SOME ADDITIONAL READING ON RELATED TOPICS
THE END OF THE GAME
by Peter Beard
Explores the intricate and complex relationship between man and elephants, and how both struggle to adapt to their changing environments.
“The only wildlife book I know that tells the truth.” – Dr. Norman Borlaug
OF TIGERS AND MEN
by Richard Ives
An elegy for a wild, and dwindling, world … written in a distinctive as well as appealing voice – Washington Post Book World
THE MINER’S CANARY
by Niles Eldredge
A paleontologist has sifted the available evidence to compose a provocative general theory of extinction that illuminates today’s environmental issues.
THE FALL OF THE WILD, THE RISE OF THE ZOO
by Robert Bendiner
As the world’s wild places continue to dwindle, so do the prospects of the wild animals that live there. Some of those animals … would now be extinct were it not for the efforts of the world’s great zoos; in the next few decades that list will probably include the tiger, gorilla, rhinoceros, and scores of others …
But does it matter ?
the Biological Expansion of Europe, 900 – 1900
by Alfred Crosby
This book places familiar historical processes firmly in an ecological context by surrounding us with our usual swarms of pests, crops, diseases, weeds, and domestic herds – all attuned to coexistence with one another, and often at odds with the life forms found in the strange new places where our history has taken us.
RATIONAL READINGS ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
Edited by Jay H. Lehr
Nearly 50 of today’s best known scientific, medical, and political minds discuss the full gamut of environmental issues … offering a wide range of insights.
IN A DARK WOOD
by Alston Chase
An invitation to examine our basic assumptions about the environment.
The most thoughtful account yet written of radical environmentalism.
Is deep ecology a science or a philosophy ?
Saving the Environment from the Environmentalists
by Peter Huber
Combining a through knowledge of true science with a lawyer’s logic to debunk old myths and chart new pathways, Huber skillfully describes and up-dates the fundamentals of Theodore Roosevelt’s practical, ‘tough love’ prescription for preserving our environment. This sort of in depth insight is long overdue,
easily understandable, individually applicable, and a must read for anyone
who claims to really care about the environment.
THE NAKED APE
THE HUMAN ZOO
by Desmond Morris
Although both of these were first published in the late 1960’s, they present a very sophisticated and revealing look at the human race through
the unemotional eyes of a zoologist.
THE HIJACKING OF THE HUMANE MOVEMENT
by Rod & Patti Strand
A hard hitting expose with frightening insight into the
“Animal Rights Movement.”
THE ANIMAL SMUGGLERS
by John Nichol
This book exposes the horrifying background of the worldwide illegal trade of huge numbers of exotic animals. Vividly illustrated and well written, it presents clear, factual evidence of the cruelty, and waste of animal life that
goes on around us every day.
Principles & Practice
by Robert B. Wiggs and Heidi B. Lobprise
An outstanding resource, designed to provide a most comprehensive and
practical approach to the subject.
SMALL ANIMAL DENTISTRY
by Colin E. Harvey and Peter P. Emily
In spite of numerous similarities, differences between human and animal teeth are significant, and understanding the differences is essential to selecting the correct technique for treating any animal. This book presents an outstanding perspective because one of the authors is a (human) dentist, and the other a veterinary dentist. Both strongly recommend refraining from utilizing methods as they are used in human dentistry without careful consideration.
MY WILD WORLD
by Joan Embery
As the San Diego Zoo’s “Wild Animal Ambassador,” Joan has made loving, caring for, training, and living with animals her life’s work. This is a warm and insightful look at her life with these marvelous creatures.