Books

David H. Bailey
1 Jan 2012 (c) 2012

This is a listing of some recommended recently published books for reading in the general area of science and religion. Links are shown below, in many cases, to reviews available at Goodreads.com. The editor has no authorship or financial interest in any of these books, and their inclusion here should not necessarily be seen as an endorsement of all content.

  1. Karen Armstrong, The Bible: A Biography, Grove Press, New York, 2008. Goodreads review.
  2. Karen Armstrong, The Case for God, Knopf, New York, 2009. Goodreads review.
  3. John C. Avise, Inside the Human Genome: A Case for Non-Intelligent Design, Oxford University Press, New York, 2010. Goodreads review.
  4. Francisco J. Ayala, Darwin And Intelligent Design, Fortress Press, New York, 2006. Goodreads review.
  5. Francisco J. Ayala, Darwin's Gift to Science and Religion, Joseph Henry Press, Washington, DC, 2007. Goodreads review.
  6. John D. Barrow and Frank J. Tipler, The Anthropic Cosmological Principle, Oxford University Press, New York, 1986. Goodreads review.
  7. John D. Barrow, New Theories of Everything, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 2007. Goodreads review.
  8. John D. Barrow, PI in the Sky: Counting, Thinking, and Being, Black Bay Books, 1992. Goodreads review.
  9. Sean B. Carroll, The Making of the Fittest: DNA and the Ultimate Forensic Record of Evolution, W. W. Norton, New York, 2006. Goodreads review.
  10. Francis S. Collins, The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief, Free Press, New York, 2006. Goodreads review.
  11. Simon Conway Morris, Life's Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2004. Goodreads review.
  12. Jerry A. Coyne, Why Evolution Is True, Viking, New York, 2009. Goodreads review.
  13. G. Brent Dalrymple, The Age of the Earth, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 1991. Goodreads review.
  14. G. Brent Dalrymple, Ancient Earth, Ancient Skies: The Age of Earth and its Cosmic Surroundings, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 2004. Goodreads review.
  15. Paul Davies, Cosmic Jackpot: Why Our Universe is Just Right for Life, Houghton-Mifflin Co., New York, 2007. The paperback edition is entitled The Goldilocks Enigma: Why Is the Universe Just Right for Life?. Goodreads review.
  16. Paul Davies, The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, 2010. Goodreads review.
  17. Paul Davies, The Fifth Miracle: The Search for the Origin and Meaning of Life, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1999. Goodreads review.
  18. Richard Dawkins, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution, Free Press, New York, 2009. Goodreads review.
  19. Frans de Waal, The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society, Harmony Books, New York, 2009. Goodreads review.
  20. Daniel J. Fairbanks, Relics of Eden: The Powerful Evidence of Evolution in Human DNA, Prometheus Books, New York, 2007. Goodreads review.
  21. Brian Greene, The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory, Vintage, New York, 1999. Goodreads review.
  22. John F. Haught, Science and Religion: From Conflict to Conversation, Paulist Press, Mahwah, NJ, 1995. Goodreads review.
  23. John F. Haught, God and the New Atheism: A Critical Response to Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens, Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville, KY, 2008. Goodreads review.
  24. Mark Isaak, The Counter-Creationism Handbook, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 2007. Goodreads review.
  25. Lauri Lebo, The Devil in Dover: An Insider's Story of Dogma v. Darwin in Small-Town America, New Press, New York, 2008. Goodreads review.
  26. Kenneth R. Miller, Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul, Viking, New York, 2008. Goodreads review.
  27. Kenneth R. Miller, Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution, Cliff Street Books, New York, 1999. Goodreads review.
  28. Ronald L. Numbers, Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2009. Goodreads review.
  29. Steven Pinker, The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature, Penguin, New York, 2002. Goodreads review.
  30. Donald R. Prothero, Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters, Columbia University Press, New York, 2007. Goodreads review.
  31. Alan R. Rogers, The Evidence for Evolution, University of Chicago Press, 2011.
  32. Eugenie C. Scott, Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction, 2nd edition, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 2009. Goodreads review.
  33. Neil Shubin, Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body, Pantheon Books, New York, 2008. Goodreads review.
  34. Lee Smolin, The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, 2006. Goodreads review.
  35. Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont, Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science, Picador, New York, 1998. Goodreads review.
  36. Leonard Susskind, The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design, Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2005. Goodreads review.
  37. Keith Ward, The Big Questions in Science and Religion, Templeton Press, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008. Goodreads review.
  38. Peter D. Ward and Donald Brownlee, Rare Earth: Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe, Copernicus Books, New York, 2000. Goodreads review.
  39. Stephen Webb, If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens... Where Is Everybody? Fifty Solutions to Fermi's Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life, Copernicus Books, New York, 2002. Goodreads review.
  40. Robert Wright, The Evolution of God, Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2009. Goodreads review.
  41. Robert Wright, Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny, Vintage Press, New York, 2001. Goodreads review.
  42. Carl Zimmer, Evolution: Triumph of an Idea, Harper Perennial, New York, 2006. Goodreads review.