Download E-books Walrus (Reaktion Books - Animal) PDF

By John Miller

From Lewis Carroll’s poem “The Walrus and the chippie” to the Beatles’s “I am the Walrus,” walruses have performed an enigmatic function in pop culture. With their sought after tusks and detailed whiskers, those odd-looking yet charismatic animals have lengthy held a vital position within the lives and folklore of Arctic indigenous cultures, either as an important meals resource and as part of conventional oral literature. besides the fact that, advertisement alternate of walrus items has prompted the creatures to be hunted to the edge of extinction, with disastrous results on human populations within the Arctic.
 
Combining average, cultural, and environmental history, Walrus explores the exciting tale of an animal that at the present time is at the entrance strains of conservation debates. John Miller and Louise Miller describe the issues dealing with walruses even after the twentieth-century bans on nonindigenous walrus hunting—shrinking pack-ice attributable to international warming and the exploitation of Arctic oil and fuel assets are destroying the animal’s habitat. splendidly illustrated with photos of walruses within the wild and from artwork and renowned culture, Walrus offers a clean account of those large-flippered mammals whereas additionally illustrating the moral dilemmas they embrace, from the intensifying clash among the built international and indigenous pursuits to the impression of world warming on arctic animals.

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By John Miller

From Lewis Carroll’s poem “The Walrus and the chippie” to the Beatles’s “I am the Walrus,” walruses have performed an enigmatic function in pop culture. With their sought after tusks and detailed whiskers, those odd-looking yet charismatic animals have lengthy held a vital position within the lives and folklore of Arctic indigenous cultures, either as an important meals resource and as part of conventional oral literature. besides the fact that, advertisement alternate of walrus items has prompted the creatures to be hunted to the edge of extinction, with disastrous results on human populations within the Arctic.
 
Combining average, cultural, and environmental history, Walrus explores the exciting tale of an animal that at the present time is at the entrance strains of conservation debates. John Miller and Louise Miller describe the issues dealing with walruses even after the twentieth-century bans on nonindigenous walrus hunting—shrinking pack-ice attributable to international warming and the exploitation of Arctic oil and fuel assets are destroying the animal’s habitat. splendidly illustrated with photos of walruses within the wild and from artwork and renowned culture, Walrus offers a clean account of those large-flippered mammals whereas additionally illustrating the moral dilemmas they embrace, from the intensifying clash among the built international and indigenous pursuits to the impression of world warming on arctic animals.

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Download E-books Animals in Greek and Roman Thought: A Sourcebook (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World) PDF

Although reasoned discourse on human-animal relatives is frequently thought of a past due twentieth-century phenomenon, moral debate over animals and the way people should still deal with them might be traced again to the philosophers and literati of the classical international. From Stoic assertions that people owe not anything to animals which are intellectually international to them, to Plutarch's impassioned arguments for animals as sentient and rational beings, it truly is transparent that sleek debate owes a lot to Greco-Roman proposal.

Animals in Greek and Roman Thought brings jointly new translations of classical passages which contributed to historical debate at the nature of animals and their courting to people. the decisions selected come basically from philosophical and typical old works, in addition to non secular, poetic and biographical works. The questions mentioned comprise: Do animals range from people intellectually? have been animals created for using humankind? should still animals be used for foodstuff, activity, or sacrifice? Can animals be our pals?

The decisions are prepared thematically and, inside of topics, chronologically. A remark precedes every one excerpt, transliterations of Greek and Latin technical phrases are supplied, and every access comprises bibliographic feedback for additional studying.

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Although reasoned discourse on human-animal relatives is frequently thought of a past due twentieth-century phenomenon, moral debate over animals and the way people should still deal with them might be traced again to the philosophers and literati of the classical international. From Stoic assertions that people owe not anything to animals which are intellectually international to them, to Plutarch's impassioned arguments for animals as sentient and rational beings, it truly is transparent that sleek debate owes a lot to Greco-Roman proposal.

Animals in Greek and Roman Thought brings jointly new translations of classical passages which contributed to historical debate at the nature of animals and their courting to people. the decisions selected come basically from philosophical and typical old works, in addition to non secular, poetic and biographical works. The questions mentioned comprise: Do animals range from people intellectually? have been animals created for using humankind? should still animals be used for foodstuff, activity, or sacrifice? Can animals be our pals?

The decisions are prepared thematically and, inside of topics, chronologically. A remark precedes every one excerpt, transliterations of Greek and Latin technical phrases are supplied, and every access comprises bibliographic feedback for additional studying.

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Download E-books Flotsam PDF

By David Wiesner

A brilliant, science-minded boy is going to the seashore built to gather and consider flotsam - whatever floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, misplaced toys, small gadgets of each description are between his ordinary unearths. yet there is no method he can have ready for one specific discovery: a barnacle-encrusted underwater digicam, with its personal secrets and techniques to proportion ...and to maintain.

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By David Wiesner

A brilliant, science-minded boy is going to the seashore built to gather and consider flotsam - whatever floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, misplaced toys, small gadgets of each description are between his ordinary unearths. yet there is no method he can have ready for one specific discovery: a barnacle-encrusted underwater digicam, with its personal secrets and techniques to proportion ...and to maintain.

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Download E-books Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle PDF

By Thor Hanson

Feathers are an evolutionary surprise: aerodynamic, insulating, beguiling. They date again greater than a hundred million years. but their tale hasn't ever been totally told.

In Feathers, biologist Thor Hanson information a sweeping normal background, as feathers were used to fly, defend, allure, and decorate via time and position. making use of the learn of paleontologists, ornithologists, biologists, engineers, or even paintings historians, Hanson asks: What are feathers? How did they evolve? What do they suggest to us?

Engineers name feathers the best insulating fabric ever chanced on, and they're on the root of biology's so much enduring debate. They silence the flight of owls and continue penguins dry less than the ice. they've got embellished queens, jesters, and monks. and so they have inked files from the structure to the novels of Jane Austen.

Feathers is an enthralling and lovely exploration of this such a lot spell binding object.

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By Thor Hanson

Feathers are an evolutionary surprise: aerodynamic, insulating, beguiling. They date again greater than a hundred million years. but their tale hasn't ever been totally told.

In Feathers, biologist Thor Hanson information a sweeping normal background, as feathers were used to fly, defend, allure, and decorate via time and position. making use of the learn of paleontologists, ornithologists, biologists, engineers, or even paintings historians, Hanson asks: What are feathers? How did they evolve? What do they suggest to us?

Engineers name feathers the best insulating fabric ever chanced on, and they're on the root of biology's so much enduring debate. They silence the flight of owls and continue penguins dry less than the ice. they've got embellished queens, jesters, and monks. and so they have inked files from the structure to the novels of Jane Austen.

Feathers is an enthralling and lovely exploration of this such a lot spell binding object.

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Download E-books World of Animals, Issue 32 PDF

The fact-packed flora and fauna journal, exploring the wonders of the flora and fauna for animal fanatics of every age. the correct spouse for someone with a love of natural world – global of Animals is the single journal to provide a very unique, visually enticing and available exploration of Earth’s strange creatures.

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The fact-packed flora and fauna journal, exploring the wonders of the flora and fauna for animal fanatics of every age. the correct spouse for someone with a love of natural world – global of Animals is the single journal to provide a very unique, visually enticing and available exploration of Earth’s strange creatures.

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