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John Shivik

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John Shivik is a leader in the development, testing, and application of non-lethal techniques for predation management. Having served as a federal researcher and state predator biologist, he has developed a unique and pragmatic understanding of both the human and animal sides of human-wildlife conflicts. The goal of his research has been to produce advanced methods for reducing predation and to adapt new and existing technologies into improved techniques for wildlife capture and management. He has overseen field studies on wolves, bears, coyotes, and cougars across North America and has been called to assist with...

Oliver Sacks

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Oliver Wolf Sacks, CBE, was a British neurologist residing in the United States, who has written popular books about his patients, the most famous of which is Awakenings, which was adapted into a film of the same name starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro. Sacks was the youngest of four children born to a prosperous North London Jewish couple: Sam, a physician, and Elsie, a surgeon. When he was six years old, he and his brother were evacuated from London to escape The Blitz, retreating to a boarding school in the Midlands, where he remained until 1943. During his youth, he was a keen amateur chemist, as recalled...