General Zoologyby Tracy L. Storer; Robert L. Usinger; Robert C. Stebbins; James W. Nybakken

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  • General Zoology by Tracy L. Storer; Robert L. Usinger; Robert C. Stebbins; James W.NybakkenReview by: W. B. QuayThe American Biology Teacher, Vol. 41, No. 9 (Dec., 1979), p. 574Published by: University of California Press on behalf of the National Association of BiologyTeachersStable URL: .Accessed: 25/06/2014 08:49

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  • conversational trivia, but even the true- blue entomologist should also find much to bring interest and attention to his/her factual lectures.

    Joanne Hinton Wade Hampton High School

    Greenville, South Carolina

    LOOKING AT LIZARDS by Jane E. Hartman. 1978. Holiday House, (18 East 53rd Street, New York 10022). 122 p. $6.95

    Lizards are the most abundant species of the reptile world. The author takes outstanding examples of lizards and devotes a chapter to each unusual reptile discussing its bizarre traits and scientific characteristics and behavior.

    The material is presented so that the younger readers can enjoy and under- stand the subject. Unusual habits pre- sented hold the readers interest. Included in the book are: a glossary, sug- gested readings, and an index of both common and scientific terms. There are a number of excellent photos in black and white.

    The closing chapter in the book con- tains helpful information on keeping lizards as pets. Junior high school stu- dents should enjoy reading this book.

    Betty Slayton Gurdon High School

    Gurdon, Arkansas


    by Saul Wischnitzer. 3rd ed., 1979. W.H. Freeman and Company (660 Market Street, San Francisco 94104). 243 p. $7.95 softback, 40? separates.

    Serving effectively as both an atlas and a dissection guide, the third edition of this popular laboratory manual presents

    in detail the four animals most frequently studied in comparative anatomy courses, amphioxus, dogfish shark, mud puppy, and cat. It also examines the remaining protochordate groups and the lamprey. The aim of this edition was to increase the comprehensiveness of the material discussed. The manual accom- plishes this by an expansion of the proto- chordate section to include all three groups of protochordates, and by the addition of a new exercise stressing three-dimensional perception using the shark, the addition of the sympathetic nervous system to the cat dissection, and the addition of a glossary and biblio- graphy section.

    Individual exercises focus on single physiological systems and are also avail- able as loose-leaf separates. Therefore, the material may be arranged to accom- modate courses with either a systemic or phylogenetic organization. The anatomi- cal descriptions remain clear and con- cise. All illustrations are two- or three-dimensional line-diagrams and are conveniently arranged so that, in gen- eral, both text and illustrative material may be examined without turning pages.

    Georgia E. Lesh-Laurie Cleveland State University

    Cleveland, Ohio

    GENERAL ZOOLOGY by Tracy L. Storer, Robert L. Usin- ger, Robert C. Stebbins, and James W. Nybakken. 6th ed., 1979. McGraw-Hill Book Company (1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York 10020). 902 p. Price not given.

    It is a pleasure to see, and to enthusias- tically recommend for college class use, this sixth edition of GeneralZoology, the widely popular text started by Tracy I.

    Storer, late professor of zoology at the University of California at Davis. The basic pattern of organization and the comprehensive coverage of the subject of the earlier editions are maintained. Thus, the first 299 pages on "General Animal Biology" present with clarity and good illustrations, the major concepts and major organismic subdivisions, from "Some Chemistry of Life" to "Nervous Systems and Sense Organs," "Repro- duction and Development," "Heredity and Genetics," "Animal Ecology and Dis- tribution," and "Organic Evolution." The next 537 pages provide a systematic review of the major invertebrate phyla and the vertebrate classes. Illustrations in these chapters are sufficiently detailed to be useful in laboratory exercises. There are, as well, excellent color photo- graphs from nature. All chapters con- clude with a brief list of well-selected references for further reading. A glos- sary of terms and their derivations, and a combined subject and animal index appear at the end. Color-coded maps of the "Zoogeographic Regions of the World" and the "Biomes of North Amer- ica" are given within the front and back covers.

    W.B. Quay Uniuersity of Texas

    Medical Branch Galveston


    by Gail Kay Haines. 1979. Franklin Watts, Inc (730 Fifth Avenue, New York 10019). 128 p. $5.45.

    Brain Power is a summary of the latest research on brain anatomy written pri- marily for juvenile readers. It is informative and enjoyable to more sophisticated


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    Article Contentsp. 574

    Issue Table of ContentsThe American Biology Teacher, Vol. 41, No. 9 (Dec., 1979), pp. 519-576Front Matter [pp. 556-556]An OvertureAnimals in Biology Education [pp. 519+539]

    Observing the Zebra Finch [pp. 520-525]Health Implications of Marijuana Use: A Review [pp. 526-529]Using Fungi (The Almost-Forgotten Organisms) in the Classroom [pp. 530-533]Career Education and the Baccalaureate in Biology: Adversaries or Bedfellows? [pp. 534-539]Using a Role-Playing Game to Teach Ecology [pp. 540-543]Dealing with Controversy: A Challenge to the Universities [pp. 544-547+551]Railroad Lines as Study Sites in Plant Biology [pp. 548-551]Using Species of Drosophila to Teach Evolution [pp. 552-555]Letters to the EditorDefining "Euthanasia" [p. 557]Determining Reading Levels of Textbooks [pp. 557+576]

    How-To-Do-ItThe Use of Manipulative Models in Teaching Mitosis and Meiosis [pp. 558-559+561]Real Problem Solving in Environmental Education [pp. 560-561]A Conceptual Model for the Study of Evolution [pp. 562-563+565]Teaching the History of Science through Inquiry [pp. 564-565]

    Audiovisual ReviewsReview: untitled [p. 566]Review: untitled [p. 566]Review: untitled [p. 566]

    Book ReviewsBehaviorReview: untitled [p. 567]

    BotanyReview: untitled [p. 567]Review: untitled [p. 567]Review: untitled [pp. 567-568]

    Ecology and Environmental IssuesReview: untitled [p. 568]Review: untitled [p. 568]Review: untitled [p. 568]Review: untitled [pp. 568-569]

    Educational and Professional ConcernsReview: untitled [p. 569]

    GeneticsReview: untitled [pp. 569-570]

    General BiologyReview: untitled [p. 570]Review: untitled [p. 570]Review: untitled [pp. 570-571]Review: untitled [p. 571]Review: untitled [pp. 571-572]

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    Audiovisual ReviewsReview: untitled [p. 576]

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