Amos, William H., “The Life of the Pond,” 1967.
This book discusses the pond from a holistic standpoint It is an excellent source for teaching this unit. The author discusses the origin and characteristics of ponds. He illustrates and discusses the many life forms that exist within the pond community.
Brown, Vinson, “The Amateur Naturalist’s Handbook,” 1980.
This book is written specifically for the amateur naturalist. This book has a varlety of scientific activities and field studies for the naturalist ranging from botany to zoology. It also contains a section on ecology where it explores and observes the dynamic interaction among various types of ecosystems.
Botkin, Daniel B., and Keller, Edward A., “Environmental Studies: The Earth as a Living Planet,” 1982.
This book introduces the fundamental principles of environmental studies, discusses the Earth’s major resources, and examines the relationship of people in the environment.
Favre’, Henri, “Larousse Dictionary of the Freshwater Aquarium,” 1977.
This book is a comprehensive survey of plants, fishes and the equipment that is used in the aquarium. It explains in detail what type fish or plants you may place in the aquarium. It can also be used to identify specific plants and animals that you may find in a pond community.
Klots, Elsie B., “The New Field Book of Freshwater Life,” 1966.
This book discusses a variety of aquatic communities and characteristics that give them individuality. It describes and illustrates the many different group of animal, including microscopic organisms, that can be formed in the freshwater environment.
Maryland, Hans J., “The Complete Home Aquarium,” 1976.
This book is filled with beautiful illustrations of aquatic fish and plants that can be housed in an aquarium. It contains the necessary details for starting up a aquarium, and provides explanations of each piece of equipment used in setting up the aquarium.
Mills, Dick, “A Fishkeeper’s Guide to Community Fishes,” 1969.
This book is a necessity for starting up a successful fish tank. It has an illustrated guide of 60 fish that can be found in fresh water environments. The book also discusses the science of successful fish breeding.
Thompson, Gerald; Coldrey, Jennifer; and Bernard, George, “The Pond,” 1984.
This book discusses the pond from a holistic standpoint. The authors discuss the origin and characteristics of ponds. They discuss and illustrate the many lifeforms that exist within the pond. It is an excellent source to use for teaching this unit.