Animal Management and Welfare in Natural Disasters
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Animal Management and Welfare in Natural Disasters

The devastating impacts of natural disastersnot only directly affect humans and infrastructure, but also animals, which may be crucial to the livelihoods of many people.This bookconsiders the needs of animals in the aftermath of disasters and explains the importance of looking to their welfare in extreme events. The authors explore how animals are affected by specific disaster types, what their emergency and subsequent welfare needs ...

How the Snake Lost its Legs: Curious Tales from the Frontier of Evo-Devo
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How the Snake Lost its Legs

'Professor Held has created a remarkable work of scholarship, notable for its accessibility, readability, and breadth with an overall welcoming tone that is reminiscent of those memorable professors who make the complex approachable through their lectures ... The book works on several levels, suitable for sampling as well as for an entire read. The concluding 'bestiary' celebrates the diversity of life and the vast array of questions...

Primate Communication: A Multimodal Approach
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Primate Communication: A Multimodal Approach

Bringing together research on primate vocal, gestural, facial, olfactory and multimodal communication, Primate Communication offers a uniquely holistic overview. It explores the morphological, neural and cognitive foundations of primate communication through discussion of cutting-edge research. It is essential reading for researchers and students interested in primate behaviour and language evolution.

The Howell Book of Dogs: The Definitive Reference to 300 Breeds and Varieties
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The Howell Book of Dogs

The Howell Book of Dogs is a hardcover, four-color book that will serve as a timeless and authoritative reference for dog owners and those who are considering getting a dog. Approximately 300 breeds and varieties are covered, encompassing AKC breeds, UKC breeds, and many rare breeds, such as the Eurasier, Jagd Terrier, Mi Ki, and Thai Ridgeback. One or more color photos of each breed will supplement text that describes the breed’s or...

Jean-Louis Victor, "Ces animaux qui nous font du bien"
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Ces animaux qui nous font du bien

Les animaux peuvent être thérapeutes et sauveurs des hommes, tant vis-à-vis des enfants autistes ou psychotiques que pour tirer de la dépression ou du stress, que pour soulager des handicaps physiques et mentaux… L’essor de la thérapie assistée par l’animal est manifeste et ne fait que débuter avec des résultats remarquables… Un ouvrage qui ouvre des perspectives incroyables. Quatrième de couverture Oui, affirment nos deux auteurs, i...

K9 Teams: Beyond the Basics of Search and Rescue and Recovery
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K9 Teams: Beyond the Basics of Search and Rescue and Recovery

This is an excellent book that has been needed for years! Great for all interested in detection dog work, from beginners to seasoned trainers, in addition to the law enforcement agencies who use them. (Billy Smith, Sr., Founder, National Narcotics Detection Dog Association (NNDDA); Co-Founder, Law Enforcement Training Specialists, International (L.E.T.S.))

Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance
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Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance

This book is the most authoritative work on the subject. I have read all three editions and have often used the information when working in bear country and a national park, as well as for giving advice about black bear safety. My only complaint is that the 3rd edition contains very little in the way of new information not covered in the 2nd edition. Irregardless, the book is still very relevant as a starting point in the study of be...

Animal Pragmatism: Rethinking Human-Nonhuman Relationships
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Animal Pragmatism: Rethinking Human-Nonhuman Relationships

What does American pragmatism contribute to contemporary debates about human-animal relationships? Does it acknowledge our connections to all living things? Does it bring us closer to an ethical treatment of all animals? What about hunting, vegetarianism, animal experimentation, and the welfare of farm animals? While questions about human relations with animals have been with us for millennia, there has been a marked rise in public a...