Second Nature: Environmental Enrichment for Captive Animals (Revised)

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Product Details

Price
$22.95
Publisher
Smithsonian Books
Publish Date
Pages
376
Dimensions
5.96 X 8.94 X 1.0 inches | 1.11 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781560983972

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About the Author

David J. Shepherdson is program scientist at Metro Washington Park Zoo in Portland, Oregon. Jill D. Mellen is a behavioral scientist at the Walt Disney Animal Program in Orlando, Florida. Michael Hutchins is director of conservation and science for the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, based in Bethesda, Maryland.

Reviews

"An important volume for those concerned with animal care, captive maintenance, and the ethics of issues surrounding the maintenance of animals in artificial environments. . . . [It offers] a fascinating overview of how far the discipline of applied animal behavior has advanced in the last twenty years."--Quarterly Review of Biology

"[This] book is . . . the first to provide a theoretical framework for a science of environmental enrichment. This is still a very young science and much remains to be done. But Second Nature provides an informative introduction, as well as offering some pointers to future developments."--International Zoo News

"Second Nature is a gold mine of information. . . . The editors are leaders in the field and the thirty-eight contributors represent an all-star cast. An excellent book and a must-read."--BioScience

"This important volume will be of interest to every zoo fan and animal-behavior enthusiast, as well as those concerned with animal welfare."--Booklist