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The Dolphin In The Mirror

Author : Diana Reiss
ISBN : 9780547445724
Genre : Nature
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A leading authority on dolphin intelligence shares scientific information about dolphin creativity, emotions and communication abilities while advocating for stronger dolphin protection laws. 50,000 first printing.
Category: Nature

In Defense Of Dolphins

Author : Thomas I. White
ISBN : 9780470469699
Genre : Philosophy
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Have humans been sharing the planet with other intelligent life formillions of years without realizing it? In Defense ofDolphins combines accessible science and philosophy, surveyingthe latest research on dolphin intelligence and social behavior, toadvocate for their ethical treatment. Encourages a reassessment of the human-dolphin relationship,arguing for an end to the inhuman treatment of dolphins Written by an expert philosopher with almost twenty-years ofexperience studying dolphins Combines up-to-date research supporting the sophisticatedcognitive and emotional capacities of dolphins with entertainingfirst-hand accounts Looks at the serious questions of intelligent life, ethicaltreatment, and moral obligation Engaging and thought-provoking
Category: Philosophy

Dolphin Mysteries

Author : Kathleen Dudzinski
ISBN : 9780300150384
Genre : Nature
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Dolphins have fascinated humans for millennia, giving rise to an abundance of stories and myths about them, yet the actual details of their lives in the sea have remained elusive. In this enthralling book, Kathleen M. Dudzinski and Toni Frohoff take us into the dolphins' aquatic world to witness firsthand how they live their lives, communicate, and interact with one another and with other species, including people. Kathleen M. Dudzinski and Toni Frohoff are scientists who have collectively dedicated more than 40 years to studying dolphins beneath the ocean's surface, frequently through a close-up underwater lens. Drawing on their own experiences and on up-to-the-minute research, the authors show that dolphins are decidedly not just members of a group but distinct individuals, able to communicate with one another and with humans. Dudzinski and Frohoff introduce a new way of looking at, and listening to, the vocabulary of dolphins in the sea, and they even provide an introductory "dolphin dictionary," listing complex social signals that dolphins use to share information among themselves and with people. Unveiling an intimate and scientifically accurate portrait of dolphins, this book will appeal to everyone who has wanted a closer glimpse into the hearts and minds of these amazing creatures.
Category: Nature

Dolphin Diaries

Author : Dr. Denise L. Herzing
ISBN : 1429987448
Genre : Nature
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Dr. Denise Herzing began her research with a pod of spotted dolphins in the 1980s. Now, almost three decades later, she has forged strong ties with many of these individuals, has witnessed and recorded them feeding, playing, fighting, mating, giving birth and communicating. Dolphin Diaries is an account of Herzing's research and her surprising findings on wild dolphin behavior, interaction, and communication. Readers will be drawn into the highs and lows—the births and deaths, the discovery of unique and personalized behaviors, the threats dolphins face from environmental changes, and the many funny and wonderful encounters Denise painstakingly documented over many years. This is the perfect book for anyone who loves these incredibly versatile and intelligent creatures and wants to find out more than the dolphin show at the zoo can offer. Herzing is a true pioneer in her field and deserves a place in the pantheon of naturalists and scientists next to Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall.
Category: Nature

The Perfect Pair

Author : David C. Holroyd
ISBN : 9781785895982
Genre : Fiction
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There are literally hundreds – if not thousands – of academic works written about dolphins. This is certainly not one of them, for within these pages dwells a graphic story of the plight of the commercial dolphin. The Perfect Pair: Shards from the Mirror is the final book in ‘The Perfect Pair Dolphin Trilogy’ and provides a damning exposé of the captive cetacean industry. The first book in the trilogy, The Perfect Pair: The Enchanted Mirror (Matador, 2012), is now a core text for the BA(Hons) English and Creative Writing course at the University of Salford, and won the Bronze Award in the Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards 2013. A chapter also won first prize in a prestigious literary competition held by the Manchester Evening News, and celebrity reviewers are already describing this final book as ‘a masterpiece’. The Perfect Pair: Shards from the Mirror will appeal to those with an interest in the realities of animal training. Like Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s influential 2013 documentary Blackfish, this story will change people’s perception of captive dolphins forever.
Category: Fiction

The Moral Arc

Author : Michael Shermer
ISBN : 9780805096934
Genre : Science
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Bestselling author Michael Shermer's exploration of science and morality that demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moral From Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously employed scientific techniques to better understand the non-physical world. The Age of Reason and the Enlightenment led theorists to apply scientific reasoning to the non-scientific disciplines of politics, economics, and moral philosophy. Instead of relying on the woodcuts of dissected bodies in old medical texts, physicians opened bodies themselves to see what was there; instead of divining truth through the authority of an ancient holy book or philosophical treatise, people began to explore the book of nature for themselves through travel and exploration; instead of the supernatural belief in the divine right of kings, people employed a natural belief in the right of democracy. In The Moral Arc, Shermer will explain how abstract reasoning, rationality, empiricism, skepticism--scientific ways of thinking--have profoundly changed the way we perceive morality and, indeed, move us ever closer to a more just world.
Category: Science

Extraordinary Jobs In Health And Science

Author : Alecia T. Devantier
ISBN : 9781438111759
Genre : Allied health personnel
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If you're interested in exploring career opportunities in health or science, Extraordinary Jobs in Health and Science is the book for you. This in-depth guide introduces you to a number of unique jobs in this important field, from criminologist to virologist and more!
Category: Allied health personnel

Animal Bodies Human Minds Ape Dolphin And Parrot Language Skills

Author : William Hillix
ISBN : 0306477394
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Several books chronicle attempts, most of them during the last 40 years, to teach animals to communicate with people in a human-designed language. These books have typically treated only one or two species, or even one or a few research projects. We have provided a more encompassing view of this field. We also want to reinforce what other authors, for example Jane Goodall, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Penny Patterson, Birute Galdikas, and Roger and Deborah Fouts, so passionately convey about our responsibility for our closest animal kin. This book surveys what was known, or believed about animal language throughout history and prehistory, and summarizes current knowledge and the controversy around it. The authors identify and attempt to settle most of the problems in interpreting the animal behaviours that have been observed in studies of animal language ability.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


Author : Sally M. Walker
ISBN : 1575052210
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Introduces these aquatic mammals by describing their physical characteristics, life cycle, behavior, relations with humans, and threats to their survival.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Book Of The Mirror

Author : Miranda Anderson
ISBN : UOM:39015073980289
Genre : Art
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The essays in this book are gathered together from the realms of art, literature, history, archaeology, philosophy and science. Together they weave a picture that gives us new insights into the mirror as a material object and as an image in art and texts. This interdisciplinary and innovative book raises important issues about the material life of an object and its intimate interrelations with socio-cultural imagery. Perceptions of the workings of our cognitive processes and of our subjectivity are shown to be dynamically interwoven with the technological and socio-cultural matrices of particular periods, whilst longer term continuities in the understanding and employment of the mirror reflect underlying continuities in the capacities and constraints of mirrors and of human subjects. This book demonstrates the active role imagery and technologies have always played in our thoughts, lives and worlds.
Category: Art