File 38 - Giraffe book 1980 update by Anne Innis Dagg.

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Giraffe book 1980 update by Anne Innis Dagg.

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  • 1978-1994 (Creation)
    Dagg, Anne Innis

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Anne Innis Dagg was a faculty member at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, in Independent Studies. She is a scholar and writer in several areas of interest, from zoology to women's studies. The daughter of Mary Quayle Innis and Harold Adams Innis, Anne was born on January 25, 1933, in Toronto, Ontario.

She became interested in giraffes as a child, and went on to take a BA from the University of Toronto in Honours Biology in 1955 (as gold medalist), and an MA from the University of Toronto in genetics in 1956, where she was also a demonstrator for botany and genetics from 1954-1956. She then traveled alone to South Africa to study the giraffe in 1956-1957.
In 1957 she married Ian Dagg, a physicist. They moved to Waterloo, Ontario, in 1959, where Ian became a professor at the new University of Waterloo.
Anne worked as a part-time lecturer at Waterloo Lutheran University in anatomy and physiology from 1962-1965, and then as an anatomy demonstrator at the University of Waterloo in 1966. In 1967 she earned her PhD, which examined gaits and their development in Infraorder Pecora, from the University of Waterloo. She was also a sessional assistant professor at the University of Guelph, Department of Zoology that year.

Anne Innis Dagg did research at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, in 1967-1968, when on Ian’s sabbatical with their family of three children. She was an assistant professor at the University of Guelph, Department of Zoology, from 1968-1972 where she taught mammalogy, wildlife management and general biology. She became a resource person for Integrated Studies at the University of Waterloo from 1978-1985, the Academic Director for Independent Studies (the same program but renamed) from 1986-1989, and finally senior academic advisor for this program from 1989 to the present.

Anne Innis Dagg started Otter Press in 1972 with the publication of Matrix Optics by Ian Dagg and in 1974 Mammals of Waterloo and South Wellington counties by herself. Other books she has written include: Canadian wildlife and man (McClelland and Stewart, 1974); Mammals of Ontario (Otter Press, 1974); The giraffe: its biology, behavior and ecology with J.B. Foster, (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1976; 1982); Wildlife management in Europe (Otter Press, 1977); Running, walking and jumping: the science of locomotion (Wykeham Science Series, 1977); Camel quest: Research on the Saharan camel (York Publishing,1978, 1989); A reference book of urban ecology (Otter Press, 1981); The camel: its ecology, behavior and relationship with man (University of Chicago Press, 1981); Harems and other horrors: sexual bias in behavioral biology (Otter Press, 1983); The fifty per cent solution. Why should woman pay for men’s culture? (Otter Press, 1986); Moreton Island: its history and natural history (Moreton Island Press, 1986); MisEducation: women and Canadian universities (with P.J. Thompson), OISE Press, 1988); User-friendly university: what every student should know (Otter Press, 1994); The feminine gaze: a Canadian compendium of non-fiction women authors and their books, 1836-1945 (Wilfrid University Press, 2001), and five more books since that time.

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Contains material relating to Anne Innis Dagg's update of The giraffe for reprint. Includes correspondence to and from Anne Innis Dagg, notes, and editorial changes. Outgoing going correspondence includes numerous carbon copies of letters to officials in various African countries requesting updates to the distribution of giraffe populations (see File 37 for distribution information solicited for first version of book). File also inlcudes works by Anne Innis Dagg: "second edition update" (1980), ts. 43 [5] leaves, photocopy.

Incoming correspondents include:

  • J. Bristol Foster (1980-1994)
  • Robert E. Krieger - Krieger Publishing Company (1980-
  • Scott White - Swarthmore College (November 8, 1978) [includes copy of article by White regarding giraffe behaviour]
  • [illegible] - Republique du Senegal Ministere du Development Rural (May 17, 1980)
  • Yusuf Mohamed Ahmed - National Range Agency Wild Life Department, Somalia (August 30, 1980)
  • Vaughan A. Langman - Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University (May 22, 1980)
  • L. Karstad - Ministry of Agriculture, Veterinary Services Department, Kenya (May 29, 1980)
  • Ngog Nje Jean - Republique Unie du Cameroun Organisation pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (May 30, 1980; October 13, 1980)
  • N. J. Dippenaar - Transvaal Museum (June 6, 1980)
  • Elizabeth O. Wangari - Ministry of Environmental and Natural Resources, Kenya (August 1, 1980)
  • Vaughan A. Langman - University of Nairobi, Department of Animal Physiology (July 31, 1980)
  • Gail Ryan - University of Waterloo, Department of Physics (July 30, 1980)
  • S. C. J. Joubert - Kruger National Park, South Africa (July 14, 1980)
  • S. Heather-Hayes - African Wildlife Leadership Foundation (July 7, 1980)
  • D. C. D. Happold - Australian National University, Department of Zoology (July 3, 1980)
  • Kakiese Onfine - Republique de Zaire Institut Zairos pour la Conservation de la Nature (August 5, 1980)
  • J. E. Lensing - Department of Agriculture and Nature Conservation, South Africa (July 2, 1980)
  • D. K. Andere - Ministry of Environment and Natural Resouces, Kenya (June 26, 1980)
  • C. J. Lightfoot - Department of National Parks and Wild Life Management, Zimbabwe (June 30, 1980) [includes abstracts and map from M.Sc. thesis by Lightfoot related to Dagg's area of interest]
  • Jaime Tora - Republica Popular de Mocambique Ministerio da Agricultura (June 26, 1980)
  • P.W. Sichone - Chilanga, Zambia ([June 1980])
  • Teshome Ashine - Wildlife Conservation and Development Team, Ethiopia (June 5, 1980)
  • E. Mukasa - International Livestock Centre for Africa, Ethiopia (June 9, 1980)
  • [Unopened returned letter from Dagg to the Department of Wild Animals in Chad] (1980)
  • M. Cisse - Department de Zoologie des Vertebres Terrestres, West Africa (n.d.)
  • F. S. Njau - United Republic of Tanzania Ministry of Natural Resources and Animal Production (July 29, 1980)
  • O. Bourquin - National Parks, Games and Fish Preservation Board, South Africa (July 8, 1980)

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