BECOMING ANIMAL

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Becoming Animal

Author : David Abram
ISBN : 9780375713699
Genre : Nature
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Presents a cautionary assessment of human involvement in the natural world that celebrates nature's sensuous qualities while revealing how consciousness is a ubiquitous part of the biosphere.
Category: Nature

Becoming Animal

Author : Nato Thompson
ISBN : 9780262201612
Genre : Art
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Contemporary artists investigate the boundaries between animal and human in a world of transgenics and dissolving distinctions; with 65 color images of new works.
Category: Art

Becoming Animal

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ISBN : 1911164406
Genre : Art
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What does it mean to be human? 'Becoming Animal' explores the existential nature of human experience through a rich survey of major modern and postmodern artworks in a visually and critically ambitious cross-section of twentieth- and twenty-first-century art. This investigation builds from a literary and philosophical framework that addresses the development of consciousness and self-awareness. Through a series of apparently irreconcilable artistically and politically divergent movements, empty transcendence is confronted by the enduring concepts of eternity and utopia.In particular, Symbolism and Minimalism are juxtaposed; art movements that shaped the nineteenth and twentieth centuries' exploration of the relationship between life and death, emptiness and meaning, with their specific artistic languages.0Featuring artists such as Carl Andre, Francisco de Goya, Albert Oehlen, Gardar Eide Einarsson and Matias Faldbakken, 'Becoming Animal' also includes essays from Giorgio Agamben, Michael Kjaer, Claus Carstensen, Anne Gregersen and Rosalind Krauss. 00Exhibition: Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (2018).
Category: Art

Becoming Animals

Author : Olga Werby
ISBN : 1981404147
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Humans have always wanted to know what goes on inside the minds of other animals. But what if humans could become animals? Toby's father leads a team of neuroscientists directly connecting the brains of humans with those of animals. And Toby is a prodigy at throwing her mind into the animal subjects in his lab-she's the best there is. But Toby suffers from cystic fibrosis and she's not likely to live into adulthood. Could a radical plan to embed her consciousness into an animal allow Toby to survive? And what does it mean to live without a human body? Can Toby and her father solve the problem of fully merging two beings before she takes her last breath? Will the government succeed in stopping their efforts before they are done? It's a race against death and into the minds of animals.
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A Nietzschean Bestiary

Author : Christa Davis Acampora
ISBN : 0742514277
Genre : Philosophy
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'A Nietzschean Bestiary' gathers essays treating the most vivid & lively animal images in Nietzsche's work, such as the howling beast of prey, Zarathustra's laughing lions, & the notorious blond beast.
Category: Philosophy

Being A Beast

Author : Charles Foster
ISBN : 9781782831990
Genre : Nature
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LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2016 Charles Foster wanted to know what it was like to be a beast: a badger, an otter, a deer, a fox, a swift. What it was really like. And through knowing what it was like he wanted to get down and grapple with the beast in us all. So he tried it out; he lived life as a badger for six weeks, sleeping in a dirt hole and eating earthworms, he came face to face with shrimps as he lived like an otter and he spent hours curled up in a back garden in East London and rooting in bins like an urban fox. A passionate naturalist, Foster realises that every creature creates a different world in its brain and lives in that world. As humans, we share sensory outputs, lights, smells and sound, but trying to explore what it is actually like to live in another of these worlds, belonging to another species, is a fascinating and unique neuro-scientific challenge. For Foster it is also a literary challenge. Looking at what science can tell us about what happens in a fox's or badger's brain when it picks up a scent, he then uses this to imagine their world for us, to write it through their eyes or rather through the eyes of Charles the beast. An intimate look at the life of animals, neuroscience, psychology, nature writing, memoir and more, it is a journey of extraordinary thrills and surprises, containing wonderful moments of humour and joy, but also providing important lessons for all of us who share life on this precious planet.
Category: Nature

Becoming Salmon

Author : Marianne Elisabeth Lien
ISBN : 9780520280571
Genre : Social Science
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"Becoming Salmon is the first ethnographic account of salmon aquaculture, the most recent turn in the human history of animal domestication. As fish are enrolled in new regimes of marine domestication, traditional distinctions between fish and animals are reconfigured, recasting farmed fish as sentient beings, capable of feeling pain and subject to animal welfare legislation. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in Norway and Australia, the author traces farmed Atlantic salmon through contemporary industrial practices, and shows how salmon are bred to be hungry, globally mobile, and alien in their watersheds of origin. Attentive to the economic context of industrial food production as well as the mundane practices of caring for fish, it offers novel perspectives on domestication, human-animal relations, and food production"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Social Science

Becoming A Butterfly

Author : Grace Hansen
ISBN : 9781680805635
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Becoming a Butterflycovers each stage in a butterfly's metamorphosis from a tiny egg to an adult. Carefully chosen photographs accompany the copy, so readers can see and understand a butterfly's amazing transformation clearly.Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids is a division of ABDO.
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Friends

Author : Catherine Thimmesh
ISBN : 9780547769219
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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What makes a camel friends with a Vietnamese pig? Or a wild polar bear pals with a sled dog? In this young preschool book, Catherine Thimmesh makes us wonder at the truth and mystery of unlikely animal friendships. Because the stories behind these friendships are true, not contrived, captured by photographers in many countries ranging from Siberia to Japan, they not only give readers insight into animals but challenge preconceived notions about compatibility. This book also expresses tolerance of differences and makes us look at the kindness of animals—and humans—a little differently.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Becoming A Tiger

Author : Susan McCarthy
ISBN : 9780061738845
Genre : Nature
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From the co–author of the New York Times bestseller When Elephants Weep comes a book that uses true stories backed by scientific research to explore the way young animals discover their worlds and learn how to survive. How does a baby animal figure out how to get around in the world? How much of what animals know is instinctive, and how much must they learn? In Becoming a Tiger, bestselling author Susan McCarthy addresses these intriguing matters, presenting fascinating and funny examples of animal behaviour in the laboratory and in the wild. McCarthy shows us how baby animals transform themselves from clueless kittens, clumsy cubs, or scrawny chicks into efficient predators, successful foragers, or deft nest–builders. From geese to mice, dolphins to orang–utans, bats to (of course) tigers, McCarthy's warm, amusing, and insightful examinations of animal life and developments provides a surprising window into the mental worlds of our fine fuzzy, furred, finned, and feathered friends. oReaders will be fascinated by a close look at animal intelligence, learning, and family life.
Category: Nature