What It's Like to Be a Dog

And Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience

Author: Gregory Berns

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465096255

Category: Science

Page: 320

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"Dog lovers and neuroscientists should both read this important book." --Dr. Temple Grandin What is it like to be a dog? A bat? Or a dolphin? To find out, neuroscientist and bestselling author Gregory Berns and his team did something nobody had ever attempted: they trained dogs to go into an MRI scanner--completely awake--so they could figure out what they think and feel. And dogs were just the beginning. In What It's Like to Be a Dog, Berns takes us into the minds of wild animals: sea lions who can learn to dance, dolphins who can see with sound, and even the now extinct Tasmanian tiger. Berns's latest scientific breakthroughs prove definitively that animals have feelings very much like we do--a revelation that forces us to reconsider how we think about and treat animals. Written with insight, empathy, and humor, What It's Like to Be a Dog is the new manifesto for animal liberation of the twenty-first century.

Animal Welfare and International Environmental Law

Author: Werner Scholtz

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1788113942

Category: Law

Page: 336

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At a time when the planet’s wildlife faces countless dangers, international environmental law continues to overlook its evolving welfare interests. This thought-provoking book provides a crucial exploration of how international environmental law must adapt to take account of the growing recognition of the intrinsic value of wildlife.

Animal Ethos

The Morality of Human-Animal Encounters in Experimental Lab Science

Author: Lesley A. Sharp

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520971051

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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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.

Headspace

Sniffer Dogs, Spy Bees and One Woman's Adventures in the Surveillance Society

Author: Amber Marks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448131049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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Crime detection has gone to the dogs and squirrels are being busted for espionage. If you've never wondered about the new direction of 'intelligence-led policing' in our society, now is the time to start. It was a chance encounter with a police sniffer-dog that drew criminal lawyer Amber Marks into the hidden world of the science of smell and its law-enforcement applications. Soon she stumbled into a wonderland of contemporary surveillance, where the spying skills of bees, dolphins and a myriad other critters were being harnessed to build a 'secure world' of bio-intelligence. From the businesses, scientists and military departments developing new smell-based surveillance technologies, to good old-fashioned police dogs, Amber discovered a secret world of security forces, where animals and scent are as important as intelligence agents and CCTV. Part polemical exploration of our burgeoning surveillance society, part humorous memoir, this intriguing book will capture your imagination and get you wondering: just who stands to benefit from all this 'security'?

Adventures with Ari

A Puppy, a Leash & Our Year Outdoors

Author: Kathryn Miles

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602396388

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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Traces the author's forays into experiencing nature and promoting green agendas in accordance with a dog's perspective, describing the rewards she enjoyed while exploring the natural world at the side of her free-spirited puppy.

Being a Beast

Author: Charles Foster

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782831991

Category: Nature

Page: 218

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LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2016 Charles Foster wanted to know what it was like to be a beast: a badger, an otter, a deer, a fox, a swift. What it was really like. And through knowing what it was like he wanted to get down and grapple with the beast in us all. So he tried it out; he lived life as a badger for six weeks, sleeping in a dirt hole and eating earthworms, he came face to face with shrimps as he lived like an otter and he spent hours curled up in a back garden in East London and rooting in bins like an urban fox. A passionate naturalist, Foster realises that every creature creates a different world in its brain and lives in that world. As humans, we share sensory outputs, lights, smells and sound, but trying to explore what it is actually like to live in another of these worlds, belonging to another species, is a fascinating and unique neuro-scientific challenge. For Foster it is also a literary challenge. Looking at what science can tell us about what happens in a fox's or badger's brain when it picks up a scent, he then uses this to imagine their world for us, to write it through their eyes or rather through the eyes of Charles the beast. An intimate look at the life of animals, neuroscience, psychology, nature writing, memoir and more, it is a journey of extraordinary thrills and surprises, containing wonderful moments of humour and joy, but also providing important lessons for all of us who share life on this precious planet.

Alumnae Bulletin

Author: Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Alumnae Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Psychology

Being Human : Brief/update

Author: Zick Rubin,Elton B. McNeil

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 530

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Cretaceous Dawn

Author: Lisa M. Graziano,Michael S. A. Graziano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981514833

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

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Police chief Sharon Earles probes into the mystery behind the explosion of a gravitation vault at a physics lab, particularly the disappearance of four people working there and the discovery of half a corpse still inside it.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.