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This second edition introduces students to the principles of biology in the context of how science relates to the survival of fish and wildlife. Students will find their interest peaked as the book integrates the principles of zoology and ecology with the lives of different kinds of wild animals that inhabit North America. The book gives descriptions of the lives, structures, growth, and classification of species in their natural habitats, and raises critical thinking questions to initiate the steps taken in the process of scientific discovery. Fish and Wildlife: Principles of Zoology and Ecology, second edition helps students appreciate how each animal is adapted to its environment and generates discussion of ways that humans and animals can reduce competition for resources that are needed by both. This second edition meets the criteria for science content for high school classes, local agriculture programs, and can also be used as a reference work.
Chapter 1: Principles of Ecology, Chapter 2: Principles of Zoology, Chapter 3: Understanding the Relationship Between Ecology, Zoology and Agriculture, Chapter 4: Biomes of North America, Chapter 5: Our Wildlife Resources, Chapter 6: Gnawing Mammals, Chapter 7: Hoofed Mammals, Chapter 8: Predatory Mammals, Chapter 9: Marine Mammals, Chapter 10: Unusual Mammals, Chapter 11: Waterfowl, Chapter 12: Game Birds, Chapter 13: Birds of Prey, Chapter 14: Songbirds and Other Perching Birds, Chapter 15: Other Birds of North America, Chapter 16: Freshwater Fishes, Chapter 17: Anadramous and Diadromous Fishes, Chapter 18: Saltwater Fishes and Fauna, Chapter 19: Reptiles and Amphibians, Chapter 20: Responsible Management of Wildlife Resources, Chapter 21: Conservation of Natural Resources, Chapter 22: The Human Connection to Wildlife and Natural Resources, Glossary, Index, Internet Icon Index.