Friday, June 09, 2006

And from the shameless commerce division...

Thinking Like a Manager:
Reflections on Wildlife Management
by John F. Organ, Daniel J. Decker, Len H. Carpenter,
William F. Siemer and Shawn J. Riley
Artwork by Daniel P. Metz
2006 120 pages

Thinking Like a Manager is a fictional novel that follows six wildlife managers—each a representative of a different perspective of the profession—succeeding an emergency survey mission in the aftermath of an oil spill in the Northwest. With the mission complete and with time on their hands due to inclement weather, they discuss the doctrines, theories and tribulations facing contemporary wildlife biologists. Some struggle with and some embrace the human element in wildlife management, yet all agree that the element is inescapable.
Thinking Like a Manager is an entertaining means of exploring the interrelationships of Aldo Leopold¹s ecological tenets, the public trust doctrine and sociological practices that today's wildlife management professionals must incorporate to be effective. For a profession that has changed drastically since its inception in the early 1900s, this novel offers a model for teamwork to achieve such an end.
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1146 19th Street, NW, Suite 700 Washington DC 20036 (202) 371-1808
($10.00 plus $2.00 shipping and handing)


KGT said... THIS certainly raises the prose bar significantly. Hold the awards, Pulitzer material here.

Congrats, Dr. Siemer!

Joshua said...


I've hunted with two of the authors, been raked over the academic coals by another, and engaged in deep discussion about WWII Pacific Theater atrocities with another.

But who is this Len guy?


I'll be picking this one up.

Mr. Bill said...

Josh, Len Carpenter is the Southwest Field Representative for the Wildlife Management Institute. He's a great guy. Before going to WMI he spent 25 years with the Colorado Division of Wildlife (he was the director of their wildlife division for a number of years). He has done quite a bit of research on mule deer and other big game.