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Being Animal

Author : Anna Peterson
ISBN : 9780231534260
Genre : Nature
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For most people, animals are the most significant aspects of the nonhuman world. They symbolize nature in our imaginations, in popular media and culture, and in campaigns to preserve wilderness, yet scholars habitually treat animals and the environment as mutually exclusive objects of concern. Conducting the first examination of animals' place in popular and scholarly thinking about nature, Anna L. Peterson builds a nature ethic that conceives of nonhuman animals as active subjects who are simultaneously parts of both nature and human society. Peterson explores the tensions between humans and animals, nature and culture, animals and nature, and domesticity and wildness. She uses our intimate connections with companion animals to examine nature more broadly. Companion animals are liminal creatures straddling the boundary between human society and wilderness, revealing much about the mutually constitutive relationships binding humans and nature together. Through her paradigm-shifting reflections, Peterson disrupts the artificial boundaries between two seemingly distinct categories, underscoring their fluid and continuous character.
Category: Nature

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

The Human Being And The Animal World

Author : Charles Kovacs
ISBN : 0863156401
Genre : Education
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A comparison of animals and humans, as recommended for Steiner-Waldorf curriculum Classes 4 and 5 (age 9-11).
Category: Education

Animal Lessons

Author : Kelly Oliver
ISBN : 9780231147279
Genre : Nature
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Philosophy reads humanity against animality, arguing that "man" is man because he is separate from beast. Deftly challenging this position, Kelly Oliver proves that, in fact, it is the animal that teaches us to be human. Through their sex, their habits, and our perception of their purpose, animals show us how not to be them. This kinship plays out in a number of ways. We sacrifice animals to establish human kinship, but without the animal, the bonds of "brotherhood" fall apart. Either kinship with animals is possible or kinship with humans is impossible. Philosophy holds that humans and animals are distinct, but in defending this position, the discipline depends on a discourse that relies on the animal for its very definition of the human. Through these and other examples, Oliver does more than just establish an animal ethics. She transforms ethics by showing how its very origin is dependent upon the animal. Examining for the first time the treatment of the animal in the work of Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, Agamben, Freud, Lacan, and Kristeva, among others, Animal Lessons argues that the animal bites back, thereby reopening the question of the animal for philosophy.
Category: Nature

Why Animals Matter

Author : Marian Stamp Dawkins
ISBN : 9780199587827
Genre : Science
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Presents an urgent argument for the need to rethink animal welfare. In the vein of Temple Grandin's work, Dawkins explains that this welfare must be made to work in practice to have any effect, and cannot be tinged by anthropomorphism and claims of animal consciousness, which lack firm empirical evidence and are often freighted with controversy and high emotions. Instead, animal-welfare efforts must focus on science and on fully appreciating the critical role animals play in human welfare. With growing concern over such issues as climate change and food shortages, how we treat those animals on which we depend for survival needs to be put squarely on the public agenda.
Category: Science

Like An Animal

Author : Jane M. Broccolo
ISBN : 1449554032
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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(Also available on AMAZON)"Never doubt your wings." -A Bald Eagle.This insightful, controversial and bold little bookgives voice to the spirits of the air, of the earth, and of the water - with the passion of fire. And it gives voice to our own animal spirit asan antidote to fear, religious guilt, binging,poor health, and body shame.Jane Broccolo's account of exploring her animal essence will inspire you to have a new appreciation for your own.You will be intrigued by the many amazing results she got from accessing the essentials of being an animal, such as her rapist's instant switch from assailant to rescuer.Jane will disturb you, mystify you, melt you, energize you, and also charm you with tales about a dachshund who knows how to manifest dreams.Very simply, Jane reveals why the most spiritual aspect of being human is being an animal. Empathy, telepathy, and compassion are not human traits, but universal in all of nature. She shows us it takes our animal nature to access these traits within ourselves.Jane's sharing of her animal experiencesshifts us from oppressors to co-creatorsof the animal pack lifting life on earthfrom the shadow of extinction.Your spirit will soar like an animal from reading this book...returning you to who you are."I am the tears of joy our mother the earth gave up so I may fall back on her." -The Rain
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Being Animal

Author : Jim Dine
ISBN : 3958293263
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A Song of Life presents Diana Michener's most recent body of work, poignant photographs of animals that for the artist have become close to self-portraits. Michener began photographing animals unexpectedly during a trip to India in 2006 where, intimidated by the chaos of the street, she wandered into a zoo and turned her lens to its rhinoceros, elephants and gazelles. Haunted by the resulting images of confinement, Michener became increasingly obsessed with them and decided to expand the project, first at the menagerie at Paris' Jardin des Plants and later in various zoos throughout Europe and the USA. During her visit to each zoo, Michener remained silent and still for hours in front of the cages, almost in communion with these creatures who take on a close to mythical dignity in her photos.

The Waltham Book Of Human Animal Interaction

Author : I. Robinson
ISBN : 9781483280097
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The Waltham Book of Human-Animal Interaction: Benefits and Responsibilities of Pet Ownership discusses the scientific study of the relationship between man and animals, focusing on the behavior of companion animals, and how humans and animals affect each other's behavior. This first half of this book discusses research on benefits that have been found to accumulate from associations with animals, and the role of animals in care and therapy program. The responsibilities toward the animals kept, and how to enhance their care and welfare are considered in the next chapters. The human response to pet loss is also elaborated. This publication is beneficial to veterinary students and individuals concerned with the study of human-animal interactions.
Category: Technology & Engineering

One Welfare

Author : Rebeca Garcia Pinillos
ISBN : 9781786393845
Genre : Medical
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Contemporary and thought-provoking, this book provides a definition of the concept of One Welfare: the interconnection between animal welfare, human wellbeing and the environment. The book establishes a conceptual framework, in five sections, resulting from a three month global consultation on a draft proposal comprising nine areas. One Welfare complements the One Health and Eco Health approaches, enabling full integration of animal welfare within other disciplines; a much needed tool to help improve animal welfare, human wellbeing and environmental components and support worldwide sustainable development goals. Integrating this concept into existing projects could help to foster collaboration to improve human and animal welfare globally. This text is of interest to those working in the fields of animal and human welfare, sustainability and conservation, international development and to all those keen to extend the one health approach to animal welfare and human wellbeing.
Category: Medical

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