An introduction to zoological nomenclature for the beginning science student, the book offers a variety of approaches to the ways animals are given their names. Some of these are pursued from the native dialect nickname to the correct scientific term. There is a list of the most common Greek and Latin roots and stems that combine to exact descriptions as well as an outline of how to search and organize a file of animal names. The most helpful reference books are listed as aids in this project. Especially useful as a suggestion book for science hobbyists in the early grades. Seen without illustrations.