Awareness, Emotions and Heart
By (author) Marc Bekoff
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Minding Animals by Marc Bekoff
Book DescriptionMinding Animals is concerned not only with the study of animal behaviour, but also with the innumerable ways in which humans interact with and intrude into the lives of our animal kin. The phrase "minding animals" is used in two ways. First, "minding animals" refers to caring for other animal beings, respecting them for who they are, appreciating their own world views, and wondering what and how they are feeling and why. The second meaning refers to the fact that many animals have very active and thoughtful minds. Throughout, the animals' point of view is stressed, based on the author's more than three decades of experience with a variety of animals. Minding Animals is a broad comparative, evolutionary, and ecological work that does not centre on nonhuman primates of one specific group of animals. After introducing himself in the field of ethology, the biological study of animal behaviour, Bekoff discusses behaviour patterns such as predatory behaviour, grooming and gossip, what animals know about what others know, self-medication, dreaming, sperm wars, and mate choice. The also discusses animal intelligence, emotions, and the evolution of social morality. The final chapters deal with the nature of human interactions with animals - how we use them for education, research, clothing, and food, and how we "redecorate" nature by moving animals from one place to another. Bekoff argues that we need more socially responsible and compassionate science to make progress solving the problems that we have created. He concludes that love is the answer and that we must connect with and love other animals, other humans, and all environments if we are to continue to live in harmony on this wondrous and interconnected planet.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195150773
(242mm x 162mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 12-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Marc Bekoff
Jane Effect, Paperback (February 2015)
"An anthology of nearly two hundred testimonies by groundbreaking primatologist Jane Goodall's friends and colleagues honoring her as a scientific pioneer, inspiring teacher, devoted friend, and engaging spirit whose complex personality tends to break down usual categories"--
Ignoring Nature No More, Paperback (June 2013)» View all books by Marc Bekoff
For far too long humans have been ignoring nature. This title features a host of renowned contributors who argue that we need a new mind-set about nature, one that centers on empathy, compassion, and being proactive.
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Author Biography - Marc Bekoff
Marc Bekoff is Professor of Biology at the Unviersity of Colorado, Boulder, and is a fellow of the Animal Behavior Society and a former Guggenheim Fellow. He was recently awarded the Exemplar Award from the Animal Behavior Society for major long-term contributions to the field of animal behavior. Marc is also the regional coordinator for Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots programme. He and Jane have recently co-founded the organization Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: Citizens for Responsible Animal Behavior Studies (www.ethologicalethics.com). Marc is also on the Advisory Board for the conservation organization, SINAPU, and in part of the international programme, Science and the Spiritual Quest II.
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