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Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves
Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves
by Laurel Braitman
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For the first time, a historian of science draws evidence from across the world to show how humans and other animals are astonishingly similar when it comes to their feelings and the ways in which they lose their minds.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;Charles... (read more)

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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
by Mary Roach
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Following her usual template, Mary Roach finds a subject in the scientific community that is equal parts fascinating and scandalous, and writes an extensively researched and thoroughly amusing book about it. Beyond the initial titillation stemming from a... (read more)

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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
by Mary Roach
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Following her usual template, Mary Roach finds a subject in the scientific community that is equal parts fascinating and scandalous, and writes an extensively researched and thoroughly amusing book about it. Beyond the initial titillation stemming from a... (read more)

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When Elephants Weep
When Elephants Weep
by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
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Not since Darwin's The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals has a book so thoroughly and effectively explored the full rage of emotions that exist throughout the animal kingdom. Hailed as "a masterpiece" by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, When Elephants... (read more)

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Animal Wise: How We Know Animals Think and Feel
Animal Wise: How We Know Animals Think and Feel
by Virginia Morell
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Why We Run: A Natural History
Why We Run: A Natural History
by Bernd Heinrich
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-282) and index.... (read more)

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The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates
The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates
by Frans De Waal
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Frans de Waal is a Dutch/American biologist who has been named among Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. The author of Our Inner Ape among many other works, he is the C. H. Candler Professor at Emory University and director of the Living... (read more)

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Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals
Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals
by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson
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How can we give animals the best life — for them? What does an animal need to be happy? In her groundbreaking, best-selling book Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin drew on her own experience with autism as well as her experience as an animal... (read more)

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Evolution's Rainbow
Evolution's Rainbow
by Joan Roughgarden
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"Evolution's Rainbow is an expansively creative challenge to the modern orthodoxies of sexual selection. Roughgarden's intellectual generosity may jump-start the careers of a new generation of diversity-affirming Darwinian scientists."--Patricia Adair... (read more)

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Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson
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One of the most revealing, readable books about the mind to come along in years. A simply fascinating glimpse into animal behavior — on the farm, at home, and even in the mirror.... (read more)

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Exploring Animal Behavior: Readings from American Scientist, 4th Edition
Exploring Animal Behavior: Readings from American Scientist, 4th Edition
by Paul W. (edt) Sherman
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This anthology contains 34 articles published since 1977 in "American Scientist", the journal of the scientific society Sigma Xi. Articles illustrate how behaviourists think about and conduct their research, and provide greater insight into the behaviour... (read more)

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Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior
by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson
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One of the most revealing, readable books about the mind to come along in years. A simply fascinating glimpse into animal behavior — on the farm, at home, and even in the mirror.... (read more)

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Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild
Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild
by Susan Mccarthy
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From the co–author of the New York Times bestseller When Elephants Weep comes a book that uses true stories backed by scientific research to explore the way young animals discover their worlds and learn how to survive. How does a baby animal figure... (read more)

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The Development and Integration of Behaviour: Essays in Honour of Robert Hinde
The Development and Integration of Behaviour: Essays in Honour of Robert Hinde
by Patrick Bateson
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Essays exploring the relations between ethology and other disciplines, notably the neurosciences and child psychology and psychiatry.... (read more)

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Ethology: The Mechanisms and Evolution of Behavior
Ethology: The Mechanisms and Evolution of Behavior
by James L Gould
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The goal of this book is to illustrate the power of ethology's broad and integrative approach in unraveling how behavior, both simple and complex, is organized and orchestrated. The book develops this theme by looking first at traditional ethology to... (read more)

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The Myth of Monogamy: Fidelity and Infidelity in Animals and People
The Myth of Monogamy: Fidelity and Infidelity in Animals and People
by David P Barash
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Applying new research to sex in the animal world, esteemed scientists David P. Barash and Judith Eve Lipton dispel the notion that monogamy comes naturally. In fact, as The Myth of Monogamy reveals, biologists have discovered that for nearly every... (read more)

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Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind
Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind
by Dorothy L Cheney
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In 1838 Charles Darwin jotted in a notebook, “He who understands baboon would do more towards metaphysics than Locke.” Baboon Metaphysics is Dorothy L. Cheney and Robert M. Seyfarths fascinating response to Darwins challenge. &#... (read more)

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The Pig Who Sang to the Moon: The Emotional World of Farm Animals
The Pig Who Sang to the Moon: The Emotional World of Farm Animals
by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-273) and index.... (read more)

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Odd Couples: Extraordinary Differences Between the Sexes in the Animal Kingdom
Odd Couples: Extraordinary Differences Between the Sexes in the Animal Kingdom
by Daphne J. Fairbairn
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"If you want to find out why adult male elephant seals can weigh more than four times as much as an adult female, whereas female blanket octopuses are truly enormous compared to their tiny male partners, this fascinating book is for you. Daphne Fairbairn... (read more)

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Good Natured: The Origins of Right and Wrong in Humans and Other Animals
Good Natured: The Origins of Right and Wrong in Humans and Other Animals
by Frans De Waal
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To observe a dog's guilty look. to witness a gorilla's self-sacrifice for a wounded mate, to watch an elephant herd's communal effort on behalf of a stranded calf--to catch animals in certain acts is to wonder what moves them. Might there he a code of... (read more)

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