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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.

Pandas to Penguins

Pandas to Penguins

Ethical Encounters with Animals at Risk

  • Author: Melissa Gaskill
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN: 1623496691
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 256
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Perhaps nothing about nature calls to us as deeply as wild animals. To see an enormous whale leaping out of the water, the eerily human eyes of a gorilla, or the comical waddle of a penguin; to hear the ethereal howl of a wolf or majestic roar of a lion—these experiences change us. Around the world, animal populations are threatened by loss of habitat, pollution, climate change, overhunting, and poaching—and yet wildlife-based tourism is growing rapidly and makes up as much as forty percent of the worldwide tourism industry today. In Pandas to Penguins, nature journalist Melissa Gaskill profiles twenty-five species and one endangered ecosystem, highlighting local ecofriendly travel outfitters operating in the area for those seeking out their own enriching personal experience with wildlife. She provides basic information about each animal’s behavior and biology, descriptions of the threats they face, and maps, photographs, and first-person accounts of wildlife watching. Each species meets three basic criteria: 1) some level of risk to its survival, 2) a reasonably accessible habitat where travelers have a chance to view the animal in the wild in its natural setting, and 3) responsible tourism that directly benefits the animal or its habitat. More than a wildlife bucket list or an exhortation to “see them before they’re gone,” this guide is intended to identify wildlife experiences that can be life changing for people as well as animals. Extinction is tragic but not inevitable. We can all do something to make a difference, and Pandas to Penguins is an important resource for adventurers and armchair travelers alike.

Encounters with Animals

Encounters with Animals

  • Author: Simon Burt
  • Publisher: Starhaven
  • ISBN: 9780936315232
  • Category:
  • Page: 135
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Holy and Noble Beasts

Holy and Noble Beasts

Encounters with Animals in Medieval Literature

  • Author: David Salter
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
  • ISBN: 0859916243
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 168
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Through an analysis of literary sources, the book explores the broad range of attitudes towards animals and the natural world current in Western Europe during the later middle ages.

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.

Crossing Paths

Crossing Paths

Uncommon Encounters with Animals in the Wild

  • Author: Craig Childs
  • Publisher: Sasquatch Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 256
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Recounts a naturalist's encounter with such animals as bears, coyotes, elk, smelt, porcupines, and blue sharks

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.

Zoogenesis

Zoogenesis

Thinking Encounter with Animals

  • Author: Richard Iveson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780957147041
  • Category: Animals (Philosophy)
  • Page: 360
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Zoogenesis: Thinking Encounter with Animals offers radical new possibilities for encountering and thinking with other animals, and thus for the politics of animal liberation. Examining the machinations of power that legitimize the killing of nonhuman animals, Zoogenesis shows too how thoroughly entangled they are with the 'noncriminal' putting to death of human animals. Such legitimation consists in a theatrics of displacement that transforms singular, nonsubstitutable living beings into mute, subjugated bodies that may be slaughtered but never murdered. Nothing less than the economy of genocide, Iveson thereafter explores the possibility of interventions that function in the opposite direction to this 'animalizing' displacement - interventions that potentially make it unthinkable that living beings can be 'legitimately' slaughtered. Along the way, Zoogenesis tracks just such 'animal encounters' across various disciplinary boundaries - stumbling across their traces in a short story by Franz Kafka, in the bathroom of Jacques Derrida, in a politically galvanising slogan, in the deaths of centipedes both actual and fictional, in the newfound plasticity of the gene, and in the sharing of an inhuman knowledge that saves novelist William S. Burroughs from a life of deadly ignorance. Such encounters, argues Iveson, are zoo-genetic, with zoogenesis naming the emergence of a new living being that interrupts habitual instrumentalisation and exploitation. With this creative event, a new conception of the political emerges which, as the necessary supplement of an ethical demand, offers potentially radical new ways of being with other animals.