The Resource Smitten by giraffe : my life as a citizen scientist, Anne Innis Dagg

Smitten by giraffe : my life as a citizen scientist, Anne Innis Dagg

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Smitten by giraffe : my life as a citizen scientist
Title
Smitten by giraffe
Title remainder
my life as a citizen scientist
Statement of responsibility
Anne Innis Dagg
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "When Anne Innis saw her first giraffe at the age of three, she was smitten. She knew she had to learn more about this marvelous animal. Twenty years later, now a trained zoologist, she set off alone to Africa to study the behavior of giraffe in the wild. Years later, Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey would be driven by a similar devotion to study the behavior of wild apes. In Smitten by Giraffe the noted feminist reflects on her scientific work as well as the leading role she has played in numerous activist campaigns. On returning home to Canada, Anne married physicist Ian Dagg, had three children, published a number of scientific papers, taught at several local universities, and in 1967 earned her PhD in biology at the University of Waterloo. Dagg was continually frustrated in her efforts to secure a position as a regular professor despite her many publications and very good teaching record. Finally she opted instead to pursue her research as an independent "citizen scientist," while working part time as an academic advisor. Dagg would spend many years fighting against the marginalization of women in the arts and sciences."--
  • "Boldly documenting widespread sexism in Canadian universities while also discussing Dagg's involvement with important zoological topics such as homosexuality, infanticide, sociobiology, and taxonomy, Smitten by Giraffe offers an inside perspective on the workings of scientific research and debate, the history of Canadian academia, and the rise of second-wave feminism."--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NLC
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1933-
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Dagg, Anne Innis
Dewey number
590.92
Index
index present
LC call number
QL31.D34
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Footprints series
Series volume
22
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dagg, Anne Innis
  • Dagg, Anne Innis
  • Dagg, Anne Innis
  • Women zoologists
  • Women scientists
  • Women college teachers
  • Women in higher education
  • Sexism in higher education
  • Giraffe
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
  • NATURE / Animals / General
  • NATURE / Animals / Wildlife
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General
  • Giraffe
  • Sexism in higher education
  • Women college teachers
  • Women in higher education
  • Women scientists
  • Women zoologists
  • Africa
  • Canada
  • Femmes zoologistes
  • Femmes scientifiques
  • Professeures (Enseignement supérieur)
  • Femmes dans l'enseignement supérieur
  • Sexisme dans l'enseignement supérieur
  • Girafes
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Smitten by giraffe : my life as a citizen scientist, Anne Innis Dagg
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Family Life -- 2 Giraffe Research in Africa -- 3 Research, First Teaching, and Earning a PhD -- 4 Being a Professor: Teaching and Research -- 5 Completing Research on Animal Gaits -- 6 First Scientific Book on Giraffe! -- 7 Environmental Efforts, 1972-1988 -- 8 A Potpourri of Interests, 1972-1980 -- 9 A Sexist University: How Bad Was It? Awful! -- 10 Social Activism: Working for Equality for Women in the Arts -- 11 Follow-Up: Homosexuality, Taxonomy, and Mammalogists -- 12 Women and Science at Canadian Universities -- 3 Follow-Up: University Life, Sociobiology, Infanticide, and Rape -- 14 Focusing Again on Animals -- 15 Return to Giraffe -- 16 Conclusion
Control code
ocn951551847
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773599758
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 951544
  • 22573/ctt1f6h52v
  • 6AB24632-4F00-4FFC-BF19-1485A9A67320
System control number
(OCoLC)951551847
Label
Smitten by giraffe : my life as a citizen scientist, Anne Innis Dagg
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Family Life -- 2 Giraffe Research in Africa -- 3 Research, First Teaching, and Earning a PhD -- 4 Being a Professor: Teaching and Research -- 5 Completing Research on Animal Gaits -- 6 First Scientific Book on Giraffe! -- 7 Environmental Efforts, 1972-1988 -- 8 A Potpourri of Interests, 1972-1980 -- 9 A Sexist University: How Bad Was It? Awful! -- 10 Social Activism: Working for Equality for Women in the Arts -- 11 Follow-Up: Homosexuality, Taxonomy, and Mammalogists -- 12 Women and Science at Canadian Universities -- 3 Follow-Up: University Life, Sociobiology, Infanticide, and Rape -- 14 Focusing Again on Animals -- 15 Return to Giraffe -- 16 Conclusion
Control code
ocn951551847
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773599758
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 951544
  • 22573/ctt1f6h52v
  • 6AB24632-4F00-4FFC-BF19-1485A9A67320
System control number
(OCoLC)951551847

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