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Voracious Science and Vulnerable Animals

Voracious Science and Vulnerable Animals Author : John P. Gluck
Release : 2016-10-26
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
ISBN : 022637565X
File Size : 31.58 MB
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Presents an account of how the author, trained as a behavioral scientist in the 1960s, came to grapple with the uncomfortable justifications offered for the use of primates in research labs, and became one of the scientists at the forefront of the movement to end research experiments on primates.

Animal Ethos

Animal Ethos Author : Lesley A. Sharp
Release : 2018-11-06
Publisher : University of California Press
ISBN : 0520299256
File Size : 35.40 MB
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What kinds of moral challenges arise from encounters between species in laboratory science? Animal Ethos draws on ethnographic engagement with academic labs in which experimental research involving nonhuman species provokes difficult questions involving life and death, scientific progress, and other competing quandaries. Whereas much has been written on core bioethical values that inform regulated behavior in labs, Lesley A. Sharp reveals the importance of attending to lab personnel’s quotidian and unscripted responses to animals. Animal Ethos exposes the rich—yet poorly understood—moral dimensions of daily lab life, where serendipitous, creative, and unorthodox responses are evidence of concerted efforts by researchers, animal technicians, veterinarians, and animal activists to transform animal laboratories into moral scientific worlds.

Neuroethics and Nonhuman Animals

Neuroethics and Nonhuman Animals Author : L. Syd M Johnson
Release : 2020-03-06
Publisher : Springer Nature
ISBN : 3030310116
File Size : 28.1 MB
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This edited volume represents a unique addition to the available literature on animal ethics, animal studies, and neuroethics. Its goal is to expand discussions on animal ethics and neuroethics by weaving together different threads: philosophy of mind and animal minds, neuroscientific study of animal minds, and animal ethics. Neuroethical questions concerning animals’ moral status, animal minds and consciousness, animal pain, and the adequacy of animal models for neuropsychiatric disease have long been topics of debate in philosophy and ethics, and more recently also in neuroscientific research. The book presents a transdisciplinary blend of voices, underscoring different perspectives on the broad questions of how neuroscience can contribute to our understanding of nonhuman minds, and on debates over the moral status of nonhuman animals. All chapters were written by outstanding scholars in philosophy, neuroscience, animal behavior, biology, neuroethics, and bioethics, and cover a range of issues and species/taxa. Given its scope, the book will appeal to scientists and students interested in the debate on animal ethics, while also offering an important resource for future researchers. Chapter 13 is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com.

Animals in the Writings of C. S. Lewis

Animals in the Writings of C. S. Lewis Author : Michael J. Gilmour
Release : 2017-09-19
Publisher : Springer
ISBN : 1137552980
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This book examines C. S. Lewis’s writings about animals, and the theological bases of his opposition to vivisection and other cruelties. It argues Genesis is central to many of these ethical musings and the book’s organization reflects this. It treats in turn Lewis’s creative approaches to the Garden of Eden, humanity’s “dominion” over the earth, and the loss of paradise with all the catastrophic consequences for animals it presaged. The book closes looking at Lewis’s vision of a more inclusive community. Though he left no comprehensive summary of his ideas, the Narnia adventures and science fiction trilogy, scattered poems and his popular theology inspire affection and sympathy for the nonhuman. This study challenges scholars to reassess Lewis as not only a literary critic and children’s author but also an animal theologian of consequence, though there is much here for all fans of Mr. Bultitude and Reepicheep to explore.

The Meaning of Disgust

The Meaning of Disgust Author : Colin McGinn
Release : 2011-11-18
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 0199912408
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Disgust has a strong claim to be a distinctively human emotion. But what is it to be disgusting? What unifies the class of disgusting things? Colin McGinn sets out to analyze the content of disgust, arguing that life and death are implicit in its meaning. Disgust is a kind of philosophical emotion, reflecting the human attitude to the biological world. Yet it is an emotion we strive to repress. It may have initially arisen as a method of curbing voracious human desire, which itself results from our powerful imagination. Because we feel disgust towards ourselves as a species, we are placed in a fraught emotional predicament: we admire ourselves for our achievements, but we also experience revulsion at our necessary organic nature. We are subject to an affective split. Death involves the disgusting, in the shape of the rotting corpse, and our complex attitudes towards death feed into our feelings of disgust. We are beings with a "disgust consciousness", unlike animals and gods-and we cannot shake our self-ambivalence. Existentialism and psychoanalysis sought a general theory of human emotion; this book seeks to replace them with a theory in which our primary mode of feeling centers around disgust. The Meaning of Disgust is an original study of a fascinating but neglected subject, which attempts to tell the disturbing truth about the human condition.

Big Pacific

Big Pacific Author : Rebecca Tansley
Release : 2017-06-06
Publisher : Princeton University Press
ISBN : 0691177481
File Size : 34.89 MB
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The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of Earth’s surface—more than all of the planet’s landmasses combined. It contains half of the world’s water, hides its deepest places, and is home to some of the most dazzling creatures known to science. The companion book to the spectacular five-part series on PBS produced by Natural History New Zealand, Big Pacific breaks the boundaries between land and sea to present the Pacific Ocean and its inhabitants as you have never seen them before. Illustrated in full color throughout, Big Pacific blends a wealth of stunning Ultra HD images with spellbinding storytelling to take you into a realm teeming with exotic life rarely witnessed up close—until now. The book is divided into four sections, each one focusing on an aspect of the Pacific. "Passionate Pacific" looks at the private lives of sea creatures, with topics ranging from the mating behaviors of great white sharks to the monogamy of wolf eels, while "Voracious Pacific" covers hunting and feeding. In "Mysterious Pacific," you will be introduced to the Pacific’s more extraordinary creatures, like the pufferfish and firefly squid, and explore some of the region’s eerier locales, like the turtle tombs of Borneo and the skull caves of Papua New Guinea. "Violent Pacific" examines the effects of events like natural disasters on the development of the Pacific Ocean’s geography and the evolution of its marine life. Providing an unparalleled look at a diverse range of species, locations, and natural phenomena, Big Pacific is truly an epic excursion to one of the world’s last great frontiers. Five-part series on PBS: Big Pacific will air Wednesdays on PBS, June 21-July 19, 2017

Sessile Animals of the Sea Shore

Sessile Animals of the Sea Shore Author : Vernon Haris
Release : 1990-03-31
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN : 9780412337604
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This is a study on the sessile species of the intertidal zone which attempts to portray the intricate interplay of structural, physiological and behavioural adaptations that enable one animal to live where its congeners cannot.

EcoAméricas

EcoAméricas Author :
Release : 1998
Publisher :
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File Size : 69.77 MB
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Biology Digest

Biology Digest Author :
Release : 1992-12
Publisher :
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File Size : 46.79 MB
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The Christian Science Monitor Index

The Christian Science Monitor Index Author :
Release : 2001
Publisher :
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File Size : 21.54 MB
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The Software Encyclopedia

The Software Encyclopedia Author :
Release : 2007
Publisher :
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File Size : 23.88 MB
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Insect Diseases

Insect Diseases Author : George E. Cantwell
Release : 1974
Publisher : Marcel Dekker Incorporated
ISBN :
File Size : 21.18 MB
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Diagnostic techniques; Virus and rickettsial diseases; Bacterial diseases; Mycoses; Protozoan infections.

Swift as a Shadow

Swift as a Shadow Author :
Release : 1999
Publisher : Mariner Books
ISBN :
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Extraordinary full-color photos and moving word portraits of lost and irreplaceable natural beauty offer stirring reminders of extinct animals--wildness that is no more. Color photos.

Baiji

Baiji Author : Kaiya Zhou
Release : 1991
Publisher : Stone Wall Press
ISBN : 9780913276563
File Size : 69.17 MB
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Lifeboats to Ararat

Lifeboats to Ararat Author : Sheldon Campbell
Release : 1980
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN :
File Size : 46.87 MB
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Applied Weed Science

Applied Weed Science Author : Merrill A. Ross
Release : 1985
Publisher :
ISBN :
File Size : 87.93 MB
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Characteristics and importance of weeds; Methods of weed control; Tillage equipament; The plant system and weed control; The soil system and weed control; Introduction to herbicides; Primarily foliar applied herbicide groups; Foliar and soil applied herbicide groups; Troubleshooting.

Dive Training

Dive Training Author :
Release : 1995
Publisher :
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Intensive Care Medicine in 10 Years

Intensive Care Medicine in 10 Years Author : Mitchell P. Fink
Release : 2006-10-25
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN : 9783540260998
File Size : 25.65 MB
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This book identifies trends in critical care medicine that will form the basis for practice over the next ten years. Predicting the future is always risky. Nevertheless, the ideas articulated in this book are likely to serve as a road map for intensivists, hospital administrators, and governmental leaders interested in healthcare as they seek to improve the quality and efficiency of hospital-based services.