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Foundational Biology – The Riot and the Dance

The Foundational Biology Package contains all three pieces of our integrated, hands-on, readable approach to biology, written by Dr. Gordon Wilson.

This makes one year of biology very affordable:
The Riot and the Dance Student Textbook: $50
Lab Manual: $22
Teacher's Guide: $24

The Riot and the Dance is biology like you've never seen it before. With over 130 original illustrations and several hundred figures total, the student book is first and foremost an approachable and readable explanation of the complicated basics of biology. Rather than teaching a pile of disconnected facts about biology, Gordon Wilson gives the reader a foundational knowledge of living things alongside his primary goal, which is to stir up a long-lasting wonder and curiosity about life and a greater desire to praise the Creator.


Click here for the answers to the discussion questions at the end of each chapter.


Dr. Gordon Wilson is currently a Senior Fellow of Natural History at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho. Before coming to NSA he was a faculty member at Liberty University from 1991-2003. Gordon received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Public Policy from George Mason University in 2003, and also earned his M.S. in Entomology and B.S. in Education/Biology at the University of Idaho. He has published his dissertation research on the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) in Southeastern Naturalist and the Herpetological Bulletin. He also regularly writes articles for Answers Magazine. Gordon and his wife Meredith have four children and three grandchildren.  

AUTHOR: Gordon Wilson



SIZE: 8.5x11"

ISBN-10: 1-59128-123-7

ISBN-13: 978-1-59128-123-8

PUB. DATE: January 20, 2015

More teaching resources for The Riot and the Dance:

The Riot and the Dance Teacher's Edition contains detailed reading objectives, quizzes for every chapter, unit exams, and a complete answer key. Students can take the quizzes and exams directly from this book as the pages are perforated for easy removal.

The Riot and the Dance Lab Manual contains 25 labs to accompany the textbook, along with materials list, objectives, exercises, detailed lab instructions, and a year long schedule of interactive labs corresponding to the Student text.

The Riot and the Dance Complete Bundle contains the Student Textbook, the Teacher's Edition, and the Lab Manual.

The Riot and the Dance Documentary is a beautifully shot film narrated by Dr. Wilson and directed by children's book author N.D. Wilson.