The Bottlenose Dolphin: Biology and Conservation, $25.51 (2000) by John E. Reynolds, Randall S. Wells and Samantha D. Eide A well written text book type publication suitable for use in an academic course.    The book is very readable and well suited for the average reader as well as students.  The book has comprehensive coverage of bottlenose dolphin physiology, cognition and  behaviors as well as intelligent discussion of conservation issues and the controversies surrounding dolphins in captivity and research.   One of the authors, Dr. Randall Wells, is on of the country’s preeminent dolphin researchers.