Book List

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Scientific Background

Genetics Textbooks   

University Textbooks on Genetics and Molecular Biology On-Line


Genetic Engineering - General




Social Attitudes -- Public Understanding of Gene Science/Technology

Crops and Food

Human Applications of Genetic Engineering

Human Genome



Books in Dutch

Books in German

Scientific Background

'A Question of Genes - Understanding Life in Context'. Craig Holdrege. Floris Books, Edinburgh. ISBN 0-86315-239-2. 1996. also published as 'Genetics and the Manipulation of Life. The Forgotten Factor of Context.' Lindisfarne Press, Hudson, NY. 1996. Review

'Death of Life'. Stanley Shostak. Macmillan. ISBN 0333633202. 1998. (on DNA-thinking in biology)

'The Triple Helix: Gene, Organism and Environment' by Richard Lewontin (2000).

'How the Leopard Changed its Spots - The Evolution of Complexity'. Brian Goodwin. Weidenfeld & Nicholson. 1994 (A challenge, based on modern evidence, to reductionism and genetic determinism. An holistic approach to organisms.) Review

'Evolution isn't what it used to be'. Walter Truett Anderson. W.H. Freeman. ISBN 0 7167 2998 9. 1996. (on human intervention in evolution)

'The Shape of Life: Genes, Development and the Evolution of Animal Form' Rudolf A. Raff. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0 226 70266 9. 1996.

'The Language of the Genes', Steve Jones. Flamingo-HarperCollins, London. ISBN 0 00 654676 5. 347pp. 1994

'Physician to the Gene Pool' James Neel. Wiley. 457pp. 1994. (an autobiographical look at developments in genetics)

'The Concept of the Gene in Development and Evolution. Historical and Epistemological Perspectives' Beurton Peter, Falk Rapahel, Rheinberger Hans-Jörg (eds.) 2000. Cambridge University Press

'Genetic maps and human imaginations. The limits of science in understanding who we are', written by the sociologist Barbara Katz Rothman. (Norton & Comp., N.Y, London, 1998).

Genetics Textbooks

'Genetics for Beginners' Steve Jones & Borin van Loon. Icon Books, London. 1993.

'An Introduction to Genetic Analysis'. Griffiths, A.J.F., Miller, J.F., Suzuki, D.T. Lewontin R.C. and W.M. Gelbart. Freeman, N.Y. 1996 (6th edition).

'Human Genetics: The Molecular Revolution' Edwin H. McConkey. Jones & Bartlett, Boston & London. 1993.

'Basic Human Genetics' A.P. & E.J. Mange. Sinauer, London. 1993.

'Genetics' Robert F. Weaver & Philip W. Hedrick. Wm. C. Brown, Iowa. 1992.

University Textbooks on Genetics and Molecular Biology On-Line

Looking for textbooks on cell biology, molecular biology, or genetics? Check the shelves at this digital biomedical library from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the same people who bring you the PubMed abstracts database. Full-text versions of six classroom staples are available, including the third edition of Molecular Biology of the Cell, Molecular Cell Biology, and C. elegans II. The most recent addition is a timely chapter on smallpox and the vaccinia virus (the source of smallpox vaccine) from a textbook on vaccination; upcoming titles include Developmental Biology by Scott Gilbert and Cancer Medicine. You can search the texts for a specific subject or just browse, and all have been hyperlinked to relevant abstracts in PubMed.


'The Green Phoenix: A History of Genetically Modified Plants.' Paul E Lurquin. xii + 173 pp. Columbia University Press, 2001. Hardbound $50, paper $25.

'DNA Pioneers and their Legacy'. Ulf Lagerkvist. Yale. ISBN 0300071841. 1998.

'The Uses of Life: a History of Biotechnology'. Robert Bud. Cambridge University Press. 1993.

'Genes and Human Self-Knowledge: Historical and Philosophical Reflections on Modern Genetics'. Robert F. Weir, Susan C Lawrence & Evan Fales (eds.). University of Iowa Press. 1994.

'A feeling for the Organism'. Evelyn Fox Keller. W.H. Freeman, NY. 1983. (biography of maize geneticist Barbara McClintock)

' The Path to the Double Helix'. R. Olby. Dover, New York. 1994.

'A History of Molecular Biology'. Michel Morange. Harvard. ISBN 0674398556. 1998.

'The Double Helix: A personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA'. James D. Watson. Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London. 1968.

'A Brief History of Biotechnology Risk Debates and Policies in the United States', Philip J. Regal. 39 pp. (1998) Edmond's Institute, 20319 92nd Ave. West, Edmonds, Washington 98020; phone (425) 775-5383; fax (425) 670-8410.

'Biotechnology 1996-2000: The Years Of Controversy' George Gaskell and Martin W Bauer (eds) National Museum of Science and Industry Ltd; $41.95, 352 pp, paperback; ISBN 190074743X, 2001 UK £28.95

Genetic Engineering - General

'Beyond Biotechnology -- The Barren Promise of Genetic Engineering', Craig Holdrege and Steve Talbott, 978-0-8131-2484-1; $45.00 cloth; 6 x 9; 272 pages; The University Press of Kentucky. Online orders:

'Genetic Engineering and the Intrinsic Value and Integrity of Animals and Plants -- Proceedings of a Workshop at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, UK. Date: 18-21 September 2002' -- David Heaf & Johannes Wirz (eds.) Ifgene - International Forum for Genetic Engineering, December 2002. ISBN: 0-9541035-1-3. (Format: A4; 116 pages; 35 illustrations) Summary & ordering details.

'The Future of DNA'. Proceedings of a Conference, 2-5 October 1996, Dornach, Switzerland. J. Wirz & E. Lammerts van Bueren (Eds), Kluwer Academic Publishers, 289pp, ISBN 0-7923-4620-3. 1997. Overview

'Genetic engineering', James D. Torr, ed.; Farmington Hills, MI, Greenhaven Press, 2006. Part of a series on 'current controversies', the book contains readings pro and con about human and agricultural applications of genetic engineering. (Sample article by Craig Holdrege at

'Genetic Engineering Series: Historical Guides to Controversial Issues in America' by Mark Y. Herring. $49.95 ISBN 0-313-33473-0. Pages: 244 Publication: 12/30/2005

'Genetically Modified Language: The Discourse of Arguments for GM Crops and Food' Guy Cook, Routledge 2005, UK. Hb: 0-415-31467-4; Pb: 0-415-31468-2

'Biotechnology - the Making of a Global Controversy'  M. W. Bauer, G. Gaskell (eds); Cambridge University Press,;   430 pages  ISBN: 0521773172.

'An Introduction to Genetic Engineering' By Desmond S. Nicholl. 2nd Edition. Cambridge University Press, 2002.

'Travels in the Genetically Modified Zone' Mark L. Winston, $19.57; June 2002. Hardcover 272 pages

'Genetic Catastrophe! Sneaking Doomsday?' (with A Dictionary of Genetic Damage) by Nils K Oeijord Format: Paperback Size: 6 x 9 Pages: 262 ISBN: 0-595-22565-9 Publication Date: Apr-2002

'A Grain of Truth: The Media, the Public, and Biotechnology' By Susanna Hornig Priest. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. $19.95 Paper 0-7425-0948-6 ; $75.00 Cloth 0-7425-0947-8.

'REDESIGNING LIFE -- The Worldwide Challenge to Genetic Engineering' BRIAN TOKAR (editor). Zed Books (Feb 2001). 432pp. Hardback ISBN.........1 85649 834 4 Paperback ISBN........1 85649 835 2. Overview

'Made Not Born: The Troubling World of Biotechnology,' edited by Casey Walker and published by Sierra Club Books, October 2000. $14. Contributions from Richard Hayes, Stuart Newman, Richard Strohman, Wendell Berry, and Chris Desser, based on a special issue of the literary and political journal Wild Duck Review, Casey Walker (Ed).

'Beyond Evolution', Michael W. Fox. Lyons Press, 1999, ISBN 1-55821-901-3

'Genetically Engineered Food: Changing the Nature of Nature' Martin Teitel and Kimberly Wilson. Forward by Ralph Nader.
Park Street Press 1999 $12.95.

'GE: Genetic Engineering and You', Moyra Bremner. Harper Collins, 18 October 1999, £6.99, 437pp, ISBN 0 00 653190 3.

'Genetic Engineering, Food, and our Environment', Luke Anderson. 160 pages, 1999, ISBN 1 870098 78 1 £3.95 paperback. Green Books, Foxhole, Dartington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EB Tel: 01803 863260. Fax: 01803 863843. Email

'Beyond Evolution', Michael W. Fox, 1999, Lyons Press, USA (Tel: 212-620-9580, ext. 33)

'Engineering Genesis: The Ethics of Genetic Engineering in Non-human Species', Donald Bruce and Ann Bruce (eds.) 335 pp. (1998) UK$12.99. Contact Earthscan Publications, FREEPOST 1, 120 Pentonville Rd., London N1 9BR; phone (01-71) 278-0433; fax (01-71) 837-6348.

'Genetic Engineering: Dream or Nightmare?'. Mae-Wan Ho. ISBN 1-85860-051-0. 288pp. 1998. Review.

'Altered Genes _ Reconstructing Nature: The Debate' Richard Hindmarsh, Geoffrey Lawrence and Janet Norton (eds.) Allen & Unwin, Australia & UK. 1998.

'The Thread of Life. The Story of Genes and Genetic Engineering'. Susan Aldridge, Cambridge University Press. 1996.

'Social Management of Genetic Engineering'. Wheale et al (eds.) Ashgate Publishing, Hampshire, UK. ISBN 1 85972 6867 0. 1998

'Playing God? Genetic Determinism and Human Freedom'. Ted Peters. Routledge. ISBN 0 41 591521 X. 1997. (a theological perspective)

'Lives to Come. The Genetic Revolution and Human Possibilities'. Philip Kitcher. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0 684 80055 1. 1996.

'Biopolitics' edited by Vandana Shiva and Ingunn Moser, Zed Books, London,1995. Essays analysing the politics of the biotech industry.

'The Genetic Revolution'. Patrick Dixon. Kingsway Publications, Eastbourne. 1993. Also available free at

'The Engineer in the Garden: From the Idea of Heredity to the Creation of Life'. Colin Tudge. Jonathan Cape, London. 1993.

'The Biotech Century - Harnessing the Gene & Remaking the World'. Jeremy Rifkin. Gollanz (1st Edn.).
'The Biotech Century: Harnessing the Gene and Remaking the World', Jeremy Rifkin, 1998, Penguin. Explores ethical and social issues surrounding fusion of information and life sciences. Discusses implications for humans and the environment of patents on genes, animal and human cloning, eugenics, xenotransplantation, biological warfare, release of transgenic organisms into Earth's ecosystems, changes in global agriculture and more. 271 pp.US$24.95. Contact Penguin Putnam Publishing Group, 405 Murray Hill Parkway, East Rutherford, NJ 07073; phone (800) 788-6262; Web site

'Policy Controversy in Biotechnology: An Insider's View'. Henry I. Miller. Academic press, R.G. Landes Co., Austin, 1997, 221 pp.


'Key issues in bioethics'.  Ralph Levinson and Michael J Reiss. Routledge Falmer. £19.99 Young people are talking about complex ethical issues and bringing their views to bear in the classroom. The editors of this book, which contains chapters on cloning, IVF, surrogacy, genetic screening and genetic engineering, among other topics, set out to suggest how best teachers can become involved.

'Improving Nature? The science and ethics of genetic engineering'. Reiss, M. J. & Straughan, R. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK. ISBN 0 521 45441 71996 (hardback). 1996. ISBN 0 521 63754 61998 (paperback). 1998

'Genethics: The Clash Between the New Genetics and Human Values'. David Suzuki & Peter Knudtson. Harvard University Press. 1995.

'Ethics and Biotechnology'. Anthony Dyson & John Harris (eds.) Routledge. 1994


'Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age' Bill McKibben (2003)

'The Future of Human Nature' Jurgen Habermas (2003)

'Genetic politics from eugenics to genome' Anne Kerr &Tom Shakespeare. New Clarion Press ( )  ISBN p/b 1-873797-25-7 £12.95, h/b 1-873797-26-5 £25.00. 224pp. illus.

'Engineering the Human Germline' - Eds. Gregory Stock, John Campbell.   Oxford University Press 1999.

'Redesigning Humans' Gregory Stock. Houghton Mifflin (2003). ISBN: 1861972423

'Brave New Worlds: Genetics and the Human Experience'. Bryan Appleyard. HarperCollins, London. ISBN 0 00 257021 1. 188pp. 1999 also published in USA by Viking Penguin. 1999. Review.

'In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity'. Daniel J. Kevles. Harvard University Press. 1995.

'Backdoor to Eugenics'. Troy Duster. Routledge, NY & London. 1990.


'A clone of your own: the science and ethics of cloning' by Arlene Judith Klotzko, Oxford University Press, £12.99.

'The cloning sourcebook', Arlene Judith Klotzko (ed.), Oxford University Press, £27.50

'Clone - The Road to Dolly and the Path Ahead', Gina Kolata, Penguin Books, £15.99

'The Second Creation'. Ian Wilmut, Keith Campbell & Colin Tudge. h/b 320 pages. Publisher: Headline; ISBN: 0747221359.

'Second Creation: Dolly Biological'. Ian Wilmut. Paperback. Publisher: Headline; ISBN: 0747275300.

'Remaking Eden - Cloning and Beyond in a Brave New World', Lee M. Silver, Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

Social Attitudes -- Public Understanding of Gene Science/Technology

'The DNA Mystique. The gene as cultural icon'. Dorothy Nelkin & M. Susan Lindee. Freeman, N.Y. 1995.

'Exploding the Gene Myth'. Ruth Hubbard & Elijah Wald, Beacon Press, Boston. 206pp. 1993 (An anti-genetic determinism stance, calling for a wider public debate on ways in which genetic engineering is likely to affect us.)

'Biotechnology in Public - a Review of Present Research'. John Durant (Ed), 1992, Science Museum, Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2DD. (Contains a short but useful historical introduction to the field by John Durant. The remainder comprises mainly public opinion statistics within a European context.)

'Biotechnology in the Public Sphere - A European Sourcebook'. John Durant, Martin Bauer and George Gaskell (eds). Science Museum, London. ISBN 1900747 09 X. 1999.

'Public Participation in Science - The Role of Consensus Conferences in Europe'. Simon Joss and John Durant (eds.), Science Museum, London. 1995, 144pp.

'The Genetic Revolution: Scientific Prospects and Human Perceptions'. Bernard D. Davis. John Hopkins University Press. 1992.

Crops and Food

'Intrinsic Value and Integrity of Plants in the Context of Genetic Engineering -- Proceedings of an Ifgene workshop on 9 - 11 May 2001 at the Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland'. Edited by David Heaf and Johannes Wirz. Published By International Forum for Genetic Engineering, Switzerland. 2001. 66pp. p/b. 13 colour illustrations. ISBN 0-9541035-0-5 Contents, summary & purchasing details.

Uncertain Peril: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Seeds' by Claire Hope Cummings. Beacon Press, $24.95 (240p) ISBN 978-0-8070- 8580-6

'Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods' by Jeffrey M. Smith. Publisher: Yes! Books,; hardcover; 336 pages; $27.95.

'The Frankenfood Myth: How Protest and Politics Threaten the Biotech Revolution'   Henry I. Miller & Gregory Conko, Praeger Publishers, 2004, 269 pp. hardcover, $39.95, ISBN 0-275-97879-6.

'Killer Foods - When Scientists Manipulate Genes, Better Is Not Always Best' Dr Michael W Fox, The Lyons Press, (2005) ISBN 1-59228-447-7

'Introgression from Genetically Modified Plants into Wild Relatives' H.C.H. den Nijs (Ed.) 2004.

'The Politics of GM Food : Routledge Research in Environmental Politics' Dave Toke. Pubs.: Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd. Hardcover 208 pages (May 14, 2004). ISBN: 041530699X

'Eat Your Genes - How Genetically Modified Food is Entering our Diet' Stephen Nottingham. ISBN/PRICE: 1 84277 346 1 hbk GBP39.95/US$65.00. 1 84277 347 X pbk GBP12.95/US$19.95. Notes Bibliography Index 256pp. Zed Books, April 2003.

'Don't Worry [It's safe to eat]: The true story of GM food, BSE and Foot and Mouth' -- Andrew Rowell, Earthscan ( ) £16.99 ISBN 1-85383-932-9, Publication date: July 2003.

'Economics of 'Non-GM' Food/feed Supply Chains in Europe' Hardcover 39 pages (May 30, 2003). ISBN: 0954188985

'Genetically Modified Foods: Debating Biotechnology'  Michael Ruse and David Castle (eds), Prometheus Books, Paperback 350 pp; 1-57392-996-4. 2003. price $14

'Seeds of Concern: The Genetic Manipulation of Plants' D A Murray, CABI Publishing, January 2003; 158 Pages, ISBN: 0 85199 7252 ; $35.00 E-mail:

'High Tech Harvest: Understanding Genetically Modified Food Plants' -- Paul F. Lurquin,, Westview Press; ; 1st edition (May 28, 2002)  240 pages, ISBN: 0813339464 ; price $17.50

'The GM Food Debate: Exploring the Issues' Sophie Smiley, Craig Donnellan (Editor) (April 1, 2002) Pubs: Independence Educational Publishers.  ISBN: 1861682123

'Agricultural Biotechnology and Transatlantic Trade: Regulatory Barriers to GM Crops' G.E. Isaac (March 2002) Cabi Publishing  ISBN: 0851995802

'Eating in the Dark: America's Experiment With Genetically Engineered Food' By Kathleen Hart, Pantheon. 338 pp. $25

'Securing the Harvest : Biotechnology, Breeding and Seed Systems for African Crops' J. DeVries & G. Toenniessen. CABI Publishing: 2001. 224 pp. £27.50, $50 (pbk)

'Vexing Nature? On the Ethical Case Against Agricultural Biotechnology' Gary L. Comstock; Dordrecht and Boston: 2000, Kluwer Academic Publishers. vii + 297 pp.

'Brave New Seeds: The Threat of GM Crops to Farmers' Robert Ali Brac De La Perriere, et al. Paperback 160 pages (September 2000) Publisher: Zed Books ISBN: 1856499006

'The Green Phoenix: A History of Genetically Modified Plants' by Paul F. Lurquin; Columbia University Press: 2001.240 pp.$50, $25

'Seeds of Contention : World Hunger and the Global Controversy over Genetically Modified Crops' by Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Ebbe Schioler, Ebbe Schiler $12.95; 176 pages (September 2001) ; Intl Food Policy Research Institute; ISBN: 0801868262

'The Politics of Precaution : Genetically Modified Crops in Developing Countries' by Robert L. Paarlberg $19.95;184 pages (September 2001) ; Intl Food Policy Research Institute; ISBN: 0801868238

'Genetically Modified Organisms in Agriculture: Economics and Politics' by Gerald C. Nelson Academic Press; $69.95, 344 pp, hardcover ISBN 0125154224, 2001

'Genetically modified foods: A pracical Guide for Business' J. Bainbridge, B. Ellahi, Graeme Smith & J. Whisson (Ed.). Chandos Publishing (Oxford), 2000. ISBN 1 902375 23 8.

'Lords of the Harvest: Biotech, Big Money, and the Future of Food' by Dan Charles. Perseus Books; ISBN: 0738202916 Hardcover - 352 pages (September 18, 2001)

'The Manufacture of Medical and Health Products By Transgenic Plants' by Esra Galun (The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) & Eithan Galun (Hadassah University Hospital, Israel), IC Press, 2001. 348pp; Feb 2001 ISBN 1-86094-249-0 US$92/£61 ; ISBN 1-86094-254-7 (pbk) US$64

'Designer Food: Mutant Harvest or Breadbasket of the World?' by Gregory E. Pence, Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc. Dec 2001; 256 pp, ISBN: 0742508390,

'First Fruit: The Creation of the Flavr Savr Tomato and the Birth of Biotech Food' by Belinda Martineau (McGraw-Hill; April 2001)

'Dinner at the New Gene Cafe: How Genetic Engineering Is Changing What We Eat, How We Live, and the Global Politics of Food' by Bill Lambrecht; Price: $17.46; September 2001

'The EU and GM Foods: Current regulations and future trends.' Virginia Graham. Chandos Publishing (Oxford), 2000. ISBN 1 902375 51 3.

'Pandora's Picnic Basket: The Potential and Hazards of Genetically Modified Foods', by Alan McHughen. Oxford University Press, 2000

'Managing Agricultural Biotechnology', edited by J I Cohen of ISNAR. CABI, 1999 Also available as Adobe Acrobat version (*.pdf file) AgBiotechNet web site:

'Unnatural Harvest: How Corporate Science is Secretly Altering Our Food' Ingeborg Boyens. Doubleday Books, ISBN 0-385-25749-X, 1999

'Genetic engineering, food and our environment - a brief guide'. Luke Anderson, Green Books, 1999, ISBN 1 870098 78 1.

'Against the Grain -- Biotechnology and the Corporate Takeover of Your Food'. Mark Lappé & Britt Bailey. Common Courage Press. 163pp. ISBN 1 56751 150 3. 1998. Review

'The Ecological Risks of Engineered Crops'. Jane Rissler & Margaret Mellon. MIT Press, ISBN 0 262 68085 8. 1996.

'Farmageddon: Food and the Culture of Biotechnology'. Brewster Kneen, New Society, Gabriola Island, BC, 1999. Argues that genetic engineering is a reductionist science, motivated by corporate profit.

'Food Ethics' Ben Mepham (ed.). Routledge. ISBN 0 415 12452 2. 192pp. 1996

'Coping with Deliberate Release - The Limits of Risk Assessment'. Ad van Dommelen (ed.) International Centre for Human and Public Affairs, Tilburg, NL. ISBN 90-802139-4-2. 256pp. 1996

Human Applications

'Human Genetic Engineering: A Guide for Activists, Sceptics, and the Very Perplexed' by Pete Shanks.

'Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age' by Bill McKibben. ISBN 0805070966. US$25.00. Excerpts:

'Genetic politics: from eugenics to genome' by Anne Kerr and Tom Shakespeare with cartoons by Suzy Varty; New Clarion Press; 2002; paper ISBN 1-873797-25-7; cloth ISBN 1-873797-26-5

'Designer Babies: where should we draw the line?' Institute of Ideas 'Debating Matters' seies, ed: Ellie Lee; ISBN is 0 340 84835 9; Hodder & Stoughton, £5.99

'As the Future Catches You: How Genomics and Other Forces are Changing Your Life, Work, Health and Wealth.’ by Juan Enriquez,. Crown Publishing Group. 256pp. $23

'Engineering the Human Germline: An Exploration of the Science and Ethics of Altering the Genes We Pass to Our Children'. Gregory Stock and John Campbell, eds. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. 169 pages, $29.95.

'Genetics, Society & Clinical Practice'. Peter Harper & Angus Clarke. Bios Scientific. ISBN 1859962068. 1997.

'In the blood'. Steve Jones. HarperCollins Publishers, London. ISBN 0 00 25551 1 5, 302pp, 1996

'The Human Body Shop - The engineering and marketing of life'. Andrew Kimbrell. HarperCollins, ISBN 0 00 599343 1. 348pp. 1993.

'The Science of Desire: The Search for the Gay Gene and the Biology of Behaviour'. Dean Hamer and Peter Copeland. Simon & Schuster. 272pp. 1994

'Manufacturing Babies and Public Consent: Debating the New Reproductive Technologies'. José van Dyck. Macmillan, 238pp. 1995.

'Altered Fates: Gene Therapy and the Retooling of Human Life' Jeff Lyon & Peter Gorner. W.W. Norton, N.Y. 1995.

'Correcting the Code: Inventing the Genetic Cure for the Human Body' Larry Thomson. Simon & Schuster, N.Y. 1994.

Human Genome

'Genetic politics from eugenics to genome' Anne Kerr &Tom Shakespeare. New Clarion Press ( )  ISBN p/b 1-873797-25-7 £12.95, h/b 1-873797-26-5 £25.00. 224pp. illus.

'Genome: The Story of our Astonishing Attempt to Map all the Genes in the Human Body' Jerry E. Bishop & Michael Waldholz. Simon & Schuster, New York. 1991.

'Nature via Nurture: Genes, Experience and What Makes Us Human' Matt Ridley. Published by 4th Estate, priced £18.99. 2003

'Gene Mapping: Using Law and Ethics as Guides' George J. Annas and Sherman Elias, OUP pp291 £35 1993

'The Code of Codes: Scientific and Social Issues in the Human Genome Project' Daniel J. Kevles and Leroy Hood. Harvard University Press. 1993.

'The Book of Man: The Quest to Discover our Genetic Heritage' Walter Bodmer and Robin McKie. Little Brown. 259pp. 1994. Abacus, London. 1995.

'The Human Genome Project: Deciphering the Blueprint of Heredity' Nacia Grant Cooper (ed.) Univ Sci Books/WH Freeman 362pp. 1994.

'The Gene Wars: Science, Politics and the Human Genome'. Robert Cook-Deegan. W. W. Norton, NY & London. 1995.

'The Gene Hunters: Adventurers in the Genome Jungle' William Cookson. Aurum, London. 1994.

'Justice and the Human Genome Project' Timothy F. Murphy & Marc A. Lappé. University of California Press. 1994.

'Perilous Knowledge: The Human Genome Project and its Implications. Tom Wilkie. Faber & Faber, London. 1994.

'Breakthrough: The race to find the breast cancer gene' Kevin Davies, John Wiley, 1996.

'Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters' Matt Ridley, Fourth Estate , ISBN 1857028341, 1999. ("It is hard to know whether he is deliberately trying to have it both ways here - or merely contradicting his view of the body as the plaything of the genes." Dorothy Nelkin in her review of the book, New Scientist, 25 September 1999, p51)

'Cracking the Genome' Kevin Davies, Free Press, £16.92, ISBN 0743204794

'The Human Genome' by Carina Dennis and Richard Gallagher (eds). Publisher: Palgrave. £19.99 The story of the project to sequence the human genome, including its history and development, discussion of its effects on society and what use it may have in the future, original research papers and the genome map as published in Nature.


'Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge' Vandana Shiva. Green Books, UK. 144pp ISBN 1 870098 74 9


'Biosafety first. Holistic Approaches to Risk and Uncertainty in Genetic Engineering and Genetically Modified Organisms' by Terje Traavik and Lim Li Ching (eds.) Tapir Academic Press. 612pp.  ISBN: 9788251921138 Price: Norwegian Kronor 595,- (approx. $105) + postage. The book can be purchased by contacting

'Hazard Identification of Agriculture Biotechnology: Finding Relevant Questions', Ad van Dommelen, International Books, ISBN 90-5727-034-x, 1999.

'Regulating the Liabilities of Agricultural Biotechnology' by S Smyth, P W B Phillips, W A Kerr and G G Khachatourians. Publication Date: May 2004
224 pp. Hardback. ISBN: 0 85199 815 1. Price: £45.00 (US$85.00)

Books in Dutch

Zit er toekomst in ons DNA? - Genetische manipulatie bij plant, dier en mens: een aanzet tot maatschappelijke oordeelsvorming' Eds. Jaap van der Wal & Edith Lammerts van Bueren, Ifgene Holland, Werkgroep Genenmanipulatie en Oordeelsvorming, Louis Bolk Instituut, Hooftstraat 24, 3972 LA Driebergen, Holland, 1993

'En toen was er DNA... wat moeten we ermee? Over morele en maatschapplijke dilemma's', Redaktie: Edith Lammerts van Bueren e.a.. Uitgeverij Inigo, Postbus 851 3700 AW Zeist, NL. 236 pagina's. ISBN 90 6038 419 9. 1998. f 39,50

'Herman, de biografie van een genetisch manipuleerde stier'. Karel Glastra van Loon en Karen Kuiper. Amsterdam. 1995

Books in German

'Der vergessene Kontext. Entwurf einer ganzheitlichen Genetik' Craig Holdrege. 202 S., Stuttgart: Verlag Freies Geistesleben 1999, ISBN 3-7725-1782-X, CH Fr. 38.- Rezension

Genmanipulation an Pflanze, Tier und Mensch, Grundlagen zur Urteilsbildung, Verlag Freies Geistesleben, Haussmanstraße 76, Postfach 13 11 22, 7000 Stuttgart 1, Tel: 0711 28 32 55, Fax: 0711 262 46 06., 1994, ISBN 3-7725-1449-9 pp214. Translation (slightly cut) of 'Zit er toekomst in ons DNA?' from Werkgroep Genenmanipulatie en Oordeelsvormung, Louis Bolk Institute.

'Vererbung und Genetik', Peter Grünewald & Frits Wilmer. Philosophisch-Anthroposophischer Verlag am Goetheanum, CH- 4143 Dornach, Switzerland. ISBN 3-7235-0629-1, 1992

'Zukunft der Gentechnik' Peter Brandt (ed.). Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel. ISBN 3-7643-5662-6. 304 seiten. 1997.

'Transgene Pflanzen - Herstellung, Anwendung, Risiken und Richtlinien' Peter Brandt. Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel. ISBN 3-7643- 5202-7. 320 seiten. 1995.

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