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Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures
Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures
by Virginia Morell
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Noted science writer Virginia Morell explores the frontiers of research on animal cognition and emotion, offering a surprising and moving exploration into the hearts and minds of wild and domesticated animals. Did you know that ants teach, earthworms... (read more)

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Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism
by Melanie Joy
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In this paperback edition is a foreword by activist and author John Robbins and a reader's group study guide. This ground-breaking work, voted one of the top ten books of 2010 by VegNews Magazine, offers an absorbing look at why and how humans can so... (read more)

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The Case for Animal Rights
The Case for Animal Rights
by Tom Regan
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Tom Regan is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at North Carolina State University and is the author (with Carl Cohen) of The Animal Rights Debate (2001) and Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights (2004).... (read more)

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Vegan, Revised Edition
Vegan, Revised Edition
by Erik Marcus
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"A cogent and vitally important guide to the many reasons for adopting a vegan diet. It is an eye-opening, optimistic guide to a better way of life." —Neal Barnard, MD, President, Physicians Committee for Responsible... (read more)

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The Soul of All Living Creatures: What Animals Can Teach Us about Being Human
The Soul of All Living Creatures: What Animals Can Teach Us about Being Human
by Vint D.V.M. Virga
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Based on the author’s twenty-five years of experience as a veterinarian and veterinary behaviorist, The Soul of All Living Creatures delves into the inner lives of animals — from whales, wolves, and leopards to mice, dogs, and cats... (read more)

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Animals and the Human Imagination: A Companion to Animal Studies
Animals and the Human Imagination: A Companion to Animal Studies
by Aaron Gross
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Human beings have long imagined their subjectivity, ethics, and ancestry with and through animals, yet not until the mid-twentieth century did contemporary thought reflect critically on animals' significance in human self-conception. Thinkers such as... (read more)

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Brutal Kinship
Brutal Kinship
by Michael Nichols
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Nichols (staff photographer for ) and famed ethologist Dr. Jane Goodall explore the relationship between humankind and its closest relative, the chimpanzee. They present this extraordinary animal in the wild, in captivity, and in sanctuaries created... (read more)

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Project Animal Farm: An Accidental Journey Into the Secret World of Farming and the Truth about Our Food
Project Animal Farm: An Accidental Journey Into the Secret World of Farming and the Truth about Our Food
by Sonia Faruqi
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Sonia Faruqi had it all--an Ivy League degree and a job on Wall Street. But when the banking industry collapsed, she found herself with extra time on her hands. The night she arrived at a small organic dairy farm would change her life for the better... (read more)

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My Gentle Barn: Creating a Sanctuary Where Animals Heal and Children Learn to Hope
My Gentle Barn: Creating a Sanctuary Where Animals Heal and Children Learn to Hope
by Ellie Laks
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Chapter 1 They say that two people can have the same kind of childhood--raised in the same crazy, dysfunctional environment--and one can become a psychopath while the other grows into a normal, functioning adult. The distinguishing factor is that the... (read more)

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Game Changer: Animal Rights and the Fate of Africa's Wildlife
Game Changer: Animal Rights and the Fate of Africa's Wildlife
by Glen Martin
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"How best to preserve biological diversity and protect endangered species drives the conservation impulse on every continent, but none more so than Africa. In Game Changer Glen Martin plunges bravely into the center of a scalding scientific debate and... (read more)

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Dominion
Dominion
by Matthew Scully
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"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."--... (read more)

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Rescue Ink: How Ten Guys Saved Countless Dogs and Cats, Twelve Horses, Five Pigs, One Duck, and a Few Turtles
Rescue Ink: How Ten Guys Saved Countless Dogs and Cats, Twelve Horses, Five Pigs, One Duck, and a Few Turtles
by Rescue Ink
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1,700 pounds of muscle, 80-plus tattoos, one unlikely mission... Abusers are losers! That's the rallying cry of Rescue Ink, the unique group of tattooed, muscle-bound motorcyclists who've banded together to rescue helpless, abandoned, and abused animals.... (read more)

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Making a Killing (07 Edition)
Making a Killing (07 Edition)
by Bob Torres
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Why animal liberation needs the Left and the Left needs animal liberation.... (read more)

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Dominion
Dominion
by Matthew Scully
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"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." -... (read more)

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Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight about Animals (P.S.)
Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight about Animals (P.S.)
by Hal Herzog
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Does living with a pet really make people happier and healthier? What can we learn from biomedical research with mice? Who enjoys a better quality of life—-the chicken destined for your dinner plate or the rooster in a Saturday night cockfight?... (read more)

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Animal Camp: Lessons in Love and Hope from Rescued Farm Animals
Animal Camp: Lessons in Love and Hope from Rescued Farm Animals
by Kathy Stevens
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Picking up where she left off in Where the Blind Horse Sings, Kathy Stevens regales us with more tales of the rescued animals at Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS), some touching, some hilarious, all provocative. We meet Barbie, the broiler hen found hiding... (read more)

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Animal Liberation
Animal Liberation
by Peter Singer
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Peter Singerandrsquo;s books and ideas have been disturbing our complacency ever since the appearance of Animal Liberation. Now he directs our attention to a new movement in which his own ideas have played a crucial role: effective altruism. Effective... (read more)

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Trying Leviathan: The Nineteenth-Century New York Court Case That Put the Whale on Trial and Challenged the Order of Nature
Trying Leviathan: The Nineteenth-Century New York Court Case That Put the Whale on Trial and Challenged the Order of Nature
by D. Graham Burnett
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"Graham Burnett's pathbreaking book teems with lively accounts of a notorious legal conflict between different kinds of people and different kinds of knowledge played out in New York in the early years of the nineteenth century. Disputes like these... (read more)

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Why Animal Suffering Matters: Philosophy, Theology, and Practical Ethics
Why Animal Suffering Matters: Philosophy, Theology, and Practical Ethics
by Andrew Linzey
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"Linzey (Creatures of the Same God), director of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, is a soft-spoken hard-liner about animal rights. In this philosophically and theologically dense treatise, cobbled together and revised from essays and presentations... (read more)

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Sacred Cows and Golden Geese
Sacred Cows and Golden Geese
by C Ray Greek
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Cancer has long been cured in mice but not in people. Why? Successful laboratory treatments and cures for one species don't necessarily result in cures for humans. But, because practice has become economically entrenched within medical industry, animal... (read more)

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