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1. The challenge [2018]

1 videodisc (70 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical; surround; Dolby digital 5.1. Video: DVD; NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; region 1.
Italian visual artist Yuir Ancarani's exquisite documentary enters the surreal world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs with a passion for amateur falconry. The opulence of this Middle Easterm gas state is on full display as the men race SUVs up and down sand dunes, fly their prized falcons around on private jets, and take their pet cheetahs out for desert spins in their souped-up Ferraris.
Media & Microtext Center
xi, 396 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: The nature of the beast
  • The prophet
  • When good Queen Bess met Daniel Boone
  • "Let us have more hunters"
  • Hunters go west
  • Forest and stream
  • Arming the hunters
  • Sportsman's paradise
  • Buffalo Bill, Custer, and Texas Jack
  • The new type of goodness
  • "Times have changed, and we must change also"
  • What is nature, what is man?
  • The trophic crusade
  • the guns of autumn
  • Epilogue: A complex inheritance.
An award-winning historian tells the story of hunting in America, showing how this sport has shaped our national identity In the nineteenth century, hunting was popularized as a cure for the "softness" of urban life. The hunting code of ethics, known as fair chase, became a kind of worldview almost overnight, permanently embedding in our culture certain ideals of independence, fairness, manliness, and resourcefulness, as well as promoting the romance of the West. But hunting is also entwined with some of the more fraught aspects of American history, including the appropriation of Native American culture, egregious overhunting, Manifest Destiny, and even eugenics and Social Darwinism. In this sweeping, empathetic, and balanced book, historian Philip Dray explores how hunting has shaped the American psyche.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780465061723 20180730
Green Library
342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Part one. Tales of the sportsman-hunter. 1. "What luxury it is" : elite hunting enters the Gilded Age ; 2. Fall of the workplace, rise of the hunt ; 3. Making meaning out of moose : constructing the hunting narrative ; 4. The business of narrative ; 5. Whitney rising
  • Part two. Fellow travelers. 6. Diana's own : women and the big-game hunt ; 7. Sportsmen of the breed : British and American hunters
  • Part three. Discourse and consequences. 8. Stories of guides and gunbearers ; 9. Dreaming of Howley : conservation and the uses of discourse ; 10. The end of the hunt : conservation and the limits of discourse
  • Afterword.
At the end of the nineteenth century, Theodore Roosevelt, T. S. Van Dyke, and other elite men began describing their big-game hunting as "manly sport with the rifle." They also began writing about their experiences, publishing hundreds of narratives of hunting and adventure in the popular press (and creating a new literary genre in the process). But why did so many of these big-game hunters publish? What was writing actually doing for them, and what did it do for readers? In exploring these questions, The Hunter Elite reveals new connections among hunting narratives, publishing, and the American conservation movement. Beginning in the 1880s these prolific hunter-writers told readers that big-game hunting was a test of self-restraint and "manly virtues, " and that it was not about violence. They also opposed their sportsmanlike hunting to the slaughtering of game by British imperialists, even as they hunted across North America and throughout the British Empire. Their references to Americanism and manliness appealed to traditional values, but they used very modern publishing technologies to sell their stories, and by 1900 they were reaching hundreds of thousands of readers every month. When hunter-writers took up conservation as a cause, they used that reach to rally popular support for the national parks and for legislation that restricted hunting in the US, Canada, and Newfoundland. The Hunter Elite is the first book to explore both the international nature of American hunting during this period and the essential contributions of hunting narratives and the publishing industry to the North American conservation movement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780700625888 20180625
Green Library
279 pages ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource.
  • PrefaceAcknowledgments1. History of State Wildlife Management in the United States, by John F. Organ and Richard McCabe2. Public Trust Doctrine and the Legal Basis for State Wildlife Management, by Gordon R. Batcheller, Thomas Decker, and Robert P. Lanka3. State Fish and Wildlife Agencies and Conservation, by Jennifer Mock Schaeffer, M. Carol Bambery, Parks Gilbert, and Gary J. Taylor4. Evolution of Funding for State Fish and Wildlife Agencies, by Ronald J. Regan and Steve Williams5. State Wildlife Law Enforcement, by Brian R. Nesvik, Randall J. Stark, and Dan Thompson6. State Management of Big Game, by Vernon C. Bleich and Dan Thompson7. State Management of Upland and Small Game, by David Dahlgren, Michael A. Schroeder, and William Dukes, Jr.8. State Management of Furbearing Animals, by Tim L. Hiller, H. Bryant White, and John Erb9. State Management of Migratory Game Birds, by Mark P. Vrtiska and Shaun L. Oldenburger10. State Management of Nongame Wildlife, by Karie Decker, Mark Humpert, and J. Scott Taylor11. State Management of Human-Wildlife Conflicts, by Kurt VerCauteren, Daniel L. Hirchert, and Scott Hygnstrom12. State Management of Wildlife Disease, by Colin M. Gillin13. The Role of Human Dimensions in State Wildlife Management, by Daniel J. Decker, William F. Siemer, Ann B. Forstchen, and Christian A. Smith14. The Role of Field Research in State Wildlife Management, by Chad Bishop and Michael W. Hubbard15. Future Needs and Challenges for State Wildlife Agencies, by Jonathan GassettIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421424460 20180312
The adage "think globally but act locally" defines the work of American wildlife professionals. Their contributions, from remote outposts to major cities, guard the natural world of the entire country. In State Wildlife Management and Conservation, Thomas J. Ryder brings together wildlife leaders from practical, policy, and academic backgrounds to tell the story of state wildlife agencies, chronicling their efforts to restore and protect our nation's natural resources.Reflecting the core principle of the profession-that the public, not any individual, owns wildlife-the book explains how this tenet became law, laying the groundwork for the history of state-level wildlife management that follows. The authors cover key issues, including the limits of private land ownership, the funding of wildlife regulation, the nuances of humanâ wildlife conflict, the role of law enforcement, disease control efforts, and the challenges involved in balancing the perspectives of hunters, nonhunters, and animal rights advocates. Detailed essays also discuss state management techniques for a wide range of wildlife, including big game and migratory birds. State Wildlife Management and Conservation is a comprehensive, nationwide account of state management efforts. It will aid professors training the next generation of wildlife professionals, students hoping to enter the profession, and anyone working with wildlife to develop a more sophisticated understanding of what it means to be a state wildlife biologist. Contributors: M. Carol Bambery, Gordon R. Batcheller, Chad J. Bishop, Vernon C. Bleich, Dale Caveny, David K. Dahlgren, Daniel J. Decker, Karie L. Decker, Thomas A. Decker, Billy Dukes, John D. Erb, John R. Fischer, Ann B. Forstchen, Jonathan W. Gassett, Parks Gilbert, Colin M. Gillin, Tim L. Hiller, Daniel Hirchert, Michael W. Hubbard, Mark Humpert, Scott Hygnstrom, Robert P. Lanka, Richard E. McCabe, Jennifer Mock-Schaeffer, Brian Nesvik, Shaun L. Oldenburger, John F. Organ, Ronald J. Regan, Michael A. Schroeder, William F. Siemer, Christian Smith, Randy Stark, Gary J. Taylor, J. Scott Taylor, Daniel J. Thompson, Kurt VerCauteren, Mark P. Vrtiska, H. Bryant White, Steven A. Williams.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421424460 20180312
xi, 218 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm.
  • Wildlife-habitat relationships
  • Environmental measurements
  • Analysis of wildlife habitat
  • Habitat management techniques
  • Wildlife habitat planning
  • Emerging issues.
This introductory textbook to wildlife habitat ecology and management offers students and practitioners the basic tools to understand, plan, implement, measure, analyze, and document efforts to improve habitat for wildlife. Providing a step-by-step guide that is adaptable to a range of environmental settings, the authors first lay out the ecological principles applicable to any project. They then take the reader through various sampling designs, measurement techniques, and analytical methods required to develop and complete a habitat project, including the creation of a report or management plan. The authors emphasize key management concepts and provide exercises putting ecological principles into practice. Case studies identify emerging issues that are changing and complicating wildlife habitat management. These include large-scale ecological concerns and their social and political challenges--global climate change, the decline in water quality and availability, loss and fragmentation of habitat, broadening invasive species and diseases, increased human-wildlife conflicts, and urbanization. This practical guide is an invaluable reference for students, land managers, and landowners who are developing and implementing management plans for habitat modification and improvement on both private and public lands.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781623495022 20170403
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xvi, 208 pages : illustrations, map ; 29 cm
  • List of contributors
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Why choose a career in the wildlife profession? / Paul R. Krausman and Scott E. Henke
  • Wildlife undergraduate education and the university curriculum / Rick Baydack
  • Advice for a student entering the wildlife profession: a professor's perspective / Scott E. Henke and Paul R. Krausman
  • Skills for nonacademic wildlife and conservation careers / Eric Winford [and others]
  • Wildlife careers: from A to Z / Scott E. Henke and numerous wildlife professionals
  • Professional societies: the inside track to career success / Winifred B. Kessler
  • The resume: an important tool in your career kit / John P. O'Loughlin, Paul R. Krausman, and Kerry L. Nicholson
  • The professional interview: preparing for success / John L. Koprowski and Karen E. Munroe
  • Being a professional and acting professionally / William F. Porter and Kelly F. Millenbah
  • Graduate school: a professor's perspective / Fidel Hernández, Nova J. Silvy, and Kelley M. Stewart
  • Graduate school: a student's perspective / Monika Burchette [and others]
  • Professional diversity: the key to conserving wildlife diversity / Michel T. Kohl [and others]
  • Appendix A. Common and scientific names of fauna and flora mentioned in the text
  • Appendix B. List of websites mentioned within chapters
  • Index.
Working with wildlife can be a thrilling adventure steeped in the wonders of the natural world, but entering the field demands a strong personal commitment. With proper training and guidance, students can transform themselves into competitive applicants and forge successful careers. This book reveals the best way to become a wildlife management professional. Becoming a Wildlife Professional is the first comprehensive book to describe the entry-level jobs available for the next generation of wildlife biologists and conservationists. Scott E. Henke and Paul R. Krausman include detailed chapters on how students should prepare for a vocation in the wildlife profession while offering pragmatic advice about applying for and obtaining a job. The core of the book presents over 100 diverse career options that are available to aspiring wildlife workers, including work in biological field research, forestry, rehabilitation, ranching, photography, and refuge management. It also details each position's educational and technical requirements, challenges, salaries, and opportunities for advancement.Bringing together useful advice from a range of seasoned experts who actually hold these jobs and have used these techniques to secure employment, Becoming a Wildlife Professional conveys important philosophical messages about the responsibilities and challenges of a career in wildlife conservation and management. This how-to manual is an essential text for wildlife science students interested in making themselves marketable for employers across a wide spectrum of wildlife jobs. Chapter Author Contributors: Rick Baydack, Jessica L. Blickley, Monika Burchette, Shawn Cleveland, Kristy Deiner, Kelly Garbach, Ashley R. Gramza, Jim Heffelfinger, Scott E. Henke, Fidel Hernandez, Serra J. Hoagland, Jessica A. Homyack, Winifred B. Kessler, Holley Kline, Lianne Koczur, Michel T. Kohl, John L. Koprowski, Blaise Korzekwa, Paul R. Krausman, Iara Lacher, Mariah H. Meek, Kelly F. Millenbah, Karen E. Munroe, Kerry L. Nicholson, John P. O'Loughlin, Lindsey Phillips, Lauren M. Porensky, William F. Porter, Terra Rentz, Nova J. Silvy, Kelley M. Stewart, Marit L. Wilkerson, Eric Winford. An additional 52 wildlife professionals describe the work of the profession.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421423067 20171002
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xii, 350 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Green Library
199 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Présentation des auteurs -- Préface, par Jésus Veiga -- Introduction, par Anthony Goreau-Ponceaud et Nicolas Lemoigne -- Chasse et représentations de la nature -- Introduction, par Nicolas Lemoigne -- Mort (et résurrection ?) du chasseur, par Sergio Dalla Bernardina -- Normer la chasse dans le Parc national des Calanques : entre gestion et tractations, par Ludovic Ginelli -- Nouveaux chasseurs, nouvelles chasses -- Introduction, par Nicolas Lemoigne -- Le safari de chasse, une pratique écologique ?, par Maxime Michaud -- Pratiques traditionnelles de chasse et développement durable dans le contexte du changement global. Analyse d'un débat contemporain au prisme de quelques figures de chasseurs, par Constance von Briskorn -- Enjeux politiques et normatifs autour des pratiques -- Introduction, par Anthony Goreau-Ponceaud -- Une chasse traditionnelle face à la réglementation. L'exemple de l'alouette, par Paul Bourrieau -- Les chasseurs d'oiseaux migrateurs à l'épreuve de l'Union européenne. Entre résistance et adaptation, par Philippe Lagrange -- Un effet pygmalion à la campagne. Retour sur les territoires de la sociabilité rurale mobilisés par le parti "Chasse", par Christophe Baticle -- Conclusion, par Dominique Darbon.
"La chasse semble, en France, corsetée par une foule de stéréotypes émanant d'un imaginaire collectif solidement ancré. Dernier avatar d'une culture "localiste", la pratique véhicule l'image persistante d'un monde rural en mutation et accuse, aux yeux du grand public, une baisse de crédit en regard des grandes idéologies dominant le monde contemporain. Pour les uns, la chasse est une victoire conquise sur les privilèges aristocratiques de l'Ancien Régime, pour les autres une abomination de sanguinaires avinés. Il paraît ainsi difficile de porter un regard distancié sur ce phénomène social qui agite les passions et concerne plus de 1,1 million de pratiquants, dont 98 % d'hommes. Questionner les représentations sociales, les liens symboliques et les perceptions qui fondent les rapports entre chasse et société, permet de comprendre de quelle manière s'élabore l'ensemble des outils et des dispositifs normatifs et prescriptifs qui encadrent l'activité. Or la superposition complexe et multiscalaire des territoires associe une diversité croissante d'acteurs qui pèse à son tour sur l'évolution des représentations endogènes à la pratique où le statut de l'animal sauvage demeure le centre des préoccupations. Perçu comme menaçant jusqu'aux années 1970, ce dernier est désormais appréhendé comme menacé, témoignant en cela d'une transition majeure : du prélèvement à l'introduction du gibier ; de la chasse à la gestion cynégétique. En cela les sciences humaines et sociales ont tout intérêt à explorer la question à l'aune des préjugés, positifs ou négatifs, qui font tant parler d'elle. Cet ouvrage est donc l'occasion d'offrir une réflexion pluridisciplinaire sur les mécanismes de co-construction qui lient la chasse, les chasseurs et les normes, tout en questionnant les enjeux sociétaux qui président aux pratiques cynégétiques contemporaines."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
5, 206, 4 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
East Asia Library
xiv, 406 pages ; 22 cm
  • Introduction
  • The wildlife trade and the drug trade : similarities and differences
  • The character and scale of the illegal wildlife economy
  • Why the illegal wildlife and drug economies matter
  • The actors
  • Policy response I : bans and law enforcement
  • Legal trade
  • Local community involvement
  • Anti-money laundering efforts
  • Demand reduction
  • Conclusions and policy recommendations.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
192 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
  • Zum Geleit / Donatus Landgraf von Hessen
  • Grusswort / Bernd Küster
  • Eine Jagd zur Kindstaufe : der Empfang der englischen Gesandtschaft am Hof Moritz' des Gelehrten im Jahr 1596 / Stefanie Cossalter-Dallmann
  • Katalog
  • Die "Niddaer Sauhatz" im Jahr 1633 / Wolfgang Weitz, Stefanie Cossalter-Dallmann
  • Katalog
  • Jagd, Krieg und "Wirtschaft machen" : aus dem Tagebuch Landgraf Carls von Hessen-Kassel : eine Auerhahnbalz "zur Eiche" und eine Pirsch im Habichtswald im Jahr 1687 / Stefanie Cossalter-Dallmann
  • Katalog
  • Eine Pirschjagd am 23. August 1740 : der sogenannte Spiegelhirsch / Onno Faller
  • Katalog
  • Die Parforcejagd der Landgrafen von Hessen-Darmstadt / Wolfgang Weitz
  • Denkmäler für einen Ungeliebten : die Jagd als Spiegel der Beziehungen zwischen Landgraf Ludwig VIII. von Hessen-Darmstadt und Kaiser Karl VII. / Rouven Pons
  • Katalog
  • Die Reiherbeize Landgraf Friedrichs II. von Hessen-Kassel im Jahr 1763 / Andreas Dobler
  • Katalog
  • Die Jagd als Mittel dynastischer Repräsentation im 19. Jahrhundert : Anbahnung einer Hochzeitsverbindung der darmstädtischen Prinzessin Marie mit dem russischen Thronfolger Alexander im Jahr 1839 / Markus Miller
  • Katalog
  • Höfische Jagd im privaten Kreis : Gesellschaftsjagden von Grossherzog Ernst Ludwig von Hessen und dem russischen Kaiser Nikolaus II. / Markus Miller
  • Katalog
  • Literaturverzeichnis.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
495 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiii, 340 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm
  • Section I: INTRODUCTION. 1. The Importance of Natural Resources. 2. Conservation: Wise Use of Natural Resources. 3. The History of Wildlife Management in America. 4. The Administration of Wildlife Management. 5. Habitat Requirements of Wildlife. 6. The Human Impact on Wildlife Habitat. 7. Wildlife and American Sport Hunting. 8. Modern Wildlife Management. 9. Modern Waterfowl Management. 10. Endangered Species. 11. Wildlife Parks and Zoos. Section II: WILDLIFE AND FISH IDENTIFICATION. 12. Large Mammals. 13. Small Mammals. 14. Nonindigenous Species. 15. Upland Game Birds. 16. Ducks, Geese, Swans, and Cranes. 17. Songbirds and Other Common Birds. 18. Avian Predators. 19. Common Shorebirds, Herons, and Egrets. 20. Reptiles. 21. Amphibians. 22. Freshwater Habitats and Their Management. 23. Freshwater Fishes. Section III: CAREERS. 24. Careers in Wildlife and Fisheries Management.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781305627741 20161018
Understand how professionals manage the natural world with WILDLIFE AND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 4E! From running fisheries and national parks to studying the environment and resources conservation, career opportunities abound in this growing field. In addition to professional perspectives, this all-new fourth edition encourages you to explore your wild side with vibrant, full-color photos and illustrations of animals, habitats, and endangered species, including ways to identify each. As our human population continues to grow, the pressure on natural resources will inevitably increase. In the past thirty years humans have come a long way in terms of managing fish and wildlife, conserving soil, and protecting the water supply, but it is up to future generations to continue that progress. WILDLIFE AND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 4E shows you the path to that future-and builds a greater appreciation for the natural world and its limited resources.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781305627741 20161018
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xiii, 304 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Outdoor tourism is one of Alaska's biggest industries, and the thousands of people who flock to the state's dramatic landscapes and pristine waters to hunt and fish are supported by a large and growing network of guides, lodges, outfitters, and wildlife biologists. This book honors two dozen of those remarkably colorful characters, past and present, people whose incredible skills were their calling cards, but whose larger-than-life personalities were what people remember after the trip is over. Taken together, these portraits offer a history of outdoor life in Alaska and celebrate its incredible natural beauty and the people who devote their lives to helping us enjoy it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781602232990 20170123
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiv, 323 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
  • Overview: The decline and fall of the bison empire / Geoff Cunfer
  • Reviewing an iconic story: environmental history and the demise of the bison / Dan Flores
  • People and bison in the ancient past
  • A bison's view of landscape and the paleoenvironment / Alwynne B. Beaudoin
  • A hunter's quest for fat bison / Jack W. Brink
  • An overview of prehistoric communal bison hunting on the Great Plains / Ernest G. Walker
  • Acceleration: European contact and the horse revolution
  • A fur trade historian's view of seasonal bison movement on the Northern Plains / Ted Binnema
  • A horse-man's view of a grassland revolution / Elliott West
  • A métis view of the summer market hunt on the Northern Plains / George Colpitts
  • Tipping point: nineteenth-century cataclysm
  • A tanner's view of the bison hunt: global tanning and industrial leather / Jennifer Hansen
  • A legislator's view of bison collapse: the 1877 Northwest Territories bison protection ordinance / Bill Waiser
  • A rancher's view of the post-bison West: filling the vacuum / Matt Todd
  • A Lakota view of pté oyáte (buffalo nation) / David C. Posthumus
  • Contributors.
The near disappearance of the American bison in the nineteenth century is commonly understood to be the result of overhunting, capitalist greed, and all but genocidal military policy. This interpretation remains seductive because of its simplicity; there are villains and victims in this familiar cautionary tale of the American frontier. But as this volume of groundbreaking scholarship shows, the story of the bison's demise is actually quite nuanced. Bison and People on the North American Great Plains brings together voices from several disciplines to off er new insights on the relationship between humans and animals that approached extinction. Th e essays here transcend the border between the United States and Canada to provide a continental context. Contributors include historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, paleontologists, and Native American perspectives. This book explores the deep past and examines the latest knowledge on bison anatomy and physiology, how bison responded to climate change (especially drought), and early bison hunters and pre-contact trade. It also focuses on the era of European contact, in particular the arrival of the horse, and some of the first known instances of over-hunting. By the nineteenth century bison reached a "tipping point" as a result of new tanning practices, an early att empt at protective legislation, and ventures to introducing cattle as a replacement stock. Th e book concludes with a Lakota perspective featuring new ethnohistorical research. Bison and People on the North American Great Plains is a major contribution to environmental history, western history, and the growing fi eld of transnational history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781623494742 20170605
Science Library (Li and Ma)

17. Black market [2007]

1 streaming video file (11 min.) : digital, sound, color
The sale of bear paws, crocodile hearts, and other rare animal parts form the world's third-largest illegal market. Black Market explores the human passions and ancient beliefs that drive the trade and threaten its most endangered species.

18. Born to be free [2016]

1 streaming video file (74 min.) : digital, sound, color Sound: digital. Digital: streaming video file.
Born to be free is a revelatory investigative film made by three intrepid, free-diving journalists Gaya, Tanya and Julia, about the global trade in wild sea mammals. Their journey takes us to the most remote corners of Russia and witnesses, for the very first time, the shocking treatment that whales, dolphins and walruses are subjected to as we discover the corruption at the heart of this cruel international business.
240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Green Library
120 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)