A Primate's Memoir

Love, Death and Baboons in East Africa
Author: Robert M. Sapolsky
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0099285770
Category: Baboons
Page: 304
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Book-smart and more than a little naive, Robert Sapolsky left the comforts of college in the US for a research project studying a troop of baboons in Kenya. Whether he's relating his adventures with his neighbours, Masai tribesmen, or his experiences learning how to sneak up and dart suspicious baboons, Sapolsky combines irreverence and humour with the best credentials in his field. A Primate's Memoir is the culmination of over two decades of experience and research - an exhilarating, hilarious and daring memoir, and an astonishing masterpiece of the people and nature of Africa.

Cosmopolitan Animals


Author: Kaori Nagai,Caroline Rooney,Donna Landry,Monica Mattfeld,Charlotte Sleigh,Karen Jones
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137376287
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 253
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Cosmopolitan Animals asks what new possibilities and permutations of cosmopolitanism can emerge by taking seriously our sharing and 'becoming-with' animals. It calls for a fresh awareness that animals are important players in cosmopolitics, and that worldliness is far from being a human monopoly.

Evolution and Prehistory: The Human Challenge


Author: William Haviland,Dana Walrath,Harald Prins,Bunny McBride
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285061411
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
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Offering compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in a variety of locations around the globe, Haviland, Walrath, Prins and McBride present evolution and prehistory in vivid, accessible terms, and demonstrate how the field is relevant to understanding the complex world around you. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the different ways humans face the challenge of existence; learn about the connection between biology and culture in the course of human evolutionary history as well as in shaping contemporary human biology, beliefs, and behavior; and see the impact of globalization on the continued survival of our species and planet. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Centralizing Fieldwork

Critical Perspectives from Primatology, Biological and Social Anthropology
Author: Jeremy MacClancy,Agustín Fuentes
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1845458516
Category: Social Science
Page: 310
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Fieldwork is a central method of research throughout anthropology, a much-valued, much-vaunted mode of generating information. But its nature and process have been seriously understudied in biological anthropology and primatology. This book is the first ever comparative investigation, across primatology, biological anthropology, and social anthropology, to look critically at this key research practice. It is also an innovative way to further the comparative project within a broadly conceived anthropology, because it does not focus on common theory but on a common method. The questions asked by contributors are: what in the pursuit of fieldwork is common to all three disciplines, what is unique to each, how much is contingent, how much necessary? Can we generate well-grounded cross-disciplinary generalizations about this mutual research method, and are there are any telling differences? Co-edited by a social anthropologist and a primatologist, the book includes a list of distinguished and well-established contributors from primatology and biological anthropology.

Записки примата: Необычайная жизнь ученого среди павианов


Author: Р.Сапольски
Publisher: Альпина Паблишер
ISBN: 5961450325
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 424
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Эта книга — воспоминания о более чем двадцати годах знакомства известного приматолога Роберта Сапольски с Восточной Африкой. Будучи совсем еще молодым ученым, автор впервые приехал в заповедник в Кении с намерением проверить на диких павианах свои догадки о природе стресса у людей, что не удивительно, учитывая, насколько похожи приматы на людей в своих биологических и психологических реакциях. Собственно, и себя самого Сапольски не отделяет от своих подопечных — подопытных животных, что очевидно уже из названия книги. И это придает повествованию особое обаяние и мощь. Вместе с автором, давшим своим любимцам библейские имена, мы узнаем об их жизни, страданиях, любви, соперничестве, борьбе за власть, болезнях и смерти. Не менее яркие персонажи книги — местные жители: фермеры, егеря, мелкие начальники и простые работяги. За два десятилетия в Африке Сапольски переживает и собственные опасные приключения, и трагедии друзей, и смены политических режимов — и пишет об этом так, что чувствуешь себя почти участником событий.

British Wildlife


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Natural history
Page: N.A
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Kaapse bibliotekaris


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Libraries
Page: N.A
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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957- (also published separately)

The Animal Gaze

Animal Subjectivities in Southern African Narratives
Author: Wendy Woodward
Publisher: Witwatersrand University Press
ISBN: 9781868144624
Category: History
Page: 192
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Many humans do not regard animals as complex beings. Instead,they objectify animals, relate to them as pets, or see them simplyas spectacles of beauty or wildness. By contrast, the southernAfrican writers whose work is explored in The Animal Gaze,including Olive Schreiner, Zakes Mda, Yvonne Vera, Eugene N.Marais, J.M. Coetzee, Luis Bernardo Honwana, Michiel Heyns,Marlene van Niekerk and Linda Tucker, represent animals asrichly individual subjects. The animals-including cattle, horses,birds, lions, leopards, baboons, dogs, cats and a whale-experiencecomplex emotions and have agency, intentionality andmorality, as well as an ability to recognize and fear death.The Animal Gaze engages with the writings of Jacques Derrida,J.M. Coetzee, Val Plumwood and Martha C. Nussbaum,as it brings together literary studies, ethics, animal studies andAfrican traditional thought, including shamanism, in a way thatcompels the reader to think differently about nonhuman animalsand human relationships with them.

Kenya


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Kenya
Page: N.A
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The Moral Mind


Author: Henry Haslam
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781845400163
Category: Philosophy
Page: 106
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The moral mind is an important part of what makes us human, but for much of the twentieth century there was a sustained attempt to persuade us that morality was of little account and should not be taken seriously. Recent years have seen a welcome reversal of this trend. There is renewed interest in morality, and a wish to find values that believers and non-believers can share. This survey of the moral mind shows how our moral sense engaged with different aspects of the human personality: with our instincts, inherited from our pre-human primate ancestors; with the way we follow the customs of our community; and with our sense of something beyond these instincts and customs. The author seeks to show how far evolutionary theory can help us to understand our moral thinking, and, in the final chapter, he suggest how we may be able to work towards a new consensus on moral issues.

New Scientist


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Public Library Catalog


Author: Juliette Yaakov
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
ISBN: 9780824210397
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 1434
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Highly recommended reference works in all subject areas and non-fiction books for adults, plus information on electronic editions when available. More than 8,000 books in the main volume. More than 2,400 new titles in annual paperbound supplements. More than 2,000 analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.

Геном. Автобиография вида в 23 главах


Author: Мэтт Ридли
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457878899
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Генетика развивается стремительно. Ее развитие часто сравнивают с революцией. Уследить за тем, как изменяются наши представления о жизни и наследственности, не успевает не только широкая публика, но и специалисты. Это порождает массу слухов и домыслов о страшных мутантах, которых коварные ученые штампуют в своих лабораториях, тогда как поразительные открытия новых методов диагностики и лечения генетических заболеваний, включая рак, остаются незамеченными или непонятыми. Книга Мэтта Ридли очень актуальна. Просто и доступно автор представил историю генетики от первых догадок до ошеломляющего прорыва, начавшегося с открытия структуры ДНК Уотсоном и Криком.

Educational Film & Video Locator of the Consortium of College and University Media Centers and R.R. Bowker


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Motion pictures
Page: 3361
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The World Book Encyclopedia


Author: N.A
Publisher: World Book
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: 754
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An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.

The New International Encyclopædia


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
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The New International Encyclopaedia


Author: Daniel Coit Gilman,Harry Thurston Peck,Frank Moore Colby
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
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Grandma's Letters from Africa


Author: Linda K. Thomas
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440191476
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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"This is Linda's story of her first four years working in Africa as a missionary. In this narrative, uniquely told through letters to her granddaughters, Linda shares how she stumbles into adventures most grandmas could not imagine"--Back cover.

Monkeyluv

And Other Essays on Our Lives as Animals
Author: Robert M. Sapolsky
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 209
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A collection of original essays by a leading neurobiologist and primatologist share the author's insights into behavioral biology, including discussion of the physiology of genes and the factors that shape human social interaction.