only general knowledge. Examples of subjects in the series include pesticides and foods, environmental science projects, human diet and nutrition, and the brain. Among the major features of these brief guides are a weighted list of subject headings to be used in searching a card, book, or electronic catalog; lists of basic texts, bibliographies, state-of-the-art reports, conference proceedings, or government publications; a list of abstracting and indexing services useful in finding journal articles and technical reports; and the names and addresses of organizations to contact for additional information. New titles in the series are announced in the Library of Congress Information Bulletin, distributed to many libraries.

8.17 Isabel Schon. "Libros de Ciencias en Español."

(A selection of recent science trade books in Spanish.) Science & Children, Vol. 34, No. 6 (March 1997): 37-39. (Available from National Science Teachers Association; see app. A.)

"Libros de Ciencias en Español" is a short bibliography, published in the National Science Teachers Association journal Science & Children, annotating recent science trade books in Spanish. (The annotations are in English.) The books are grouped by subject and within each section are arranged alphabetically by title. The following subject areas are represented: biology, ecology, general science, and technology. A list of U.S. dealers of books in Spanish for children and young adults is provided.

8.18 Science and Environmental Education Unit, California Department of Education. Literature for Science and Mathematics: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve.

Sacramento, Calif.: California Department of Education, 1993. 144 pp.

Price: $11.00 (ISBN 0-8011-1066-1)

Literature for Science and Mathematics was compiled by a statewide committee in California composed of science and mathematics teachers, curriculum planners, and librarians employed in schools and public libraries. The volume contains more than 1,000 annotated entries on science- and mathematics-related literature for grades K-12. It is divided into 4 sections—on the physical, earth, and life sciences and mathematics. Within each section, entries are listed alphabetically by author. Each entry includes information to help educators choose and locate supplemental reading for their students. Appendix A offers concrete suggestions for incorporating literature into the science curriculum. Appendix B extends the listings in the main text to include selected resources, references, and field guides. Subject, author, and title indexes are provided.

8.19 Marine Education: A Bibliography of Educational Materials Available from the Nation's Sea Grant College Programs.

Ocean Springs, Miss.: Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, 1994. 54 pp.

Price: $2.00

This bibliography of more than 500 titles is a tool for teachers and other individuals interested in helping students explore and understand the world's oceans and the Great Lakes. The materials annotated in Marine Education are available from the Sea Grant college program or institution that developed them. Listings are arranged alphabetically by the universities sponsoring Sea Grant college programs. The annotations include title, ordering instructions, cost, and a brief summary of the resource.

8.20 Rue E. Gordon, ed. 1997 Conservation Directory. 42nd ed.

Vienna, Va.: National Wildlife Federation, 1997. 318 pp.

Price: $55.00 (ISBN 0-945051-60-3)

The Conservation Directory is a complete annual reference guide to organizations, agencies, and officials concerned with environmental conservation, education, and natural resource use and management. Entries include names, addresses, telephone numbers, descriptions of program areas, sizes of membership (where appropriate), principal publications, and senior staff by name and responsibility. A subject index lists organizations by special areas of interest.

8.21 1997 Teacher Resource Guide: A Guide to Educational Materials about Agriculture.

Sacramento, Calif.: California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, 1997. 59 pp.

Price: $5.00

The California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is dedicated to helping teachers integrate agriculture into mathematics, history and social studies, language arts, and science. This Teacher Resource Guide is designed to help educators in grades K-12 locate high-quality resources, instructional materials,



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