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Animal Earth

Author : Ross Piper
ISBN : 0500291659
Genre : Photography
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The animal kingdom is staggeringly diverse, but the animals that most easily spring to mind the tigers, elephants, eagles and crocodiles, or perhaps amphibians, fish, insects and even humans account for only a tiny proportion of known species. Whats more, there are estimated to be many tens of millions still unknown to science. Animal Earth is an unbiased tour of this world, highlighting the bizarre appearances, hidden lives and mostly small scale of the creatures with whom we share our planet. The bewildering number of animal species are all offshoots from a relatively small number of lineages, all sharing a common body plan and evolutionary history. This book provides a broadly equal summary of each of these thirty-five lineages, and is structured according to the latest research on the evolutionary relationships of the animals. Every species is an integral component of the ecosystem we live in, and as intelligent beings it is our duty to protect and understand animal diversity not only for its own sake but also to maintain the natural systems that keep us and everything else alive.
Category: Photography

Nonviolence To Animals Earth And Self In Asian Traditions

Author : Christopher Key Chapple
ISBN : 0791414973
Genre : Philosophy
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This book probes the origins of the practice of nonviolence in early India and traces its path within the Jaina, Hindu, and Buddhist traditions, including its impact on East Asian Cultures. It then turns to a variety of contemporary issues relating to this topic such as: vegetarianism, animal and environmental protection, and the cultivation of religious tolerance.
Category: Philosophy

Ecofeminism Feminist Intersections With Other Animals And The Earth

Author : Carol J. Adams
ISBN : 9781628926224
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Leading feminist scholars and activists as well as new voices introduce and explore themes central to contemporary ecofeminism. Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth first offers an historical, grounding overview that situates ecofeminist theory and activism and provides a timeline for important publications and events. This is followed by contributions from leading theorists and activists on how our emotions and embodiment can and must inform our relationships with the more than human world. In the final section, the contributors explore the complexities of appreciating difference and the possibilities of living less violently. Throughout the book, the authors engage with intersections of gender and gender non-conformity, race, sexuality, disability, and species. The result is a new up-to-date resource for students and teachers of animal studies, environmental studies, feminist/gender studies, and practical ethics.
Category: Literary Criticism

How Elephants And Other Animals Hear The Earth

Author : Caitie McAneney
ISBN : 9781499410655
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Elephants are able to sense an earthquake before it happens. How are they able to do this? They can feel the seismic vibrations in the earth through their trunk and their feet. Readers learn how elephants use these vibrations to communicate with each other and sense danger. Fun, memorable facts presented throughout the text address elephants and other animals with similar sensory adaptations, including snakes and spiders. Informative text and a detailed graphic organizer introduce readers to important science curriculum concepts, such as animal adaptations and seismic waves. Vibrant photographs of a variety of animals keep readers engaged as they learn.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Life On Earth A G

Author : Niles Eldredge
ISBN : 9781576072868
Genre : Biodiversity
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An examination of nature's extraordinary biological diversity and the human activities that threaten it. * 200+ A–Z detailed entries on Earth's ecosystems, major groups of organisms, threats to biodiversity, and academic disciplines related to the study of biodiversity * Contributions from 50 recognized authorities from the fields of anthropology, biology, botany, earth science, ecology, evolution, and more * 150 photographs of key people, animals, and organisms; line drawings; tables, charts, and graphs including the major families of birds, the effects of agricultural intensity on biodiversity, and the number of years needed to add each billion to the world's population * Four major overview essays explaining what biodiversity is, why it is important, how it is threatened, and the Sixth Global Extinction
Category: Biodiversity