Animals taking Earth back: summer thrills

There are so many choices if you want to read or view something ridiculous about scary critters this summer! I recently saw the latest Jurassic flick, which did not disappoint because I’m a sucker for a huge dinosaur lowering its massive head and bellowing it’s lungs out–if the sound is cranked up the whole theater vibrates. And if it’s loud enough it covers up my out-of-control laughing. I can’t help it!

cover of ZooSearch Andersen Library’s holdings of books, media and more in Research@UWW, and you’ll find some classics, like Jaws (both the book at 3rd-floor Main Collection PS3552.E537 J3 1974 and the movie in 2nd-floor Browsing DVDs, Feature Films, “Jaw”), Godzilla (2nd-floor Browsing DVDs, Feature Films, “God”), and King Kong (2nd-floor Browsing DVDs, Feature Films, “Kin”), as well as more recent things that may become classics, like the book by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge that has inspired a TV series by the same title, Zoo (3rd-floor Main Collection PS3566.A822 Z96 2012) and Alien (2nd-floor Browsing DVDs, Feature Films, “Ali 3″). UW-Whitewater students and staff can request materials from other UW campus libraries too, using the free UW Request feature in Research@UWW. So if you’ve never seen Alfred Hitchcock‘s The Birds, for example, you’re in luck as there are a few copies among the System libraries. (That movie, BTW, really freaked me out when I was a kid. )

If you need help finding suggestions, there are a lot of Internet lists of angry animal movies, or please ask a librarian!

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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