Tamed and Untamed

Close Encounters of the Animal Kind

Author: Sy Montgomery,Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 160358756X

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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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.
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Untamed Urbanisms (Open Access)

Author: Adriana Allen,Andrea Lampis,Mark Swilling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317599101

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

View: 9464

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. .
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Imagined Country

Environment, Culture, and Society

Author: John R. Short

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815629542

Category: Philosophy

Page: 253

View: 3761

This volume explores the relationship between siciety and the physical world through representation - the artistic re-creation of the physical world - which reflects interpretation.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: Thomas Muldoon

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Das Paradigma Der Landschaft in Moderne und Postmoderne

Author: Manfred Schmeling,Monika Schmitz-Emans

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 9783826033827

Category: Landscape in literature

Page: 302

View: 7785

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Sheldon Basic Reading Series

Author: William Denley Sheldon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reading (Elementary)

Page: N.A

View: 2839

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Chieftains Into Ancestors

Imperial Expansion and Indigenous Society in Southwest China

Author: David Faure,Cuiping He,Ho Ts'ui-p'ing

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774823682

Category: History

Page: 254

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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.
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Das geheime Leben der Hunde

Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644405638

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 582

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.
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American Journal of Physiology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Physiology

Page: N.A

View: 4918

Vols. for 1898-1941, 1948-56 include the Society's proceedings (primarily abstracts of papers presented at the 10th-53rd annual meetings, and the 1948-56 fall meetings).
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Women in the Works of Lou Andreas-Salomé

Negotiating Identity

Author: Muriel Cormican

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 157113414X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 183

View: 1209

Comprehensive view of Andreas-Salomé's fictional works, focusing on her depictions of women and questions of narrative and identity.
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The Phonology of Tone and Intonation

Author: Carlos Gussenhoven

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521012003

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 355

View: 9201

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.
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The Commentaries of Isho'dad of Merv, Bishop of Hadatha (c. 850 A.D.)

In Syriac and English

Author: Margaret Dunlop Gibson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108019005

Category: Religion

Page: 332

View: 4954

An English translation of a commentary on the four gospels, written by a revered Assyrian bishop in the ninth century.
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Harmattan, A Wind of Change

Life and Letters from Northern Nigeria at the End of Empire

Author: Johnston Carolyn

Publisher: The Radcliffe Press

ISBN: 0857713183

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 2840

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.
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Twelve Years a Slave

Author: Solomon Northup

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625586531

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 4759

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.
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Into the Mist

Author: Patrick Carman

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439899982

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 281

View: 4668

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.
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Aesop's Fables

With a Life of Aesop

Author: John Esten Keller

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813132457

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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A Dictionary of the English Language

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

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Book brands (Owners' marks)

Page: 2

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The Great Awakening

A Buddhist Social Theory

Author: David R. Loy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861718631

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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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.
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