zebras are black with white stripes or white with
black stripes – hasn’t been answered definitively,
though most scientists choose the first option.
Part of Reaktion Books’ ambitious Animal
series, which presents various animals from a
natural and cultural history perspective, this
exhaustively researched and brilliantly crafted
volume is appropriate for college or advanced
high school readers. It would be a valuable addition to a classroom library. Profusely illustrated
with captivating photographs, it also includes a
timeline of the zebra, extensive endnote documentation of the text, a bibliography, a list of
associations and websites, and an index.
Retired biology teacher
Presque Isle High School
Presque Isle, ME 04769
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AMANDA L. GLAZE is an Assistant Professor of
Middle Grades and Secondary Science Education
at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro,
Georgia. In addition to science teacher education,
she has taught courses in biological sciences for
grades 7–12 and undergraduate students over
the last 12 years. Her interests include
evolutionary biology, science and religion, and
the intersections of science and society –
specifically where scientific understandings are
deemed controversial by the public. Glaze holds
degrees in science education from the University
of Alabama and Jacksonville State University. Her
address is Department of Middle Grades and
Secondary Education, Georgia Southern
University, P.O. Box 8134, Statesboro, GA 30458;