The Animal Book

A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest—and Most Surprising—Animals on Earth

Author: Steve Jenkins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544344294

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Animals smooth and spiky, fast and slow, hop and waddle through the two hundred plus pages of the Caldecott Honor artist Steve Jenkins’s most impressive nonfiction offering yet. Sections such as “Animal Senses,” “Animal Extremes,” and “The Story of Life” burst with fascinating facts and infographics that will have trivia buffs breathlessly asking, “Do you know a termite queen can produce up to 30,000 eggs a day?” Jenkins’s color-rich cut- and torn-paper artwork is as strikingly vivid as ever. Rounding out this bountiful browsers’ almanac of more than three hundred animals is a discussion of the artist’s bookmaking process, an animal index, a glossary, and a bibliography. A bookshelf essential!

The Burgess Bird Book for Children

Author: Thornton W. Burgess

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121631

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Downy the Woodpecker, Spooky the Screech Owl, and other winged creatures tell Peter Cottontail about their migration patterns, calls, nesting habits, and more in this blend of fact and fiction. 32 black-and-white illustrations.

The Animal Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 146542122X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

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The Animal Book is the complete guide to the natural world for curious children and budding naturalists. From the tiny toadstool to the giant oak, the smallest spider to the largest elephant, the wonders of life are here to see in stunning photo galleries. With over 1,500 species of animals and plants to learn about, The Animal Book is perfect for school projects and homework. The 'Tree of Life' at the start of the book will show you how species are connected, as well as guiding you through everything from microscopic life to fish, birds, reptiles and mammals. Ever wondered how a polar bear looks when trying to catch fish? Amazing full page pictures show you animals in their natural habitats, going about their lives. Fact boxes and amazing galleries take you on a complete learning journey. The Animal Book is the ultimate book on the natural world, from A(moeba) to Z(ebra).

The Animal Book

Author: Lonely Planet Kids,Dawn Cooper,Ruth Martin

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1787011488

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 164

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Get ready for a walk on the wild side through every continent on Earth! Kids can discover the animal kingdom like never before in this beautiful encyclopedia, featuring over 100 incredible creatures, from the grey wolf and green anaconda, to the bald eagle and emperor penguin. Packed with facts and illustrations, it also explores our relationship with these animals and how we're affecting their lives and habitats, like elephants hunted for their tusks in Africa and reindeer helping Arctic communities deliver food and supplies. Animals are all around us, but sometimes we forget just how remarkable they are. In The Animal Book, we take a look at some of the world's most diverse and fascinating mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects and invertebrates, from those you can spot in your back garden, to more endangered species in jungles, deserts and freezing oceans. Dawn Cooper's wonderful illustrations are combined with fantastic photographs and expert authorship by Ruth Martin. About Lonely Planet Kids: Come explore! Let's start an adventure. Lonely Planet Kids excites and educates children about the amazing world around them. Combining astonishing facts, quirky humour and eye-catching imagery, we ignite their curiosity and encourage them to discover more about our planet. Every book draws on our huge team of global experts to help share our continual fascination with what makes the world such a diverse and magnificent place - inspiring children at home and in school. Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition

My Big Animal Book

Author: Priddy Books,Roger Priddy

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312511078

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 12

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Teaches young children the names of animals with color pictures and vocabulary words. On board pages.

This Is Not a Normal Animal Book

Author: Julie Segal-Walters

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481439235

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Blobfish! Blobfish blobfish blobfish! This is a silly picture book about animals and collaboration—or lack thereof. But mostly blobfish. This is a book about animals. It is? I mean, it sort of is. It does have animals in it. It’s a book about animals. I hear you, but you have to admit it’s pretty strange. This is NOT a normal animal book. You should read it. At least we can agree on that. This offbeat picture book asks hilarious questions about animals and art, who’s in charge of a picture book—the author or the illustrator—and really gets you thinking about…BLOBFISH!

Becoming Animal

An Earthly Cosmology

Author: David Abram

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307379310

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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David Abram’s first book, The Spell of the Sensuous has become a classic of environmental literature. Now he returns with a startling exploration of our human entanglement with the rest of nature. As the climate veers toward catastrophe, the innumerable losses cascading through the biosphere make vividly evident the need for a metamorphosis in our relation to the living land. For too long we’ve ignored the wild intelligence of our bodies, taking our primary truths from technologies that hold the living world at a distance. Abram’s writing subverts this distance, drawing readers ever closer to their animal senses in order to explore, from within, the elemental kinship between the human body and the breathing Earth. The shape-shifting of ravens, the erotic nature of gravity, the eloquence of thunder, the pleasures of being edible: all have their place in this book.

The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies

Author: Linda Kalof,Professor of Sociology and Director of the Animal Studies Program Linda Kalof

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199927146

Category:

Page: 624

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Intellectual struggles with the "animal question"-- how humans can rethink and reconfigure their relationships with other animals-- first began to take hold in the 1970s. Over the next forty years, scholars from a wide range of fields would make sweeping reevaluations of the relationship between humans and other animals. The Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies brings these diverse evaluations together for the first time, paying special attention to the commodification of animals, the degradation of the natural world and a staggering loss of animal habitat and species extinction, and the increasing need for humans to coexist with other animals in urban, rural and natural contexts. Linda Kalof maps these themes into the five major categories that structure this volume: Animals in the Landscape of Law, Politics and Public Policy; Animal Intentionality, Agency and Reflexive Thinking; Animals as Objects in Science, Food, Spectacle and Sport; Animals in Cultural Representations; and Animals in Ecosystems. Written by international scholars with backgrounds in philosophy, law, history, English, art, sociology, geography, archaeology, environmental studies, cultural studies, and animal advocacy, the thirty chapters in this handbook investigate key issues and concepts central to understanding our current relationship with other animals and the potential for coexistence in an ecological community of living beings.

What is an Animal?

Author: Tim Ingold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134948247

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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This book offers a unique interdisciplinary challenge to assumptions about animals and animality deeply embedded in our own ways of thought, and at the same time exposes highly sensitive and largely unexplored aspects of the understanding of our common humanity.

Animal

Author: K'wan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1936399253

Category: Fiction

Page: 407

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When Animal returns to Harlem and learns of the attempt on his soul mate's life, he wages a personal war against those responsible, only to discover the frightening truth in the process. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Animal

Author: Erica Fudge

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861894430

Category: Education

Page: 182

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From the pet that we live with and care for, to news items such as animal cloning, and the use of various creatures in film, television and advertising, animals are a constant presence in our lives. Animal is a timely overview of the many ways in which we live with animals, and assesses many of the paradoxes of our relationships with them: for example, why is the pet that sits by the dinner table never for eating? Examining novels such as Charlotte’s Web, films such as Old Yeller and Babe, science and advertising, fashion and philosophy, Animal also evaluates the ways in which we think about animals and challenges a number of the assumptions we hold. Why is it, for example, that animals are such a constant presence in children’s literature? And what does it mean to wear fake fur? Is fake fur an ethical avoidance of animal suffering, or merely a sanitized version of the unacceptable use of animals as clothing? Neither evangelical nor proselytizing, Animal invites the reader to think beyond the boundaries of a subject that has a direct effect on our day-to-day lives.

The Animal That Therefore I Am

Author: Jacques Derrida

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823227928

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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The Animal That Therefore I Am is the long-awaited translation of the complete text of Jacques Derrida's ten-hour address to the 1997 Cérisy conference entitled "The Autobiographical Animal," the third of four such colloquia on his work. The book was assembled posthumously on the basis of two published sections, one written and recorded session, and one informal recorded session.The book is at once an affectionate look back over the multiple roles played by animals in Derrida's work and a profound philosophical investigation and critique of the relegation of animal life that takes place as a result of the distinction--dating from Descartes--between man as thinking animal and every other living species. That starts with the very fact of the line of separation drawn between the human and the millions of other species that are reduced to a single "the animal." Derrida finds that distinction, or versions of it, surfacing in thinkers as far apart as Descartes, Kant, Heidegger, Lacan, and Levinas, and he dedicates extended analyses tothe question in the work of each of them.The book's autobiographical theme intersects with its philosophical analysis through the figures of looking and nakedness, staged in terms of Derrida's experience when his cat follows him into the bathroom in the morning. In a classic deconstructive reversal, Derrida asks what this animal sees and thinks when it sees this naked man. Yet the experiences of nakedness and shame also lead all the way back into the mythologies of "man's dominion over the beasts" and trace a history of how man has systematically displaced onto the animal his own failings or bêtises. The Animal That Therefore I Am is at times a militant plea and indictment regarding, especially, the modern industrialized treatment of animals. However, Derrida cannot subscribe to a simplistic version of animal rights that fails to follow through, in all its implications, the questions and definitions of "life" to which he returned in much of his later work.

Animal

Author: David Burnie,Don E. Wilson

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756686772

Category: Nature

Page: 632

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Offers photographs and information about mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, and invertebrates from throughout the world.

Animal Rights/human Rights

Entanglements of Oppression and Liberation

Author: David Alan Nibert

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742517769

Category: Nature

Page: 269

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This accessible and cutting-edge work offers a new look at the history of western 'civilization, ' one that brings into focus the interrelated suffering of oppressed humans and other animals. Nibert argues that the oppression both of humans and of other species of animals is inextricably tangled within the structure of social arrangements. Nibert asserts that human use and mistreatment of other animals are not natural and do little to further the human condition

The Animal Estate

The English and Other Creatures in the Victorian Age

Author: Harriet Ritvo

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674037076

Category: History

Page: 347

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Discusses Victorian attitudes towards animals in terms of evolution, class structure, and natural science, and considers breeding, veterinary medicine, pets, and zoos

Animal Rights

Author: Kevin Hile

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438105916

Category: Animal rights

Page: 190

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From questions over whether it is appropriate to eat meat or to wear fur or leather, this title examines all sides of this very controversial issue.

Victorian Animal Dreams

Representations of Animals in Victorian Literature and Culture

Author: Deborah Denenholz Morse,Martin A. Danahay

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754655114

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 281

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The contributors examine various forms of human dominion over animals as manifest in fiction, performance, and the visual arts, as well as in hunting, killing, vivisection, and zookeeping. Distinguished by its acknowledgment of how the Victorians' obsession with animals continues to haunt twenty-first-century animal rights debates, Victorian Animal Dreams provides valuable insight into the burgeoning field of animal studies and points toward future studies of animals in the Victorian period.

The Social Animal

The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

Author: David Brooks

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0812979370

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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From the influential New York Times columnist and best-selling author of Bobos in Paradise comes a landmark exploration of how human beings and communities succeed. Reprint. A #1 best-seller.

Experimenting with Humans and Animals

From Galen to Animal Rights

Author: Anita Guerrini

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801871979

Category: History

Page: 165

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Ethical questions about the use of animals and humans in research remain among the most vexing within both the scientific community and society at large. These often rancorous arguments have gone on, however, with little awareness of their historical antecedents. Experimentation on animals and particularly humans is often assumed to be a uniquely modern phenomenon, but the ideas and attitudes that encourage the biological and medical sciences to experiment on living creatures date from the earliest expression of Western thought. Here, Anita Guerrini looks at the history of these practices from vivisection in ancient Alexandria to present-day battles over animal rights and medical research employing human subjects. Guerrini discusses key historical episodes, including the discovery of blood circulation, the development of smallpox and polio vaccines, and recent AIDS research. She also explores the rise of the antivivisection movement in Victorian England, the modern animal rights movement, and current debates over gene therapy.--From publisher description.

Animals and Modern Cultures

A Sociology of Human-Animal Relations in Modernity

Author: Adrian Franklin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761956235

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

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The dramatic transformation of relationships between humans and animals in the 20th century are investigated in this fascinating and accessible book. At the beginning of this century these relationships were dominated by human needs and interests, modernization was a project which was attached to the goal of progress and animals were merely resources to be used on the path towards human fulfilment. As the century comes to an end these relationships are increasingly being subjected to criticism. We are now urged to be more sensitive and compassionate to animal needs and interests. This book focuses on social change and animals, it is concerned with how humans relate to animals and how this has changed and why. Moreover, it highlights