Wildlife Management References
J., Joseph Bruchac. Keepers of the Animals: Native American Stories
and Wildlife Activities for Children . Fulcrum Publishing
(October 1, 1991).
24 lovingly told and magically illustrated stories about "our relations,
the animals" demonstrate the power and importance of animals in
Native American traditions and are more relevant today than ever. As
the stories unfold and the activities come to life, a holistic, interdisciplinary
approach to Native American attitudes toward animals takes shape. Keepers
Of The Animals provides a complete program of study in the important
concepts of wildlife ecology and environmental issues concerning animals.
The activities have been extensively field-tested and involve children
in creative arts, theater, reading, writing, science, social studies,
mathematics and sensory awareness. They engage a child's whole self,
while emphasizing creative thinking and synthesis of knowledge and experience.
Highly recommended for personal, school and public library collections.
Susan. Brother Eagle, Sister Sky. A Message from Chief Seattle.
Books; 1st ed edition (September 1, 1991).
Lawrence, R.D.Wolves (Sierra Club Wildlife Library) Sierra Club Juveniles; Reissue edition (September 1, 1994).
ISBN: 0316516775, Ages 9-12
dispels the traditionally negative images of the wolf in this photo
essay. Through the appealing full-color photographs and succinct, conversational
text, these dynamic, affectionate, and highly intelligent animals are
shown to possess many positive traits, such as loyalty, cooperation,
and adaptability. A broad range of information is touched upon lightly,
including physical characteristics, habitat, hunting and diet, breeding
and raising pups, and some unique facts about pack hierarchy and howling.
An introduction uses imagery to conjure up the spirit of the wolf; the
conclusion touches on the animal's past and questionable future. An
attractive and simple introduction, but Candace Savage's Wolves (Sierra,
1989) has more to offer.
Link, Russell. Living
With Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest. University of
Washington Press (June 1, 2004).
Barbara Shaw. Pass the Energy, Please. Dawn Publications
(CA) (March 1, 2000).
of nature's creatures "passes the energy" in its own unique
way. In this upbeat rhyming story, the food chain connects herbivores,
carnivores, insects and plants together in a fascinating circle of players.
All beings on Earth - from the anchovy to the zooplankton - depend upon
the green plant, which is the hero of the story. Barbara McKinney's
special talent shines again for being able to present the science curriculum
so concisely, creatively, and cleverly.
R.,Stephen Carpenteri, Bruce Glassman. Wildlife Special Agent:
Protecting Endangered Species (Risky Business (Woodbridge,
Conn.).) Blackbirch Press; 1st ed edition (September 1, 1996).
of a series that profiles people with careers that might be considered
dangerous, this book looks at the division of Law Enforcement of the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It begins with the arrest of a man smuggling
illegal rhinoceros horns into the country and then introduces the agent
responsible for that arrest. Information is given about the official's
different assignments, with particular emphasis on those cases relating
to the protection of endangered species, including setting up sting
operations to curtail the trafficking of illegal wildlife products.
Although the primary focus is on one individual and his work, the book
also serves as a good introduction to a part of the government that
will be unfamiliar to young readers. In addition to describing an agent's
duties, Ricciuti discusses the training process (including how to differentiate
between legal and illegal crocodile skins) that is required in order
to join the agency. The text is clearly written and informative. Full-color
photos appear on almost every page and further serve to illuminate the
topic. An interesting look at an unfamiliar occupation that should fascinate
both browsers and those searching for an offbeat report topic. Arwen
Marshall, New York Public Library.
Stetson, Emily &
Cole Stone, Susan J. Kids' Easy-to-Create Wildlife Habitats: For
Small Spaces in City-Suburbs-Countryside. Williamson
Books (August 15, 2004).
ISBN: 0824986652, Ages 9-12
book shows children how to observe and support wildlife around their
homes, schools, and communities. Packed with useful information, the
book discusses characteristics of different animals and qualities that
make their habitats suitable for them. It introduces common animals,
their habitats, and the foods that attract them. Suggested activities
and projects include preparing a feast for butterflies, exploring a
rotting log, and making a compost pile. With sound advice and many helpful
illustrations, precisely drawn in blue and gray ink, this offers children
small ways to support wildlife close to home. Carolyn Phelan.
Landau, Diana. Shelley
Stump, California Center for Wildlife. Living with Wildlife: How
to Enjoy, Cope with, and Protect North America's Wild Creatures Around
Your Home and Theirs. Sierra Club Books, 1994.
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