Wildlife and Natural Resource Management / Edition 3

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Take an in-depth look at the very complex world of wildlife, fisheries, and natural resource management with the latest edition of this popular book. Designed to provide a solid overview of conservation and environmental management, Wildlife and Natural Resource Management, 3rd Edition offers content that is both engaging and easy to understand. The book's comprehensive coverage includes the history of wildlife conservation in America, the history of modern wildlife and fisheries management, the various federal and state agencies responsible for wildlife and fisheries management, the financing of wildlife conservation in America, and the numerous private conservation organizations that currently exist. It also examines important current topics, such as fossil fuels and their role in our society today, and endangered species and the laws that protect them. From its detailed discussions of the subject matter, to its extensive glossary of key terms and supplemental appendices, this book is an indispensable resource that will instill a deeper understanding of the issues that surround the conservation and preservation of our natural environment.

A textbook which surveys the field of wildlife management and describes various types of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish.

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This text for high school students overviews wildlife, fisheries, and natural resource management, offering learning features including objectives, key terms, study questions, and activities, plus a glossary and appendices listing federal and state agencies and private conservation organizations. Early chapters cover conservation, the administration of wildlife management, sport hunting, endangered species, and wildlife parks and zoos. Later chapters profile many types of wildlife and fish, with each profile accompanied by a b&w photo. A final chapter examines careers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435453975
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin H. Deal has over 30 years of experience in Wildlife Management, with an emphasis on restoration, conservation, and species management. He received his Bachelor's Degree of Science from Tarlton State University, Texas. Mr. Deal is currently a Teacher of Agricultural Sciences at Northwest High School in Justin, Texas.

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Table of Contents

SECTION 1 - INTRODUCTION 1 - The Importance of Natural Resources. 2 - Conservation: Wise Use of Natural Resources. 3 - The History of Wildlife Management in America. 4 - The Administration of Wildlife Management. 5 - Habitat Requirements of Wildlife. 6 - The Human Impact on Wildlife Habitat. 7 - Wildlife and American Sport Hunting. 8 - Modern Wildlife Management. 9 - Modern Waterfowl Management. 10 - Endangered Species. 11 - Wildlife Parks and Zoos. SECTION 2 - WILDLIFE AND FISH IDENTIFICATION 12 - Large Mammals. 13 - Small Mammals. 14 - Nonindigenous Species. 15 - Upland Game Birds. 16 - Ducks, Geese, Swans and Cranes. 17 - Songbirds and other Common Birds. 18 - Avian Predators. 19 - Common Shorebirds, Herons and Egrets. 20 - Reptiles. 21 - Amphibians. 22 - Freshwater Habitats and Their Management. 23 - Freshwater Fishes. SECTION 3 - CAREERS 24 - Careers in Wildlife and Fisheries Management.

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