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Regarding Life
Regarding Life (October 2016)
Animals and the Documentary Moving Image
Belinda Smaill - Author

Contends that the narrative and aesthetic qualities of the documentary genre enable new understandings of animals and animal/human relationships.

As indicated by the success of such films as March of the Penguins and Food, Inc., the documentary has become the preeminent format for rendering animals and nature onscreen. In Regarding Life, Belinda Smaill brings together examples from a broad array of moving ima...(Read More)
 
 
Humans, Animals, Machines
Humans, Animals, Machines (September 2008)
Blurring Boundaries
Glen A. Mazis - Author

Examines the overlap and blurring of boundaries among humans, animals, and machines.

In the twenty-first century, the boundaries between both humans and machines and humans and animals are hotly contested and debated. In Humans, Animals, Machines, Glen A. Mazis examines the increasingly blurring boundaries among the three and argues that despite their violating collisions, there are ways for the three ...(Read More)

 
 
Anthropomorphism, Anecdotes, and Animals
Anthropomorphism, Anecdotes, and Animals (November 1996)
Robert W. Mitchell - Editor
Nicholas S. Thompson - Editor
H. Lyn Miles - Editor

Evaluates the significance and usefulness of anthropomorphism for the scientific understanding of animals by presenting diverse ideas from historians, philosophers, anthropologists, primatologists, psychologists, behaviorists, and ethologists.

People commonly think that animals are psychologically like themselves (anthropomorphism), and describe what animals do in narratives (anecdotes) that support these psychological ...(Read More)
 
 
Conservation of Endangered Species in Captivity
Conservation of Endangered Species in Captivity (September 1995)
An Interdisciplinary Approach
Edward F. Gibbons Jr. - Editor
Barbara S. Durrant - Editor
Jack Demarest - Editor

This multi-disciplinary approach to conservation of endangered species in captivity is organized taxonomically and by scientific discipline. The seven taxonomic groups included are invertebrates; fish, reptiles and amphibians, birds, marine mammals, primates, and other mammals. Within each taxonomic group, four scientific disciplines are explored: conservation, reproductive physiology, behavior, and captive design.

Conservation chapters sum...(Read More)
 
 
Przewalski's Horse
Przewalski's Horse (August 1994)
The History and Biology of an Endangered Species
Lee Boyd - Editor
Katherine A. Houpt - Editor

“This book is an excellent review of current knowledge of this endangered species. It should be of interest to scientists from various disciplines of biology and behavior, as well as the managers of zoos and wildlife parks. It is a gathering, between two covers, of the knowledge of several eminent scientists who have spent years studying the biology and behavior of Przewalski's horse.” — Sharon L. Crowell-Davis, College of Veteri...(Read More)
 
 
Naturalistic Environments in Captivity for Animal Behavior Research
Naturalistic Environments in Captivity for Animal Behavior Research (December 1993)
Edward F. Gibbons Jr. - Editor
Everett J. Wyers - Editor
Everett Waters - Editor
Emil W. Menzel Jr. - Editor

This book addresses theoretical and pragmatic issues concerning naturalistic environments in captivity for animals. The multidisciplinary orientation of the volume will help regulatory personnel, administrators, and researchers to understand each other's roles and responsibilities in the design, construction, and real-time operation of these facilities. The book also highlights the important value of naturalistic environments in captivity to the sci...(Read More)
 
 
Primate Social Conflict
Primate Social Conflict (April 1993)
William A. Mason - Editor
Sally P. Mendoza - Editor

This book examines conflict as a normal and recurrent feature of primate social life, emphasizing that the study of aggression and social conflict is important to understanding the basic processes that contribute to social order. The authors go well beyond the usual view which tends to equate social conflict with fights over food, mates, or social supremacy, and analyze the diverse manifestations and significance of conflict in a variety of case s...(Read More)
 
 
Insect Defenses
Insect Defenses (July 1990)
Adaptive Mechanisms and Strategies of Prey and Predators
David L. Evans - Editor
Justin O. Schmidt - Editor

This work takes a fresh, modern approach to investigate and explain the predator and prey relationships of insects and spiders, the major terrestrial fauna on earth. Devoted to broad and in-depth analysis of arthropod defenses against predators, the book's approach is both experimentally and theoretically based with major emphasis on evolution, predator strategies and tactics, and prey defensive adaptations and behaviors.

The authors explain...(Read More)
 
 
Laboratory Animal Husbandry
Laboratory Animal Husbandry (June 1986)
Ethology, Welfare, and Experimental Variables
Michael W. Fox - Author

This book demonstrates that good science, animal care, and humane ethics are consonant and complimentary. Many environmental and treatment-related variables that can adversely affect both the animal and the validity of research are detailed. Fox provides a critical review of present standards of laboratory animal husbandry and routine experimental procedures.

Michael Fox is Director of the Institute for the study of Animal Problems a...(Read More)
 
 
The Behavior of Penguins
The Behavior of Penguins (June 1985)
Adapted to Ice and Tropics
Dietland Muller-Schwarze - Author

“Strange geese.” That was their description when they were discovered in 1520 during Magellan's historic voyage. Today, penguins are familiar to everyone, yet few researchers have observed them in the remote regions in which they live.

Written by an ecologist-behaviorist who has worked extensively in the natural penguin habitat, The Behavior of Penguins is the first general work on the entire family of...(Read More)
 
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