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Personalities On The Plate

Author : Barbara J. King
ISBN : 9780226195216
Genre : Nature
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In recent years, scientific advances in our understanding of animal minds have led to major changes in how we think about, and treat, animals in zoos and aquariums. The general public, it seems, is slowly coming to understand that animals like apes, elephants, and dolphins have not just brains, but complicated inner and social lives, and that we need to act accordingly. Yet that realization hasn’t yet made its presence felt to any great degree in our most intimate relationship with animals: at the dinner table. Sure, there are vegetarians and vegans all over, but at the same time, meat consumption is up, and meat remains a central part of the culinary and dining experience for the majority of people in the developed world. With Personalities on the Plate, Barbara King asks us to think hard about our meat eating--and how we might reduce it. But this isn’t a polemic intended to convert readers to veganism. What she is interested in is why we’ve not drawn food animals into our concern and just what we do know about the minds and lives of chickens, cows, octopuses, fish, and more. Rooted in the latest science, and built on a mix of firsthand experience (including entomophagy, which, yes, is what you think it is) and close engagement with the work of scientists, farmers, vets, and chefs, Personalities on the Plate is an unforgettable journey through the world of animals we eat. Knowing what we know--and what we may yet learn--what is the proper ethical stance toward eating meat? What are the consequences for the planet? How can we life an ethically and ecologically sound life through our food choices? We could have no better guide to these fascinatingly thorny questions than King, whose deep empathy embraces human and animal alike. Readers will be moved, provoked, and changed by this powerful book.
Category: Nature

River Plate Personalities

Author : Wilfrid John Lamb
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035851141
Genre : Argentina
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Category: Argentina

Evolving God

Author : Barbara J. King
ISBN : 9780226360898
Genre : Religion
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Where does religion come from? Evolving God examines the origins of religion in prehistory and how the evolution of primates gave rise to behaviors that we identify as spiritual. As a biological anthropologist, King has studied monkey and ape behavior in Africa and approaches the topic from her observations of individuals and their connections to each other and to their larger group. Researchers have reported reconciliation behavior, rituals, and meaning-making among apes. King suggests a religious imagination emerged out of a sense of belonging to a group and cognitive empathy. She presents a wide array of examples drawn from archeology, biology, and anthropology from prehistoric hominids to the first evidence of human religion. The overviews of the historical record and opposing positions about the origins of religion are a very useful introduction to evolution and religion in prehistory. This Second Edition includes a 25-page Afterword on recent studies relating to King s work and how her own ideas have evolved."
Category: Religion

Animal Personalities

Author : Claudio Carere
ISBN : 9780226922058
Genre : Science
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Ask anyone who has owned a pet and they’ll assure you that, yes, animals have personalities. And science is beginning to agree. Researchers have demonstrated that both domesticated and nondomesticated animals—from invertebrates to monkeys and apes—behave in consistently different ways, meeting the criteria for what many define as personality. But why the differences, and how are personalities shaped by genes and environment? How did they evolve? The essays in Animal Personalities reveal that there is much to learn from our furred and feathered friends. The study of animal personality is one of the fastest-growing areas of research in behavioral and evolutionary biology. Here Claudio Carere and Dario Maestripieri, along with a host of scholars from fields as diverse as ecology, genetics, endocrinology, neuroscience, and psychology, provide a comprehensive overview of the current research on animal personality. Grouped into thematic sections, chapters approach the topic with empirical and theoretical material and show that to fully understand why personality exists, we must consider the evolutionary processes that give rise to personality, the ecological correlates of personality differences, and the physiological mechanisms underlying personality variation.
Category: Science

Higher Math

Author : Jennifer Ball
ISBN : 0571129331
Genre : Fiction
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Chronicles the life and times of amateur mathematician and former stand-up comic Marissa "Moose" Minnion who, due to an allergic reaction to Brazil nuts, is in a coma
Category: Fiction

Personality Plus

Author : Florence Littauer
ISBN : 9781441200075
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A revealing "personality profile" self-test and Littauer's insightful advice help readers better understand themselves and others. A best-seller.
Category: Family & Relationships

The 16 Faces Of Women

Author : Stephen Whitehead
ISBN : 9781849895095
Genre : Self-Help
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The definitive guide to the female species. The 16 Faces of Women is the first book to unveil the hidden character which makes up modern woman. The book really gets below the surface of femininity and exposes just what it means to be a woman today - the positives and the negatives. From sex to love, family to career, relationships to appearances, this book candidly and honestly tells it all. Written by sociological experts on gender studies and based on extensive research, The 16 Faces of Women is an indispensible guide for any woman who wants to know which types of men she attracts, what other women think of her, and whether she is destined to be a home bird or a leader of men. This book is also a must-have purchase for any man who is in a relationship with a modern woman, or wants to be. Written in a direct, insightful, yet humorous style, The 16 Faces of Women is a unique book for both sexes. What do men love about 'Chameleon'? What sort of mother does 'Angelina' make? What makes 'Diva' such a seducer of men? Why is Lois Lane' destined to rule the world? And what gets 'Plate Spinner' in such a whirl?
Category: Self-Help

The 5 Money Personalities

Author : Scott Palmer
ISBN : 9780849964947
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The hidden key to a healthy relationship is not just managing money but understanding how the other approaches money. Every couple argues about money. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been married for 40 years or dating for 4 months, money touches every decision you make as a couple—from the $5 cup of coffee to the $50,000 car. And when the two of you don’t see eye-to-eye on how much to spend or how much to save, that’s when arguments turn into ugly toxic fights that leave both persons feeling hurt and angry. It’s why money has become the #1 cause of divorce in the U.S. Obviously, something needs to change. The reason this crisis has not been addressed is because it has never been identified, defined, or given a name. Scott and Bethany Palmer, aka “The Money Couple,” have identified and defined this problem and offer concrete solutions to fix it. Once you know your Money Personality, you can get to the root of money arguments and start really working together. You’ll discover what has an impact on your loved one’s money decisions, and you’ll learn how to talk about money in a way that’s actually fun! You’ll figure out how to put an end to money secrets and lies once and for all. It’s not just about money management, and it’s definitely not just about overcoming debt. It is a whole new way of living that will change everything in your relationship. Tens of thousands have already been transformed. Are you ready?
Category: Family & Relationships

Aliens 1

Author : Dennis Pepper
ISBN : 019275162X
Genre : Children's stories, English
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This collection brings together a wide range of stories about aliens and encounters with aliens. Some are hostile invaders of Earth, others friendly and more generous visitors - though not all of them are as friendly as they would like us to believe.
Category: Children's stories, English

Pressure Plate

Author : Ed Toy
ISBN : 9781483691022
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book provides one perspective on the operational activities associated with executing offensive counter-IED operations in Southern Afghanistan during 2008-2009. This period of the war experienced more IED attacks on US and coalition forces than another time during the war. The comments and observations made by the author, Colonel Ed Toy USA are drawn from his personal experience while serving as the Chief of Counter-IED operations in Regional Command-South and the Deputy Commander for Joint Task Force Paladin at Kandahar Airfield. COL Toys perspective is not necessarily the official viewpoint of the US military or the contributing nations to the International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) however much of the research and commentary are taken from actual events either drawn from the authors own personal experience or directly from US and ISAF forces conducting C-IED operations during this the bloodiest year of the Afghan war.
Category: Biography & Autobiography