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Animals in Translation

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ISBN10 : 1439130841

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Nature

Viewed : 393

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Book Summary: With unique personal insight, experience, and hard science, Animals in Translations is the definitive, groundbreaking work on animal behavior and psychology. Temple Grandin’s professional training as an animal scientist and her history as a person with autism have given her a perspective like that of no other expert in the field of animal science. Grandin and coauthor Catherine Johnson present their powerful theory that autistic people can often think the way animals think—putting autistic people in the perfect position to translate “animal talk.” Exploring animal pain, fear, aggression, love, friendship, communication, learning, and even animal genius, Grandin is a faithful guide into their world. Animals in Translation reveals that animals are much smarter than anyone ever imagined, and Grandin, standing at the intersection of autism and animals, offers unparalleled observations and extraordinary ideas about both.

Soft Targets

Author : Varnado, Detective Michael

ISBN10 : 9781455612024

Publisher : Pelican Publishing

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Health & Fitness

Viewed : 1924

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Book Summary: Crime-prevention tips from a veteran investigator. Using actual case studies from his own career, Det. Michael Varnado advises women on how to avoid becoming a "soft target" for violent predators. Includes hot lines, Web sites, and other resources.

The New Predator--Women Who Kill

Author : Deborah Schurman-Kauflin

ISBN10 : 1892941279

Publisher : Algora Publishing

Number of Pages : 248

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 357

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Book Summary: This is the first book ever written on the basis of face-to-face interviews with women serial killers. The author, a professional criminal profiler, analyzes the common features and the distinctions between women and men who kill, and their crimes and cri.

Political and Economic Transition in Russia

Author : Ararat L. Osipian

ISBN10 : 3030038319

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 210

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: This book analyzes privatization reforms, property rights, and raiders in post-Soviet Russia. The author surveys the existing literature in the context of predatory raiding in Russia and introduces the notion and concept of this phenomena; he suggests that the study may serve as an explanatory model for corporate, property, and land raiding in Russia. Building on previous scholarship, this monograph conceptualizes the predatory character of corporate hostile takeovers in Russia and links it with the coercive nature of the ruling authoritarian regime. This project will appeal to scholars, graduate students, and researchers in Russian and Post-Soviet politics, capitalism, corruption, and property rights.

Preoperative Events

Author : Jay Schulkin

ISBN10 : 1317786114

Publisher : Psychology Press

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Psychology

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Book Summary: Preoperative Events switches the focus from post-operative rehabilitation to preoperative experiences and personal histories to lessen the consequences of brain damage. These papers document the relationship between preoperative experience and postoperative performance and discuss a variety of protective preoperative experiences that can ameliorate the deleterious effects of brain damage.

Meat-Eating and Human Evolution

Author : Craig B. Stanford,Henry T. Bunn

ISBN10 : 0195351290

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Science

Viewed : 1177

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Book Summary: When, why, and how early humans began to eat meat are three of the most fundamental unresolved questions in the study of human origins. Before 2.5 million years ago the presence and importance of meat in the hominid diet is unknown. After stone tools appear in the fossil record it seems clear that meat was eaten in increasing quantities, but whether it was obtained through hunting or scavenging remains a topic of intense debate. This book takes a novel and strongly interdisciplinary approach to the role of meat in the early hominid diet, inviting well-known researchers who study the human fossil record, modern hunter-gatherers, and nonhuman primates to contribute chapters to a volume that integrates these three perspectives. Stanford's research has been on the ecology of hunting by wild chimpanzees. Bunn is an archaeologist who has worked on both the fossil record and modern foraging people. This will be a reconsideration of the role of hunting, scavenging, and the uses of meat in light of recent data and modern evolutionary theory. There is currently no other book, nor has there ever been, that occupies the niche this book will create for itself.

Evolution of the Human Diet

Author : Peter S. Ungar

ISBN10 : 0195346017

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 432

Category : Science

Viewed : 468

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Book Summary: I. Introduction. 1. Early Hominin Diets: Overview and Historical Perspectives, Alan Walker. 2. Whose Diet? An Introduction to the Hominin Fossil Record, Amanda G. Henry and Bernard Wood. II. The Hominin Fossil Record. 3. The Evolution of the Hominin Diet from a Dental Functional Perspective, Peter W. Lucas. 4. Dental Functional Morphology: The Known, the Unknown, and the Unknowable, Peter S. Unger. 5. What Do We Know and Not Know about Diet and Enamel Structure, Mark F. Teaford. 6. Mandibular Biomechanics and the Paleontolgical Evidence for the Evolution of Human Diet, David J. Daegling and Fredrick E. Grine. 7. What Do We Know and Not Know about Dental Microwear and Diet?, Mark F. Teaford. 8. Icarus, Isotopes, and Australopith Dies, Matt Sponheimer, Julia Lee-Thorp, and Darryl de Ruiter. 9 Reconstructing Early Hominin Diets Evaluating Tooth Chemistry and Macronutrient Composition. Margaret J. Schoeinger. III. The Archaeological Record. 10. Zooarchaeology and the Ecology of Oldowan Hominin Carnivory, Robert J. Blumenschine and Briana L. Pobiner. 11. Meat Made Us Human, Henry t. Bunn. 12. Lithic Archaeology, or, What Stone Tools Can (and Can't) Tell Us about Early Hominin Diets, John J. Shea. IV. Paleoecology and Modeling. 13. Theoretical and Actualistic Ecobotanical Perspectives on Early Hominin Diets and Paleoecology. 14. African Pliocene Paleoecology: Hominin Habitats, Resources, and Diets, Kaye E. Reed and Amy L. Rector. 15. Modeling the Significance of Paleoenvironmental Context for Early Hominin Diets. 16. The Cooking Enigma, Richard Wrangham. 17. Seaonality, Fallback Strategies, and Natural Selection: A Chimpanzee and Cercopithecoid Model for Interpreting the Evolution of Hominin Diet, Joanna E. Lambert. 18. Energetic Models of Human Nutritional Evolution, William R. Leonard, Marcia L. Robertson, and J.Josh Snodgrass. V. Implications of Studies of Early Hominin Diets. 19. Implications of Pilo-Pleistocene Hominin Diets for Modern Humans, Loren Cordain. 20. Preagricultural Diets and Evolutionary Health Promotion, S. Boyd Eaton. 21. Limits to Knowledge on the Evolution of Hominin Diet, Peter S. Unger. Inde

A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada

Author : David L. Pearson,C. Barry Knisley,Daniel P. Duran,Charles J. Kazilek

ISBN10 : 0199367183

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 232

Category : Science

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Book Summary: More than 2600 species of tiger beetles are found all over the world. In North America there are 116 species of tiger beetle, divided into 153 geographically distinct races. Detailed studies of their natural history, population dynamics, communities, patterns of worldwide species richness, and taxonomy of particular subgroups have produced much information. Tiger beetles are among the most widely investigated groups of insects, especially in terms of their ecology and geographic distribution. The first edition of A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada, published in 2005, has served as a field and natural-history guide to all known species of tiger beetles found in North America above the Mexican border. The 2nd edition is a pleasant and comprehensible handbook of the identification, distribution, natural history, and habitat details of the 116 species of tiger beetles in North America. The updated handbook provides new information including observations of seasonality, range extensions and biology, a newly developed list of common names, and twenty-five artistically pleasing identification color plates. The second edition of A Field Guide to the Tiger Beetles of the United States and Canada provides essential information to recognize and easily identify tiger beetles for established naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Mother Nature Is Trying to Kill You

Author : Dan Riskin

ISBN10 : 1476786518

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Science

Viewed : 309

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Book Summary: This “fact-filled and amusing trek through nature’s dark side” (Kirkus Reviews) reveals the fascinating, weird, and often perverted ways that Mother Nature fends only for herself. It may be a wonderful world, but as Dan Riskin (host of the Animal Planet’s TV show Monsters Inside Me) explains, it’s also a dangerous, disturbing, and disgusting one. At every turn, it seems, living things are trying to eat us, poison us, use our bodies as their homes, or have us spread their eggs. In Mother Nature Is Trying to Kill You, Riskin is our tour guide through the natural world at its most gloriously ruthless. Using the seven deadly sins as a road map, Riskin offers dozens of jaw-dropping examples that illuminate how brutal nature can truly be. From slothful worms that hide in your body for up to thirty years to wrathful snails with poisonous harpoons that can kill you in less than five minutes to lustful ducks that have orgasms faster than you can blink, these fascinating accounts reveal the candid truth about “gentle” Mother Nature’s true colors. Riskin’s passion for the strange and his enthusiastic expertise bring Earth’s most fascinating fauna and flora into vivid focus. Through his adventures—which include sliding on his back through a thick soup of bat guano just to get face-to-face with a vampire bat, befriending a parasitic maggot that has taken root in his head, and coming to grips with having offspring of his own—Riskin makes unexpected discoveries not just about the world all around us but also about the ways this brutal world has shaped us as humans and what our responsibilities are to this terrible, wonderful planet we call home.

British Game (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 2)

Author : Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald

ISBN10 : 0007406061

Publisher : HarperCollins UK

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Nature

Viewed : 1943

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Book Summary: British Game ranges beyond the strict legal interpretation of game and is full of interesting details about the birds and beasts that should interest sportsmen. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com

The Mosquito

Author : Timothy C. Winegard

ISBN10 : 0735235805

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Nature

Viewed : 1573

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Book Summary: A pioneering and groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of humankind, showing how through millennia, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining humanity’s fate Why was gin and tonic the cocktail of choice for British colonists in India and Africa? What does Starbucks have to thank for its global domination? What has protected the lives of popes for millennia? Why did Scotland surrender its sovereignty to England? What was George Washington's secret weapon during the American Revolution? The answer to all these questions, and many more, is the mosquito. Across our planet since the dawn of humankind, this nefarious pest, roughly the size and weight of a grape seed, has been at the frontlines of history as the grim reaper, the harvester of human populations, and the ultimate agent of historical change. As the mosquito transformed the landscapes of civilization, humans were unwittingly required to respond to its piercing impact and universal projection of power. The mosquito has determined the fates of empires and nations, razed and crippled economies, and decided the outcome of pivotal wars, killing nearly half of humanity along the way. She (only females bite) has dispatched an estimated 52 billion people from a total of 108 billion throughout our relatively brief existence. As the greatest purveyor of extermination we have ever known, she has played a greater role in shaping our human story than any other living thing with which we share our global village. Imagine for a moment a world without deadly mosquitoes, or any mosquitoes, for that matter? Our history and the world we know, or think we know, would be completely unrecognizable. Driven by surprising insights and fast-paced storytelling, The Mosquito is the extraordinary untold story of the mosquito’s reign through human history and her indelible impact on our modern world order.

The Settler Colonial Present

Author : L. Veracini

ISBN10 : 1137372478

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 160

Category : History

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Book Summary: The Settler Colonial Present explores the ways in which settler colonialism as a specific mode of domination informs the global present. It presents an argument regarding its extraordinary resilience and diffusion and reflects on the need to imagine its decolonisation.

Women Who Kill

Author : Ann Jones

ISBN10 : 1558616527

Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY

Number of Pages : 464

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1985

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Book Summary: This landmark study offers a rogues’ gallery of women—from the Colonial Era to the 20th century—who answered abuse and oppression with murder: “A classic” (Gloria Steinem). Women rarely resort to murder. But when they do, they are likely to kill their intimates: husbands, lovers, or children. In Women Who Kill, journalist Ann Jones explores these homicidal patters and what they reflect about women and our culture. She considers notorious cases such as axe-murderer Lizzie Borden, acquitted of killing her parents; Belle Gunness, the Indiana housewife turned serial killer; Ruth Snyder, the “adulteress” electrocuted for murdering her husband; and Jean Harris, convicted of shooting her lover, the famous “Scarsdale Diet doctor.” Looking beyond sensationalized figures, Jones uncovers different trends of female criminality through American history—trends that reveal the evolving forms of oppression and abuse in our culture. From the prevalence of infanticide in colonial days to the poisoning of husbands in the nineteenth century and the battered wives who fight back today, Jones recounts the tales of dozens of women whose stories, and reasons, would otherwise be lost to history. First published in 1980, Women Who Kill is a “provocative book” that “reminds us again that women are entitled to their rage.” This 30th anniversary edition from Feminist Press includes a new introduction by the author (New York Times Book Review).

Kill Fish Jones

Author : Caro King

ISBN10 : 0857384848

Publisher : Quercus Children\'s Books

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Meet Grimshaw and Lampwick the Robber, a curse demon and his master, stuck in Limbo and getting on each others nerves. Grimshaw hasn't had a chance to unleash any destruction in the Real World since Lampwick's death bed curses years ago. When Lampwick has an unexpected opportunity to curse a whole new set of humans, Grimshaw can't believe his luck! There is one young boy on Grimshaw's list: Fish Jones. But Fish has unworldly talents of his own. Unlike other humans, he can see Grimshaw. And as Grimshaw's destructive inventiveness intensifies, it is matched by Fish's ability to escape. Why is Fish able to avoid the curse? And when Grimshaw plans to wreak the ultimate destruction, not just on Fish, but on the world, will young Jones' power be enough to stop him? Full of humour and wild imagination, KILL FISH JONES is a devilishly good read.

Social Life in the Insect World

Author : Jean Henri Fabre

ISBN10 : 1625587104

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 241

Category : Science

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Book Summary: Fabre had many scholarly achievements. He was a popular teacher, physicist, chemist, and botanist. However, he is probably best known for his findings in the field of entomology, the study of insects, and is considered by many to be the father of modern entomology. Much of his enduring popularity is due to his marvelous teaching ability and his manner of writing about the lives of insects in biographical form.

Ftw Self Defense

Author : C. R. Jahn

ISBN10 : 9781469732565

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 364

Category : Sports & Recreation

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Book Summary: FTW SELF DEFENSE FTW Self Defense is a revolutionary text which addresses, in great detail, many important yet controversial topics which most instructors do not discuss with their students. Th is is the reality of self defense, and these topics are not entered into lightly. Intended for mature and open minded students only. This is the long awaited companion volume to the underground bestseller Hardcore Self Defense.

Do Cats Hear with Their Feet?

Author : Jake Page

ISBN10 : 006198020X

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Nature

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Book Summary: Do Cats Hear with Their Feet? traces the evolution of cats from the time they first adapted their feline form about 20 million years ago. Exploring every aspect of a cat's life—from predation, to play, to communication—Jake Page shows us what a cat's daily life is really like. He gives us a cat's-eye view of a bird hunt in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and explains why cats will hunt even when they are full, and why no self-respecting cat would eat vegetables. In sections that will be of interest to every cat owner, Jake Page demonstrates why territory is all-important to cats, investigates cat ESP, and shows that cats have, in fact, never been fully domesticated; they've just graciously decided to reside with us. Beautifully illustrated, this engaging book is full of surprising facts. Did you know: Black cats do better in the crowded conditions of cities than any other color? Cats are as allergic to humans as humans are to cats? Cats have survived falls from heights of over seven stories? Do Cats Hear with Their Feet? will show readers exactly why cats are such amazing creatures, and why humans have been crazy about them for centuries.

What's Killing My Chickens?

Author : Gail Damerow

ISBN10 : 1612129102

Publisher : Storey Publishing

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Technology & Engineering

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Book Summary: For backyard chicken keepers and large-scale farmers alike, the single greatest challenge is protecting poultry from predators. What’s Killing My Chickens? is the essential guide to identifying the culprit and ensuring safety for the flock. Often, by the time an attack is discovered, the predator has already left the scene. Best-selling author and chicken expert Gail Damerow uses the style of a detective manual to teach readers how to follow clues such as tracks, trails, scat, and other signs to identify the attacker. Predator profiles describe key habits of each one and best techniques for blocking their access to the coop and yard, including removing attractants, using poultry guardians and lighting, and installing the most effective type of fencing. This empowering book offers essential knowledge, and peace of mind, for every chicken keeper.

If You Tell...I'll Kill You!

Author : Tonya McLin,Tonya M. McLin

ISBN10 : 1465331786

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

Number of Pages : 153

Category : Family & Relationships

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Book Summary: Something sinister has crawled into the heart of the man that should be a father, a guide, a leader and the first nurturer to future relationships, but yet turns a childs worst nightmare into reality. This true life drama brings home the significance of protecting your children. Being able to recognize the subliminal clues relating to molestation, abuse, predatory relationships and even deception of close alliances. Read it and be aware, very aware of whos watching your child!