Restriction enzymes, Earth Day, DDT and fragile bird eggs, oil shortages, CFCs, “Lucy,” and punctuated equilibrium. Ebola virus outbreaks, Three Mile Island, Baby Louise Brown, and mandating the teaching of creationism in some public school biology classes. All these were resonant events in biology in the 1970s. Yet an even wider range of topics was presented to the membership in the 90 issues of ABT and numerous News & Views that document life for the professional biology teacher in that decade. Ecology, the environment, and evolution were the triple “E’s” that permeated the decade. The “E’s” are reflected in ABT covers, editorials, articles, and conference titles and speakers.

Journal covers continued as basic drawings in black...

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