Dictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management

Author: Paul A. Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118500261

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 8118

DOWNLOAD NOW »
This dictionary is intended as a guide to the terminology usedin a wide range of animal-related programmes of study includingagriculture, animal care, animal management, animal production,animal welfare, veterinary nursing, wildlife conservation and zoobiology. In total it contains over 5,300 entries. It containsa wide range of terms used in the fields of veterinary science,physiology and zoology, as students whose primaryinterests are animal welfare or zoo biology also need to have someunderstanding of disease, how animal bodies function and howanimals are classified. It also contains some legal terms, andreference to some legal cases, to help students understand how theprotection, use and conservation of animals is regulated by thelaw. Some people, famous animals, literature and films haveinfluenced the way we think about, and behave towards, animals. Forthis reason, the book includes references to important books aboutanimals, famous animals who have starred in films or been thesubject of scientific studies, along with short biographies offamous scientists and others who have studied animals orestablished conservation or animal welfare organisations.

The Laws Protecting Animals and Ecosystems

Author: Paul A. Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111887644X

Category: Nature

Page: 528

View: 7217

DOWNLOAD NOW »
There is currently no basic text in wildlife law suitable for the wide range of courses in wildlife conservation and animal welfare at both bachelors and masters level, or for the large number of people who work in conservation and animal welfare; The Laws Protecting Animals and Ecosystems fills the gap in this significant market for a basic law text applicable to students and professionals whose primary training is in biology but who require a basic understanding of the laws relating to the protection of animals and ecosystems. The text is applicable to a wide range of subjects, including wildlife conservation, animal handling, animal welfare, animal husbandry, and veterinary science. This foundational text supports those studying animal and ecosystem law by providing an overview of the basic legal principles, national and international laws, terminology, the legal mechanisms used to protect animals and ecosystems, and a compendium of the major animal welfare and conservation laws in major English speaking countries. Dr. Rees has been teaching wildlife law for 20 years and ecology for over 35 years and is ideally placed to write this book.

Studying Captive Animals

A Workbook of Methods in Behaviour, Welfare and Ecology

Author: Paul A. Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118629329

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 2761

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Studying Captive Animals outlines the methods that may beused to study the behaviour, welfare and ecology of animals livingunder the control of humans, including companion animals, feralpopulations, and those living on farms and in zoos. This book is a step-by-step guide to the whole process ofconducting a scientific study: from designing the original project,formulating testable hypotheses, and collecting and analysing thedata, to drawing conclusions from the work and writing it up as ascientific report or paper. It also illustrates how to write aformal research proposal - a crucial and often difficult element ofthe student project - and how to deal with the ethical reviewprocess. Sample data collection sheets are provided and the analysis andpresentation of data are worked through in diagrammatic form. Inaddition, exercises are included that enable the reader to practice analysing different types of data and advice isprovided on the selection of appropriate statistical tests. Thetext describes the different types of student projects that may beundertaken in the field, and explains where secondary data may befound for zoos. This is an insightful resource, particularly for those studyingand working with zoo and farm animals. It is essential reading forstudents studying zoo biology and animal management; it is alsosuitable for students on courses in animal behaviour, animalwelfare, zoology, biology, psychology, animal science, animalproduction, animal ecology, conservation biology, and veterinaryscience. This book is primarily intended for undergraduates butwill also be of value to postgraduate students who have notpreviously engaged in field studies. Professionals working ininstitutions that are members of the World Association of Zoos andAquariums, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria and otherregional and national zoo organisations will benefit from access tothis practical guide.

Zoo Animals

Behaviour, Management, and Welfare

Author: Geoff Hosey,Vicky Melfi,Sheila Pankhurst

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199693528

Category: Science

Page: 643

View: 4881

DOWNLOAD NOW »
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? Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management and Welfare 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. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany Zoo Animals features: For all readers: · Updates - surveys of key developments in the field · Multiple choice questions with instant feedback, to aid self-assessment For registered adopters of the book: · Figures from the book in electronic format and full colour, available for download

An Introduction to Zoo Biology and Management

Author: Paul A. Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444397833

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 4299

DOWNLOAD NOW »
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. Visit www.wiley.com/go/rees/zoo to access the artwork from the book.

What is an Animal?

Author: Tim Ingold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134948247

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 6740

DOWNLOAD NOW »
This book offers a unique interdisciplinary challenge to assumptions about animals and animality deeply embedded in our own ways of thought, and at the same time exposes highly sensitive and largely unexplored aspects of the understanding of our common humanity.

Environmental Enrichment for Captive Animals

Author: Robert J. Young

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118699556

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 1504

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Environmental enrichment is a simple and effective means ofimproving animal welfare in any species – companion, farm,laboratory and zoo. For many years, it has been a popular area ofresearch, and has attracted the attention and concerns of animalkeepers and carers, animal industry professionals, academics,students and pet owners all over the world. This book is the first to integrate scientific knowledge andprinciples to show how environmental enrichment can be used ondifferent types of animal. Filling a major gap, it considers thehistory of animal keeping, legal issues and ethics, right throughto a detailed exploration of whether environmental enrichmentactually works, the methods involved, and how to design and manageprogrammes. The first book in a major new animal welfare series Draws together a large amount of research on differentanimals Provides detailed examples and case studies An invaluable reference tool for all those who work with orstudy animals in captivity This book is part of the UFAW/Wiley-Blackwell AnimalWelfare Book Series. This major series of books produced incollaboration between UFAW (The Universities Federation for AnimalWelfare), and Wiley-Blackwell provides an authoritative source ofinformation on worldwide developments, current thinking and bestpractice in the field of animal welfare science and technology. Fordetails of all of the titles in the series see ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/ufaw"spanstyle="color: #1d6999;"www.wiley.com/go/ufaw/a./span

The Encyclopedia of Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Author: D. S. Mills,Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851997244

Category: Science

Page: 685

View: 1960

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The practical focus of this authoritative, comprehensive encyclopedia promotes the understanding and improvement of animals' behaviour without compromising welfare. It will be an essential resource for practising veterinarians, researchers and students in zoology and ethology, and for all those working with and interested in animals and their welfare. --Book Jacket.

Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management

Biology and Captive Management

Author: Stephen Jackson

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643098585

Category: Science

Page: 548

View: 7867

DOWNLOAD NOW »
This authoritative volume represents a complete and comprehensive guide to the husbandry of Australian marsupials and other mammals. Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management dedicates a chapter to each group of animals including the platypus, the echidna, carnivorous marsupials, numbats, bandicoots and bilbies, koalas, wombats, possums and gliders, macropods, bats, rodents and the dingo. For each animal group the following information is covered: Biology; Housing; Capture and restraint; Transport; Diet; Breeding; Artificial rearing; and Behaviour and behavioural enrichment. The book provides a complete literature review of all known information on the biology of each group of animals and brings information on their biology in the wild into captive situations. Also, for the first time, it provides practical guidelines for hand-rearing, and has been extensively reviewed by zookeepers and veterinarians to incorporate the most up-to-date information and techniques. Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management provides practical guidance for zoo-keepers, veterinarians, zoologists, researchers and students. Winner of the 2004 Whitley Medal. Shortlisted in the Scholarly Reference section of the 2004 Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing.

Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary E-Book

Author: Virginia P. Studdert,Clive C. Gay,Douglas C. Blood

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047449

Category: Medical

Page: 1344

View: 7429

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The new edition of Blood’s classic Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary has been completely redesigned, revised and updated for today’s veterinary team. Now with a wide range of superb full-colour illustrations, well over 60,000 main and subentries including large animals, small animals and exotics, and an all-new, user-friendly format, the fourth edition offers the most comprehensive dictionary reference in the field. Comprehensive text covering the whole range of veterinary medicine Classic authoritative reference work Valuable and accessible appendices for instant access to key information at a glance Well over 60,000 main entries and subentries Extensive contributions from internationally acknowledged expert consultants New for this edition Over 1,000 colour illustrations to aid further understanding of disease processes and important terminology Pronunciation of key terms Brand new design and format to help find key information at a glance Extensive revision, clarification and focussing of entries to reflect current practice

Current Therapy in Reptile Medicine and Surgery - E-Book

Author: Douglas R. Mader,Stephen J. Divers

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323242936

Category: Medical

Page: 488

View: 5640

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Current Therapy in Reptile Medicine and Surgery is a valuable reference that emphasizes topics of real clinical relevance in reptile and amphibian medicine. With details on therapeutic regimens, this text also features coverage of infectious diseases, anesthesia, surgery, and advances in biology and conservation. Colorful illustrations showcase exotic animals, and numerous tables and figures provide quick access to essential information. "This is a great book for anyone interested in herptile medicine and surgery, worth every penny and I am sure will go on to become a regular series." Reviewed by: Jonathan Cracknell. Date: 25/07/2014 Selected topics of real clinical significance from the latest veterinary scientific literature explore today’s reptile and amphibian practice. A discussion of the most current theory and practical applications of diagnostic endoscopy in reptiles provides insight into minimally-invasive endoscopic procedures, including biopsy techniques. Expert contributors combine forces to bring you the most cutting-edge information available, offering authoritative and sometimes controversial opinions in particular areas. Expert contributors offer the most current thoughts on diagnosing new and emerging diseases, including a thorough review of molecular diagnostics. The latest therapeutics are discussed, and the most up-to-date formulary and library of normal clinical pathology values is provided. The most current and comprehensive discussion of amphibian medicine in print in the last decade!

Dictionary of Agriculture

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408102293

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

View: 3223

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Containing over 7,000 entries, this fully revised edition provides clear, up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of agricultural terms. Subjects covered include cultivation, machinery, livestock, crops, pesticides and herbicides, fertilizers, organic farming and veterinary science, as well as sales and commodities markets. Jargon-free definitions make this dictionary particularly suitable for students, new industry recruits and non-native English speakers.

Genetic Management of Fragmented Animal and Plant Populations

Author: Richard Frankham,Jonathan D. Ballou,Katherine Ralls,Michele R. Dubash,Charles B. Fenster,Paul Sunnucks

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198783396

Category: Nature

Page: 528

View: 917

DOWNLOAD NOW »
One of the greatest unmet challenges in conservation biology is the genetic management of fragmented populations of threatened animal and plant species. More than a million small, isolated, population fragments of threatened species are likely suffering inbreeding depression and loss of evolutionary potential, resulting in elevated extinction risks. Although these effects can often be reversed by re-establishing gene flow between population fragments, managers very rarely do this. On the contrary, genetic methods are used mainly to document genetic differentiation among populations, with most studies concluding that genetically differentiated populations should be managed separately, thereby isolating them yet further and dooming many to eventual extinction! Many small population fragments are going extinct principally for genetic reasons. Although the rapidly advancing field of molecular genetics is continually providing new tools to measure the extent of population fragmentation and its genetic consequences, adequate guidance on how to use these data for effective conservation is still lacking. This accessible, authoritative text is aimed at senior undergraduate and graduate students interested in conservation biology, conservation genetics, and wildlife management. It will also be of particular relevance to conservation practitioners and natural resource managers, as well as a broader academic audience of conservation biologists and evolutionary ecologists.

Robert Plant

Ein Leben

Author: Paul Rees

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3841904122

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 1685

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Mit Led Zeppelin hat er Musikgeschichte geschrieben, aber auch als Solokünstler ist er bis heute einer der größten und einflussreichsten Persönlichkeiten im Rockbusiness: Robert Plant. In der Biografie Ein Leben erzählt Paul Rees, wie Plant zu dem Menschen wurde, der er heute ist: von seiner Kindheit in England bis hin zu den spektakulären Aufs und Abs der Zeppelin-Jahre, von seinem Verhältnis zu Jimmy Page und John Bonham bis hin zu seiner Solo-Karriere, aus der bis heute einige seiner bedeutendsten Werke hervorgegangen sind. Dazu gibt das Buch private Einblicke in das bewegte Leben von Robert Plant, die Rees in persönlichen Gesprächen mit Plant selbst, seinen Angehörigen und Wegbegleitern geführt hat. Ein vielschichtiges und komplexes Porträt eines Mannes, der gerade erst 19 war, als er den Rock’n’Roll für immer veränderte.

The Ethics of Captivity

Author: Lori Gruen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199978026

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 2028

DOWNLOAD NOW »
In the United States roughly 2 million people are incarcerated; billions of animals are held captive (and then killed) in the food industry every year; hundreds of thousands of animals are kept in laboratories; thousands are in zoos and aquaria; millions of "pets" are captive in our homes. Surprisingly, despite the rich ethical questions it raises, very little philosophical attention has been paid to questions raised by captivity. Though conditions of captivity vary widely for humans and for other animals, there are common ethical themes that imprisonment raises, including the value of liberty, the nature of autonomy, the meaning of dignity, and the impact of routine confinement on physical and psychological well-being. This volume brings together scholars, scientists, and sanctuary workers to address in fifteen new essays the ethical issues captivity raises. Section One contains chapters written by those with expert knowledge about particular conditions of captivity and includes discussion of how captivity is experienced by dogs, whales and dolphins, elephants, chimpanzees, rabbits, formerly farmed animals, and human prisoners. Section Two contains chapters by philosophers and social theorists that reflect on the social, political, and ethical issues raised by captivity, including discussions about confinement, domestication, captive breeding for conservation, the work of moral repair, dignity and an ethics of sight, and the role that coercion plays.