Extraordinary new insights into the minds and lives of our fellow creatures from two of the world’s top animal authors, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and Sy Montgomery. "In their writing and in their lives and in their remarkable friendship, Liz and Sy break down false barriers and carry us closer to our fellow creatures.”—from the foreword by Vicki Constantine Croke, author of Elephant Company Tamed and Untamed―a collection of essays penned by two of the world's most celebrated animal writers, Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas―explores the minds, lives, and mysteries of animals as diverse as snails, house cats, hawks, sharks, dogs, lions, and even octopuses. Drawing on stories of animals both wild and domestic, the two authors, also best friends, created this book to put humans back into the animal world. The more we learn about what other animals think and do, they explain, the more we understand ourselves as animals, too. Writes Montgomery, “The list of attributes once thought to be unique to our species―from using tools to waging war―is not only rapidly shrinking, but starting to sound less and less impressive when we compare them with other animals’ powers.” With humor, empathy, and introspection, Montgomery and Thomas look into the lives of all kinds of creatures―from man’s best friend to the great white shark―and examine the ways we connect with our fellow species. Both authors have devoted their lives to sharing the animal kingdom’s magic with others, and their combined wisdom is an indispensable contribution to the field of animal literature. The book contains a foreword by Vicki Constantine Croke, author of the bestseller Elephant Company.
Close Encounters of the Animal Kind
Author: Sy Montgomery,Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Category: Children's stories
An electronic version of this book is available Open Access at www.tandfebooks.com. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. One of the major challenges of urban development has been reconciling the way cities develop with the mounting evidence of resource depletion and the negative environmental impacts of predominantly urban-based modes of production and consumption. This book aims to re-politicise the relationship between urban development, sustainability and justice, and to explore the tensions emerging under real circumstances, as well as their potential for transformative change. For some, cities are the root of all that is unsustainable, while for others cities provide unique opportunities for sustainability-oriented innovations that address equity and ecological challenges. This book is rooted in the latter category, but recognises that if cities continue to evolve along current trajectories they will be where the large bulk of the most unsustainable and inequitable human activities are concentrated. By drawing on a range of case studies from both the global South and global North, this book is unique in its aim to develop an integrated social-ecological perspective on the challenge of sustainable urban development. Through the interdisciplinary and original research of a new generation of urban researchers across the global South and North, this book addresses old debates in new ways and raises new questions about sustainable urban development. .
Author: Adriana Allen,Andrea Lampis,Mark Swilling
Category: Business & Economics
This volume explores the relationship between siciety and the physical world through representation - the artistic re-creation of the physical world - which reflects interpretation.
Environment, Culture, and Society
Author: John R. Short
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Thomas Muldoon
Author: Manfred Schmeling,Monika Schmitz-Emans
Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann
Category: Landscape in literature
Author: William Denley Sheldon
Category: Reading (Elementary)
While official Chinese history has always been written from acentrist viewpoint, Chieftains into Ancestors describes theintersection of imperial administration and chieftain-dominated localculture in the culturally diverse southwestern region of China.Contemplating the rhetorical question of how one can begin to rewritethe story of a conquered people whose past was never transcribed in thefirst place, the authors combine anthropological fieldwork withhistorical textual analysis to build a new regionalhistory one that recognizes the ethnic, religious, andgendered transformations that took place in Chinasnation-building process.
Imperial Expansion and Indigenous Society in Southwest China
Author: David Faure,Cuiping He,Ho Ts'ui-p'ing
Publisher: UBC Press
Was machen Hunde, wenn sie sich unbeobachtet fühlen? Wie denken sie, was fühlen sie, wie orientieren sie sich sich «in freier Wildbahn», welches Sozialverhalten legen sie an den Tag? Die Biologin und Verhaltensforscherin Elizabeth Marshall Thomas erzählt, was sie im eigenen Rudel von elf Tieren erlebt hat. Ob es um die Huskys Misha und Maria geht, den asthmatischen Mops Bingo oder den australischen Schäferhund Rider: Sie folgte den Wegen und dem Verhalten ihrer Tiere über Jahre hinweg und beschreibt, was sie dabei lernte, liebevoll, aber durchaus unsentimental. Antropomorhismus ist für sie kein Vorwurf. Früher als viele andere hat die Autorin teilnehmend beobachtet und beschrieben, nach welchen Regeln Hunde sich und ihr Leben organisieren, wenn Menschen nicht eingreifen.
Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
Comprehensive view of Andreas-Salomé's fictional works, focusing on her depictions of women and questions of narrative and identity.
Author: Muriel Cormican
Publisher: Camden House
Category: Literary Criticism
Tone and Intonation are two types of pitch variation, which are used by speakers of all languages in order to give shape to utterances. More specifically, tone encodes segments and morphemes, and intonation gives utterances a further discoursal meaning that is independent of the meanings of the words themselves. In this comprehensive survey, Carlos Gussenhoven provides an overview of research into tone and intonation, discussing why speakers vary their pitch, what pitch variations mean, and how they are integrated into our grammars. He also explains why intonation in part appears to be universally understood, while at other times it is language-specific and can lead to misunderstandings. After eight chapters on general topics relating to pitch modulation, the book's central arguments are illustrated with comprehensive phonological descriptions - partly in Optimality Theory - of the tonal and intonational systems of six languages, including Japanese, Dutch, and English.
Author: Carlos Gussenhoven
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
An English translation of a commentary on the four gospels, written by a revered Assyrian bishop in the ninth century.
In Syriac and English
Author: Margaret Dunlop Gibson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The end of empire, a romantic story and the social life and culture of an elite British colony - these are the fascinating themes to emerge from this unique collection of letters and diary entries. It is an inside story of Northern Nigeria's independence and of a clash of cultures._x000D_ _x000D_ Tim Johnston's family was rich in patrician imperial tradition; his father and two uncles were in the 'heaven-born' Indian Civil Service and Tim spent his early years in the Punjab. After his degree at Oxford and the Oxford Colonial Administrative Service course he joined the British Colonial Service in Northern Nigeria. Berrice came from a very different background - a broken home and work in a dress-shop at the age of 14. War service provided a powerful and romantic link: Tim became a war hero and decorated fighter pilot, Berrice joined the ATS and they were married in 1942._x000D_ _x000D_ Tim returned to Northern Nigeria after the war and was marked as a high flyer. He served a successful apprenticeship as cadet, District Officer and Permanent Secretary to the first Premier of Northern Nigeria, the redoubtable Ahmadu Bello, ultimately becoming Deputy Governor - vital roles in the path to independence. But Berrice could never adjust to the role of 'senior wife' in the social life of the colony. Her inner feelings of self-doubt could lead to aloofness, even a 'frostiness'. She confessed to Lady Sharwood-Smith, the Governor's wife, 'I am not naturally a very social person'. _x000D_ _x000D_ Carolyn Johnston has woven together a series of delightful and revealing letters and diary entries from her parents which show both the social tensions of colonial life and illuminate Northern Nigeria on the brink of independence. 'Harmattan, A Wind of Change' is a rich treasure-house for scholars studying the end of empire and for readers who want to know about the personal impact of empire.
Life and Letters from Northern Nigeria at the End of Empire
Author: Johnston Carolyn
Publisher: The Radcliffe Press
Here is the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in New York. He was kidnaped by unscrupulous slave hunters and sold into slavery where he endured unimaginable degradation and abuse until his rescue twelve years later. A powerful and riveting condemnation of American slavery.
Author: Solomon Northup
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Captain Roland Warvold tells Alexa and Yipes about the adventures he shared with his brother Thomas in Elyon, before the wall went up and divided the world in two.
Author: Patrick Carman
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
With a Life of Aesop
Author: John Esten Keller
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category: Social Science
In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed, a History of the Language, and an English Grammar
Author: Samuel Johnson
Category: Book brands (Owners' marks)
The most essential insight that Buddhism offers is that all our individual suffering arises from three and only three sources, known in Buddhism as the three poisons: greed, ill-will, and delusion. In The Great Awakening, scholar and Zen teacher David Loy examines how these three poisons, embodied in society's institutions, lie at the root of all social maladies as well. The teachings of Buddhism present a way that the individual can counteract these to alleviate personal suffering, and in the The Great Awakening Loy boldly examines how these teachings can be applied to institutions and even whole cultures for the alleviation of suffering on a collective level. This book will help both Buddhists and non-Buddhists to realize the social importance of Buddhist teachings, while providing a theoretical framework for socially engaged members of society to apply their spiritual principles to collective social issues. The Great Awakening shows how Buddhism can help our postmodern world develop liberative possibilities otherwise obscured by the anti-religious bias of so much contemporary social theory.
A Buddhist Social Theory
Author: David R. Loy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster