RECOMMENDED LIST OF BOOKS AND OTHER INFORMATION RESOURCES FOR ZOO AND AQUARIUM LIBRARIES: Parts VIII-IXf


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VIII. BIRDS

    A. Birds--General

      Alerstam, Thomas. 1990. Bird Migration. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ($100.00)

      Brooke, Michael and Tim Birkhead, eds. 1991. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Ornithology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ($50.00)

      Brush, Alan H., and George Clark, eds. 1983. Perspectives in Ornithology. New York: Cambridge University Press. ($59.95)

      Buckley, P.A., et. al. 1985. Neotropical Ornithology. Lawrence, KS: Allen Press. ($70.00)

      Colias, Nicholas E. and Elsie Colias. 1984. Nest Building and Bird Behavior. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. ($96.40)

      * Collar, N.J. and P. Andrew. 1988-92. Birds to Watch: ICBP World Checklist of Threatened Birds. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. (No. 2: $25.00 pap)

      * Collar, N.J. and S.N. Stuart. 1992. Threatened Birds of Africa and Related Islands: The ICBP/IUCN Red Data Book. Part I. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. ($50.00)

      Collar, N.J., et. al. 1993. Threatened Birds of the Americas: The ICBP/ICUN Red Data Book. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. ($75.00)

      Erhlich, Paul, David Dobkin and Darry Wheye. 1992. Birds in Jeopardy. Stanford, CA: Standford University Press. ($45.00, $17.95 pap)

      * Farner, Donald S. and James K. Kings, eds. 1971--. Avian Biology. 9 vols so far. San Diego: Academic Press. (Price varies with volume).

      Fuller, Errol. 1988. Extinct Birds. New York: Facts on File.

      Grzimek, Bernhard, ed. 1972-73. Grzimek's Wildlife Encyclopedia. Vols 7-9. Birds. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.

      Halliday, Tim. 1978. Vanishing Birds: Their Natural History and Conservation. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

      Handbook of the Birds of the World. 1992-- Vol 1: Ostrich to Ducks. Vol 2:

      New World Vultures to Guineafowl. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. (Vol 1 $165.00; vol 2 $165.00)

      * Harrison, Colin. 1984. A Field Guide to the Nests, Eggs and Nestlings of North American Birds. New York: Collins.

      Howard, Richard and Alick Moore. 1991. A Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. 2nd ed. San Diego: Academic Press. ($50.00)

      Jobling, James A. 1991. A Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. New York: Oxford University Press. ($29.95)

      Johnston, Richard F., ed. 1983--. Current Ornithology. Annual. 11 vols so far. New York: Plenum. (Price varies for each volume). Helpful in institutions with substantial ornithology programs. Somewhat academic and expensive, but good.

      * King, Warren, ed. 1981. Endangered Birds of the World: The ICBP Bird Red Data Books. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. ($22.50, $13.50 pap)

      Lever, Christopher. 1987. Naturalized Birds of the World. New York: Wiley.

      Long, John A. 1981. Introduced Birds of the World. New York: Universe Books. ($35.00)

      Mead, Chris. 1983. Bird Migration. New York: Facts on File. Lots of illustrations included; for the general reader.

      * Monroe, Burt L. and Charles G. Sibley. 1993. A World Checklist of Birds. New Haven: Yale University Press. ($45.00)

      O'Connor, Raymond J. 1984. The Growth and Development of Birds. New York: Wiley. ($121.00)

      Pasquier, Roger. 1980. Watching Birds: An Introduction to Ornithology. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin.

      * Perrins, Christopher and Alex Middleton, eds. 1985. Encylopedia of Birds. New York: Facts on File. ($45.00) Good reference on bird families.

      Pettingill, Olin S. 1985. Ornithology in Laboratory and Field. 5th ed. San Diego: Academic Press. ($32.95)

      Rutgers, A. and K.A. Norris, eds. 1970. Encyclopedia of Aviculture. 3 vols. London: Blandford Press.

      * Sibley, Charles G. and Burt L. Monroe, Jr. 1990. Distribution and Taxonomy of Birds of the World. New Haven: Yale University Press. ($125.00)

      Skutch, Alexander. 1976. Parent Birds and Their Young. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. ($45.00)

      _____. 1987. Helpers at Birds' Nests: A Worldwide Survey of Coopertive Breeding and Related Behavior. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press. ($86.40 pap)

      _____. 1989. Birds Asleep. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. ($24.95)

      * Stokes, Donald. A. 1979--. 3 vols. A Guide to Bird Behavior. Boston: Little Brown. (Price varies with volume).

      Sturkis, P.D. 1986. Avian Physiology. 4th ed. New York: Springer-Verlag. ($96.00)

      Temple, Stanley A., ed. 1983. Bird Conservation. 3 vols. Madison, WI: ICBP/University of Wisconsin Press. ($17.50 pap each vol) Emphasis on conservation outside zoos.

      * Terborgh, John. 1990. Where Have All the Birds Gone?: Essays on the Biology and Conservation of Birds that Migrate to the American Tropics. Lawrenceville, NJ: Princeton University Press. ($49.50, $14.95 pap)

      * Welty, Joel C. 1988. Life of Birds. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders. ($54.00) A good general textbook.

    B. Birds--Geographic Regions

      Ali, Salim and S. Dillon Ripley. 1968-1974. Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan: Together with Those of Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and Ceylon. 10 vols. New York: Oxford University Press. Some volumes have been updated begining in 1978.

      _____. 1990. Pictorial Guide to the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent. Oxford University Press.

      Beehler, Bruce, et. al. 1986. Birds of New Guinea. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. ($39.50 pap)

      The Birds of North America. 1992--. Philadelphia, PA: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. ($1,875 for full series) Comprehensive species accounts of all breeding bird species of North America. Not all published yet. For the larger budget.

      Blakers, M.S., J. Davies and P.N. Reilly. 1984. The Atlas of Australian Birds. Portland, OR: Int. Spec Book. ($35.95) Includes detailed range maps for each species.

      * Bond, James. 1993. Field Guide to the Birds of the West Indies. 5th ed. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin. ($19.95 pap)

      Brazil, Mark. 1991. Birds of Japan. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. ($55.00)

      Brown, Leslie, et. al. 1983-1991. The Birds of Africa. 4 vols. San Diego: Academic Press. (vol 1-3 $201.00 each; vol 4 $199.00)

      Coates, Brian. 1985-1990. Birds of Papua New Guinea. 2 vols. Queensland, Australia: Dove.

      Cramp, Stanley, et. al., eds. 1977-94. Handbook of the Birds of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. 9 vols. New York: Oxford University Press. (Price varies with volume)

      * DeSchauensee, Rodolphe M. 1984. Birds of China. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. ($37.00 pap) Includes colored plates and description of each species.

      * _____. 1982. A Guide to the Birds of South America. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Museum of Natural History. ($25.00 pap)

      _____ and William H. Phelps, Jr. 1977. Guide to the Birds of Venezuela. Princeton, NJ: Princeton U Press. ($90.00, $39.50 pap)

      Downer, Audrey and R. Sutton. 1990. Birds of Jamaica: A Photographic Field Guide. New York: Cambridge University Press. ($19.95)

      Dunning, John S. 1988. South American Land Birds: A Photographic Aid to Identification. Newtown Square, PA: Harrowood Books. ($47.50, $35.00 pap)

      Flint, V.E., et. al. 1989. A Field Guide to Birds of the USSR. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. ($85.00, $29.95 pap)

      Garnett, Stephen, ed. 1992. Threatened and Extinct Birds of Australia. Moonee Ponds, Victoria: Royal Australian Ornithologists Union. ($18.00)

      Goodman, Steven M. and Peter L. Meininger, eds. 1989. The Birds of Egypt. New York: Oxford University Press. ($125.00)

      Hilty, Steven L. and William L. Brown. 1985. A Guide to the Birds of Colombia. Princeton, NJ; University of Princeton Press. ($99.50, $45.00 pap)

      Hollom, P.A., et. al. 1988. Birds of the Middle East and North Africa. Vermillion, SD: Buteo Books. ($32.50)

      Holmes, Derek. 1989. Birds of Java and Bali. New York: Oxford University Press. ($19.95)

      Howell, Steven and Sopie Webb. 1994. A Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America. New York: Oxford University Press. ($75.00, $35.00 pap)

      Inskipp, Carol and Tim Inskipp. 1991. A Guide to the Birds of Nepal. 2nd ed. Dover, NH: Tanager Books. ($55.00)

      Keast, Allen and Eugene Morton, eds. 1980. Migrant Birds in the Neotropics: Ecology, Behavior, Distribution and Conservation. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. ($29.95 pap)

      * King, Ben F. and Edward C. Dickson. 1975. Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. London: Harper Collins. ($24.95) Reprinted 1993. Collins Field Guide Series.

      Marchant, S. and P.J. Higgins. 1990, 1993. Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Vol 1, part A Ratites to Ducks. Vol 1, part B

      Australian Pelicans to Ducks. Vol 2 Raptors to Lapwings. 2 vols published so far; 6 vols planned. New York: Oxford University Press. ($295 each volume) Encyclopaedic reference book recommended for the larger budget.

      * National Geographic Society. 1983. Field Guide to the Birds of North America. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society. ($21.00) One of the best field guides of North American birds ever published. Easy to use, excellent colored illustrations.

      Newman, Kenneth. 1988. Newman's Birds of Southern Africa. Johannesburg: Macmillian South Africa. ($31.00)

      * Pizzey, Graham. 1980. Field Guide to the Birds of Australia. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. ($79.50, $24.95 pap)

      Pratt, Douglas, et. al. 1986. A Field Guide to the Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. ($75.00, $29.95 pap)

      Raffaele, Herbert. 1989. A Guide to the Birds of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Rev. ed. Lawrenceville, NJ: Princeton University Press. ($47.00)

      Ridgely, Robert and John Gwynne, Jr. 1992. A Guide to the Birds of Panama, with Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras. 2nd ed. Lawrenceville, NJ: Princeton University Press. ($60.00, $29.95 pap)

      * Ridgely, Robert and Guy Tudor. 1989, 1994. The Birds of South America. Vol 1. The Oscine Passerines. Vol 2. The Suboscine Passerines. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. (Vol 1 $70.00, Vol 2 $85.00) Four volumes planned.

      * Serle, William and Gerard J. Morel. 1988. A Field Guide to the Birds of West Africa. Lexington, MA: Greene.

      Sick, Helmut. 1993. Birds in Brazil: A Natural History. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press.

      Simpson, Ken. 1986. Field Guide to the Birds of Australia: A Book of Identification. London: Christopher Helm.

      Stiles, F. Gary and Alexander Skutch. 1989. A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. ($65.00, $35.00 pap)

      * Terres, John K. 1982. The Audubon Society Encyclopedia of North American Birds. New York: Random House. ($39.99) An excellent reference for bird facts such as clutch size, feeding habits, etc. Entries arranged alphabetically.

      Tucker, Graham and Melanie Heath. 1994. Birds in Europe: Their Conservation Status. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. ($40.00)

      * Williams, John George. 1973. A Field Guide to the Birds of East and Central Africa. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin. ($34.95)

    C. Birds--Families

      * Bates, Henry and Robert Busenbark. 1978. Parrots and Related Birds. 3rd ed. Neptune, NJ: T.F.H. Publications. ($24.95) For the aviculturist.

      * _____. 1984. Finches and Soft-Billed Birds. Rev. ed. Neptune, NJ: T.F.H. Publications. ($24.95)

      * Beissinger, Steven R. and Noel R.F. Snyder, eds. 1992. New World Parrots in Crisis: Solutions from Conservation Biology. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. ($35.00, $17.95 pap)

      * Bellrose, Frank. 1981. Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America. Rev. ed. Harrisburg: Stackpole. ($39.95) Update Francis Kortright's classic with the same title.

      Burton, John A, ed. 1985. Owls of the World: Their Evolution, Structure and Ecology. New York: Arrowood Press. ($19.98)

      Cade, Tom. 1982. Falcons of the World. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. ($54.95)

      Clark, William and B. Wheeler. 1987. Field Guide to Hawks: North America. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin. ($19.45)

      * Clement, Peter. 1993. Finches and Sparrows: An Identification Guide. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. ($49.50) Colored plates, range maps and short descriptions.

      * Curson, John, et. al. 1994. Warblers of the Americas: Identification Guide. New York: Houghton Mifflin. ($40.00)

      Davis, Lloyd S. and John T. Darby, eds. 1990. Penguin Biology. San Diego: Academic Press. ($105.00)

      Delacour, Jean. 1954. Waterfowl of the World. 4 vols. New York: Arco. Detailed descriptions of each species including sections on general habits and captivity.

      _____. 1980. Wild Pigeons and Doves. Rev. ed. Neptune, NJ: T.F.H. Pub.

      * ____ and D. Amados. 1972. Curassows and Related Birds. New York: American Museum of Natural History.

      Forshaw, Joseph M. 1981. Australian Parrots. 2nd ed. New York: Landsdowne.

      * Forshaw, Joseph M. 1989. Parrots of the World. 3rd ed. Minneapollis, MN: Avian Pub. ($89.95)

      * Fry, C. Hilary and Kathie Fry. 1992. Kingfishers, Bee-Eaters and Rollers: A Handbook. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. ($49.50)

      * Goodwin, Derek. 1987. Crows of the World. 2nd ed. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press.

      * _____. 1982. Estrildid Finches of the World. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

      * _____. 1983. Pigeons and Doves of the World. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

      Grossman, Mary and John Hamlet. 1988. Birds of Prey of the World. New York: Crown.

      Hancock, James, James A. Kushlan and M. Philip Kahl. 1992. Storks, Ibises and Spoonbills of the World. San Diego: Academic Press. ($139.00)

      Harrison, Peter. 1983. Seabirds: An Identification Guide. Boston: Houghton- Mifflin. ($50.00) Contains detailed species accounts and colored plates.

      * Isler, Morton L. and Phyllis R. Isler. 1987. The Tanagers: Natural History, Distribution, and Identification. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. ($70.00)

      * Johnsgard, Paul. 1978. Ducks, Geese and Swans of the World. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. ($40.00)

      _____. 1979. A Guide to North American Waterfowl. Ann Arbor, MI: Books on Demand. ($75.40)

      _____. 1981. The Plovers, Sandpipers, and Snipes of the World. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press. ($50.00)

      _____. 1983. Grouse of the World. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press. ($45.00)

      _____. 1983. Hummingbirds of North America. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.

      * ____. 1984. Cranes of the World. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

      * ___. 1986. Pheasants of the World. New York: Oxford University Press.

      _____. 1988. North American Owls: Biology and Natural History. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. ($45.00)

      _____. 1988. Quails, Partridges, and Fancolins of the World. New York: Oxford University Press. ($90.00)

      _____. 1990. Hawks, Eagles, and Falcons of North America: Biology and Natural History. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. ($49.00)

      _____. 1991. Crane Music: A Natural History of American Cranes. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. ($22.50)

      Katz, Barbara. 1993. So Cranes May Dance: A Rescue from the Brink of Extinction. Chicago, IL: Chicago University Press. ($19.95)

      Kear, Janet and A.J. Berger. 1980. The Hawaiian Goose: An Experiment in Conservation. Vermillion, SD: Buteo. ($30.00)

      * Madge, Steve and Hilary Burn. 1994. Crows and Jays: A Guide to the Crows, Jays and Magpies of the World. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin. ($40.00)

      Merchant, John and Tony Prater. 1985. Shorebirds: An Identification Guide. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin. ($49.00)

      Nelson, Bryan. 1979. Seabirds, Their Biology and Ecology. New York: A & W Pub.

      Ogilvie, Malcolm and Carol Malcolm. 1986. Flamingos. Gloucester, UK: Sutton. ($25.00)

      Ripley, S. Dillon. 1984. Rails of the World. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. ($39.95)

      Short, Lester and James Weidner, eds. 1982. Woodpeckers of the World. (Delaware Museum of Natural History. Monograph Series, no. 4). Riverton, NJ: Weidner & Sons. ($99.95)

      Snow, David. 1982. The Cotingas. Ithaca, NY: Comstock/Cornell University Press. ($49.50) Bellbirds, umbrella birds and other species. Colored plates included.

      Stonehouse, Bernard, ed. 1975. Biology of Penguins. Baltimore: University Park Press. Technical papers.

      Todd, Frank S. 1979. Waterfowl: Ducks, Geese and Swans of the World. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanouvich.

      Weick, Freidham and Brown, Leslie. 1980. Birds of Prey of the World. New York: Parey.

      Wilbur, Sanford and Jerome Jackson. 1983. Vulture Biology and Management. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.


IX. MAMMALS

    A. Mammals--General

      Burton, John and Bruce Pearson. 1988. Collins Guide to the Rare Mammals of the World. Lexington, MA: Greene.

      * Crandall, Lee S. 1964. Management of Wild Mammals in Captivity. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Although dated, a must for any zoo library.

      * Danzig, Toni, ed. 1992. Biological Values for Selected Mammals. 3rd ed. Topeka, KS: American Association of Zoo Keepers. ($35.00)

      Eisenberg, John F. 1983. The Mammalian Radiations: An Analysis of Trends of Evolution, Adaptation, and Behavior. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ($60.00)

      Genoways, H.H., ed. 1987--. Current Mammalogy. 2 vols so far. New York: Plenum Press. ($110.00 each volume) Contains research papers on current topics of mammalogy.

      * Gipps, J.H.W., ed. 1991. Beyond Captive Breeding: Reintroducing Endangered Mammals to the Wild. Oxford: Claredon Press. (Symposia of the Zoological Society of London, no. 62). ($95.00)

      * Grzimek, Bernhard, ed. 1990. Grzimek's Encyclopedia of Mammals. 2nd ed. 5 vols. New York: McGraw-Hill. A major comprehensive authoritative reference on the biology of mammals. Replaces Animal Life Encyclopedia of Mammals Vols 11-13. ($525.00) Also available on CD-ROM format. Entitled

      The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Mammalian Biology. Full text. New York: McGraw Hill Educational Media Division, 800-368-2728. ($995.00)

      * Hayssen, Virginia. 1993. Asdell's Patterns of Mammalian Reproduction: A Compendium of Species-Specific Data. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. ($75.00). Revised edition of Patterns of Mammalian Reproduction by Sydney Asdell, 2nd edition 1964.

      Lever, Christopher. 1985. Naturalized Mammals of the World. New York: Longman. Accounts of mammal introduction and their consequences.

      * MacDonald, David, ed. 1984. Encylopedia of Mammals. New York: Facts on File. ($65.00) Excellent reference book on all families of mammals. Recommended for all zoos.

      Mason, I.L., ed. 1986. Evolution of Domesticated Animals. New York: Wiley.

      * Thornback, Jane and Martin Jenkins, eds. 1982. The IUCN Mammal Red Data Book, Part 1: Threatened Mammalian Taxa of the Americas and the Australian Zoogeography Region (Excluding Cetacea). Cambridge, UK: IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre.

      * Nowak, Ronald M. 1991. Walker's Mammals of the World. 5th ed. 2 vols. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. ($75.00) Extremely valuable standard reference book on all known mammals. Black and white photos included. A must for all zoos.

      * Wilson, Don E. and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds. 1993. Mammal Species of the World: Taxonomic and Geographic References. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. Authoritative comprehensive checklist of the world's mammal species. ($75.00)

    B. Mammals--Geographic Regions

      Allen, Glover. 1939-1940. The Mammals of China and Mongolia. 2 vols. New York: American Museum of Natural History. Authoritative and complete treatment of mammalian fauna of this region.

      Bjarvall, Anders and Staffan Ullstrom. 1986. Mammals of Britain and Europe. Lexington, MA: Greene. Comprehensive summaries of indigenous and introduced land and sea mammals of Britian and Europe.

      * Burt, William. 1976. A Field Guide to the Mammals: Field Marks of all North American Species Found North of Mexico. 3rd ed. Boston: Houghton- Mifflin. ($21.45, $14.45 pap)

      * Chapman, Joseph A. and George A. Feldhamer, eds. 1982. Wild Mammals of North America: Biology, Management and Economics. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. ($95.00) Excellent reference book of species' biology and ecology for wildlife management.

      * Corbet, G.B, ed. 1990. Handbook of British Mammals. 3rd. ed. Boston: Blackwell. ($125.00)

      Corbet, G.B. and J.E. Hill. 1992. The Mammals of the Indo-Malayan Region: A Systematic Review. New York: Oxford University Press. ($110.00)

      Cranbrook, Gathorne. 1991. Mammals of South-East Asia. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press. ($24.95)

      Dorst, Jean. 1985. Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa. Lexington, MA: Greene.

      * Eisenberg, John F. 1989-1992. Mammals of the Neotropics: Vol 1: Northern Neotropics: Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. Vol 2: Eisenberg, John F. and Kent Redford. The Southern Cone: Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. A comprehensive guide to the mammals of South America and the Republic of Panama. (vol 1 $85.00, $34.95 pap; vol 2 $95.00, $39.50 pap)

      Emmons, Louise. 1990. Neotropical Rainforest Mammals: A Field Guide. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ($48.00, $19.95 pap)

      Estes, Richard. 1991. The Behavior Guide to African Mammals. Berkeley: University of California Press. ($22.50) Comprehensive reference work for researchers.

      _____. 1993. The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals. Post Mills, VT: Chelsea Green Pub. ($25.00) Same basic information as his previous 1991 book, but designed as a field guide for the park visitor who has never studied animal behavior.

      Flannery, Timothy. 1990. Mammals of New Guinea. Carina, Australia: Robert Brown. Species accounts, maps, and color photos.

      * Hall, Eugene. 1981. Mammals of North America. 2nd ed. 2 vols. New York: Wiley. Excellent reference on this topic. Skull drawings and distribution maps included.

      Haltenorth, Theodore and Helmut Diller. 1988. The Collins' Guide to the Mammals of Africa. London: Collins.

      Harrison, David. 1964. The Mammals of Arabia. 3 vols. London: Ernest Benn. Full species accounts.

      Kingdon, Jonathan. 1990. Arabian Mammals: A Natural History. San Diego: Academic Press. ($150.00)

      * Kingdon, Jonathan. 1971-82. East African Mammals: An Atlas of Evolution in Africa. 7 vols. New York: Academic Press. (Prices varies with each volume). Includes excellent drawings as well as information on east African mammals.

      Medway, Gathorn. 1969. Wild Mammals of Malaya and Offshore Islands Including Singapore. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press.

      Payne, Junaid and Charles M. Francis. 1985. A Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo. Sabah, Malaysia: Sabah Society.

      Prater, S.H. 1980. Book of Indian Mammals. 3rd ed. India: Bombay Natural History Society. A classic of mammalian fauna of this region.

      Redford, Kent and John Eisenberg, eds. 1989. Advances in Neotropical Mammalogy. Gainesville, FL: Sandhill Crane Press.

      Schaller, George B. 1967. The Deer and the Tiger: A Study of Wildlife In India. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ($19.95 pap)

      Smithers, Reay, H.N. 1983. The Mammals of the Southern African Subregion. Pretoria, South Africa: University of Pretoria. Authoritative and comprehensive reference.

      _____. 1986. Land Mammals of Southern Africa: A Field Guide. Johannesburg: Macmillan South Africa. ($24.95)

      Species Information Library: North American Animals and Their Habitats. CD- ROM format only. Baltimore, MD: National Information Services Corportation, 410-243-0797. ($495.00) Complete full text accounts of thousands of North American animals including mammals. Major headings include food habits, life history, environmental associations, and references.

      Strahan, Ronald, ed. 1983. The Australian Museum Complete Book of Australian Mammals: the National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife. Sydney: Agnus and Robertson. A basic source for every species of mammal in Australia and Tasmania.

      Tomich, P.Q. 1986. Mammals in Hawaii. 2nd rev ed. Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press.

      Walton, D.W. and B.J. Richards, eds. 1989. Fauna of Australia Vol 1B

      Mammalia. Portland, OR: Intl. Spec. Bk. A comprehensive description of the morphology, physiology, and ethology of the Australian mammal families.

    C. Mammals--Carnivores (Dogs, Bears, Cats, etc.)

      Bailey, Theodore N. 1993. The African Leopard: Ecology and Behavior of a Solitary Felid. New York: Columbia University Press. ($65.00)

      Bueler, Lois E. 1980. Wild Dogs of the World. New York: Stein & Day. ($6.95 pap)

      Caro, T.M. 1994. Cheetahs of the Serengeti Plains: Sociality in an Asocial Species. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ($70.00, $26.95 pap)

      Catton, Chris. 1990. Pandas. New York: Facts on File. ($22.95)

      Chanin, Paul. 1985. The Natural History of Otters. New York: Facts on File.

      Corbett, L.K. 1995. The Dingo in Australia and Asia. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. ($25.00)

      Domico, Terry. 1988. Bears of the World. New York: Facts on File. ($29.95)

      * Eaton, Randall L., ed. 1971-1977. World's Cats. 3 vols. Winston, OR: World Wildlife Safari. Symposium proceedings.

      * _____. 1974. The Cheetah: The Biology, Ecology and Behavior of an Endangered Species. Melbourne, FL: Krieger. ($19.50)

      * Ewer, R.F. 1986. The Carnivores. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press. ($24.95 pap) Considered a classic on the subject.

      * Fox, M.W., ed. 1975. The Wild Canids: Their Systematic, Behavioral Ecology and Evolution. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.

      Gittleman, John L., ed. 1989. Carnivore Behavior, Ecology and Evolution. Ithaca, NY: Comstock. ($68.50, $27.50 pap)

      Glatson, Angela, ed. 1989. Red Panda Biology. The Hauge: SPB Academic. ($43.00)

      _____, compiler. 1993. The Red Panda, Olingos, Coatis, Raccoons and Their Relatives: An Action Plan for the Conservation of Procyonids and Ailurids. Washington, DC: Island Press. (An IUCN publication). ($25.00)

      Green, Richard. 1991. Wild Cat Species of the World. Plymouth: Basset Pub. ($29.59)

      Guggisberg, C.A. 1975. Wild Cats of the World. New York: Taplinger.

      Harris, C.J. 1968. Otters. New York: Weidenfield & Nicolson.

      Henry, J. David. 1986. The Red Fox: The Catlike Canine. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. ($28.00)

      Hinton, H.E. and A.M. Dunn. 1967. Mongooses: Their Natural History and Behaviour. Berkeley: University of Calif Press. ($85.00)

      IUCN. 1970--. Bears: Their Biology and Management. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. Proceedings of several conferences.

      King, Carolyn. 1989. Natural History of Weasels and Stoats. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. ($29.95)

      Kitchener, Andrew. 1991. The Natural History of the Wild Cats. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. ($27.50)

      Kruuk, Hans. 1972. The Spotted Hyena: A Study of Predation and Social Behavior. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ($8.95 pap)

      Leyhausen, P. 1979. Cat Behavior: The Predatory and Social Behavior of Domestic And Wild Cats. New York: Garland.

      MacClintock, Dorcas. 1981. A Natural History of Raccoons. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

      MacDonald, David. 1987. Running with the Fox. New York: Facts on File.

      McKay, James. 1989. The Ferret and Ferreting Handbook. North Pomfret, VT: Trafalgar-Square Charles. ($29.95)

      Mason, C.F. and S.M. MacDonald. 1986. Otters: Ecology and Conservation. New York: Cambridge University Press. ($34.95)

      * Mech, L. David. 1981. The Wolf: The Ecology and Behavior of an Endangered Species. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. ($14.95 pap)

      Miller, S.D. and Daniel Everett, eds. 1986. Cats of the World: Biology, Conservation, and Management. Washington, DC: National Wildlife Federation.

      Mills, M.G. 1990. Kalahari Hyaenas: Comparative Behavioural Ecology of Two Species. New York: Routledge, Chapman & Hall. ($75.00)

      Neal, Ernest. 1986. The Natural History of Badgers. New York: Facts on File. ($25.95)

      Nickerson, Roy. 1989. Sea Otters: A Natural History and Guide. 2nd ed. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books. ($12.95 pap)

      Partridge, John, ed. 1991. Management Guidelines for Exotic Cats. Bristol, UK: Association of British Wild Animal Keepers.

      _____. 1992. Management Guidelines for Bears and Raccoons. Bristol, UK: Association of British Wild Animals Keepers.

      Powell, Roger A. 1993. Fisher: Life History, Ecology and Behavior. 2nd ed. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press. ($39.95, $16.95 pap)

      Riedman, Marianne. 1990. Sea Otters. Monterey, CA: Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation. ($8.95 pap)

      Schaller, George B. 1976. The Serengeti Lion: A Study of Predator-Prey Relations. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ($27.50 pap)

      Schaller, George B. 1993. The Last Panda. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ($13.95 pap)

      _____, et. al. 1985. The Giant Pandas of Wolong. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ($25.00)

      Schreiber, A., R. Wirth, M. Riffel, and H.van Rompaey. 1989. Weasels, Civets, Mongooses and Their Relatives: An Action Plan for the Conservation of Mustelids and Viverrids. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.

      Scott, Jonathan. 1991. Painted Wolves: Wild Dogs of the Serengeti Mara. UK: Hamish Hamilton. ($29.95)

      Seal, Ulysses et. al., eds. 1989. Conservation Biology and the Black-Footed Ferret. New Haven: Yale University Press. ($40.00)

      * Sheldon, Jennifer. 1992. Wild Dogs: The Natural History of Nondomestic Canidae. San Diego: Academic Press. ($59.95)

      Sleeman, Paddy. 1989. Stoats and Weasels, Polecats and Martins. London: Whittet Books.

      Stirling, Ian. 1988. Polar Bears. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. ($24.95 pap)

      _____. 1993. Bears/Majestic Creatures of the World. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press.

      Sunquist, Fiona and Mel. 1988. Tiger Moon. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ($24.95, $12.95 pap)

      * Tilson, Ronald and Ulysses S. Seal, eds. 1987. Tigers of the World: The Biology, Biopolitics, Management, and Conservation of an Endangered Species.

      Park Ridge, NJ: Noyes. ($64.00) Turnbull-Kemp, Peter. 1967. Leopard. Capetown: Timmins.

      Turner, Dennis C. and Patrick Bateson, eds. The Domestic Cat: The Biology of Its Behaviour. New York: Cambridge University Press. ($32.95 pap)

    D. Mammals--Bats and Insectivores

      Barnard, Susan M. 1991. The Maintenance of Bats in Captivity. Atlanta, GA: Zoo Atlanta. ($9.95). Manual.

      Churchfield, Sara. 1990. The Natural History of Shrews. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. ($35.95)

      Fenton, M. Brock. 1983. Just Bats. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. ($43.80 pap)

      Gorman, Martyn and R. David Stone. 1990. The Natural History of Moles. NY: Cornell University Press. ($31.50)

      Kunz, Thomas, ed. 1987. Ecological and Behavioral Methods for the Study of Bats. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. ($39.00)

      Morris, Patrick. 1983. Hedgehogs. New York: State Mutual Books. ($25.00 pap)

      Nicholl, Martin E. 1991. African Insectivora and Elephant Shrews: An Action Plan for Their Conservation. Washington, DC: Island Press (An IUCN Publication). ($16.00 pap)

      Robertson, James. 1990. The Complete Bat. London: Chatto & Windus.

      Stocker, Les. 1987. Complete Hedgehog. North Pomfret, VT: Trafalgar. ($19.95 pap)

      Tuttle, Merlin D. 1988. America's Neighborhood Bats: Understanding and Learning to Live in Harmony With Them. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. ($19.95, $9.95 pap)

    E. Mammals--Monotremes and Marsupials

      Archer, Michael. 1982. Carnivorous Marsupials. 2 vols. NSW, Australia: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.

      Augee, M.L., ed. 1992. Platypus and Echidnas. Mosman, NSW: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. ($30.00)

      * Collins, Larry R. 1973. Monotremes and Marsupials: A Reference for Zoological Institutions. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.

      Dawson, Terence. 1983. Monotremes and Marsupials: The Other Mammals. London: E. Arnold.

      _____. 1995. Kangaroos: The Biology of the Largest Marsupials. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

      * Domico, Terry. 1993. Kangaroos: The Marvelous Mob. New York: Facts on File. ($39.95) Nontechnical.

      Frith, J. J. and J.H. Calaby. 1969. Kangaroos. New York: Humanities Press. Grant, Tom. 1984. Platypus. Kensington, NSW: New South Wales University

      Press. ($19.95) Grigg, Gordon, Peter Jarman and Ian Hume, eds. 1989. Kangaroos, Wallabies

      and Rat Kangaroos. Chipping Norton, NSW, Australia: Surrey Beatty ($295.00)

      Kennedy, Michael, compiler. 1992. Australasian Marsupials and Monotremes: An Action Plan for Their Conservation. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. ($20.00)

      Lee, A.K., K.A. Handasyde and G.D. Sanson, eds. 1991. Biology of the Koala. Chipping Norton, NSW, Australia: Surrey Beatty. ($125.00)

      Partridge, John, ed. 1986. The Management of Marsupials in Captivity. Bristol, UK: Association of British Wild Animal Keepers. ($8.50)

      Seebeck, J., et. al., eds. 1991. Bandicoots and Bilbies. Chipping Norton, NSW, Australia: Surrey Beatty. ($110.00)

      Smith, Andrew and Ian Hume, eds. 1984. Possums and Gliders. Chipping Norton, NSW, Australia: Surrey Beatty.

      Smith, Meredith. 1980-87. Marsupials of Australia. 2 vols. New York: Landsdowne Editions.

      Stonehouse, Bernard, ed. 1971. Biology of Marsupials. Baltimore, MD: University Park.

      Triggs, Barbara. 1988. The Wombat: Common Wombats in Australia. Kensington, NSW, Australia: New South Wales University Press. ($19.95)

      Tyndale-Biscoe, C. Hugh and Marilyn Renfree. 1987. Reproductive Physiology of Marsupials. New York: Cambridge University Press. ($105.00, $47.95 pap)

      Tyndale-Biscoe, C.Hugh and P.A. Janssens, eds. 1988. The Developing Marsupial. New York: Springer-Verlag. ($129.00)

    F. Mammals--Marine (Whales, Seals, Sea Lions, etc.)

      Arseniev, V.A. 1986. Atlas of Marine Mammals. Neptune City, NJ: T.F.H. Pub.

      Bonner, W. Nigel. 1989. Whales of the World. New York: Facts on File. ($25.95)

      _____. 1990. Natural History of Seals. New York: Facts on File. ($25.95) Evans, Peter. 1987. The Natural History of Whales and Dolphins. New York: Facts on File. ($25.95)

      Gaskin, David E. 1985. The Ecology of Whales and Dolphins. Portsmouth NH: Heinemann. ($45.00)

      Herman, Louis M. 1980. Cetacean Behavior: Mechanisms and Functions. Melbourne, FL: Krieger. ($49.50)

      Huntley, A.C., et.al. 1987. Approaches to Marine Mammal Energetics. Lawrence, KS: Society for Marine Mammalogy.

      Katona, Steven K. and David Richardson. 1983. A Field Guide to the Whales, Porpoises and Seals of the Gulf of Maine and Eastern Canada. New York: MacMillian. ($14.95 pap)

      * King, Judith. 1983. Seals of the World. 2nd ed. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. A good introduction on seal natural history.

      Klinowska, M. 1991. Dolphins, Porpoises and Whales of the World: The IUCN Red Data Book. Washington, DC: Island Press. ($55.00)

      Matthews, L. Harrison. 1978. The Natural History of the Whale. New York: Columbia University Press. ($52.50, $18.50 pap)

      Minasian, Stanley M., et. al. 1984. The World's Whales. New York: Norton.

      Norris, Kenneth S., ed. 1978. Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

      Peterson, Richard S. and George A. Bartholomew. 1967. The Natural History and Behavior of the California Sea Lion. American Society of Mammalogists. ($6.00)

      Reijnders, Peter J.H., et. al. compilers. 1993. Seals, Fur Seals, Sea Lions and Walruses: An Action Plan for Their Conservation. Washington, DC: Island Press (An IUCN Publication). ($20.00)

      Reynolds, John Elliott. 1991. Manatees and Dugongs. New York: Facts on File. ($24.95)

      * Ridgway, Sam H. and Richard Harrison, eds. 1981-1994. Handbook of Marine Mammals. 5 vols. San Diego: Academic Press. ($128 each volume)

      * Slijper, Everhard J. 1976. Whales and Dolphins. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan. ($14.95 pap)

      Watson, Lyall. 1981. Sea Guide to Whales of the World. New York: Dutton.

      Winn, Howard E. and B.L. Olla. 1972-1980. Behavior of Marine Animals. 4 vols. New York: Plenum Press. (vol. 3 $89.50, vol. 4 $95.00)


The books, serials, CD-ROMs, and databases that should be available in every zoo/aquarium library, have been marked with *.

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