2013-10-01

The Animal Book

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  • Full Title : The Animal Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 146542122X
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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If you're wild about animals, this visual encyclopedia is the ultimate page-turner, bringing our planet's creatures together in spectacular style. This inspiring children's reference guide welcomes you to the animal kingdom where you can meet more than 1,500 species, ranging from ants to zebras and everything in between. Stunning pictures bring you face to face with giant predators you know and love, including polar bears and tigers, as well as mysterious microscopic life, including amoebas and bacteria. A variety of animal habitats are shown in beautiful detail, while accessible information, additional fact boxes, and amazing galleries complete the stories. A jaw-dropping spectrum of animal types - from fish and birds to reptiles and mammals - provides a learning experience like no other. Whether you're a budding naturalist or simply want to complete a school project, The Animal Book has got it covered.


2012-05-14

The Burgess Bird Book for Children

By Thornton W. Burgess
  • Full Title : The Burgess Bird Book for Children
  • Author : Thornton W. Burgess
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 0486121631
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Downy the Woodpecker, Spooky the Screech Owl, and other winged creatures tell Peter Cottontail about their migration patterns, calls, nesting habits, and more in this blend of fact and fiction. 32 black-and-white illustrations.


2013-10-29

The Animal Book

By Steve Jenkins
  • Full Title : The Animal Book
  • Author : Steve Jenkins
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code : 0544344294
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Animals smooth and spiky, fast and slow, hop and waddle through the two hundred plus pages of the Caldecott Honor artist Steve Jenkins’s most impressive nonfiction offering yet. Sections such as “Animal Senses,” “Animal Extremes,” and “The Story of Life” burst with fascinating facts and infographics that will have trivia buffs breathlessly asking, “Do you know a termite queen can produce up to 30,000 eggs a day?” Jenkins’s color-rich cut- and torn-paper artwork is as strikingly vivid as ever. Rounding out this bountiful browsers’ almanac of more than three hundred animals is a discussion of the artist’s bookmaking process, an animal index, a glossary, and a bibliography. A bookshelf essential!


2012-05-14

The Burgess Animal Book for Children

By Thornton W. Burgess
  • Full Title : The Burgess Animal Book for Children
  • Author : Thornton W. Burgess
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 0486119777
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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Porcupines, field mice, coyotes, and other creatures take on appealing personalities in informative, entertaining tales about the inhabitants of the Green Forest and beyond. 73 illustrations.


2018-06-13

Animals Count

By Nancy Cushing,Jodi Frawley
  • Full Title : Animals Count
  • Author : Nancy Cushing,Jodi Frawley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1351210629
  • Pages : 210
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  • Language : English
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Whether their populations are perceived as too large, just right, too small or non-existent, animal numbers matter to the humans with whom they share environments. Animals in the right numbers are accepted and even welcomed, but when they are seen to deviate from the human-declared set point, they become either enemies upon whom to declare war or victims to be protected. In this edited volume, leading and emerging scholars investigate for the first time the ways in which the size of an animal population impacts how they are viewed by humans and, conversely, how human perceptions of populations impact animals. This collection explores the fortunes of amphibians, mammals, insects and fish whose numbers have created concern in settler Australia and examines shifts in these populations between excess, abundance, equilibrium, scarcity and extinction. The book points to the importance of caution in future campaigns to manipulate animal populations, and demonstrates how approaches from the humanities can be deployed to bring fresh perspectives to understandings of how to live alongside other animals.


2008

Animal Nutrition Science

By Gordon McL. Dryden
  • Full Title : Animal Nutrition Science
  • Author : Gordon McL. Dryden
  • Publisher : CABI
  • ISBN Code : 1780640560
  • Pages : 302
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  • Language : English
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2021-03-23

How to Be Animal

By Melanie Challenger
  • Full Title : How to Be Animal
  • Author : Melanie Challenger
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 0735238138
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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What makes us human, and why are we so sure we're different from other animals? Humans are the most inquisitive, emotional, imaginative, aggressive, and baffling animals on the planet. But how well do we really know ourselves? How to Be Animal rewrites the remarkable human story and argues that at the heart of our psychology is a profound struggle with being animal. Most of our effects on the planet are the consequences of technological improvements and advances in our understanding of natural mechanisms. But why did this cognitive and technological edge come about in the first place and what kind of being has it made us? In How to Be Animal, Challenger brilliantly argues that this dizzying trajectory is the result of a singular characteristic of our species: the struggle with being an animal. Using a combination of memoir, historical texts, interweaving interviews and cultural and environmental history, How to Be Animal is lively and thought-provoking, bursting with ideas. This is a book for anyone who has ever contemplated what humans are and what makes our species so simultaneously brilliant and awful. Even more so, it is a book that asks tantalizing philosophical questions, such as whether and how human life matters. How to Be Animal is a tough-minded but ultimately sympathetic portrait of humanity. It exposes human beings as extraordinary animals defined by a profound struggle. In the third millennium, the way humans respond to being an animal among animals is the greatest and most inspiring challenge we face.


2010

Animals in Schools

By Helena Pedersen
  • Full Title : Animals in Schools
  • Author : Helena Pedersen
  • Publisher : Purdue University Press
  • ISBN Code : 155753523X
  • Pages : 146
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  • Language : English
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Animals in Schools explores important questions in the field of critical animal studies and education by close examination of a wide range of educational situations and classroom activities. How are human" animal relations expressed and discussed in school? How do teachers and students develop strategies to handle ethical conflicts arising from the ascribed position of animals as accessible to human control, use, and killing? How do schools deal with topics such as zoos, hunting, and meat consumption? These are questions that have profound implications for education and society. They are graphically described, discussed, and rendered problematic based on detailed ethnographic research and are analyzed by means of a synthesis of perspectives from critical theory, gender, and postcolonial thought. Animals in Schools makes human"animal relations a crucial issue for pedagogical theory and practice. In the various physical and social dimensions of the school environment, a diversity of social representations of animals are produced and reproduced. These representations tell stories about human"animal boundaries and identities and bring to the fore a complex set of questions about domination and subordination, normativity and deviance, rationality and empathy, as well as possibilities of resistance and change.


2009-04-13

Plant Animal Interactions

By Carlos M. Herrera,Olle Pellmyr
  • Full Title : Plant Animal Interactions
  • Author : Carlos M. Herrera,Olle Pellmyr
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1444312294
  • Pages : 328
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Interactions between plants and animals are incredibly diverse and complex and span terrestrial, atmospheric and aquatic environments. The last decade has seen the emergence of a vast quantity of data on the subject and there is now a perceived need among both teachers and undergraduate students for a new textbook that incorporates the numerous recent advances made in the field. The book is intended for use by advanced level undergraduate and beginning graduate students, taking related courses in wider ecology degree programmes. Very few books cover this subject and those that do are out of date.


2010

Improving Animal Welfare

By Temple Gandhin
  • Full Title : Improving Animal Welfare
  • Author : Temple Gandhin
  • Publisher : CABI
  • ISBN Code : 1780640625
  • Pages : 328
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  • Language : English
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2011-01-16

Critical Theory and Animal Liberation

By John Sanbonmatsu
  • Full Title : Critical Theory and Animal Liberation
  • Author : John Sanbonmatsu
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1442205822
  • Pages : 376
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  • Language : English
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Critical Theory and Animal Liberation is the first collection to approach our relationship with other animals from the critical or "left" tradition in political and social thought. Breaking with past treatments that have framed the problem as one of "animal rights," the authors instead depict the exploitation and killing of other animals as a political question of the first order. The contributions highlight connections between our everyday treatment of animals and other forms of social power, mass violence, and domination, from capitalism and patriarchy to genocide, fascism, and ecocide. Contributors include well-known writers in the field as well as scholars in other areas writing on animals for the first time. Among other things, the authors apply Freud's theory of repression to our relationship to the animal, debunk the "Locavore" movement, expose the sexism of the animal defense movement, and point the way toward a new transformative politics that would encompass the human and animal alike.


2016-12-10

Animal Subjects 2.0

By Jodey Castricano,Lauren Corman
  • Full Title : Animal Subjects 2.0
  • Author : Jodey Castricano,Lauren Corman
  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • ISBN Code : 1771122129
  • Pages : 418
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  • Language : English
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Animal Subjects: An Ethical Reader in a Posthuman World (WLU Press, 2008) challenged cultural studies to include nonhuman animals within its purview. While the “question of the animal” ricochets across the academy and reverberates within the public sphere, Animal Subjects 2.0 builds on the previous book and takes stock of this explosive turn. It focuses on both critical animal studies and posthumanism, two intertwining conversations that ask us to reconsider common sense understandings of other animals and what it means to be human. This collection demonstrates that many pressing contemporary social problems—how and why the oppression and exploitation of our species persist—are entangled with our treatment of other animals and the environment. Decades into the interrogation of our ethical and political responsibilities toward other animals, fissures within the academy deepen as the interest in animal ethics and politics proliferates. Although ideological fault lines have inspired important debates about how to address the very material concerns informing these theoretical discussions, Animal Subjects 2.0 brings together divergent voices to suggest how to foster richer human–animal relations, and to cultivate new ways of thinking and being with the rest of animalkind. This collection demonstrates that appreciation of difference, not just similarity, is necessary for a more inclusive and compassionate world. Linking issues of gender, disability, culture, race, and sexuality into species, Animal Subjects 2.0 maps vibrant developments in the emergent fields of critical animal studies and posthumanist thought.


2018-04-09

Art for Animals

By J. Keri Cronin
  • Full Title : Art for Animals
  • Author : J. Keri Cronin
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • ISBN Code : 0271081635
  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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Animal rights activists today regularly use visual imagery in their efforts to shape the public’s understanding of what it means to be “kind,” “cruel,” and “inhumane” toward animals. Art for Animals explores the early history of this form of advocacy through the images and the people who harnessed their power. Following in the footsteps of earlier-formed organizations like the RSPCA and ASPCA, animal advocacy groups such as the Victoria Street Society for the Protection of Animals from Vivisection made significant use of visual art in literature and campaign materials. But, enabled by new and improved technologies and techniques, they took the imagery much further than their predecessors did, turning toward vivid, pointed, and at times graphic depictions of human-animal interactions. Keri Cronin explains why the activist community embraced this approach, details how the use of such tools played a critical role in educational and reform movements in the United States, Canada, and England, and traces their impact in public and private spaces. Far from being peripheral illustrations of points articulated in written texts or argued in impassioned speeches, these photographs, prints, paintings, exhibitions, “magic lantern” slides, and films were key components of animal advocacy at the time, both educating the general public and creating a sense of shared identity among the reformers. Uniquely focused on imagery from the early days of the animal rights movement and filled with striking visuals, Art for Animals sheds new light on the history and development of modern animal advocacy.


Animal Welfare, 2nd Edition

By Appleby, M.C.,Mench, J.A.,Olsson, I.A.S.,Hughes, B.O.
  • Full Title : Animal Welfare, 2nd Edition
  • Author : Appleby, M.C.,Mench, J.A.,Olsson, I.A.S.,Hughes, B.O.
  • Publisher : CABI
  • ISBN Code : 9781780640808
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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2013-01-01

Animal Farm (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

By Joseph Scalia
  • Full Title : Animal Farm (MAXNotes Literature Guides)
  • Author : Joseph Scalia
  • Publisher : Research & Education Assoc.
  • ISBN Code : 9780738672984
  • Pages : 96
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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REA's MAXnotes for George Orwell's Animal Farm MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.


1970

Animal Intelligence

By Edward Lee Thorndike
  • Full Title : Animal Intelligence
  • Author : Edward Lee Thorndike
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 9781412817271
  • Pages : 297
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  • Language : English
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Animal Intelligence is a consolidated record of Edward L. Thorndike's theoretical and empirical contributions to the comparative psychology of learning. Thorndike's approach is systematic and comprehensive experimentation using a variety of animals and tasks, all within a laboratory setting. When this book first appeared, it set a compelling example, and helped make the study of animal behavior very much an experimental laboratory science. This landmark study in the investigation of animal intelligence illustrates Thorndike's thinking on the evolution of the mind. It includes his formal statement of the influential law of effect, which had a significant impact on other behaviorists. Hull's law of primary reinforcement was closely related to the law of effect and Skinner acknowledged that the process of operant conditioning was probably that described in the law of effect. The new introduction by Darryl Bruce is an in-depth study of Thorndike's legacy to comparative psychology as well as a thorough retrospective review of Animal Intelligence. He includes a biographical introduction of the behaviorist and then delves into his theories and work. Among the topics Bruce covers with respect to Thorndike's studies are the nature of animal intelligence, the laws of learning and connectionism, implications for comparative psychology, and relation to theories of other behaviorists. Animal Intelligence is an intriguing analysis that will be of importance to psychologists and animal behaviorists. Edward L. Thorndike (18741949) had a distinguished career in psychology that spanned more than half a century. Through most of his career, Thorndike was a professor of psychology at Columbia University. He authored more than 500 publications. Darryl Bruce is professor of psychology at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is the author of many articles and the co-editor of Autobiographical Memory: Theoretical and Applied Perspective and Eyewitness Memory: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives.


2014-10-02

Representing the Modern Animal in Culture

By Ziba Rashidian
  • Full Title : Representing the Modern Animal in Culture
  • Author : Ziba Rashidian
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137428651
  • Pages : 254
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  • Language : English
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Examining a wide range of works, from Gulliver's Travels to The Hunger Games, Representing the Modern Animal in Culture employs key theoretical apparatuses of Animal Studies to literary texts. Contributors address the multifarious modes of animal representation and the range of human-animal interactions that have emerged in the past 300 years.


2008-05-12

The Animal Research War

By P. Conn,J. Parker
  • Full Title : The Animal Research War
  • Author : P. Conn,J. Parker
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 0230611990
  • Pages : 199
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  • Language : English
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This thoughtful and surprising book analyzes the effect of animal extremism on the world's scientists, their institutions, and professional societies. The Animal Research War traces the evolution of the animal rights movement, profiles its leadership, and reveals the truth behind university animal research.


2016-11-18

The Animal Ethics Reader

By Susan J. Armstrong,Richard G. Botzler
  • Full Title : The Animal Ethics Reader
  • Author : Susan J. Armstrong,Richard G. Botzler
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 1317421973
  • Pages : 738
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Animal Ethics Reader is an acclaimed anthology containing both classic and contemporary readings, making it ideal for anyone coming to the subject for the first time. It provides a thorough introduction to the central topics, controversies and ethical dilemmas surrounding the treatment of animals, covering a wide range of contemporary issues, such as animal activism, genetic engineering, and environmental ethics. The extracts are arranged thematically under the following clear headings: Theories of Animal Ethics Nonhuman Animal Experiences Primates and Cetaceans Animals for Food Animal Experimentation Animals and Biotechnology Ethics and Wildlife Zoos and Aquariums Animal Companions Animal Law and Animal Activism Readings from leading experts in the field including Peter Singer, Bernard E. Rollin and Jane Goodall are featured, as well as selections from Tom Regan, Jane Goodall, Donald Griffin, Temple Grandin, Ben A. Minteer, Christine Korsgaard and Mark Rowlands. Classic extracts are well balanced with contemporary selections, helping to present the latest developments in the field. This revised and updated Third Edition includes 31 new readings on a range of subjects, including animal rights, captive chimpanzees, industrial farm animal production, genetic engineering, keeping cetaceans in captivity, animal cruelty, and animal activism. The Third Edition also is printed with a slightly larger page format and in an easier-to-read typeface. Featuring contextualizing introductions by the editors, study questions and further reading suggestions as the end of each chapter, this will be essential reading for any student taking a course in the subject. With a new foreword by Bernard E. Rollin.


2004

The Great Compassion

By Norm Phelps
  • Full Title : The Great Compassion
  • Author : Norm Phelps
  • Publisher : Lantern Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781590560693
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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Buddhism ought to be an animal rights religion par excellence. It has long held that all life forms are sacred and considers kindness and compassion the highest virtues. Moreover, Buddhism explicitly includes animals in its moral universe. Buddhist rules of conduct--including the first precept, "Do not kill"--apply to our treatment of animals as well as to our treatment of other human beings. Consequently, we would expect Buddhism to oppose all forms of animal exploitation, and there is, in fact, wide agreement that most forms of animal exploitation are contrary to Buddhist teaching. Yet many Buddhists eat meat--although many do not--and monks, priests, and scholars sometimes defend meat-eating as consistent with Buddhist teaching. The Great Compassion studies the various strains of Buddhism and the sutras that command respect for all life. Norm Phelps, a longtime student of Buddhism and an acquaintance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, answers the central questions of whether Buddhism demands vegetarianism and whether the Buddha ate meat. He is not afraid to examine anti-animal statements in Buddhist lore--particularly the issues of whether Buddhists in non-historically Buddhist countries need to keep or to jettison the practices of their historical homelands.