The Tao of Biotechnology

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Bibliography/Reading List

In my independent study of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering I read the following books, in addition to hundreds of articles:


Batalion, Nathan. 50 Harmful Effects of Genetically Modified Foods. Oneonta, N. Y.: Americans For Safe Food, 2000.

Carson, Rachel. Silent Spring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1994.

Cobb, Allan B. Scientifically Engineered Foods: The Debate Over What’s on your Plate. New York: The Rosen Publishing Group, 2000.

Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome, editor. Monster Theory: Reading Culture. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996.

Cummins, Ronnie and Lilliston, Ben. Genetically Engineered Food: A Self-Defense Guide for Consumers. New York: Marlowe and Company, 2000.

Fox, Michael W. Beyond Evolution: The Genetically Altered Future of Plants, Animals, the Earth . . . and Humans. New York: The Lyons Press, 1999.

Fox, Michael W. Superpigs and Wondercorn: The Brave New World of Biotechnology and Where It All May Lead. New York: Lyons and Burford, 1992.

Grosveld, F. and Kollias, G. Transgenic Animals. San Diego: Academic Press Inc., 1992.

Ho, Mae-Wan. Genetic Engineering: Dream or Nightmare? The Brave New World of Bad Science and Big Business. Bath, UK: Gateway Books, 1998.

Houdebine, Louis Marie, ed. Transgenic Animals: Generation and Use. Amsterdam: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1997.

Howard, Ted and Rifkin, Jeremy. Who Should Play God? The Artificial Creation of Life and What it Means for the Future of the Human Race. New York: Laurel-Leaf Books, 1980.

Huet, Marie-Hélène. Monstrous Imagination. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1993.

Maclean, Norman. Animals With Novel Genes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

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

Nelkin, Dorothy. Selling Science: How the Press Covers Science and Technology. New York: W. H. Freeman and Company, 1995.

Nottingham, Stephen. Eat Your Genes: How Genetically Modified Food is Entering Our Diet. New York: Zed Book Ltd., 1998.

Reiss, Michael J. and Straughan, Roger. Improving Nature?: The Science and Ethics of Genetic Engineering. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Rifkin, Jeremy. The Biotech Century: Harnessing the Gene and Remaking the World. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1998.

Rifkin, Jeremy and Perlas, Nicanor. Algeny. New York: The Viking Press, 1983.

Rogers, Michael. Biohazard. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977.

Rollin, Bernard E. The Frankenstein Syndrome: Ethical and Social Issues in the Genetic Engineering of Animals. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Russo, Enzo and Cove, David. Genetic Engineering: Dreams and Nightmares. New York: W. H. Freeman and Company Limited, 1995.

Stableford, Brian. Future Man. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1984.

Stoker, Bram. Dracula. A Bantam Classic. New York: Bantam Books, 1981.

Teich, Albert H., editor. Technology and the Future. Seventh Edition. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997.

Teitel, Martin and Wilson, Kimberly A. Genetically Engineered Food: Changing the Nature of Nature. Rochester, Vermont: Park Street Press, 1999.

Tenner, Edward. Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences. New York: Vintage Books, 1997.

Ticciati, Laura and Ticciati, Robin. Genetically Engineered Foods: Are They Safe? You Decide. Los Angeles: Keats Publishing, 1998.

Wekesser, Carol. Genetic Engineering (Opposing Viewpoints Series). San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1996.


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