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Compiled by the ASCB Minorities Affairs Committee

Bridges to Independence: Fostering the Independence of New Investigators in Biomedical Research
National Research Council of the National Academies
ISBN: 0-309-0926-X
The National Academies Press 2005

A Hand Up: Women Mentoring Women in Science
Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
ISBN: 0-9634-590-6-6
National Science Foundation PGE Grant No. 020865
Second Edition, 2005

A Feeling for the Organism, The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock. Evelyn Fox Keller, Freeman, 1983.

A Ph.D. is Not Enough! A Guide to Survival in Science. Peter J. Feibelman, Addison Wesley, 1993.

A Plague of Frogs, William E. Souder. 2000

A Short Guide to Writing about Biology. Jan A Pechenik, Little Brown and Company, Toronto, 1987.

Advice to Young Scientists. Sir Peter B. Medawar, Harper and Row, 1979.

Advisor, Teacher, Role Model, Friend - On being a mentor to students in Science and Engineering. National Academy of Sciences, National Academy Press, 1997

African Americans in Science, Math and Invention
Author: Ray Spangenburg, Kit Moger
Hardcover, Published: March 2003
ISBN: 0816048061
Includes photo of Sandra Murray on the cover and her bio inside.The Art of Teaching. Gilbert Highet, Vintage, 1950.

From physicist George Alcorn to zoologist Roger Arliner Young, 160 African American astronauts, physicists, chemists, biologists, mathematicians, and other scientists born between 1731 and 1965 are profiled. Each entry includes brief bibliographies. Indexes list the scientist by subject area and year of birth.

At the Bench : A Laboratory Navigator, Kathy Barker, Hardcover Spiral edition (July 1998), Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; ISBN: 0879695234

Black Apollo of Science: The Life of Ernest Everett Just. Kenneth R. Manning, Oxford University Press, New York, 1983.

Black Inventors of America. McKinley Burt, National Book Company, Oregon, 1969.

Blacks in Science: Ancient and Modern. Ivan Van Sertima, Transaction Books, New Brunswick, 1983.

Black Pioneers of Science and Invention. Louis Haber, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego, CA, 1970.

Blacks, Science and American Education. Willie Pearson, Jr. and J. Kenneth Bechtel, eds., Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, 1989.

Changing America: The New Fact of Science and Engineering, 1989. Task Force on Women, Minorities, and the Handicapped in Science and Technology.

Distinguished African American Scientists of the 20th Century. James H. Kesler et al, the Orynx Press, Phoenix, 1996.

Et Cetera. Et Cetera: Notes of a Work-Watcher. Lewis Thomas, Little Brown, 1990.

Finding Your North Self Help Strategies for Science-Related Careers. Frederick L. Moore, Ph.D., Michael L. Penn Jr., M.D., Ph.D., 2005.

Graduate Research: A Guide for Students in the Sciences (2nd Edition). Robert V. Smith, Plenum Press, NY 1990.

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. Jared Diamond, W. W. Norton & Co. 1997.

Increasing Science Achievements for Disadvantages Students. Carol Ascher, Columbia University, 1985.

Legacy to Tomorrow, 1989, NSF, Minority Graduate Fellowship Program.

The Limits of Science. Sir Peter B. Medawar, Harper and Row, 1984.

Mathematics for the Million. Lancelot Hogben, W.W. Norton, 1983, reissued 1993.

Minds, Brains and Science. John Searlem, Harvard University Press, 1984.

Minority Females on High School Mathematics and Science. Cora B. Marrett, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 1982.

Minorities in Science: The Challenge for Change in Biomedicine. Vijaya L. Melnick. Plenum Press, New York, 1977.

My World of Reality (an autobiography). Hildrus A. Poindexter, Balamp, Detroit, 1973.

The Negro Professional Man and the Community, with Special Emphasis on the Physician and the Lawyer. Carter G. Woodson, Negro Universities Press, New York, 1969

Pioneer in Blood Plasma: Dr. Charles Richard Drew. Robert Lichello, J. Messner, New York, 1968,

The ARacial@ Economy of Science: Toward a Democratic Future. Sandra Harding, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1993.

Reflections on Gender and Science. Evelyn Fox Keller, Yale University Press, 1985.

Science Teaching Reconsidered, 1997, NAS, Undergraduate Committee on Science Education.

Terrors and Marvels. Tom Shachtman, William Morrow and Co., Inc. June 2002.

While the atom bomb ended World War II, it was only one of many scientific discoveries that led to victory. Jets, radar, magnetic detonators and rockets were developed in secret laboratories, but triumphed on the battlefield.

Tom Shactman, author of the critically acclaimed Absolute Cold, examines the war waged by engineers, physicists, chemists and biologists in Terrors and Marvels: How Science and Technology Changed the Character and Outcome of World War II.

One of the book’s most surprising stories is the debate over chemical and biological weapons. Though both sides assembled formidable arsenals, Hitler opposed using them because he feared Allied reprisals. Churchill wanted to use poison gas, but his military staff was unwilling. The U.S. drew up a plan, but Roosevelt vetoed it. An absorbing look at how science changed the way we wage war.

-Review excerpted from Book-of-the-Month Club, 2004

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Stephen R. Covey, Simon and Schuster, 1990.

Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 1982, NSF.

Why Not Say It Clearly: A Guide to Scientific Writing. Lester S. King, Little Brown and Company, Boston, 1978.

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