This is without a doubt the best, up to date, and complete book on zoo keeping available today. More than that, It provides insight into the world of zoos.
Although written as a text book, It would be a welcome addition to the library for anyone interested in zoos. The chapters are each devoted to a topic relevant to the field, and are written by acknowledged subject matter experts. It is well illustrated with diagrams and photos. Although not the cheapest book, it is great value for the money and well worth the investment.
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“Zookeeping: An Introduction to the Science and the Technology is a collaborative effort, with 73 contributing authors and 7 contributing artists, a diverse group of experts from varying backgrounds and regions of the world. . . . The comprehensive array of content covers every aspect of successfully running a modern zoo. Ostensibly a handbook for new zookeepers, this book is in fact a resource which will prove useful to even the most seasoned zoo professional. . . . By producing this wealth of information covering hundreds of best practices unique to the zoo field, Irwin [, et al. have] filled a huge void in our profession. It seems fair to say that the future of zookeeping will be greatly improved by Irwin [, et al.’s] work.”-- Norah Farnham ― WAZA News
“Excellent. . . . There are very few books dedicated to zookeeping and many of them are actually institutional manuals which often do not get circulated to other zoos, particularly zoos in other lands.”-- Sally Walker ― ZOO’S PRINT: Magazine of Zoo Outreach Organization
“The editors set out to develop a comprehensive textbook to train new and aspiring professionals for work in zoos and aquaria, and they succeeded. . . . It not only covers care and husbandry issues in detail and breadth, but also goes far beyond science and technology in its detailed discussions of management, workplace professionalism, education, safety for animals and people, and the changing roles of zoos in society.”― Conservation Biology
"This new book . . . will certainly become the reference 'bible' fo the zoo and aquarium professional."― Herpetological Review
"An impressive list of contributing authors, representing much of the western knowledge of the role of a zookeeper. . . . . The range . . . has allowed the production of a work of clear value to the zookeeping world."― Animal Welfare
“Zookeeping is destined to become the ‘must have’ comprehensive resource for the zoo industry. It offers an abundance of information and knowledge for the novice zookeeper and the seasoned veteran alike. From the history of zoos to animal welfare, training, husbandry, and beyond—to the future of the zoological institution—as we know it. Zookeeping coversit all, replacing dozens of single-subject books. The contributors are among the most respected and recognized zoo experts, and they include nearly every conceivable subject of interest to those in the field.”― International Congress of Zookeepers
“Zoos and aquariums may vary in size and design, but what should always remain consistent is the quality of animal care. Zookeeping will contribute greatly to the professional development of new animal care professionals by providing core information and best practices, helping to develop and enhance keeper knowledge at the entry level. Mark Irwin, his colleagues, and more than seventy contributors have made a great contribution to fundamental animal care. The American Association of Zoo Keepers is proud to include this volume as part of its standardized instruction for the professional development of animal care professionals.”-- Bob Cisneros ― American Association of Zoo Keepers
“Initially, Zookeeping was meant to be for zookeepers only. The final product, however, is probably the most comprehensive guide to what you should know about running a good zoo business ever published. Animals are at the center of this book: it is about their care and conservation. For that purpose, top experts from the zoo business provide insight into animal husbandry, diseases, behavior, taxonomy, the legal situation, conservation, and international cooperation—to name just a few subjects. All those issues make a modern zoo and help preserve biodiversity worldwide.”-- Gerald Dick ― World Association of Zoos and Aquariums
“One of the first books that has endeavored to embrace all relevant practical aspects for the benefit of anyone aspiring to become a modern zoo professional, right down to the first challenge of getting one’s foot in the door.”-- Neil Bemment ― Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
About the Author
Mark D. Irwin is a licensed veterinarian, and an associate professor who leads the Zoo Technology program at State University of New York - Jefferson Community College in Watertown, NY, where he trains future zookeepers.
John B. Stoner has decades of experience in zoo animal care as a keeper and animal care manager at Toronto Zoo andisan adjunct faculty member of Sheridan College in Brampton, ON, Canada, where he teaches exotic animal science.
Aaron M. Cobaugh is an associate professor and coordinator of the Animal Management program at State University of New York - Niagara County Community College in Sanborn, NY where he teaches zoo-related courses that train future zookeepers, and is a former keeper himself.--This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B08HWPCDL5
- Publisher : University of Chicago Press (December 9, 2013)
- Publication date : December 9, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 33983 KB
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- Print length : 688 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,682,331 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2014
5 people found this helpful
Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2018
Daughter is a zookeeper. Finds the book very helpful for many reasons.
Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2016
As someone going into the animal care field I found this book to be extremely comprehensive and full of reliable information. This is a great resource for anyone interested in improving their understanding of an animal keeping career in a professional manner.
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Five StarsReviewed in the United Kingdom on December 29, 2014
Completo e información de calidadReviewed in Spain on November 14, 2018
Es un libro que a pesar de star en inglés se lee muy fácil, es muy fácil su comprensión. Tiene un contenido muy interesante para iniciarse y comprender el trabajo de un cuidador de animale.