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Animal: Exploring the Zoological World

Animal: Exploring the Zoological World

  • Author: Phaidon Editors,James Hanken
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • ISBN: 9780714876818
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 352
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Explore the beauty and diversity of the animal world through more than 300 captivating images from across time and from every corner of the globe Animal: Exploring the Zoological World is a visually stunning and broad-ranging survey that explores and celebrates humankind's ongoing fascination with animals. Since our very first moments on Earth, we have been compelled to make images of the curious beasts around us - whether as sources of food, danger, wonder, power, scientific significance or companionship. This carefully curated selection of images, chosen by an international panel of experts, delves into our shared past to tell the story of animal life. From the first cave paintings, extraordinary medieval bestiaries and exquisite scientific illustration, to iconic paintings, contemporary artworks and the incredible technological advancements that will shape our futures together, the huge range of works reflects the beauty and variety of animals themselves - including butterflies, hummingbirds, bats, frogs, tigers, dogs, jellyfish, spiders and elephants, to name a few. Arranged in a curated and thought-provoking sequence, this engaging compilation includes iconic works by some of the great names in zoology, such as Conrad Gesner, Charles Darwin and John James Audubon, as well as celebrated artists and photographers, indigenous cultures and lesser-known figures who have made important contributions to the study and representation of animals throughout history.

Zoology

Zoology

The Secret World of Animals

  • Author: Dk Pub
  • Publisher: DK
  • ISBN: 9781465482518
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 416
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From tiny insects to sleek great white sharks and majestic elephants, this book invites you to explore the animal kingdom up close--from head to toe. Whether you're interested in specific animal groups such as mammals or birds or have a passion for wildlife photography, this beautiful book will delight, fascinate, and surprise. DK's elegant new introduction to wild animals is packed with dramatic photography and crystal-clear illustrations that explain how animals work, both physically and socially, celebrates their beauty, and describes how they are adapted to do different things and survive in different environments. The unique head-to-toe approach, with chapters on different body parts, allows you to focus in on the beauty of the antenna of a moth, the flight feathers of a parrot, or the feeding tentacles of a coral. Zoology also explores how we have depicted animals in art throughout the ages, from zoological drawings that recorded new discoveries to great paintings and drawings inspired by a deep connection to the natural world. With fascinating stories, such as how animals communicate, defend their territories, and attract mates, Zoology offers an engaging introduction to the extraordinary diversity of the animal kingdom.

General Zoology

General Zoology

Investigating the Animal World

  • Author: Dennis Holley
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
  • ISBN: 1457542129
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 818
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General Zoology: Investigating the Animal World is an introductory level college biology textbook that provides students with an accessible and engaging look at the fundamentals of zoology. Written for a one-term, undergraduate course of mixed majors and non-majors, this reader-friendly text is concept driven vs. terminology driven. That is, the text is based on the underlying concepts and principles of zoology rather than strict memorization of terminology. Written in a student-centered, conversational style, this educational research-based textbook uniquely connects students and our society to animals from various perspectives—economic, ecologic, medical, and cultural, exploring how the animal world and human realm are intimately intertwined. End-of-chapter questions challenge students to think critically and creatively while incorporating science process skills and zoological principles.

Companion Animals and Us

Companion Animals and Us

Exploring the Relationships Between People and Pets

  • Author: Anthony L. Podberscek,Elizabeth S. Paul,James A. Serpell
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521017718
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 335
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Over the past 30 years there has been a tremendous growth in interest in the multidisciplinary field of human-companion animal interactions and relationships. This is not surprising considering that pets are kept in at least half of the households in Western societies. What then, is so special about the relationships people have with their pets? Are we very different from our ancestors in the ways we feel about animals? What does pet-keeping tell us about ourselves and our relationships with people? Can pets be good for our health? Do they help promote empathy for other humans? These questions and more are explored in this book. Companion Animals and Us brings together some of the newest research from a wide variety of disciplines including anthropology, history, psychology, sociology, human and veterinary medicine. This book will make fascinating reading for anyone interested in understanding more about the human-pet relationship.

Exploring the animal world

Exploring the animal world

  • Author: Charles Sutherland Elton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Animal behavior
  • Page: 119
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The Science of Animals

The Science of Animals

Inside their Secret World

  • Author: DK
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • ISBN: 0241430860
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 336
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Explore the everyday miracle of the animal kingdom. With spectacular, studio-quality photography and clear explanations, this ebook reveals the incredible anatomy, behaviour, and beauty of every type of creature, from hair to scale and whisker to tail. This elegant introduction to zoology offers interesting views, angles, and close-ups that show you animals in surprising detail. The unique nose-to-tail approach, with chapters on different body parts, allows you to focus in on the beauty of the antenna of a moth, the flight feathers of a parrot, or the feeding tentacles of a jellyfish. It explains how form relates to function - how each feature is an evolutionary answer to the challenges of environment and lifestyle. Features on key animals combine photography from the field with rounded descriptions of star species. These species are glowing examples of hunting, speed, camouflage, or any topic in question. The Science of Animals also explores how we have depicted animals in art, from zoological drawings that recorded new discoveries to great paintings inspired by a deep connection to the natural world. With fascinating stories, such as how animals communicate, defend their territories, and attract mates, The Science of Animalsoffers an engaging introduction to the diversity of the animal kingdom.

The Encyclopedia of Animals

The Encyclopedia of Animals

A Complete Visual Guide

  • Author: Fred Cooke
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520244060
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 608
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Presents a survey of all animal groups, with diagrams, distribution maps, color photographs. and overviews of animal evolution, behavior, habitats, and adaptation.

Early Modern Zoology: The Construction of Animals in Science, Literature and the Visual Arts 9 (2 vols)

Early Modern Zoology: The Construction of Animals in Science, Literature and the Visual Arts 9 (2 vols)

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9047422368
  • Category: History
  • Page: 688
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In this volume, specialists from various disciplines (Neo-Latin, French, German, Dutch, History, History of Science, Art History) explore the fascinating early modern discourses on animals in science, literature and the visual arts.

Incredible Journeys

Incredible Journeys

Exploring the Wonders of Animal Navigation

  • Author: David Barrie
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1473656842
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 336
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'David Barrie, who himself has sailed the oceans using a sextant, is passionate about navigation and describes in delightful detail the myriad ways in which animals get around ... eye-opening book.' Frans de Waal, New York Times 'Only a sailor could relate the navigational powers of both humans and animals with such appreciation, excitement, and precision. Thank you, David Barrie, for taking us along on these riveting voyages by sail and wing, hoof and flipper. We arrive surprised, delighted, and awed.' Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus 'Immensely entertaining... [Barrie] is an admirably reliable and assiduous guide to what we do and don't yet know.' Andrew Holgate, Sunday Times 'Barrie has a good eye for colourful detail.' Kathryn Hughes, Mail on Sunday 'This is a must-read for anyone fascinated with the wonders of nature.' Publishers Weekly In Incredible Journeys, award-winning author David Barrie takes us on a tour of the cutting-edge science of animal navigation, where breakthroughs are allowing scientists to unravel, for the first time, how animals as various as butterflies, birds, crustaceans, fish, reptiles and even people find their way. Weaving interviews with leading experts on animal behaviour with the groundbreaking discoveries of Nobel-Prize winning neuroscientists, Barrie shines a light on the astounding skills of animals of every stripe. Dung beetles that steer by the light of the Milky Way. Ants and bees that navigate using patterns of light invisible to humans. Sea turtles, spiny lobsters and moths that find their way using the Earth's magnetic field. Salmon that return to their birthplace by following their noses. Baleen whales that swim thousands of miles while holding a rock-steady course and birds that can locate their nests on a tiny island after crisscrossing an entire ocean. There's a stunning diversity of animal navigators out there, often using senses and skills we humans don't have access to ourselves. For the first time, Incredible Journeys reveals the wonders of these animals in a whole new light.

The World of Animals

The World of Animals

  • Author: Joshua BishopRoby
  • Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
  • ISBN: 1433391228
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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What things do all animals have in common? How do scientists classify animals? How are humans classified and what makes them different? Enter the animal kingdom with zoologists who study animals! You'll explore how scientists use a system called taxonomy to classify and organize different kinds of living things as you explore the wonderful world of animals.