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Understanding Others
Peoples, Animals, Pasts
Dominick LaCapra
To what extent do we and can we understand others—other peoples, species, times, and places? What is the role of others within ourselves, epitomized in the notion of unconscious forces? Can we come to terms with our internalized others in ways that foster mutual understanding and counteract the tendency to scapegoat, project, victimize, and...



Living with Animals
Bonds across Species
Living with Animals is a collection of imagined animal guides—a playful and accessible look at different human-animal relationships around the world. Anthropologists and their co-authors have written accounts of how humans and animals interact in labs, in farms, in zoos, and in African forests, among other places. Modeled after the classic A...



The Birds at My Table
Why We Feed Wild Birds and Why It Matters
Darryl Jones
Darryl Jones is fascinated by bird feeders. Not the containers supplying food to our winged friends, but the people who fill the containers.Why do people do this? Jones asks in The Birds at My Table. Does the food even benefit the birds? What are the unintended consequences of providing additional food to our winged friends?Jones takes us on a...



Zoo Ethics
The Challenges of Compassionate Conservation
Jenny Gray
Zoo Ethics examines the workings of modern zoos and considers the core ethical challenges faced by people who choose to hold and display animals in zoos, aquariums, or sanctuaries. Jenny Gray asserts the value of animal life and assesses the impacts of modern zoos, including the costs to animals in terms of welfare and the loss of liberty. Gray...



The Marine World
A Natural History of Ocean Life
Frances Dipper
The Marine World is a book for everyone with an interest in the ocean, from the marine biologist or student wanting expert knowledge of a particular group to the naturalist or diver exploring the seashore and...



Origins
The Search for Our Prehistoric Past
Frank H. T. Rhodes
In Origins, Frank H. T. Rhodes explores the origin and evolution of living things, the changing environments in which they have developed, and the challenges we now face on an increasingly crowded and polluted...



Fossils
The Key to the Past
Richard Fortey
The world-renowned paleontologist Richard Fortey provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of fossils and their use in reconstructing the history of life on Earth. Extensively illustrated in full color throughout, this fifth edition of Fossils includes the most recent advances in our understanding of the fossil record.



Biology and Evolution of Crocodylians
Gordon Grigg, David Kirshner
This volume is a comprehensive review of current scientific knowledge about the world’s largest and most famous living reptiles.



The Viral Network
A Pathography of the H1N1 Influenza Pandemic
Theresa MacPhail
Theresa MacPhail examines our collective fascination with and fear of viruses through the lens of the 2009 H1N1...



Walking Sideways
The Remarkable World of Crabs
Judith S. Weis
An engaging and informative tour of the remarkable world of crabs, highlighting their unique biology, natural history, and cultural significance.



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