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Encounters with Animals

Encounters with Animals

  • Author: Gerald Durrell
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141971304
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 176
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'I once travelled back from Africa on a ship with an Irish captain who did not like animals. This was unfortunate, because most of my luggage consisted of about two hundred odd cages of assorted wildlife . . .' Gerald Durrell's accounts of the animals he encountered on his travels were some of the first widely shared descriptions of the world's most extraordinary animals. Moving from the West Coast of Africa to the northern tip of South America - and elsewhere - Durrell observes the courtships, wars and characters of a variety of creatures, from birds of paradise, to ants and anteaters, among others. Told with his trademark charm and humour, Gerald Durrell's Encounters with Animals is a uniquely entertaining exploration of some of the world's most striking landscapes and the wildlife it is home to.

Encounters with Animals

Encounters with Animals

  • Author: Simon Burt
  • Publisher: Starhaven
  • ISBN: 9780936315232
  • Category:
  • Page: 135
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Rescuing Ladybugs

Rescuing Ladybugs

Inspirational Encounters with Animals That Changed the World

  • Author: Jennifer Skiff
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • ISBN: 1608685039
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 304
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Countless times throughout our lives, we’re presented with a choice to help another soul. Rescuing Ladybugs highlights the true stories of remarkable people who didn’t look away from seemingly impossible-to-change situations and instead worked to save animals. Prepare to be transported to Borneo to release orangutans, Brazil to protect jaguars, Africa to connect with chimpanzees and elephants, the Maldives to free mantas, and Indonesia, the only place where dragons still exist in the wild.

The New Year's owl

The New Year's owl

encounters with animals, people & the land they share

  • Author: Susan Hand Shetterly
  • Publisher: Yankee Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 149
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Face to Face with Animals

Face to Face with Animals

Levinas and the Animal Question

  • Author: Peter Atterton ,Tamra Wright
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 1438474105
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 264
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Explores Levinas’s approach to animal ethics from a range of perspectives. This is the first volume of primary and secondary source material dedicated solely to the animal question in Levinas. Drawing on previously unpublished material, including the recent discovery and digitization of the original French recording of an interview with Levinas that took place in 1986, it seeks to give fresh impetus to the debate surrounding the moral status of animals in Levinas’s work. The book offers ten essays by leading scholars, along with a general introduction that places Levinas’s philosophy in the context of the growing field of animal ethics. The aim of the volume is to encourage dialogue on how we can extend Levinas’s ethics beyond its traditional human confines and to spur further research on the opportunities and challenges it raises. “Face to Face with Animals is an extraordinarily important and timely contribution. Although the question of the animal has weighed heavily upon Levinas scholars for more than two decades, it has not until now formed the subject of a book-length study. This volume rectifies that absence and proves to have been well worth the wait. It is more than scholarly. It is also, in its own way, a rousing call to thinking and acting otherwise in the face of the unsettling gazes of animal others and in the shadow of their useless suffering. Reading Levinas both with and against the grain, Face to Face with Animals makes clearer than ever that injustice is irreducible to inhumanity.” — David L. Clark, coeditor of Intersections: Nineteenth-Century Philosophy and Contemporary Theory “This book contributes the most sustained and multifaceted engagement with Levinas on animals and animality to date. In particular, it makes an important and unique contribution to the interdisciplinary field of animal studies, in which Levinas has long been a figure of great interest in light of the promise his ethics of alterity would seem to hold for developing an ethics that encompasses nonhuman animals.” — Karalyn Kendall-Morwick, Washburn University

Between Ourselves

Between Ourselves

Second-person Issues in the Study of Consciousness

  • Author: Evan Thompson
  • Publisher: Imprint Academic
  • ISBN: 9780907845140
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 313
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Second-person ""I -- You"" relations are central to human life yet have been neglected in consciousness research. This book puts that right, and goes further by also including decriptions of animal ""person-to-person"" interactions.

Engaging with animals

Engaging with animals

Interpretations of a shared existence

  • Author: Georgette Leah Burns,Mandy Paterson
  • Publisher: Sydney University Press
  • ISBN: 1743320299
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 274
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Humans and nonhuman animals engage with each other in a multitude of fascinating ways. They have always done so, motivated by both necessity and choice. Yet, as human population numbers increase and our impact on the planet expands, this engagement takes on new meanings and requires new understanding. In Engaging with animals: interpretations of a shared existence experts in the field of human-animal studies investigate, from a variety of differing disciplinary perspectives, the ways in which humans and other animals interact. Grouped into three broad sections the chapters focus on themes ranging from attitudes, ethics and interactions to history, art and literature, and finally animal welfare outcomes. While offering different interpretations of the human-nonhuman interactions, they share a common goal in attempting to find pathways leading to a mutually beneficial and shared co-existence.

The Common Worlds of Children and Animals

The Common Worlds of Children and Animals

Relational Ethics for Entangled Lives

  • Author: Affrica Taylor,Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317365836
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 136
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The lives and futures of children and animals are linked to environmental challenges associated with the Anthropocene and the acceleration of human-caused extinctions. This book sparks a fascinating interdisciplinary conversation about child–animal relations, calling for a radical shift in how we understand our relationship with other animals and our place in the world. It addresses issues of interspecies and intergenerational environmental justice through examining the entanglement of children’s and animal’s lives and common worlds. It explores everyday encounters and unfolding relations between children and urban wildlife. Inspired by feminist environmental philosophies and indigenous cosmologies, the book poses a new relational ethics based upon the small achievements of child–animal interactions. It also provides an analysis of animal narratives in children’s popular culture. It traces the geo-historical trajectories and convergences of these narratives and of the lives of children and animals in settler-colonised lands. This innovative book brings together the fields of more-than-human geography, childhood studies, multispecies studies, and the environmental humanities. It will be of interest to students and scholars who are reconsidering the ethics of child–animal relations from a fresh perspective.