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Wildlife and Natural Resource Management 3rd Edition

Kevin H. Deal

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2003, 1998
  • 464 Pages


Take an in-depth look at the very complex world of wildlife, fisheries, and natural resource management with the latest edition of this popular textbook. Designed to reflect the common curricula of high-school level courses in Natural and Environmental Sciences, Wildlife and Natural Resource Management, 3rd Edition, provides students with content that is both engaging and easy to understand. The book's comprehensive coverage includes the history of wildlife conservation in America, the history of modern wildlife and fisheries management, the various federal and state agencies responsible for wildlife and fisheries management, the financing of wildlife conservation in America, and the numerous private conservation organizations that currently exist. It also examines important current issues, such as fossil fuels and their role in our society today, and endangered species and the laws that protect them. Packed with valuable learning aids like end-of-chapter student activities, a glossary of key terms, and appendices of additional information, this is an indispensable resource that will instill a deeper understanding of the issues that surround the conservation and preservation of our natural environment.

Kevin H. Deal, Northwest High School

Kevin H. Deal was a teacher in the Career and Technical Sciences program at Northwest High School in Justin, Texas for 28 years. During his tenure, he taught a variety of agriculture courses, including Introduction to World Agriculture, Applied World Agriculture, Wildlife and Natural Resource Management, Canine Sciences, and Animal Sciences. He is now retired.
  • Updated and expanded tools, including new website addresses and a more expansive vocabulary and glossary section, make the learning aids just a current as the content.
  • All chapters have been revised and updated, and now include the most up to date statistics.
  • New full color images throughout the text allowing students to better identify animals discussed in the text.
  • Enhances reader comprehension with detailed history of wildlife management efforts to instill a strong understanding of the issues and progress through the years.
  • Promotes critical thinking through thought-provoking discussion questions and activities.
  • Facilitates comprehension with an expanded glossary of the terms and jargon specific to careers in wildlife management.
  • Inspires students to further their knowledge of conservation-related topics with detailed appendices that offer resources for additional information.
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.
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.
24 – Careers in Wildlife and Fisheries Management.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133483631
  • ISBN-13: 9781133483632
  • STARTING AT $21.49

  • ISBN-10: 1435453972
  • ISBN-13: 9781435453975
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $197.00
  • RETAIL $261.95

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Instructor’s Companion Web Site

ISBN: 9781305627765
Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via the instructor resource center. Access a variety of features to support learning and facilitate teaching your course, including answers to review and discussion questions, lesson plans and coordinating PowerPoint® presentations, a full-color image gallery and videos, as well as Testing by Cognero® with interactive quizzes for every chapter. For these instructor-specific resources, please visit at and follow the prompts for obtaining access this secure site.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305673564
Cengage Learning Testing, Powered by Cognero®, is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text’s test bank or elsewhere. Include your own favorite test questions, create multiple test versions in an instant, and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

Student Workbook

ISBN: 9781305627758
Newly revised for the fourth edition, this student workbook contains questions and activities for each chapter to help students retain and apply key concepts and information presented in the text. Examples include crossword puzzles, word searches, and a variety of multiple choice, true-false, and short-answer questions.


Student Workbook

ISBN: 9781305627758
Featuring a variety of new activities for the fourth edition, the student workbook helps you practice key concepts in the text and improve your understanding—with less memorizing!