Saving the Earth as A Career
Advice on Becoming A Conservation ProfessionalBook - 2007
Written in an informal and engaging style, Saving the Earth as a Career is an ideal resource for students and professionals pursuing a career in conservation.
- Written in an informal and engaging style this book introduces all the important steps to becoming a conservation professional, from making the right career choice to finding a position in the field
- Provides helpful advice to students about selecting a course, conducting research projects, writing papers, and attending conferences
- Looks at a number of professions, from environmental lawyer and civil engineer, to ecologist and environmental scientist
“Saving the Earth as a Career is a valuable reference and the authors have taken a momentous step forward in guiding future generations to protect the planet’s natural assets,” Conservation Biology, (Vol 23, No. 3, 2009)
Hunter (conservation biology, wildlife ecology, University of Maine) explores the skills needed to become an effective conservation professional. Writing in an informal and engaging style, he takes a roughly chronological approach, beginning with first-year undergraduates, and on through the years of graduate work and into the job market. He gives advice on selecting an educational program, designing a program of study, executing a research project, attending conferences, and finding a job. Vignettes and original b&w cartoons are included. Although university students are the primary target audience, the book will also be of use to older readers (those contemplating a career change) and younger readers still planning their educational and career paths. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)