Animal Sciences: Macmillan Science Library, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Alan Cobb
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  • ISBN-10: 002865885X
  • ISBN-13: 9780028658858
  • DDC: 590.03
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 1091 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2002 | Published/Released December 2003
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2002

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Animal Sciences brings together a wide range of scientific, historical and cultural information about the animal world. In addition to covering biological concepts, the history of zoology, biographies of scientists in the field, and ethical issues, such as the practice of animal experimentation, it also covers careers in the animal sciences. Each fully illustrated volume includes sidebars, charts and a glossary, as well as bibliographies, filmographies and a list of the addresses of institutions devoted to the protection and study of wild and domesticated animals around the world.

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  • Alan Cobb

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    ISBN-10: 0028655567 | ISBN-13: 9780028655567


"This four-volume reference set presents a range of concepts about the animal world covered in the high school biology curriculum, including historical information, careers in animal science, and ethical issues...Each topic is written by a different contributor, using explicit scientific terms. Vocabulary words are written in bold with definitions in a side panel. An important feature in this set is that each topic includes one or more photographs, tables, or other graphic images to enhance readability and understanding. At the end of each article are cross-references and a bibliography. Each book has a glossary with easy-to-read definitions of vocabulary words, as well as an index...Recommended." -- Book Report (September 2002)

— Book Report

"Geared to high school and undergraduate levels, this color-illustrated reference has the strength of interdisciplinarity: coverage encompasses animal development, behavior, ecology, and issues." -- SciTech Book News (June 2002)

— SciTech Book News

"With 292 entries, Animal Sciences is one of several new sets in The Macmillan Science Library. Other recent titles include Plant Sciences and Biology and all use a multi-volume, 4-color format to introduce students to the basic concepts, history and issues of specific disciplines in the sciences. This disciplinary approach means that this tool allows students to learn more about particular branches of study, possible careers and methods in the animal sciences. Biographical entries on important scientists introduce the history of zoology. Articles specific to particular types ofanimals are relatively infrequent and are usually confined to the chief orders of animals, not particular species. The prehistoric world is systematically covered in entries on each geologic period. The effect of humans on the animal world is treated in some detail, from the ethics of animal testing and farming to pesticides and environmental degradation. In addition to articles on animal adaptations, diversity and forms, coverage also explores the broader contexts of life with entries on biomass, cells, genetics and continental drift. As an aid to students, every volume includes a glossary, a brief timeline, classification schemes and separate volume indexes. Animal Sciences will serve school and public libraries." -- Lawrence Looks at Books (June 2001)

— Lawrence Looks at Books

"Articles are clear and well written, and the appealing layout includes many colorful photographs, diagrams, and sidebars. Words highlighted in the text are defined in the margins (in addition to the glossary). This set contains sufficient information to serve the needs of a variety of student users and will appeal to the casual browser as well. Attractive and informative, it is highly recommended and would serve junior - or senior-high-school, general undergraduate, and public libraries as well." -- Booklist (June 2002)

— Booklist

"Concepts covered in this alphabetically arranged set range from the simple to the complex, covering aspects of animal history, biodiversity, cell biology, ecology, form and function, genetics, and life cycles...While much of the material would be a challenge for average students, high schools with strong science departments and public libraries would do well to examine this attractive set." -- School Library Journal (August 2002)

— School Library Journal