What is an Animal?

Author: Tim Ingold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134948174

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.


Author: Erica Fudge

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861894430

Category: Education

Page: 182

View: 1445


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 Biology of Animal Stress

Basic Principles and Implications for Animal Welfare

Author: Gary P. Moberg,Joy A. Mench

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851999302

Category: Animal welfare

Page: 377

View: 3691


The subjects of stress and animal welfare are currently attracting immense interest. This book brings together a range of perspectives from biomedical research (including human health and animal models of human stress) on stress and welfare, and assesses new approaches to conceptualising and alleviating stress.

Animal Philosophy

Author: Matthew Calarco,Peter Atterton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826464132

Category: Philosophy

Page: 220

View: 7949


Animal Philosophy is the first text to look at the place and treatment of animals in Continental thought. A collection of essential primary and secondary readings on the animal question, it brings together contributions from the following key Continental thinkers: Nietzsche, Heidegger, Bataille, Levinas, Foucault, Deleuze, Guattari, Derrida, Ferry, Cixous, and Irigaray. Each reading is followed by commentary and analysis from a leading contemporary thinker. The coverage of the subject is exceptionally broad, ranging across perspectives that include existentialism, poststructuralism, postmodernism, phenomenology and feminism. This anthology is an invaluable one-stop resource for anyone researching, teaching or studying animal ethics and animal rights in the fields of philosophy, cultural studies, literary theory, sociology, environmental studies and gender and women's studies.

Animal Testing

The Animal Rights Debate

Author: Chris Hayhurst

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823932139

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 3997


Discusses the pros and cons of testing products intended for human use on animals, as well as the legal and ethical issues involved.

Domestic Animal Behaviou...

Author: Broom, D.M.,Fraser, A.F.

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780640536


Page: N.A

View: 6505


Behaviour is a significant indicator of health in animals and understanding behaviour is the key to good management. Animal behaviour and animal welfare science are fast becoming core topics in the curriclua of agriculture and veterinary students. The eagerly awaited fourth edition of Farm Animal Behaviour and Welfare builds on the coverage of the previous edition, fully updating it to take into account developments over the last 10 years. This new edition covers companion animals as well as farm animal species including farmed fish. It is an indispensible textbook covering the major and growing areas in agricultural and veterinary science and practice. There is now a 5th Edition of this book for sale.
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Animal Breeding

Author: A. E. Clark

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789057022920

Category: Nature

Page: 268

View: 3224


This text part offers a review of the research and developing technologies in the expanding areas of genetics, embryology, and molecular biology from experts in the various fields. It includes sections covering manipulation of the embryo, and the mapping and engineering of the genome, as well as information on nuclear transfer and the development of xenotransplantation. Possibilities for future research and development are also considered.

Plant and Animal Cells

Understanding the Differences Between Plant and Animal Cells

Author: Judy Yablonski

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781404203242

Category: Nature

Page: 48

View: 7171


Discusses the differences between the multicellular large living things such as trees or humans and organisms containg only one cell, such as germs.

Animal Testing

Issues and Ethics

Author: Stephanie Watson

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 143585022X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 5472


Discusses the pros and cons of testing products intended for human use on animals, as well as the legal and ethical issues involved.