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Best Wildlife Books Worth Your Attention

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Wildlife books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. Wildlife Ecology and Management (5th Edition) (2002)

Best Wildlife Books Worth Your AttentionThis 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…
Author(s): Eric G. Bolen, William Robinson

2. North American Wildlife (revised and updated) Subsequent Edition by unknown (1998) (1994)

Best Wildlife Books Worth Your AttentionPaperback Publisher: Reader’s Digest; 36683rd edition (1994) ASIN: B00BUWG7KY Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 97 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,705,162 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): aa

3. National Wildlife Federation(R): Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife, Expanded Second Edition (Creative Homeowner) 17 Projects & Step-by-Step Instructions to Give Back to Nature (2019)

Best Wildlife Books Worth Your AttentionMake your backyard more nature-friendly by providing habitats for the local wildlife! Your backyard can come alive by creating an environment with plants and spaces that attract nature’s most interesting and friendly creatures! Colorful butterflies, uplifting songbirds, and lively toads can enhance your personal garden space, giving pleasure to nature lovers of all ages. Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife provides 17 inspiring wildlife-friendly projects that the whole family can enjoy, making getting back to nature easy, educational, and fun! Learn how to fill…
Author(s): David Mizejewski

4. Wildlife (2010)

Best Wildlife Books Worth Your AttentionWhen Joe Brinson was sixteen, his father moved the family to Great Falls, Montana, the setting for this harrowing, transfixing novel by the acclaimed author of Rock Springs. Filled with an abiding sense of love and family, and of the forces that test them to the breaking point, Wildlife―first published by Atlantic Monthly Press in 1990 and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback―is a book whose spare poetry and expansive vision established it as an American classic….
Author(s): Richard Ford

5. Wildlife (2015)

Best Wildlife Books Worth Your AttentionDeep in the Florida Everglades, a horrific accident ignites a deadly feud between two families.Meanwhile, a young writer, his girlfriend and her family take a boat ride into the isolated wilds of the Everglades for research on a new book, only to become unwitting witnesses to a brutal crime.Now, as night falls, forced to travel on foot, they must flee through the treacherous wilderness while avoiding the dangerous wildlife…and the far more lethal human predators that are hunting them….
Author(s): Jeff Menapace

6. North American Wildlife: An Illustrated Guide to 2,000 Plants and Animals (2012)

Best Wildlife Books Worth Your AttentionNorth American Wildlife is a valuable reference guide to the most common and conspicuous wild plants and animals in North America.Birds and butterflies, ferns and frogs, mushrooms and mantra rays, seashells and salamanders—this 576 page book includes more than 2,000 plants and animals of all types. Spanning the land from Florida to the Northwest Territories, it embraces field forest, pond, and prairie—all the natural communities that make our North American flora and fauna so splendidly diverse.  North American Wildlife is both a valuable at-home reference and an extraordinarily…
Author(s): Editors of Reader’s Digest

7. Wildlife Preserves: A Far Side Collection by Gary Larson (1990-03-22) (1750)

Best Wildlife Books Worth Your AttentionPaperback Publisher: Sphere (1750) ASIN: B01F82F62Q Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,185,673 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Gary Larson

8. Wild Life (2013)

Best Wildlife Books Worth Your AttentionErik is preparing for his first-ever hunting trip when he learns that his parents are being deployed to Iraq. A few days later, Erik is shipped off to North Dakota to live with Big Darrell and Oma, grandparents he barely knows. When Erik rescues a dog that’s been stuck by a porcupine, Big Darrell says Erik can’t keep him. But Erik has already named her Quill and can’t bear to give her up. He decides to run away, taking the dog and a shotgun, certain that they can make it on their own out on the prairie.Wild Life by Cynthia DeFelice is a story of adventure and survival, in which Erik learns about the challenges and…
Author(s): Cynthia DeFelice

9. Wildlife Wars: The Life and Times of a Fish and Game Warden (2012)

Best Wildlife Books Worth Your AttentionIn "Wildlife Wars," Terry Grosz serves up fascinating stories-alternately hair-raising, hilarious, and heart-wrenching-from his 30-year struggle to protect wildlife in America. A natural storyteller, Grosz writes about the remarkable characters he met-on both sides of the law-as he matched wits with elk poachers, salmon snaggers, commercial-market duck hunters, and a host of other law-breakers. Best of all, though, these stories are so remarkably entertaining you won't want to put them down. Wildlife Wars is the winner of the 2000 National Outdoor Book Award, Nature and…
Author(s): Terry Grosz

10. Wildlife of East Africa (Princeton Pocket Guides) (2002)

Best Wildlife Books Worth Your AttentionThose looking for a concise yet informative, visually breathtaking yet affordable East African safari need look no further than this spectacular field guide. Featuring full-color photos of 475 common species of bird, mammal, snake, lizard, insect, tree, and flower, Wildlife of East Africa takes us on an exquisite one-volume tour through the living splendor of the main national parks and game reserves of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Many of the species included–from pelicans to plovers, ostriches to elephants, from the daintiest of antelopes to cattlelike giants, from leopards to lions, baboons to gorillas,…
Author(s): Martin B. Withers, David Hosking

11. Antarctica: A Guide to the Wildlife (Bradt Travel Guide) (2018)

Best Wildlife Books Worth Your AttentionUpdated throughout, the 7th edition of Bradt’s Antarctica: a Guide to Wildlife is the most practical guide to the flora and fauna available for those ‘going south’. Celebrating the amazing and often unique species of this spectacular environment, the title features chapters on the region’s famous whales and penguins, and also on lesser known species such as skuas and sheathbills, with full coverage of plumage and identification. Each chapter is accompanied by vibrant illustrations from Dafila Scott to help bring species to life. Tony Soper’s…
Author(s): Tony Soper, Dafila Scott

12. American Wildlife and Plants: A Guide To Wildlife Food Habits (2011)

Best Wildlife Books Worth Your AttentionFor the last three-quarters of a century, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service has made concentrated researches into the food habits of American birds, mammals, and fish, collecting thousands of contributions from workers throughout the nation. This tremendous amount of material has been collected, correlated, and condensed into a 500-page volume which, as one reviewer has commented, “should prove a classic in its field and a must for every naturalist.” (Harold E. Anthony, Natural History). Here you will learn of the food and feeding habits of more than 1,000 species of birds and mammals, together with their…
Author(s): Alexander C. Martin, Herbert S. Zim, et al.

13. Wildlife Photography: Proven Techniques for Capturing Stunning Digital Images (2017)

Best Wildlife Books Worth Your AttentionViewing wildlife in action is always a pleasure–capturing that action with your camera is one of the most rewarding and challenging ways to become even closer to Nature. Birders, hikers, national-park visitors, and international travelers are all discovering the joys of wildlife photography. Recent advances in camera technology have made wildlife photography so reasonable anyone can get hooked. But good gear doesn’t guarantee good results, and that’s where Wildlife Photography can help you succeed. In this handy reference you will find information on camera equipment, proper photography technique,…
Author(s): Jack Ballard

14. Wildlife of Southern Africa: A field guide to the animals and plants of the region (2017)

Best Wildlife Books Worth Your AttentionA field guide to the wildlife of southern Africa, describing over 2,000 plants and animals, with clear illustrations in full colour. This book has been a trusted field companion for many years. Comprehensively updated, it now features range maps for most groups. The chapters are colour-coded for easy reference, and diagnostic features appear in bold type within the descriptions. Each chapter is written by a leading expert in the field:• Lower invertebrates Mike Musgrave• Spiders and other arachnids Astri Leroy• Insects Mike Musgrave• Freshwater fishes Paul Skelton•…
Author(s): Vincent Carruthers

NHBS supply wildlife survey equipment and books to naturalists, academics and ecological and conservation professionals. Our website includes over 135,000 books covering every aspect of wildlife, ecology and conservation as well as a comprehensive range of wildlife survey equipment, nestboxes and habitat management tools. Books shelved as wildlife: The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony, Never Cry Wolf: The Amazing True Story of Life Among Arctic Wolves by Farley Mowat I read at least one wildlife book a month. It’s my genre of choice as I naturally gravitate towards books on animals. Perhaps not all that surprising given that I have a Primatology degree and volunteer with primates. Check out my top recommendations for wildlife books that I’ve enjoyed reading. I hope that you’ll enjoy them as much as I did. Welcome to The Wildlife Society’s online bookstore. In conjunction with our partner the Johns Hopkins University Press, we publish books on popular topics in wildlife conservation and management. TWS members receive a 30% discount on these titles. Use the code HTWS at checkout.

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some wildlife books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Airport Responsibility for Wildlife Management

Author(s): Collective
Publisher: , Year: July 2013, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1510536

Wildlife and Recreationists: Coexistence Through Management and Research

Author(s): Richard L. Knight (Editor), Kevin Gutzwiller (Editor)
Publisher: 1995, Year: Island Press, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 419770

Make a Home for Wildlife: Creating Habitat on Your Land Backyard to Many Acres

Author(s): Charles Fergus
Publisher: Stackpole Books, Year: 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2305093

Wildlife between Empire and Nation in Twentieth-Century Africa

Author(s): Jeff Schauer
Publisher: Springer International Publishing,Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2310034

Park Ranger’s Guide to Nature & Wildlife Photography

Author(s): Douglass Owen
Publisher: Amherst Media, Year: 2019, Size: 68 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2342065

Combating Wildlife Crime in South Africa: Using Gelatine Lifters for Forensic Trace Recovery

Author(s): Claude-Hélène Mayer
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354658

Wildlife Gardening: For Everyone and Everything

Author(s): Kate Bradbury
Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife, Year: 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2370741

Scats and Tracks of the Great Plains: A Field Guide to the Signs of Seventy Wildlife Species

Author(s): James Halfpenny
Publisher: Falcon Guides, Year: 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2394796

RSPB Guide to Birdsong

Author(s): Adrian Thomas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife, Year: 2019, Size: 265 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2395171

Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts: Balancing Energy Sustainability with Wildlife Conservation

Author(s): Regina Bispo, Joana Bernardino, Helena Coelho, José Lino Costa
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2406887

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really best-sellers according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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