Working with Wildlife: A Guide to Careers in the Animal World

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Working with wildlife is a career goal (or dream) for many students. But how do you get there? What kinds of jobs are available? How can you prepare for this work in high school and college? This informal guide provides answers, with sections devoted to: Veterinary Medicine, Zoo and Aquarium Careers, Research, Education, Conservation, Communication and Creative Careers; and with generous selection of biographies of professionals in the field.

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Overview

Working with wildlife is a career goal (or dream) for many students. But how do you get there? What kinds of jobs are available? How can you prepare for this work in high school and college? This informal guide provides answers, with sections devoted to: Veterinary Medicine, Zoo and Aquarium Careers, Research, Education, Conservation, Communication and Creative Careers; and with generous selection of biographies of professionals in the field.

A detailed survey of the career fields open to those who wish to work with wildlife, including veterinary medicine, zoo and aquarium careers, research, education, conservation, and more.

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VOYA
Young people exploring career opportunities working with wildlife will find Maynard's book an inspirational read, preferring it over the strictly-facts-career-report book. Reaching beyond the usual careers in veterinary medicine, Maynard discusses the many and varied possibilities found in zoos, wildlife research, education, conservation, and artistic fields. The author is obviously committed to wildlife conservation, and his conversational style is flavored by his enthusiasm—this book makes one want to jump up and go join a wolf study team. The text is sprinkled with capsule profiles of professionals working in fields as diverse as chiroptology (the study of bats), the study of spider behavior, biopolitics, and wildlife painting. The last chapter is full of suggestions for getting started, on-the-job training, and mentoring and offers a list of several colleges that have strong biology and zoology programs. The basic message is clear and highly positive. Students who might like to work with wildlife will find many paths from which to choose, not all of them traditional. The page layout is interesting without serious distractions from the text. The photographs extend the text nicely and are of generally good quality. This book should be useful in most general collections. Glossary. Index. Photos. Charts. Biblio. Further Reading. VOYA CODES: 4Q 2P M J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 1999, Franklin Watts, 144p, $26. Ages 12 to 18. Reviewer: Ann Bouricius

SOURCE: VOYA, October2000 (Vol. 23, No. 4)

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Gr 7 Up-Anyone investigating the myriad options in wildlife careers will find sound advice and inspiration in this guide. Maynard provides insights into veterinary medicine; zoo and aquarium careers; wildlife research, education, and conservation; and jobs in the communication and creative arts. He profiles many people in specific niches including author and painter Roger Tory Peterson, San Diego Zoo "goodwill ambassador" Joan Embery, chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall, along with an ethnobotanist, spider behaviorist, nature guide, and many others. The generally full-page biographical sketches are integrated into the chapters but readers may be confused at first about where the text ends and the profiles begin. Helpful tips are given on choosing and pursuing such careers. Salaries are rated on a scale from 1-10, comparing years of college needed to earning levels for each occupation. Maynard writes with flourish throughout most of the book and the material is fascinating. Potentially challenging vocabulary is explained in the text and glossary. Both color and black-and-white photos range from fair to excellent in quality, and gender/ethnic/age representation is outstanding. There are numerous contacts and references listed for more information about educational programs, organizations, and publications, including Web sites. A current book specifically on wildlife careers for teens has been sorely needed; this one updates and supplements Edward R. Ricciuti's chatty and also inspirational They Work with Wildlife (Harper & Row, 1983; o.p.).-Diane P. Tuccillo, Mesa Public Library, AZ Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Working with Wildlife is an excellent compilation of information about careers and opportunities for working with nondomesticated, exotic animals. But the volume actually is much more and could easily be subtitled "Be All That You Can Be," since it is loaded with encouragement and inspirational statements. The book fosters creativity and vocational exploration with an emphasis on the limitless possibilities that exist. Beginning with the notable wildlife biologist Jane Goodall's quote, "Follow your dream," the author weaves the theme of an enthusiastic and motivational positive self-image throughout the chapters of the book. The thrust is evident from some of the chapter titles: "You Can Do Anything—But You Cannot Do Everything," " Be Creative," and "How to Get There from Here." This aspect of the book makes it highly desirable for an elementary school, middle school, or public library, where it can be read and savored by curious children who are interested in the nature of the world around them and how they might have a positive impact on their world.

Young nature lovers are introduced to a wide variety of wildlife professionals, including an expert in the behavior of spiders and a chiroptologist (bat biologist). The use of boldface type and the presence of a concise glossary and an index will help readers comprehend the descriptive terminology used by the author. The book is richly illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs depicting a wide variety of wildlife professionals on-site with a great diversity of animals. Several lists of resources are given.

Author Thane Maynard is the education director of the Cincinnati Zoo and has uniquely personalized the bookfor the reader by including some of the letters he has received from young persons seeking advice and information concerning wildlife vocations. He has also included numerical scales illustrating the years of higher educational training required for a wide variety of professions, as well as the expected income generated by these careers.

This book is a practical summary of many aspects of vocational planning concerning wildlife professions and makes for informative, encouraging, and inspirational reading for young people. Highly Recommended, Grades 5-12. REVIEWER: Charles and Glenda Denny (University of South Carolina)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531164150
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Series: Single Title Science Pb Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 1240L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Introduction: You Can Do Anything--But You Cannot Do Everything 11
1 Veterinary Medicine 19
2 Zoo and Aquarium Careers 31
3 Research 57
4 Education 81
5 Conservation 91
6 Be Creative 103
7 How to Get There from Here 117
Glossary 135
For More Information 139
Index 141
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