choose a book related to biology to read. You can select a book from the suggested books listed below or choose a book not on the list with the approval of your biology teacher.

2. Type a brief paper that includes the following:

  • Cover page that includes: Name, Period, title of book chosen and Author (10 points)

  • 1- 2 paragraph introduction and summary (10 pts)

  • 3 paragraphs each containing one opinion of yours, supported by at least one quote, that discusses a particular biological concept presented in the book. Discuss the specifics defining five appropriate biological terms for each opinion. (Cite properly). (70pts)

    • 1 paragraph conclusion about whether you would recommend the book and why. (10pts)

3. Five points are deducted for every day late (including over the break!).
Project is due DECEMBER 22nd (or before).


* means Ms. Emhof owns in her library

Demon in the Freezer-Richard Preston* The Hot Zone – Richard Preston*

Jurassic Park - Michael Creighton* Prey-Michael Crighton

Fever-Robin Cook Mountains Beyond Mountains-Tracy Kidder

My Sister’s Keeper-Jodi Picoult The Man who Planted Trees-Jean Giono

Prodigal Summer-Barbara Kingslover The Cobra Event-Richard Preston

Chromosome 6-Robin Cook Seven Daughters of Eve-Bryan Sykes

Next-Michael Crichton Adam’s Curse-Bryan Sykes

The Wild Trees-Richard Preston Darwin’s Radio-Greg Bear

Subterranean-James Rollins Sandstorm-James Rollins

Amazonia-James Rollins Parasite Rex-Carl Zimmer

Genome-Matt Ridley Survival of the Sickest-Moalem and Prince

Your Inner Fish-Neil Shubin

Million Little Pieces-James Frey*

The Black Death and the Transformation of the West, David Herlihy

The Black Death, Philip Ziegler Body Under Siege, Danny S. New

The Body's Edge: Our Cultural Obsession with Skin, Marc Lappe

Bubonic Plague in Nineteenth Century China, Carol Benedict

Catastrophe, David Keys Clone, Gina Kolata

The Coming Plague, Laurie Garrett Dead Men Do Tell Tales, William Maples

Deadly Feasts, Richard Rhodes

Disease in History, Frederick Cartwright with Michael Bidiss

Double Edged Sword: Promises and Risks of the Genetic Revolution, Karl Drlica

The Double Helix, James D. Watson* Evolutionary Medicine, Marc Lappe

Fictions of Disease in Early Modern England: Bodies, Plagues and Politics, Margaret Healy

Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918…, Gina Kolata

Germs that Won’t Die, Marc Lappe Get Bitten by the Biology Bug, Maura C. Flanger

Hepatitis B: The Hunt for a Killer Virus, Baruch S. Blumberg

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot *

Let's Eat Right to Keep Fit, Adele Davis

Life Itself: Exploring the Realm of the Living Cell – Boyce Rensberger*

Lucy: Beginnings of Humankind, Donald C. Johanson and Maitland Edey

Molecules of Emotion: Why You Feel the Way you Feel, Candace Pert

Never Suck a Dead Man’s Hand: Curious Adventures of a CSI – Dana Kollman*

Omnivores Dilemma-Michael Pollan Plagues and Peoples, William H. McNeill

Rats, Lice, and History, Hans Zinser The Road to Dolly and the Path Ahead, Gina Kolata

Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA, Brenda Maddox

Silent Spring, Rachel Carson Silent Travelers, Alan M. Kraut

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife – Mary Roach*

Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers – Mary Roach *

Talking Bones, Peggy Thomas

Toxic Threat: How Hazardous Substances Poison Our Lives, Stephen J. Zipko

Virus Hunting, Robert C. Gallo

What if Everything You Knew About AIDS Was Wrong, Christing Maggiore and Kary Mullis

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