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Wildlife Ecology and Management (5th Edition) Paperback – July 20, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0130662507 ISBN-10: 013066250X Edition: 5th

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  • Paperback: 634 pages
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings; 5 edition (July 20, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 013066250X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0130662507
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 8 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #145,512 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Featuring the most comprehensive coverage of any competing text, the new edition continues to expose students to the ecological principles, practices and prescriptions used to restore and manage wildlife and related natural resources. Throughout the text current wildlife management issues, as well as related resource and other environmental issues, are discussed at length. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This exceptionally comprehensive, single-source introduction to the art, science, theories, practices, and issues of wildlife management is ideal for the novice in the subject. Features full-chapters on predators, urban wildlife, policy, water, soil, diseases, conservation biology. New, up-to-date issues covered include the removal of dams, global warming, emerging diseases among elk and deer, adaptive harvest management, animal rights groups, women hunters, population data, migratory animals and more. For anyone interested in an exceptionally comprehensive introduction to wildlife management and conservation.

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If Mr. Bolen spent more time editing his material for grammar and comprehension rather than using "pretty" words, this would be a much better text.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By marjolaine on July 28, 2013
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As I learned from this book, there are so many aspects to wildlife management that I never even considered. This is a good introduction to the multiple facets of wildlife management, which I now know is not limited to Forest or Park Ranger. Through this book you get an appreciation for the benefits of wildlife and how difficult it can be to manage it so that both wildlife and humans can obtain the maximum benefit.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MK on May 15, 2008
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This book has good, useful content, however I found the quality of Bolen's writing to be horrid. There were many run-ons, incomplete sentences, bad syntax and LONG sentences combining sometimes unrelated ideas. I know this isn't a grammar or English book, but his writing style made it difficult for me to read, not to mention understand what he's trying to say. I've read a good deal of textbooks, and many of them were much better written than this one. He also tries to write figuratively at times, and personally when I'm trying to learn, I don't care about figurative speech and just want the raw concept. Additionally, the text was swamped with examples (most of the academic ideas were in the forms of examples) and while examples help remember material, when they come one after another, and never end, it just creates confusion. If Mr. Bolen spent more time editing his material for grammar and comprehension rather than using "pretty" words, this would be a much better text. Otherwise, it was definitely not worth the $100-some it cost.
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It is horrendous. The glue is uneven, didn't even get all the pages, and is missing on part of the upper binding completely. I literally have pages falling out on their own because they weren't glued in. For what I paid for it, I expect the book to be made properly. I would send it back if i didn't need it for class. I will be rebinding it myself since I can actually do it correctly. Also contains printer errors where letters are not completely formed or parts of letters are shifted. Was this made in some foreign sweatshop?

The material itself is ok. It isn't as boring as most textbooks but the majority of the content I've read so far is just examples of a briefly discussed main point for each section. I find myself skipping a lot of it because I don't learn anything extra from reading countless examples. I read the important parts and sporadic examples instead.

Hopefully mine was a fluke but if this is how all of the soft covers are bound, I suggest spending extra and getting hardcover or getting it at your school where you can ensure the book is in good condition.
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By MLeCour on October 9, 2013
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I saved so much money by ordering the older edition. It did not have the nice color pictures of the new edition, but the chapters are in the exact order & have all necessary information.
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By Tyler R Hutchinson on February 17, 2013
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Shipping was fast and packaging was awesome. Now unless you are like me you did not look to buy this for home use, you are looking at this for college. However if you are looking at this personal use you can't go wrong trying to learn from this book. It puts everything where it needs to be and it explains everything just as need be. I love it.
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By Shelly Bullock on December 5, 2012
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Needed this book for college. Hoping to get an "A" in this class! Bring on the knowledge and the stuff that goes along with it!
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