The Ethology of Domestic Animals

The Ethology of Domestic Animals Author Per Jensen
ISBN-10 9781845935368
Release 2009
Pages 246
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Modern farm environments are profoundly different from the natural habitats of the ancestors of today's farm animals, and through genetic selection, the appearance and behaviour of the animals themselves have also changed. However, the legacy of the ancestors is still obvious, and some apparently bizarre actions are only possible to understand in the light of the evolutionary history of the species. On the other hand, some of the behaviour we can observe in animals in a modern farm or in a laboratory are not part of the normal, species-specific behaviour at all. They may even indicate that the animal is under stress and that its welfare is poor. Distinguishing between these possibilities is one important goal for applied ethology. This revised and updated edition includes extended coverage of dog behaviour and human-animal interactions as well as novel and intriguing research findings. The issue of animal cognition, central to understanding welfare, has also received a more thorough examination.



Livestock Handling and Transport 4th Edition

Livestock Handling and Transport  4th Edition Author Temple Grandin
ISBN-10 9781780643212
Release 2014-06-17
Pages 496
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Edited by world-renowned animal scientist Dr. Temple Grandin, this practical book integrates scientific research and industry literature on cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, goats, deer, and horses, in both the developed and developing world, to provide a practical guide to humane handling and minimizing animal stress. Reviewing the latest research on transport systems, restraint methods and facilities for farms and slaughterhouses, this fully updated fourth edition of Livestock Handling and Transport includes new coverage of animal handling in South America, and reviews extensive new research on pig transportation in North America



Horse Genetics

Horse Genetics Author Ernest Frank Bailey
ISBN-10 9781780643298
Release 2013
Pages 200
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This textbook describes the basic genetics of the horse including coat, color, parentage, medical and population genetics, cytogenetics, performance, breeding systems and genetic conservation.



The Reproductive Physiology of Mammals

The Reproductive Physiology of Mammals Author Keith K. Schillo
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131777596
Release 2009
Pages 462
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Reproductive Physiology of Mammals: From Farm to Field and Beyond explores the fundamental principles of mammalian reproductive biology in the context of a society that values the management of the reproductive activity of human and nonhuman animals. The format of the book is compatible with traditional approaches to teaching courses in reproductive physiology, but emphasizes basic biological principles and comparative analyses of reproductive physiology. This departure from tradition is intended to accommodate studentsa growing interests in companion and wild animals and provide expertise that allows students to pursue careers that require literacy in basic science.



The Semantic Sphere 1

The Semantic Sphere 1 Author Pierre Lévy
ISBN-10 9781118601518
Release 2013-01-22
Pages 381
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The new digital media offers us an unprecedented memory capacity, an ubiquitous communication channel and a growing computing power. How can we exploit this medium to augment our personal and social cognitive processes at the service of human development? Combining a deep knowledge of humanities and social sciences as well as a real familiarity with computer science issues, this book explains the collaborative construction of a global hypercortex coordinated by a computable metalanguage. By recognizing fully the symbolic and social nature of human cognition, we could transform our current opaque global brain into a reflexive collective intelligence.



Sterile Insect Technique

Sterile Insect Technique Author V.A. Dyck
ISBN-10 1402040512
Release 2006-02-23
Pages 787
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The sterile insect technique (SIT) is an environment-friendly pest control method that fits into area-wide integrated pest management (AW-IPM) programmes. This book describes the principles and practice of SIT, frankly evaluating its strengths and weaknesses, successes and failures. SIT is useful against pests that have considerable impact on plant, animal and human health, and criteria are provided to guide in the selection of pests appropriate for SIT.



Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary Psychology Author Lance Workman
ISBN-10 0521805325
Release 2004-05-20
Pages 417
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This textbook offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the complex but fascinating science of evolutionary psychology. By focusing on the way mind and behavior have developed and adapted to evolutionary pressures the authors show the relevance of an evolutionary approach to all areas of psychology and have created a stand-alone text that will also complement traditional courses. Not only are standard topics such as natural selection and sexual selection covered but also areas where there has been much exciting new research such as the evolution of the emotions, evolution and child development, the evolution of language and Darwinian medicine. The authors' objective perspective will be much appreciated in this often controversial area as will their engaging style and the user-friendly format. Each chapter features a preview and list of key terms, boxes highlighting case studies and the latest research, a summary and a guide to further reading.



Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia

Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia Author Gary West
ISBN-10 9781118792865
Release 2014-07-21
Pages 968
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Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia, Second Edition is a fully updated and revised version of the first comprehensive reference on anesthetic techniques in captive and free-ranging wildlife. Now including expanded coverage of avian and aquatic species, this exhaustive resource presents information on the full range of zoo and wildlife species. Covering topics ranging from monitoring and field anesthesia to CPR and euthanasia, the heart of the book is devoted to 53 species-specific chapters providing a wealth of information on little-known and common zoo and wildlife animals alike. In addition to new species chapters, the new edition brings a new focus on pain management, including chronic pain, and more information on species-specific physiology. Chapters on airway management, monitoring, emergency therapeutics, and field procedures are all significantly expanded as well. This update to Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia is an invaluable addition to the library of all zoo and wildlife veterinarians.



Origins and Revolutions

Origins and Revolutions Author Clive Gamble
ISBN-10 9781139462495
Release 2007-03-26
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In this study Clive Gamble presents and questions two of the most famous descriptions of change in prehistory. The first is the 'human revolution', when evidence for art, music, religion and language first appears. The second is the economic and social revolution of the Neolithic period. Gamble identifies the historical agendas behind 'origins research' and presents a bold alternative to these established frameworks, relating the study of change to the material basis of human identity. He examines, through artefact proxies, how changing identities can be understood using embodied material metaphors and in two major case-studies charts the prehistory of innovations, asking, did agriculture really change the social world? This is an important and challenging book that will be essential reading for every student and scholar of prehistory.



The Echo Maker

The Echo Maker Author Richard Powers
ISBN-10 0374706549
Release 2007-04-01
Pages 464
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On a winter night on a remote Nebraska road, 27-year-old Mark Schluter flips his truck in a near-fatal accident. His older sister Karin, his only near kin, returns reluctantly to their hometown to nurse Mark back from a traumatic head injury. But when he emerges from a protracted coma, Mark believes that this woman–who looks, acts, and sounds just like his sister–is really an identical impostor. Shattered by her brother's refusal to recognize her, Karin contacts the cognitive neurologist Gerald Weber, famous for his case histories describing the infinitely bizarre worlds of brain disorder. Weber recognizes Mark as a rare case of Capgras Syndrome, a doubling delusion, and eagerly investigates. What he discovers in Mark slowly undermines even his own sense of being. Meanwhile, Mark, armed only with a note left by an anonymous witness, attempts to learn what happened the night of his inexplicable accident. The truth of that evening will change the lives of all three beyond recognition. Set against the Platte River's massive spring migrations–one of the greatest spectacles in nature–The Echo Maker is a gripping mystery that explores the improvised human self and the even more precarious brain that splits us from and joins us to the rest of creation. The Echo Maker is the winner of the 2006 National Book Award for Fiction.



The Three Ecologies

The Three Ecologies Author Felix Guattari
ISBN-10 9781472534811
Release 2014-04-24
Pages 152
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Extending the definition of ecology to encompass social relations and human subjectivity as well as environmental concerns, The Three Ecologies argues that the ecological crises that threaten our planet are the direct result of the expansion of a new form of capitalism and that a new ecosophical approach must be found which respects the differences between all living systems. A powerful critique of capitalism and a manifesto for a new way of thinking, the book is also an ideal introduction to the work of one of Europe's most radical thinkers. This edition includes a chronology of Guattari's life and work, introductions to both his general philosophy and to the work itself, and extended notes to the original text.



Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals Author Committee for the Update of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
ISBN-10 9780309154000
Release 2010-12-27
Pages 248
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A respected resource for decades, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals has been updated by a committee of experts, taking into consideration input from the scientific and laboratory animal communities and the public at large. The Guide incorporates new scientific information on common laboratory animals, including aquatic species, and includes extensive references. It is organized around major components of animal use: Key concepts of animal care and use. The Guide sets the framework for the humane care and use of laboratory animals. Animal care and use program. The Guide discusses the concept of a broad Program of Animal Care and Use, including roles and responsibilities of the Institutional Official, Attending Veterinarian and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Animal environment, husbandry, and management. A chapter on this topic is now divided into sections on terrestrial and aquatic animals and provides recommendations for housing and environment, husbandry, behavioral and population management, and more. Veterinary care. The Guide discusses veterinary care and the responsibilities of the Attending Veterinarian. It includes recommendations on animal procurement and transportation, preventive medicine (including animal biosecurity), and clinical care and management. The Guide addresses distress and pain recognition and relief, and issues surrounding euthanasia. Physical plant. The Guide identifies design issues, providing construction guidelines for functional areas; considerations such as drainage, vibration and noise control, and environmental monitoring; and specialized facilities for animal housing and research needs. The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals provides a framework for the judgments required in the management of animal facilities. This updated and expanded resource of proven value will be important to scientists and researchers, veterinarians, animal care personnel, facilities managers, institutional administrators, policy makers involved in research issues, and animal welfare advocates.



Being Alive

Being Alive Author Tim Ingold
ISBN-10 9781136735431
Release 2011-04-19
Pages 288
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Tim Ingold sets out to restore life to where it should belong, at the heart of anthropological concern.



The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences

The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences Author Robert Andrew Wilson
ISBN-10 0262731444
Release 2001
Pages 964
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A landmark, comprehensive reference work that represents the methodological and theoretical diversity of this changing field.



Chemistry

Chemistry Author Catherine E. Housecroft
ISBN-10 0131275674
Release 2006
Pages 1285
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Provides robust coverage of the different branches of chemistry ¿ with unique depth in organic chemistry in an introductory text ¿ helping students to develop a solid understanding of chemical principles, how they interconnect, and how they can be applied to our lives.



The Biology of Religious Behavior

The Biology of Religious Behavior Author Jay R. Feierman
ISBN-10 9780313364303
Release 2009
Pages 301
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Offers a fresh and detailed take on the evolution of religious behavior from a biobehavioral perspective, promoting a new understanding that may help build bridges across the religious divide.



Spring Fire

Spring Fire Author Vin Packer
ISBN-10 1573441872
Release 1952
Pages 160
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Including a new introduction by the author describing the story behind the novel's initial publication in the 1950s which sold an amazing 1.5 million copies. Spring Fire chronicles the story of Leda and Mitch, two sorority sisters at a Midwestern university who stumble into a forbidden love affair. Packer ends the novel unhappily in order to satisfy US postal inspectors who would have seized a novel that affirmed lesbian love, yet Spring Fire has nevertheless touched the lives of countless lesbian readers and cleared the way for hundreds of lesbian pulps since.