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Library newsletter for the Zoology department.
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Impending Departure

I have resigned my position as of May 29 to pursue my interest in nutrition and dietetics.  I have enjoyed working with you for the past 13 1/2 years.  Until my replacement is hired, please submit all subject-specific library instruction sessions to Kathy Payne (  Please submit all book/DVD requests to Joan Hubbard (  I will be submitting one last order before I leave, so please send me any requests by May 22nd.  You will be notified when these items are available for check-out.


Selected New Books/DVDs



Call Number

A Dictionary of Zoology

Allaby, Michael

QL9 .C66 2014

A New History of Life: The Radical New Discoveries about the Origins and Evolution of Life on Earth

Ward, Peter et al

QH366.2 .W373 2015

A Window on Eternity: A Biologist's Walk Through Gorongosa National Park

Wilson, Edward O.

QH195.M6 W55 2014

Alpha Centauri: Unveiling the Secrets of Our Nearest Stellar Neighbor

Beech, Martin

QB805 .B44 2015

Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves

Braitman, Laurel

QL751 .B6834 2014

Animal Weapons: The Evolution of Battle

Emlen, Douglas J.

QL940 .E45 2014

Assessing and Improving Student Writing in College: A Guide for Institutions, General Education, Departments, and Classrooms

Walvoord, Barbara

PE1404 .W34 2014

Beza, Who Saved the Forests of Ethiopia, One Church at a Time - A Conservation Story

Lowa, Meg et al

DT381 .L69 2014

Biocalculus: Calculus for Life Sciences

Stewart, James et al

QA303.2 .S737 2015

Bumble Bees of North America: An Identification Guide

Williams, Paul H. et al

QL568.A6 W55 2014

Caterpillars in the Field and Garden-A Field Guide to the Butterfly Caterpillars of North America

Allen, Thomas J. et al

QL548 .A44 2005

Chasing the Red Queen: the Evolutionary Race between Agricultural Pests and Poisons

Dyer, Andy

SB957 .D94 2014

Collected Papers of Michael E. Soulé: Early Years in Modern Conservation Biology

Soule, Michael E.

QH75 .S633 2014

Diary of a Citizen Scientist: Chasing Tiger Beetles and Other New Ways of Engaging the World

Russell, Sharman Apt

QH31.R827 R87 2014

Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician

Jauhar, Sandeep

R153 .J38 2014

Earth to Sky: Among Africa's Elephants, A Species in Crisis

Nichols, Michael

QL737.P98 N52 2013

Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus

Quammen, David

RC140.5 .Q36 2014

Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates

Thorp, James H. et al (eds)

QL365.4.A1 E36 2010

Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime

McDermid, Val

HV8073 .M47 2014

Four Fields

Dee, Tim

QH75 .D394 2015

From So Simple a Beginning: Darwin's Four Great Books

Dawin, Charles

QH365 .A1 2006

Future Arctic: Field Notes from a World on the Edge

Struzik, Edward

QC981.8.G56 S77 2015

Georgis' Parasitology for Veterinarians

Bowman, Dwight D.

SF810.A3 B74 2014

Guide to Troubled Birds

Adrian, Matt

PN6231.B46 A37 2014

In Search of Lost Frogs: The Quest to Find the World's Rarest Amphibians

Moore, Robin

QL668.E2 M66 2014

Ivan Pavlov: A Russian Life in Science

Todes, Daniel P.

QP26.P35 T627 2014

Marine Pollution: What Everyone Needs to Know

Weis, Judith S.

GC1085 .W45 2015

Nature's Trust: Environmental Law for a New Ecological Age

Wood, Mary, Christina

KF3775 .W589 2014

On Immunity: An Inoculation

Biss, Eula

RJ240 .B57 2014

Practical Pollination Biology

Dafni, Atmots, et al (eds)

QK926 .P73 2005

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Narari, Yuval Noah

CB113.H4 H3713 2015

Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead

Casarett, David

RC86.7 .C42 201

Statistical Methods in Biology: Design and Analysis of Experiments and Regression

Welham, S.J., et al

QH323.5 .W45 2015

Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World

Miodownik, Mark

TA403.2 .M56 2014

Tales From Gombe

Shah, Anup et al

QL737.P96 S46 20

The Carnivore Way: Coexisting with and Conserving North America's Predators

Eisenberg, Cristina

QL737.C2 E38 2014

The Desert: Lands of Lost Borders

Welland, Michael

GB611 .W45 2015

The Double-Crested Cormorant: Plight of a Feathered Pariah

Wires, Linda R.

QL696.P4745 W57 2014

The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration

Heinrich, Bernd

QL754 .H45 2014

The Hunt for the Golden Mole: All Creatures Great & Small and Why They Matter

Girling, Richard

QL737.A352 G57 2014

The Improbable Primate: How Water Shaped Human Evolution

Finlayson, Clive

GN281 .F55 2014

The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures

Kenneally, Christine

RB155 .K458 2014

The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth's Rarest Creatures

DeBuys, William

QL737.U53 D434 2015

The Malaria Project: The U.S. Government's Secret Mission to Find a Miracle Cure

Masterson, Karen M.

RC159.A5 M37 2014

The Man Who Touched His Own Heart: True Tales of Science, Surgery, and Mystery

Dunn, Rob

QP111.4 .D86 2015

The Meaning of Human Existence

Wilson, Edward O.

BD450 .W5225 2014

The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Pinker, Steven

PE1421 .P56 2014

The Walking Whales: From Land to Water in Eight Million Years

Thewissen, J.G.M. "Hans"

QE882.C5 T484 2015

The World of Northern Evergreens

Pielou, E.C.

QK494 .P54 2011

This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress

Brockman, John

Q173 .T54 2015

Tundra-Taiga Biology: Human, Plant, and animal survival in the Arctic

Crawford, Robert M.M.

QH541.5.T8 C73 2014

Turtles, Tortoises and Terrapins: A Natural History

Orenstein, Ronald

QL666.C5 O74 2012

Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of con

Nye, Bill

QH45.5 .N94 2014

Your Atomic Self: The Invisible Elements That Connect You to Everything Else in the Universe

Stager, Curt

QC173 .S625 2014


Web Sites of Interest

Arkive: Birds

The mission of Arkive, a British nonprofit, is to educate readers about biodiversity and conservation. This section of the the larger Arkive site focuses entirely on birds. Here readers may explore thousands of species listed in alphabetical order. Each record consists of a description, as well as photos, videos, and notes on biology, habitat, and threats. For example, the Arkive site tells us that the Abbot's booby (Papasula abbotti) is "a large slender-bodied, black-and-white seabird" that breeds on Christmas Island and lives on a number of islands in the Indian Ocean. In addition to scrolling alphabetically, readers may refine their searches to various conservation statuses and topics, including geographies, newly discovered species, and the effects of climate change. This is an excellent resource for educators teaching biology and conservation, as well as anyone interested in biodiversity. [CNH]

Entomology and Nematology: Featured Creatures

The Entomology and Nematology Department at the University of Florida has teamed with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to produce this incredible encyclopedia of insects, nematodes, arachnids, and other organisms. Readers may search by Common Name, Scientific Name, Crop or Habitat, Higher Classification, or Recent Additions to find the creature of choice. While the site's concentration on Florida-based creatures may seem limiting at first, the sheer complexity and diversity of organisms listed here will likely keep readers glued to their monitors for extended periods of time. For instance, selecting Common Names pulls up a list of hundreds of creatures, listed in alphabetical order, from the admiral ants to zombie flies. Each organism is accompanied by an introduction, distribution, description, life cycle, and other categories of information. [CNH]

Women in Science

This radio series is produced with the express purpose of getting women involved in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. As the site notes, it's a great resource for students, teachers, parents, guidance counselors, organizational leaders, researchers, professors, or anyone  nterested in helping women pursue careers intechnical fields. Readers will find much of interest in features such as Her-Story: Then & Now, which profiles both historical and present-day female STEM pioneers. The Sounds of Progress, another feature, offers an eight-part documentary-style series that covers groundbreaking research, great women in science, and other topics. And this is just the beginning of what this fantastic site has to offer. [CNH] 

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