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Cloning wild life: zoos, captivity, and the future of endangered animals.Artist/Author: Friese, Carrie.
The natural world is marked by an ever-increasing loss of varied habitats, a growing number of species extinctions, and a full range of new kinds of dilemmas posed by global warming. At the same time, humans are also working to actively shape this natural world through contemporary bioscience and biotechnology. In this book, Carrie Friese posits that cloned endangered animals in zoos sit at the apex of these two trends, as humans seek a scientific solution to environmental crisis. Often fraught with controversy, cloning technologies, Friese argues, significantly affect our conceptualizations of and engagements with wildlife and nature. By studying animals at different locations, Friese explores the human practices surrounding the cloning of endangered animals. Also available in hardcover [stock id 36110].
Zoo animals: behaviour, management and welfare.Artist/Author: Hosey, Geoff, Vicky Melfi, and Sheila Pankhurst.
This title is not held in stock but we are happy to supply on special order. Please contact us.The keeping of zoo animals is a central tool in the conservation of some of the world’s most fascinating, yet threatened, species. But how do zoos operate on a day-to-day basis? What are the key challenges they face in trying to feed, manage, and keep healthy the animals in their care? How can they play their part in conserving biodiversity? This volume addresses the key questions surrounding the keeping of exotic animals in captivity, and reveals how we can apply our ever-growing understanding of animal behaviour and use an evidence based approach to ensure zoo animals are managed as effectively as possible. Drawing on their extensive experience of zoo research, practice, and teaching, the authors blend together theory with a broad range of both mammalian and non-mammalian examples to give a highly-readable overview of this burgeoning field. Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management, and Welfare is the ideal resource for anyone needing a thorough grounding in this subject, whether as a student or as a zoo professional.
77 Years: the history and evolution of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums 1935-2012.Artist/Author: Penn, Laura, Markus Gusset and Gerald Dick.
Based on material from WAZA’s extensive archives, this book traces the history and evolution of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) from 1935 to the present. This book tells the story of how the organisation has developed from a simple international network of zoo directors to a true force for wildlife conservation. This book is a landmark publication in that it brings previously buried archival information to life. It is a valuable contribution to the collection of publications that deal with zoos as a main focus as it gives a unique inside look into how principal members and institutions of the zoo community in the 20th century have helped shape zoos and aquariums into what they are today.
Wildlife techniques manual, volume one: research, volume two: management.Artist/Author: Silvy, Nova J.
Since its original publication in 1960, this text has remained the cornerstone for the professional wildlife biologist. Now fully revised and updated, this seventh edition promises to be the most comprehensive resource on wildlife biology, conservation, and management for years to come. Superbly edited by Nova J. Silvy, the authoritative chapters included in this work provide a full synthesis of methods used in the field and laboratory. Chapter authors, all leading wildlife professionals, explain and critique traditional and new methodologies and offer thorough discussions of a wide range of relevant topics, including: experimental design; wildlife health and disease; capture techniques; population estimation; telemetry; vegetation analysis; conservation genetics; wildlife damage management; urban wildlife management; and, habitat conservation planning. A standard text in a variety of courses, this text, as it is commonly called, covers every aspect of modern wildlife management and provides practical information for applying the hundreds of methods described in its pages.
To effectively incorporate the explosion of new information in the wildlife profession, this latest edition is logically organized into a two-volume set: Volume 1 is devoted to research techniques and Volume 2 focuses on management methodologies.
Introduction to zoo biology and management.Artist/Author: Rees, Paul A.
This title is not held in stock but we are happy to supply on special order. Please contact us. This book is intended as an introductory text for students studying a wide range of courses concerned with animal management, zoo biology and wildlife conservation, and should also be useful to zookeepers and other zoo professionals. It is divided into three parts. Part 1 considers the function of zoos, their history, how zoos are managed, ethics, zoo legislation and wildlife conservation law. Part 2 discusses the design of zoos and zoo exhibits, animal nutrition, reproduction, animal behaviour (including enrichment and training), animal welfare, veterinary care, animal handling and transportation. Finally, Part 3 discusses captive breeding programmes, genetics, population biology, record keeping, and the educational role of zoos, including a consideration of visitor behaviour. It concludes with a discussion of the role of zoos in the conservation of species in the wild and in species reintroductions. This book takes an international perspective and includes a wide range of examples of the operation of zoos and breeding programmes particularly in the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia. Also available in hardcover [stock id 33750].
Zoo story: life in the garden of captives.Artist/Author: French, Thomas.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist French goes behind the scenes at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo in this fascinating account covering extinction, conservation, and captivity issues.
Animal rights: what everyone needs to know.Artist/Author: Waldau, Paul.
In this compelling volume, Paul Waldau expertly navigates the many heated debates surrounding the complex and controversial animal rights movement. Organized around a series of probing questions, this timely resource offers the most complete, even-handed survey of the animal rights movement available. The book covers the full spectrum of issues, beginning with a clear, highly instructive definition of animal rights. Waldau looks at the different concerns surrounding companion animals, wild animals, research animals, work animals, and animals used for food, provides a no-nonsense assessment of the treatment of animals, and addresses the philosophical and legal arguments that form the basis of animal rights. Along the way, readers will gain insight into the history of animal protection, as well as the political and social realities facing animals today, and become familiar with a range of hot-button topics, from animal cognition and autonomy, to attempts to balance animal cruelty versus utility.
Chronicled here are many key figures and organizations responsible for moving the animal rights movement forward, as well as legislation and public policy that have been carried out around the world in the name of animal rights and animal protection. The final chapter of this indispensable volume looks ahead to the future of animal rights, and delivers an animal protection mandate for citizens, scientists, governments, and other stakeholders. With its multidisciplinary, non-ideological focus and all-inclusive coverage, Animal Rights represents the definitive survey of the animal rights movement, one that will engage every reader and student of animal rights, animal law, and environmental ethics.
We bought a zoo: the amazing true story of a broken-down zoo, and the 200 animals that changed a family forever.Artist/Author: Mee, Benjamin.
Chuck it all in and buy a zoo? Why not? thought Benjamin Mee, unaware of the grim living conditions, creditors and escaped big cat that lay in wait! A few years ago, Ben and his wife, Katherine, sold their small flat in Primrose Hill and moved to France to pursue their dream of restoring an old barn near Nimes. That dream then became much, much bigger for, last October, they moved with their two young children, Ben’s 76 year-old mother and his brother, into a run-down zoo on the edge of Dartmoor which they had bought, and found themselves responsible for 200 animals including four huge tigers, lions, pumas, three massive bears, a tapir and a wolf pack. Ben’s new extended family now included: Solomon, an African lion and scourge of the local golf course; Zak, the rickety Alpha wolf, a broadly benevolent dictator clinging to power; Ronnie, a Brazilian tapir, easily capable of killing a man, but hopelessly soppy; and Sovereign, a jaguar who is also a would-be ninja, and has devised a long term escape plan and implemented it.
But tragedy was to strike for, in the midst of dealing with escaping wolves and jaguars, and troublesome adolescent vervet monkeys, Katherine, who had developed, and had removed, a brain tumour while in France, began to experience symptoms again. The prognosis was poor, and so Ben found himself juggling the complexities of managing the zoo and getting it ready for re-opening, and at the same time having to care for his rapidly deteriorating wife, their two young children, and their ever growing menagerie of animals. Ben’s story will both move and entertain – charting, simultaneously, the family’s attempts to improve the animals’ lives, the build-up to the Zoo’s official reopening, as well as Katherine’s decline, her final days, and how the family went on.
Pathology of Australian native wildlife.Artist/Author: Ladds, Philip William.
Brings together on one volume all of the available information on the anatomical pathology of Australian native vertebrate wildlife, excluding fish. Provides rapid access to documented information on diseases in Australian wildlife, and will facilitate accurate diagnosis.
Life is a zoo.Artist/Author: Retter, Catharine.
This book offers an insight into the private yet very public life of zoo animals. It presents great photographs, along with revealing stories from the zookeepers. Originating zoos include Taronga, Western Plains, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide Zoos.
Sailing with Noah: stories of the world of zoos.Artist/Author: Bonner, Jeffrey P.
A personal, behind-the scenes look at modern zoos. From the day-to-day aspects of caring for some of the world’s most exotic creatures to the role of zoos as field conservation organizations, saving wild things in wild places, this book takes the reader on an incredible journey. Also available in hardcover [stock id 24807].
Life at the zoo: behind the scenes with the animal doctors.Artist/Author: Robinson, Phillip T.
Based on fifteen years of work at the world-famous San Diego Zoo, this charming book reveals the hazards and rewards of running a modern zoo. Also available in paperback [stock id 32888].