"The man who does not read good books
has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."

Mark Twain

Below are links to subject headings of books selected by the editors of Choice as Outstanding Academic Books. If you would like to select a specific book to give to the University Libraries, please select one from this list and write the title on the order form. If the book you have chosen is no longer available, a similar book from the same subject will be ordered.

Notable Books: Zoology
Act III in Patagonia: people and wildlife by William Conway
Arctic animals and their adaptations to life on the edge by Arnoldus Schytte Blix
Birds Britannica by Mark Cocker and Richard Mabey
Brute souls, happy beasts, and evolution: the historical status of animals by Rod Preece
Caterpillars in the field and garden: a field guide to the butterfly caterpillars of North America by Allen, Thomas J.
Eating Apes by Peterson, Dale
Evolving Eden: an illustrated guide to the evolution of the African large-mammal fauna by Turner, Alan
Freshwater fishes of Mexico by Robert Rush Miller with W. L. Minckley and Steven Mark Norris
Giant pandas: biology and conservation by Lindburg, Donald and Baragona, Karen (eds.)
Headless males make great lovers: and other unusual natural histories by Marty Crump
Insect Development and Evolution by Heming, Bruce S.
Insect physiological ecology: mechanisms and patterns by Chown, Steven L.
Jungle Bugs: masters of camoflage and mimicry by Purser, Bruce
Large carnivores and the conservation of biodiversity by Justina C. Ray, ed.
Life of marsupials by Tyndale-Biscoe, Hugh
National Geographic complete birds of North America by Jonathan Alderfer, ed.
Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific: New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands by Randall, John E.
Sea turtles: a complete guide to their biology, behavior, and conservation by Spotila, James R.
Secret weapons: defenses of insects, spiders, scorpions, and other many-legged creatures by Thomas Eisner, Maria Eisner, and Melody Siegler
Sharks of the world by Compagno, Leonard
The fire ants by Walter R. Tschinkel
The Florida manatee by Roger L. Reep and Robert K. Bonde
The Guenons: diversity and adaptation in African monkeys by ed. by Mary E. Glenn and Marina Cords
The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America by Sibley, David Allen
The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America by Sibley, David Allen
The singing life of birds: the art and science of listening to birdsong by Kroodsma, Donald E.
The smaller majority by Piotr Naskrecki
The venomous reptiles of the Western Hemisphere by Campbell, Jonathan A.
Trout and Salmon of North America by Behnke, Robert J.



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