Animals in Translation

Animals in Translation Author Temple Grandin
ISBN-10 0156031442
Release 2005
Pages 358
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An animal scientist draws on her experience as an autistic to identify commonalities between animals and autistics, offering insight into how animals process sensory information and how they often possess unrecognized talents.



The Christian Delusion

The Christian Delusion Author John W. Loftus
ISBN-10 9781616143183
Release 2010-04-20
Pages 422
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In this anthology of recent criticisms aimed at the reasonableness of Christian belief, a former evangelical minister and apologist, author of the critically acclaimed Why I Became an Atheist, has assembled fifteen outstanding articles by leading skeptics, expanding on themes introduced in his first book. Central is a defense of his "outsider test of faith," arguing that believers should test their faith with the same skeptical standards they use to evaluate the other faiths they reject, as if they were outsiders. Experts in medicine, psychology, and anthropology join Loftus to show why, when this test is applied to Christianity, it becomes very difficult to rationally defend. Collectively, these articles reveal that popular Christian beliefs tend to rely on ignorance of the facts. Drawing together experts in diverse fields, including Hector Avalos, Richard Carrier, David Eller, and Robert Price, this book deals a powerful blow against Christian faith. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Vergemeinschaftung in Zeiten der Zombie Apokalypse

Vergemeinschaftung in Zeiten der Zombie Apokalypse Author Michael Dellwing
ISBN-10 9783658017224
Release 2014-09-30
Pages 375
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TV-Serien haben in den letzten Jahren explosionsartig an kultureller Bedeutung gewonnen. Sie haben den Film als führendes Unterhaltungsmedium und damit auch als Mittel zur sozialen Distinktion längst abgelöst. Literatur-, Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaften haben diesen Bedeutungsgewinn erkannt und parallel dazu Fernsehforschung zu einem neuen Schwerpunkt entwickelt, besonders im englischsprachigen Raum. Dieser Band möchte einen Beitrag dazu leisten, die bestehenden Beschäftigungen der Fernsehforschung an die Sozialwissenschaft anzubinden und die Diskussion im deutschsprachigen Raum befördern. Dabei wählt er einen Zugang über eine thetische Eingrenzung, um die sozialwissenschaftliche Komponente der Untersuchungen zu betonen: Er nimmt sich den in den letzten Jahren immer populärer werdenden Figuren von Zombies, Vampiren, Aliens, Geistern, Monstern und anderen fantastischen Anderen an. Im besonderen Verhältnis zu sonstigen sozialen Bedeutungen und Identitäten, die in soziologischer Perspektive immer als konstruiert erscheinen, bietet die Beschäftigung mit fantastischen Anderen hier eine Chance: Denn im Spiegel des Fantastischen und Irrealen kann das Eigene in seiner Konstruiertheit offensichtlich gemacht werden.



Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight Author Eviatar Zerubavel
ISBN-10 9780199366637
Release 2015-03-13
Pages 208
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Many of us take for granted that what we perceive is a completely accurate representation of the world around us. Yet we have all had the experience of suddenly realizing that the keys or glasses that we had been looking for in vain were right in front of us the whole time. The capacity of our sense organs far exceeds our mental capabilities, and as such, looking at something does not guarantee that we will notice it. Our minds constantly prioritize and organize the information we take in, bringing certain things to the foreground, while letting others - that which we deem irrelevant - recede into the background. What ultimately determines what we perceive, and what we do not? In this fascinating book, noted sociologist Eviatar Zerubavel argues that we perceive things not just as human beings but as social beings. Drawing on fascinating examples from science, the art world, optical illusions, and all walks of life, he shows that what we notice or ignore varies across cultures and throughout history, and illustrates how our environment and our social lives - everything from our lifestyles to our professions to our nationalities - play a role in determining how we actually use our senses to access the world. A subtle yet powerful examination of one of the central features of our conscious life, this book offers a way to think about all that might otherwise remain hidden in plain sight.



Animeat s End

Animeat s End Author Wilson J. Warren
ISBN-10 9781477279434
Release 2012-10-19
Pages 254
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In the future, contact between people and animals is forbidden. Because interaction between people and animals leads to pain and suffering, eliminating contact has the highest priority. Eating animal meat--animeat--is a heinous crime and punished severely. Everyone is vegan. The Order of the Prelate teaches Noameran citizens to reject human dominion over the animal world. Christianity and other religious traditions that had empowered people to believe they could use animals for whatever purposes they chose have been disbanded. Pet ownership has also been banned. The hypocrisy that had allowed people to kill some animals for food while saving others to be loved as pets no longer exists. Welcome to the moral order of 22d century Noamera. When Will'm Ashbee violates this moral order, can a defense for his actions be found in the annals of human-animal interactions?



Miss Conduct s Mind over Manners

Miss Conduct s Mind over Manners Author Robin Abrahams
ISBN-10 1429992301
Release 2009-05-26
Pages 288
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A witty, sophisticated guide to the new principles of modern social behavior, by a psychologist and popular alternative-etiquette-and-ethics guru This is no rule book about forks and calling cards. As a child, Robin Abrahams was bitterly disappointed when her parents forced her to have a lemonade stand rather than a booth for dispensing advice. In Miss Conduct's Mind over Manners, Abrahams, now a psychologist and the popular "Miss Conduct" columnist for The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, tackles the perplexing social dilemmas of our time: - Is it polite to say "Bless you" to a sneezing atheist? - Should a foreign person's name be pronounced in his native accent? - Does knitting at a meeting display a lack of attention or superior multitasking? - Can a restaurant these days still be so fancy that you cannot request a doggie bag with dignity? - What's a nice vegetarian to do if Gypsies give her bread smeared with lard? Bringing to bear the insights of psychology, Abrahams outlines eight steps to more graceful living that can be applied to uncertain situations-and for handling the inevitable mistakes-involving food, religion, children, pets, health, sex, money, and more. With humor, compassion, and gusto, Miss Conduct's Mind over Manners delivers thoughtful and thought-provoking advice for everyone navigating the complex world of modern human interaction.



Onto Cartography

Onto Cartography Author Levi R Bryant
ISBN-10 9780748679997
Release 2014-03-17
Pages 312
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Defends and transforms naturalism and materialism to show how culture itself is formed by nature. Bryant endorses a pan-ecological theory of being, arguing that societies are ecosystems that can only be understood by considering nonhuman material agencies



The Presence of Nature

The Presence of Nature Author S. James
ISBN-10 9780230248526
Release 2009-11-19
Pages 167
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Are any nonhuman animals conscious? Why, if at all, should we strive to conserve natural environments? In what sense are we parts of nature? Simon James draws on a range of philosophical and literary sources to develop original answers to these and other questions, setting out a refreshingly new approach to environmental philosophy.



Natural Animal Healing An Earth Lodge Guide to Pet Wellness

Natural Animal Healing  An Earth Lodge Guide to Pet Wellness Author Maya Cointreau
ISBN-10 9781257496075
Release 2013-03-13
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Natural Animal Healing includes natural health solutions for pets from many modalities including homeopathy, flower essences, energy healing, animal communications, aromatherapy, crystal healing, over 50 pages of herbs and a comprehensive table of ailments and corresponding remedies. Whether you have a cat, dog, or large animal this book is an informative, easy to use guide to pet wellness packed with enjoyable anecdotes and healing examples.



Literature and Disability

Literature and Disability Author Alice Hall
ISBN-10 9781317537397
Release 2015-08-11
Pages 184
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Literature and Disability introduces readers to the field of disability studies and the ways in which a focus on issues of impairment and the representation of disability can provide new approaches to reading and writing about literary texts. Disability plays a central role in much of the most celebrated literature, yet it is only in recent years that literary criticism has begun to consider the aesthetic, ethical and literary challenges that this poses. The author explores: key debates and issues in disability studies today different forms of impairment, with the aim of showing the diversity and ambiguity of the term "disability" the intersection between literary critical approaches to disability and feminist, post-colonial, and autobiographical writing genre and representations of disability in relation to literary forms including novels, short stories, poems, plays and life writing This volume provides students and academics with an accessible overview of literary critical approaches to disability representation.



Cool Down

Cool Down Author Steve Prentice
ISBN-10 0470675314
Release 2010-03-25
Pages 288
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Tap into the power that cool thinking generates—learn how going slower can actually help you get more done, faster. Before you check your wireless e-mail for the fourth time this hour, ask yourself, is this truly helping you get further ahead? Or is the pressure to address the immediate actually pushing you backwards? Cool Down takes a look at our innate and powerful addiction to high-speed activity, and shows how it is robbing us of the ability to think creatively and to connect with others (clients, colleagues, managers, and even family) just when we need to the most. Cool Down offers a provocative look at the value of slowing down in many aspects of our lives and demonstrates clearly that to get further ahead, faster, people do actually need to cool down. It's not about doing less; it's about achieving more by slowing down. Cool Down highlights the harmful effects of speed on productivity and reveals the value of slow in helping us to think clearly and prioritize more effectively. Cool Down is a fascinating look at the world of work, revealing how and why slow is the next tool of strategic advantage. Shows why and how to consciously step away from reactionism, pressure, and overload. Reveals the numerous ways in which cooling down will improve your potential and abilities--intellectually, emotionally, and creatively--making you more productive by going slower. Contains practical advice that will help you apply cool techniques to real-world situations: at work, on the road, and at home. Explains how to improve communication with your boss, your colleagues, and your family. Features lots of examples, practical tips, to-dos, and concepts that are memorable and easy to apply. Each end-of-chapter summary includes "Key Points to Take Away" and assessment questions to help you honestly observe and change your current habits. A complete approach to managing the pressures of life in a fast-paced world, Cool Down allows you to slow down so you can get ahead--and stay there.



Eine Anthropologin auf dem Mars

Eine Anthropologin auf dem Mars Author Oliver Sacks
ISBN-10 3499602423
Release 1997-01
Pages 448
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Eine Anthropologin auf dem Mars has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Eine Anthropologin auf dem Mars also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Eine Anthropologin auf dem Mars book for free.



Animals in the Military

Animals in the Military Author John Kistler
ISBN-10 9781598843460
Release 2011-06-30
Pages 393
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This book pays tribute to the unrecognized warriors and unsung heroes of human warfare: millions of animals from a surprising variety of species, ranging from rodents to dolphins to llamas. * Includes more than 40 photos and drawings of war animals * Features more than 25 sidebars that illuminate topics with interesting anecdotes and facts * Contains a comprehensive bibliography with further readings



The Future of Ecocriticism

The Future of Ecocriticism Author Serpil Oppermann
ISBN-10 9781443830973
Release 2011-05-25
Pages 501
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As we enter the second decade of the twenty-first century, environmental concerns dominate the media headlines, from rampant poverty in the developing world to nuclear accidents in industrialized nations. How did human civilization arrive at its current predicaments, and what can we do to temper our habits of mind and mitigate society’s environmentally (and socially) destructive behaviors? The field of ecocriticism (also sometimes called “environmental criticism”) attempts to grapple with such issues. A branch of literary and cultural studies that essentially began in North America in the 1970s, ecocriticism is currently one of the most quickly developing areas of environmental research and teaching. The Future of Ecocriticism: New Horizons brings together thirty-two of the latest articles in the field, including work by some of the leading scholars from around the world. Although ecocriticism has been particularly active in North America, Western Europe, and East Asia, important studies of traditional environmental thought, environmental communication strategies, and environmental aesthetics have begun to emerge in every region of this world. This new book, co-edited by three prominent Turkish scholars and a leading American ecocritic, offers a special cluster of Turkish ecocriticism, with a focus on environmental stories and ideas in this culture that bridges Europe and Asia. Another unique feature of The Future of Ecocriticism: New Horizons is the concluding dialogue among the four editors about the current state of the field.



Man Writes Dog

Man Writes Dog Author William Farina
ISBN-10 9781476614557
Release 2014-03-21
Pages 224
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Over the millennia, many great writers, from Pliny and Plutarch to C.S. Lewis and John Steinbeck, have addressed diverse canine themes in their work, usually in a broader, human context. Late in the 20th century it was conclusively established by modern science that all dogs, without exception, are descended from wolves. Viewed through the dynamic lens of this new model, the constantly evolving relationship between humankind and canines, both wild and domesticated, appears more complex and intertwined than ever before. This survey reviews what 20 selected authors from the Western tradition have had to say on the same subject matter leading up to our present times.



Explorations of Consciousness in Contemporary Fiction

Explorations of Consciousness in Contemporary Fiction Author Grzegorz Maziarczyk
ISBN-10 9789004347854
Release 2017-07-17
Pages 260
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Explorations of Consciousness in Contemporary Fiction is a collection of essays examining the potential of the contemporary English-language novel to represent and inquire into various aspects of the human mind.



The Compassionate Carnivore Or How to Keep Animals Happy

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