SOURCE: VOYA, October2000 (Vol. 23, No. 4)
Working with Wildlife: A Guide to Careers in the Animal Worldby Thane Maynard
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.
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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