Elephants Under Human Care

Elephants Under Human Care
Author: Paul A. Rees
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2020-09-27
ISBN 10: 0128167262
ISBN 13: 9780128167267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elephants Under Human Care Book Review:

This book draws together, for the first time, the published research on the behaviour, ecology and welfare of elephants living in zoos, circuses, logging camps and other captive environments in a single comprehensive volume. It takes a multi-disciplinary approach, considering the work of zoo biologists, animal behaviour and welfare scientists, veterinarians, philosophers, zoo educators, tourism specialists, conservation biologists, lawyers and others with a professional interest in elephants. Elephants under Human Care: The Behaviour, Ecology, and Welfare of Elephants in Captivity is a valuable resource for zoo biology and animal welfare researchers. It is also useful for students and zoo professionals and managers looking for a comprehensive guide to current research on captive elephants. Although not intended as a husbandry manual, the book discusses some of the elephant welfare standards developed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and their relationship to current knowledge of captive elephants. Includes results of captive studies compared with field studies of wild elephants Features original images of elephant behaviour as they live and behave under human care Includes results of the author’s original research including many original photographs Considers future implications of research for the welfare and conservation of elephants, both for elephants in captivity and those living in the wild

Biology Medicine and Surgery of Elephants

Biology  Medicine  and Surgery of Elephants
Author: Murray Fowler,Susan K. Mikota
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 565
Release: 2008-01-09
ISBN 10: 0470344113
ISBN 13: 9780470344118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biology Medicine and Surgery of Elephants Book Review:

Elephants are possibly the most well-known members of the animal kingdom. The enormous size, unusual anatomy, and longevity of elephants have fascinated humans for millenia. Biology, Medicine, and Surgery of Elephants serves as a comprehensive text on elephant medicine and surgery. Based on the expertise of 36 scientists and clinical veterinarians, this volume covers biology, husbandry, veterinary medicine and surgery of the elephant as known today. Written by the foremost experts in the field Comprehensively covers both Asian and African elephants Complete with taxonomy, behavioral, geographical and systemic information Well-illustrated and organized for easy reference

Proceedings 2021 Joint AAZV EAZWV Conference

Proceedings 2021 Joint AAZV EAZWV Conference
Author: Charlotte Kirk Baer
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2021-08-31
ISBN 10: 3754337068
ISBN 13: 9783754337066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings 2021 Joint AAZV EAZWV Conference Book Review:

These are the proceedings of the 2021 Joint American Association of Zoo Veterinarians and European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians Conference.

Reproductive Sciences in Animal Conservation

Reproductive Sciences in Animal Conservation
Author: William V. Holt,Janine L. Brown,Pierre Comizzoli
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 533
Release: 2014-08-04
ISBN 10: 1493908200
ISBN 13: 9781493908202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reproductive Sciences in Animal Conservation Book Review:

Reproductive biology is more than the development of techniques for helping with too little or too much breeding. While some of the relevant techniques are useful for individual species, technical developments have to be backed up by thorough biological understanding of the background behind the problems. This book is therefore threefold; (1) it provides a snapshot of the state of the art in terms of species-specific reproductive technologies, whether for individual animals or whole taxonomic groups; (2) it sets the reproductive problems in context and emphasizes the links between animal-based problems and the wider world, e.g. reproductive fitness and (3) it looks forward and presents realistic assessments of how effective some of the more recently developed techniques in reproductive technology might be at combating extinctions. This is a wide-ranging book that will be relevant to anyone involved in reproductive biology or in species conservation and provides provide them some useful perspectives about the real utility of current and emerging technologies. It has contributions from experts in reproduction and related fields.

Captive Elephant Accident Prevention Act of 1999

Captive Elephant Accident Prevention Act of 1999
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Crime
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 51
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PURD:32754070178151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Captive Elephant Accident Prevention Act of 1999 Book Review:

The Living Elephants

The Living Elephants
Author: Raman Sukumar
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2003-09-11
ISBN 10: 9780198026730
ISBN 13: 0198026730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Living Elephants Book Review:

The Living Elephants is the authoritative resource for information on both Asian and African elephants. From the ancient origins of the proboscideans to the present-day crisis of the living elephants, this volume synthesizes the behavior, ecology and conservation of elephants, while covering also the history of human interactions with elephants, all within the theoretical framework of evolutionary biology. The book begins with a survey of the 60-million year evolutionary history of the proboscideans emphasizing the role of climate and vegetation change in giving rise to a bewildering array of species, but also discussing the possible role of humans in the late Pleistocene extinction of mastodonts and mammoths. The latest information on the molecular genetics of African and Asian elephants and its taxonomic implications are then presented. The rise of the elephant culture in Asia, and its early demise in Africa are traced along with an original interpretation of this unique animal-human relationship. The book then moves on to the social life of elephants as it relates to reproductive strategies of males and females, development of behavior in young, communication, ranging patterns, and societal organization. The foraging strategies of elephants, their impact on the vegetation and landscape are then discussed. The dynamics of elephant populations in relation to hunting for ivory and their population viability are described with the aid of mathematical models. A detailed account of elephant-human interactions includes a treatment of crop depredation by elephants in relation to their natural ecology, manslaughter by elephants, habitat manipulation by humans, and a history of the ivory trade and poaching in the two continents. The ecological information is brought together in the final chapter to formulate a set of pragmatic recommendations for the long-term conservation of elephants. The broadest treatment of the subject yet undertaken, by one of the leading workers in the field, Raman Sukumar, the book promises to bring the understanding of elephants to a new level. It should be of interest not only to biologists but also a broader audience including field ecologists, wildlife administrators, historians, conservationists and all those interested in elephants and their future.

Zookeeping

Zookeeping
Author: Mark D. Irwin,John B. Stoner,Aaron M. Cobaugh
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2013-12-09
ISBN 10: 0226925323
ISBN 13: 9780226925325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zookeeping Book Review:

As species extinction, environmental protection, animal rights, and workplace safety issues come to the fore, zoos and aquariums need keepers who have the technical expertise and scientific knowledge to keep animals healthy, educate the public, and create regional, national, and global conservation and management communities. This textbook offers a comprehensive and practical overview of the profession geared toward new animal keepers and anyone who needs a foundational account of the topics most important to the day-to-day care of zoo and aquarium animals. The three editors, all experienced in zoo animal care and management, have put together a cohesive and broad-ranging book that tackles each of its subjects carefully and thoroughly. The contributions cover professional zookeeping, evolution of zoos, workplace safety, animal management, taxon-specific animal husbandry, animal behavior, veterinary care, public education and outreach, and conservation science. Using the newest techniques and research gathered from around the world, Zookeeping is a progressive textbook that seeks to promote consistency and the highest standards within global zoo and aquarium operations.

The Elephant s Girl

The Elephant s Girl
Author: Celesta Rimington
Publsiher: Crown Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0593121228
ISBN 13: 9780593121221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elephant s Girl Book Review:

Twelve-year-old Lexington, a foundling raised in a zoo, spends a summer cementing friendships, growing closer to the elephant that saved her life, and learning about her family and herself.

The Animal Ethics Reader

The Animal Ethics Reader
Author: Susan J. Armstrong,Richard G. Botzler
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 738
Release: 2016-11-18
ISBN 10: 1317421973
ISBN 13: 9781317421979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Animal Ethics Reader Book Review:

The Animal Ethics Reader is an acclaimed anthology containing both classic and contemporary readings, making it ideal for anyone coming to the subject for the first time. It provides a thorough introduction to the central topics, controversies and ethical dilemmas surrounding the treatment of animals, covering a wide range of contemporary issues, such as animal activism, genetic engineering, and environmental ethics. The extracts are arranged thematically under the following clear headings: Theories of Animal Ethics Nonhuman Animal Experiences Primates and Cetaceans Animals for Food Animal Experimentation Animals and Biotechnology Ethics and Wildlife Zoos and Aquariums Animal Companions Animal Law and Animal Activism Readings from leading experts in the field including Peter Singer, Bernard E. Rollin and Jane Goodall are featured, as well as selections from Tom Regan, Jane Goodall, Donald Griffin, Temple Grandin, Ben A. Minteer, Christine Korsgaard and Mark Rowlands. Classic extracts are well balanced with contemporary selections, helping to present the latest developments in the field. This revised and updated Third Edition includes 31 new readings on a range of subjects, including animal rights, captive chimpanzees, industrial farm animal production, genetic engineering, keeping cetaceans in captivity, animal cruelty, and animal activism. The Third Edition also is printed with a slightly larger page format and in an easier-to-read typeface. Featuring contextualizing introductions by the editors, study questions and further reading suggestions as the end of each chapter, this will be essential reading for any student taking a course in the subject. With a new foreword by Bernard E. Rollin.

Sustainable Escapes

Sustainable Escapes
Author: Lonely Planet
Publsiher: Lonely Planet
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-03-01
ISBN 10: 1838690379
ISBN 13: 9781838690373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Escapes Book Review:

This is Lonely Planet's guide to the world's best eco-friendly resorts and experiences. From eco-lodges with cutting-edge sustainability initiatives to tours designed to protect wildlife and empower communities, you'll discover remarkable places where you can feel good about spending your time and money.

Reproductive Sciences in Animal Conservation

Reproductive Sciences in Animal Conservation
Author: Pierre Comizzoli,Janine L. Brown,William V. Holt
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 559
Release: 2019-08-30
ISBN 10: 3030236331
ISBN 13: 9783030236335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reproductive Sciences in Animal Conservation Book Review:

This second edition emphasizes the environmental impact on reproduction, with updated chapters throughout as well as complete new chapters on species such as sharks and rays. This is a wide-ranging book that will be of relevance to anyone involved in species conservation, and provides critical perspectives on the real utility of current and emerging reproductive sciences. Understanding reproductive biology is centrally important to the way many of the world’s conservation problems should be tackled. Currently the extinction problem is huge, with up to 30% of the world’s fauna being expected to disappear in the next 50 years. Nevertheless, it has been estimated that the global population of animals in zoos encompasses 12,000 – 15,000 species, and we anticipate that every effort will be made to preserve these species for as long as possible, minimizing inbreeding effects and providing the best welfare standards available. Even if the reproductive biology community cannot solve the global biodiversity crisis for all wild species, we should do our best to maintain important captive populations. Reproductive biology in this context is much more than the development of techniques for helping with too little or too much breeding. While some of the relevant techniques are useful for individual species that society might target for a variety of reasons, whether nationalistic, cultural or practical, technical developments have to be backed up by thorough biological understanding of the background behind the problems.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Humane Heroes

Chicken Soup for the Soul  Humane Heroes
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN 10: 0998842753
ISBN 13: 9780998842752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chicken Soup for the Soul Humane Heroes Book Review:

Laugh and learn as you read inspirational and educational stories about remarkable animals and the people who take care of them. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Humane Heroes, Volume III is full of real-life stories that are appropriate for children of all ages. While teaching the value of humane conservation, children are introduced to some amazing animals – an abandoned baby dolphin who cheats death; African elephants who were saved from slaughter; a lizard who was fitted with a prosthetic foot, among others. Not only will children learn how these animals share and enrich our planet, they will also learn of the critically important work being done by humane heroes around the world that helps them survive.

Culture and Communication in Thailand

Culture and Communication in Thailand
Author: Patchanee Malikhao
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 141
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN 10: 9811041253
ISBN 13: 9789811041259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culture and Communication in Thailand Book Review:

This book features research papers that examine a host of contemporary issues in Thailand. Coverage includes culture, gender violence, tourism, human trafficking, environmental and ecological issues, sustainability and the sufficiency economy, the (mis)handling of elephants, and more. It features a sociological and anthropological perspective with a dash of communication for sustainable social change. The papers investigate the various phases of communication technology and its impact on cultural change in the country. They explore the use of social networks and privacy issues as well as ethical journalism in the contexts of Thai Buddhism, Thai culture, and other enabling environmental factors. The contributors focus on documentary research of both quantitative and qualitative data on Thai social change as a consequence of globalization and digital technology. They first provide a general overview of social media and communication in the country. Next, the authors go on to explore the specifics of digital communication. This includes a look at its impact on the various ways of Thai communication given politico-economic and religious influences.

Shoot on Sight

Shoot on Sight
Author: Frederick Gooch
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2011-06-14
ISBN 10: 9781456899844
ISBN 13: 1456899848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shoot on Sight Book Review:

Rick Goochs debut nonfi ction book has exposed the illegal wildlife trade for what it is.total greed, corruption, mismanagement and lack of education at all levels of global society, at the expense of making animals that we supposedly adore and love potentially extinct! The trade is the third largest criminal money maker after Drugs and Arms traffi cking, making it a multi-billion yearly industry. It highlights big business, government corruption and inept enforcement, involved in the illegal operations in Africa and Asia. The book records factual information that digs deep into the ongoing slaughter where many animals are killed for their ivory, some for their meat and skins, and other parts that end up in Asian medication myths. It focuses on the captive trade where there are more tigers living in the USA than there is in the wild worldwide. It also gives possible solutions to many issues that need to be confronted so that the targeted animals can be given a sporting chance of survival.

Zoo and Wild Mammal Formulary

Zoo and Wild Mammal Formulary
Author: Alicia Hahn
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2019-06-10
ISBN 10: 1119515084
ISBN 13: 9781119515081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zoo and Wild Mammal Formulary Book Review:

Zoo and Wild Mammal Formulary offers fast access to authoritative dosing information for drugs used in more than 35 zoo and wild mammal groups, including marsupials, bears, and elephants. Taking an easy-to-use tabular format, the book is organized by taxa, with drug doses sorted by type and alphabetically arranged in every chapter. Clear and comprehensive, the book offers dosages for all important drugs, including antibiotics, antifungals, anesthetics, analgesics, and more. Each dose is referenced with a journal or textbook source, including the number of animals in the study where available, making it easy to find trusted information. Offers essential drug information for a wide range of zoo and wild mammals in an easy-to-consult format Provides dosing amounts for all important drugs, including antibiotics, antifungals, anesthetics, and analgesics Includes dosages for over 35 mammal groups, including marsupials, bears, and elephants Takes a tabular approach for quick reference Makes it easy to find a referenced dose for these animals, eliminating time spent searching through other sources Zoo and Wild Mammal Formulary is an essential reference for all veterinarians seeing zoo and wild animal patients, including zoo and wildlife veterinarians, veterinary specialists, and veterinary students.

Animal Behavior After Translocation into Novel Environments

Animal Behavior After Translocation into Novel Environments
Author: Oded Berger-Tal,David Saltz,Katherine Moseby,Philip J. Seddon
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-05-09
ISBN 10: 2889761525
ISBN 13: 9782889761524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Behavior After Translocation into Novel Environments Book Review:

Walker s Mammals of the World

Walker s Mammals of the World
Author: Ronald M. Nowak
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2018-06-15
ISBN 10: 1421424681
ISBN 13: 9781421424682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walker s Mammals of the World Book Review:

Walker's vision, the text smoothly combines in-depth scholarship with a popular, readable style to preserve and enhance what the Washington Post called a "landmark of zoological literature."

Wild Elephants in Captivity

Wild Elephants in Captivity
Author: Jack Adams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 201
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924002193179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Elephants in Captivity Book Review:

Superlative

Superlative
Author: MATTHEW D. LAPLANTE
Publsiher: BenBella Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN 10: 1948836211
ISBN 13: 9781948836210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Superlative Book Review:

2019 Foreword Indie Silver Award Winner for Science Welcome to the biggest, fastest, deadliest science book you'll ever read. The world's largest land mammal could help us end cancer. The fastest bird is showing us how to solve a century-old engineering mystery. The oldest tree is giving us insights into climate change. The loudest whale is offering clues about the impact of solar storms. For a long time, scientists ignored superlative life forms as outliers. Increasingly, though, researchers are coming to see great value in studying plants and animals that exist on the outermost edges of the bell curve. As it turns out, there's a lot of value in paying close attention to the "oddballs" nature has to offer. Go for a swim with a ghost shark, the slowest-evolving creature known to humankind, which is teaching us new ways to think about immunity. Get to know the axolotl, which has the longest-known genome and may hold the secret to cellular regeneration. Learn about Monorhaphis chuni, the oldest discovered animal, which is providing insights into the connection between our terrestrial and aquatic worlds. Superlative is the story of extreme evolution, and what we can learn from it about ourselves, our planet, and the cosmos. It's a tale of crazy-fast cheetahs and super-strong beetles, of microbacteria and enormous plants, of whip-smart dolphins and killer snakes. This book will inspire you to change the way you think about the world and your relationship to everything in it.

Elephants and Ethics

Elephants and Ethics
Author: Christen Wemmer,Catherine A. Christen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 483
Release: 2008-07-28
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105131797511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elephants and Ethics Book Review:

"In Elephants and Ethics, Christen Wemmer and Catherine A. Christen assemble an international cohort of experts to review the history of human-elephant relations, discuss current issues of vital concern to elephant welfare, and assess the prospects for the ethical coexistence of both species."--Front flap.