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    Zookeeping: An Introduction to the Science and Technology (Hardback) Edited by Mark D. Irwin, Edited by John B. Stoner, Edited by Aaron M. Cobaugh

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    DescriptionZookeepers are responsible for the care and welfare of animals in zoos and aquariums and also serve as public ambassadors for the animals. 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 editors, all three 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, taxa-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.

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    An Introduction to the Science and Technology
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Mark D. Irwin, Edited by John B. Stoner, Edited by Aaron M. Cobaugh
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 816
    Width: 214 mm
    Height: 282 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 1,780 g
    ISBN 13: 9780226925318
    ISBN 10: 0226925315

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    LC classification: QL76 .Z736 2013
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    85 halftones, 55 line drawings, 48 tables
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    09 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Mark D. Irwin is a licensed veterinarian and associate professor who leads the Zoo Technology program at Jefferson Community College, SUNY, 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 the Toronto Zoo and is an adjunct faculty member of Sheridan College in Brampton, Ontario, where he teaches exotic animal science. Aaron M. Cobaugh is associate professor and coordinator of the Animal Management program at Niagara County Community College, SUNY, in Sanborn, NY, where he teaches zoo-related courses that train future zookeepers, and is a former keeper himself.
    Review quote
    "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 "