Download Grave Pawns: Civilization's Animal Victims by Jared Christman PDF

By Jared Christman

This publication friends into the depths of human habit so one can resolution a festering query of fine and evil, fact and phantasm: Why does humankind have any such fervor for victimizing animals?--victimizing them in slaughterhouses, in laboratories, on land and sea, for the pride of appetites either holy and unholy? What we discover after we gaze deeply adequate, and earnestly sufficient, is whatever that Carl Jung known as the shadow--a hidden crucible of habit within which the angels and demons of our nature merge. Grave Pawns is a journey de strength of interdisciplinary considering, combining a large choice of topic components right into a compelling conception of violence opposed to animals.

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Download The New Anthropomorphism (Problems in the Behavioural by John S. Kennedy PDF

By John S. Kennedy

John Kennedy's thesis is that anthropomorphism isn't unavoidably lifeless, yet is lurking below assorted disguises. in reality, it nonetheless impacts study, yet is usually accidental and accordingly it is going unrecognized. He presents abundant documentary facts of how researchers unconsciously slip into anthropomorphism. The booklet comprises nineteen essays on behavioral options that experience seldom been pointed out as anthropomorphic, yet in reality endure that connotation and result in error. a few of these, corresponding to seek photographs in birds and the training of grammatical language through apes, were obvious as mistakes after a time. a better quantity, reminiscent of efference replica, goal-directedness, cognition, and affliction in animals, are nonetheless present although now not but considered as misguided. we will be able to not often desire to medication ourselves altogether of pondering anthropomorphically, and it may be very important as a metaphor. the ultimate bankruptcy outlines issues we will be able to do to reduce the wear anthropomorphism does to the informal research of animal habit.

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Download The Hopes of Snakes: And Other Tales from the Urban by Lisa Couturier PDF

By Lisa Couturier

In The Hopes of Snakes, Lisa Couturier celebrates the tales of forgotten, ignored animals who've tailored nobly to urban and suburban existence within the Northeast. With sharp notion and deep humanity, she has stumbled on what's so outstanding within the nature we see as a rule and illuminated it like not anyone earlier than her. The Hopes of Snakes is an eloquent and strong debut via the most effective new writers exploring nature within the humanized panorama.

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Download Tiger (Reaktion Books - Animal) by Susie Green PDF

By Susie Green

Opposite to renowned trust, it's the tiger, now not the lion, who's the real king of the jungle. A male tiger can develop to 11 ft in size and weigh greater than 650 kilos. glossy, strong, and mysterious, the tiger is respected as a powerful image of sexuality and ferocity in lots of cultures worldwide. but the tiger’s energy and sweetness has additionally been its downfall—nearly the whole lot of the tiger has a cost to poachers, together with the animal’s cover, tooth, bones, or even sexual organs. With Tiger, writer Susie eco-friendly explores the tiger’s new prestige as either predator and prey. She additionally examines the tiger’s wealthy cultural background, from its valued place in Taoist mythology and the chinese language Zodiac, to newer interpretations of the tiger’s prowess within the paintings of Salvador Dal?. clever, readable, and lushly illustrated, Tiger will attract the broad viewers that admires this splendidly important but hugely endangered species. (20061103)

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Download The Emperor's Assassin: Memoirs of a Bow Street Runner (Dell by T.F. Banks PDF

By T.F. Banks

For 20 years, England and France were at warfare. Now the warfare has come home…On a sunny July day in 1815, Plymouth Sound is crowded with boats vying for a view of England’s nice battleship HMS Bellerophon. For aboard the vessel is the stout little Frenchman who threw the area into chaos. In London, a few humans clamor for Napoleon’s execution, others for his exile, and nonetheless others for a civil trial on English soil. For one humble London detective, the talk has grew to become lethal. Bow highway Runner Henry Morton has a homicide to solve--and Napoleon himself is on the middle of the matter.The sufferer is a Frenchwoman, the mistress of a count number. quickly Morton is racing via a demimonde of French expatriates, Bonapartists, fanatical Royalists, and one very harmful, drunken petty criminal. From an unique London brothel to a scene of carnage on a Dartmoor farm, the detective enters a covert battle over Napoleon’s destiny. And amid the betrayal, deception, and homicide, Morton will face a waterloo of his personal.

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Download The reproduction and development of sharks, skates, rays and by Leo S. Demski, John P. Wourms PDF

By Leo S. Demski, John P. Wourms

This quantity had its beginning in a symposium at the Reproduction andDevelopment of Cartilaginous Fishes that was once held on the annual conferences of the yankee Elasmobranch Society and the yank Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Charleston, South Carolina in 1990. The cartilaginous fishes, classification Chondrichthyes, are a wide and various workforce of fishes that come with nearly 900 to 1100 dwelling species of sharks, skates, rays and ratfishes. all through their heritage, which dates again at the least four hundred million years, they've been a winning significant section of the marine environment. The chondrichthyan fishes occupy a pivotal place in comparative and evolutionary reviews of vertebrate replica and improvement. they're the oldest surviving staff of jawed vertebrates they usually own either the grownup vertebrate Bauplan and the vertebrate application of embryonic improvement. the key good points of the feminine reproductive method, together with its embryonic beginning, constitution, physiological functionality, and biochemistry, it sounds as if have been validated early in vertebrate evolution and are totally constructed in chondrichthyan fishes. those beneficial properties of the feminine reproductive procedure were retained through the evolution of the opposite sessions of vertebrates. a lot a similar could be stated for the male reproductive method. in addition, viviparity, placental nourishment of constructing embryos, and the hormonal legislation of those occasions made an preliminary visual appeal during this staff. The 22 articles offered during this quantity compile a large choice of complementary study by way of investigators from seven nations, permitting us to expand the scope and implications of our experiences whereas determining possibilities for destiny examine. the looks of a quantity at the copy and improvement of cartilaginous fishes is kind of opportune. the continuing lifestyles of those fishes, which survived the nice extinction occasions of Earth's historical past, is now threatened via overexploitation except quick steps for his or her conservation are undertaken. wisdom in their copy and improvement not just is an result in itself, yet is of severe significance in devising winning conservation and source administration innovations.

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Download Nelson's Surgeon: William Beatty, Naval Medicine, and the by Laurence Brockliss, John Cardwell, Michael Moss PDF

By Laurence Brockliss, John Cardwell, Michael Moss

Within the lead-up to the bicentenary of Trafalgar a couple of very important new reports were released in regards to the lifetime of Nelson and his defeat of the mixed Fleet in 1805. regardless of the numerous function performed via the future health and health of the British crews in securing the victory, little has been written hitherto in regards to the naval health care provider within the period of the lengthy conflict opposed to France. This publication is meant to fill the distance. Sir William Beatty (1773-1842) was once physician of the Victory at Trafalgar. An Ulsterman from Londonderry, he had joined the army in 1791. sooner than being warranted to Nelson's flagship, Beatty had served upon ten different warships, and survived a yellow fever epidemic, court docket martial, and shipwreck to proportion within the trap of a Spanish treasure send. After Trafalgar, he grew to become surgeon of the Channel Fleet, established at Plymouth, and at last general practitioner to Greenwich clinic, the place he served till his retirement in 1838. because the publication makes transparent in drawing upon an in depth prosopographical database, Beatty's profession until eventually 1805 was once consultant of the adventure of the nearly 2,000 naval surgeons who joined the army throughout the warfare. the 1st a part of the biography presents an in depth and scholarly creation to the pro schooling, education, and paintings of the naval healthcare professional. yet after 1805 Beatty turned a member of the carrier elite, and his profession turns into fascinating for different purposes. within the ultimate a long time of his lifestyles, Beatty was once excess of a senior naval health care professional. As a Fellow of the Royal Society, director of the Clerical and medical health insurance corporation, and director of the London to Greenwich Railway, he was once a widespread determine in London's enterprise and clinical neighborhood, who used his starting to be wealth to construct a wide number of books and manuscripts. His later existence is testimony to the a lot wider contribution that a few naval and armed forces clinical officials made to the advance of the recent Britain of the 19th century. In Beatty's case, too, the contribution used to be unique. by way of publishing in 1807 his rigorously crafted Authentic Narrative of the loss of life of Lord Nelson, he used to be instrumental in forging the parable of the hero's final hours, which has develop into part of the nationwide realization and has helped to outline for generations the concept that of Britishness.

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Download The Inadequate Environment: Nitrogen and the Abundance of by Thomas C.R. White PDF

By Thomas C.R. White

Ecology is characterised through a speedily turning out to be complexity and variety of evidence, points, examples, and observations. what's badly wanted is the improvement of universal styles, of principles that, as in different sciences reminiscent of physics, can extra normally clarify the expanding complexity and variability we become aware of. Tom White, being one of many "seniors" in ecology, makes such an test in his publication. the development he indicates and explains with quite a few examples from the complete animal state is a common starvation for nitrogen, a distress that drives the ecology of all organisms. He advocates that the notice of this primary position that the difficulty of nitrogen performs within the ecology of all organisms will be as a far a part of each one ecologis's highbrow gear as is the notice of the very fact of evolution by way of common choice. His declare is that no longer "enery" yet "nitrogen" is the main constrained "currency" within the animal global for the creation and development in their young.

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Download The Incredible Double (PM Fiction) by Owen Hill PDF

By Owen Hill

More often than not, Clay Blackburn is your typical, bisexual, publication scout in Berkeley, but sometimes he’s a would-be deepest detective—without a license, gun, or perhaps a enterprise card. regardless of his questionable skills, humans nonetheless come to him for aid, and he unavoidably comes throughout greater than his justifiable share of difficulty. via all of it, he’s consistently looking the fountain of teen, the parable of paradise, the pie within the sky—The awesome Double. scuffling with his method via company shills, Berkeley loonies, and CEO thugs, Clay struggles to appreciate the key of The Double and become aware of the real that means of lifestyles. Joined through his 3 trusty yet goofy sidekicks—best buddy and lefty soldier of fortune Marvin, ex-FBI agent Bailey Dao, and smarmy yet debonair Dino Centro—Clay confronts a bunch of unusual characters, together with drug casualty became poet free Bruce, conspiracy theorist Larry Sasway, and charm, the Tallulah Bankhead of Berkeley. Together—and occasionally no longer so together—they group as much as foil Drugstore Wally, the CEO with an evil plan.

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