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Balick, M. J., and Cox, P. A. 1996. Plants, people, and culture: The science of ethnobotany. New York: Scientific American Library. This well-illustrated book discusses the medicinal and cultural uses of plants, and the importance of rain forest conservation.

Barnard, C., et al. 1993. Asking questions in biology. Essex: Longman Scientific & Technical. First-year life science students are introduced to the skills of scientific observation.

Carey, S. S. 1997. A beginner's guide to scientific method. 2d ed. Belmont, Calif.: Wadsworth Publishing. The basics of the scientific method are explained.

Cox, G. W. 1997. Conservation biology. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Publishers. This text examines the field of conservation, surveys basic principles of ecology and considers how biodiversity can be preserved.

Dobson, A. P. 1996. Conservation and biodiversity. New York: Scientific American Library. Discusses the value of biodiversity, and describes attempts to manage endangered species.

Drewes, F. 1997. How to study science. 2d ed. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Publishers. Supplements any introductory science text; shows students how to study and take notes and how to interpret text figures.

Frenay, A. C. F., and Mahoney, R. M. 1997. Understanding medical terminology. 10th ed. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Publishers. A structural approach to the study of medical terminology.

Johnson, G. B. 1996. How scientists think. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Publishers. Presents the rationale behind 21 important experiments in genetics and molecular biology that became the foundation for today’s research.

Kellert, S. R. 1996. The value of life: Biological diversity and human society. Washington D.C.: Island Press/Shearwater Books. The importance of biological diversity to the well-being of humanity is explored.

Marchuk, W. N. 1992. A life science lexicon. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Publishers. Helps students master life sciences terminology.

Margulis, L., et al. 1998. Five kingdoms: An illustrated guide to the phyla of life on earth. New York: W. H. Freeman & Co. Introduces the kingdoms of organisms.

Minkoff, E. C., and Baker, P. J. 1996. Biology today: An issues approach. New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. This introductory text emphasizes understanding of selected biological issues, and discusses each issue's social context.

Nemecek, S. August 1997. Frankly, my dear, I don't want a dam. Scientific American 277(2):20. The article discusses how dams affect biodiversity.

Primak, R. B. 1995. A primer of conservation biology. Sunderland, Mass.: Sinauer Associates. Addresses the loss of biological diversity throughout the world, and suggests remedies.

Schmidt, M. J. January 1996. Working elephants. Scientific American 274(1):82. In Asia, teams of elephants serve as an alternative to destructive logging equipment.

Serafini, A. 1993. The epic history of biology. New York: Plenum Press. This is a history of biology beginning with ancient Egyptian medicine.

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