Do Animals Think

Do Animals Think Author Clive D. L. Wynne
ISBN-10 9781400849550
Release 2013-10-31
Pages 288
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Does your dog know when you've had a bad day? Can your cat tell that the coffee pot you left on might start a fire? Could a chimpanzee be trained to program your computer? In this provocative book, noted animal expert Clive Wynne debunks some commonly held notions about our furry friends. It may be romantic to ascribe human qualities to critters, he argues, but it's not very realistic. While animals are by no means dumb, they don't think the same way we do. Contrary to what many popular television shows would have us believe, animals have neither the "theory-of-mind" capabilities that humans have (that is, they are not conscious of what others are thinking) nor the capacity for higher-level reasoning. So, in Wynne's view, when Fido greets your arrival by nudging your leg, he's more apt to be asking for dinner than commiserating with your job stress. That's not to say that animals don't possess remarkable abilities--and Do Animals Think? explores countless examples: there's the honeybee, which not only remembers where it found food but communicates this information to its hivemates through an elaborate dance. And how about the sonar-guided bat, which locates flying insects in the dark of night and devours lunch on the wing? Engagingly written, Do Animals Think? takes aim at the work of such renowned animal rights advocates as Peter Singer and Jane Goodall for falsely humanizing animals. Far from impoverishing our view of the animal kingdom, however, it underscores how the world is richer for having such a diversity of minds--be they of the animal or human variety.



How Do Animals Adapt

How Do Animals Adapt Author Bobbie Kalman
ISBN-10 0865059802
Release 2000
Pages 32
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Describes how animals adapt to survive, discussing camouflage, mimicry, poisons, defense, adaptations to weather, feeding, and mating.



How the animals do it

How the animals do it Author Larry Feign
ISBN-10 028563111X
Release 1992-09-29
Pages 64
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How the animals do it has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from How the animals do it also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full How the animals do it book for free.



Why do animals fight When do they avoid it

Why do animals fight  When do they avoid it Author Christine Langhoff
ISBN-10 9783638189415
Release 2003-05-03
Pages 6
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Essay from the year 2003 in the subject Biology - Behaviour, grade: 2.1 (B), Oxford University (New College), 6 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Conflict is very common in the animal kingdom. In many cases conflict between animals is resolved by displaying and actual fighting is avoided, but there are also many examples of fighting, some of which end up in the death of the opponent. From observations of animal conflict it is clear that some circumstances are more conductive to fighting than others, that animals do not always fight when given the opportunity and that individuals vary in the readiness with which they resort to fighting. Such differences in agonistic behaviour often reflect an animal’s chances of winning or getting injured and the importance of the issue concerned. I am going to examine why animals fight and when they avoid it.



How Do Animals Communicate

How Do Animals Communicate Author Bobbie Kalman
ISBN-10 0778732827
Release 2009
Pages 32
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A look at how animals communicate.



Can Animals Be Moral

Can Animals Be Moral Author Mark Rowlands
ISBN-10 9780190240301
Release 2015-03-01
Pages 259
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From eye-witness accounts of elephants apparently mourning the death of family members to an experiment that showed that hungry rhesus monkeys would not take food if doing so gave another monkey an electric shock, there is much evidence of animals displaying what seem to be moral feelings. But despite such suggestive evidence, philosophers steadfastly deny that animals can act morally, and for reasons that virtually everyone has found convincing. In Can Animals be Moral?, philosopher Mark Rowlands examines the reasoning of philosophers and scientists on this question--ranging from Aristotle and Kant to Hume and Darwin--and reveals that their arguments fall far short of compelling. The basic argument against moral behavior in animals is that humans have capabilities that animals lack. We can reflect on our motivations, formulate abstract principles that allow that allow us to judge right from wrong. For an actor to be moral, he or she must be able scrutinize their motivations and actions. No animal can do these things--no animal is moral. Rowland naturally agrees that humans possess a moral consciousness that no animal can rival, but he argues that it is not necessary for an individual to have the ability to reflect on his or her motives to be moral. Animals can't do all that we can do, but they can act on the basis of some moral reasons--basic moral reasons involving concern for others. And when they do this, they are doing just what we do when we act on the basis of these reasons: They are acting morally.



How Do Animals Communicate

How Do Animals Communicate Author Sara Howell
ISBN-10 9781680480092
Release 2015-07-15
Pages 32
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Introduce young readers to the myriad ways in which the assorted members of the animal kingdom communicate. The means of animal communication turn out to be as intriguing and varied as the content that is being communicated, from mating signals and announcements regarding location and food availability to warning alarms and simple tokens of affection and protectiveness. Echolocation, pheromones, bioluminescence, scent marking, tail wagging, nuzzling, the elephant s trumpet, the honeybee s waggle dance, and more all get their due in this brief, but surprisingly comprehensive, volume. Perfect for animal lovers and whisperers, while also a useful resource for life science units."



Why Do Animals Migrate

Why Do Animals Migrate Author Bobbie Kalman
ISBN-10 0778732835
Release 2009
Pages 32
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When seasons change, it becomes difficult for some animals to stay in their habitats and they migrate to another habitat.



How Do Animals Move

How Do Animals Move Author Bobbie Kalman
ISBN-10 0865059810
Release 1999-10-31
Pages 32
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Introduces various methods of animal locomotion, discussing quadrupedal gaits, flight, aquatic movement, and more unconventional variations.



How Do Animals Help the Forest Grow Animal Books for Kids 9 12 Children s Animal Books

How Do Animals Help the Forest Grow  Animal Books for Kids 9 12   Children s Animal Books Author Baby Professor
ISBN-10 9781541921856
Release 2017-06-15
Pages 64
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The forest is big and mysterious. It is home to many different kinds of plants and animals. In this book, we're going to go deep into the forest to try to understand how animals help the forest grow. Reading will open your mind to unfamiliar worlds. It will also grow your knowledge of the natural world. Grab a copy today!



Why Do Animals Have Mouths and Teeth

Why Do Animals Have Mouths and Teeth Author Elizabeth Miles
ISBN-10 0431153205
Release 2002
Pages 32
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Have you ever wondered why some animals have a tail, or scales, or a huge nose ? And do you know why some animals have eyes on stalks, or ears that can swivel, or a sticky tongue ? Read the Why Do Animals Have books to find the answers and lots more besides.



Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare Author
ISBN-10 9789287160164
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 276
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Introduction: Concepts of animal protection and welfare including obligations and rights -- Do animals have rights? -- Farming and rearing -- International transport and animal slaughter -- Animal experimentation -- Product safety: related aspects of animal testing -- Animal biotechnology and animal welfare -- Pet animals: housing, breeding and welfare -- Buddhism -- Catholicism -- Islam -- Judaism -- Orthodox Church -- Protestantism -- From animal suffering to animal welfare: the progressive attainment of animal rights in Europe -- The Swedish approach -- The example of Slovenia -- Spain: a non-protectionist country -- France and animal rights issues -- The Council of Europe and animal welfare -- Conclusion: Animal welfare and the ideal of Europe.



Animals in Spirit

Animals in Spirit Author Penelope Smith
ISBN-10 9781416584421
Release 2008-01-08
Pages 192
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How do animals feel about crossing over? What do they communicate to us after they die? How can we contact animals in spirit? Losing an animal companion can be a painful experience, yet by examining their transition from a spiritual perspective, Animals in Spirit explores the process of dying from the viewpoints of animals and their people. Learn how animals choose their paths in each life, and the knowledge they leave behind for their humans. As animals make their way from the physical into the spiritual realm, Animals in Spirit can strengthen the union with our beloved friends by teaching us to accept and understand the full experience of life. With true stories, insights from animals and their human friends, as well as meditations to help communicate with animals in the spirit realm, Animals in Spirit will help heal the feelings of loss and separation by connecting you to your faithful companion in spirit.



Do Animals Have Rights

Do Animals Have Rights Author Alison Hills
ISBN-10 9781840468182
Release 2005-03-03
Pages 256
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In this highly accessible book Alison Hills steers a careful path between often impractical poles of thought and, for once, provides a practical and liveable idea of the ethics of animals. Telling the story of how animals have been thought of through human history, she argues in particular that we must distinguish between species - all animals are not, in fact, equal.



Talking With the Animals

Talking With the Animals Author Patty Summers
ISBN-10 1612831737
Release 1997-08-01
Pages 192
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Is it really possible to talk with animals? Or at least to realize that they are talking to us all the time? Patty Summers listens and understands. An "animal communicator," Summers can converse directly with a variety of animal species, from cats and dogs to rabbits, horses, and iguanas. In this beautiful and moving book, the animals share their wisdom, their perspective on life, and even how they feel about human beings. The animals can teach us many things, and Summers uses her abilities to help humans listen and to aid humans and animals in understanding one another better. She also describes the ways that animals comprehend the world, and explains that they always understand the intent of human communications, if not the words. And she teaches that they share our wants and needs, as they desire the same things that humans do: love, compassion, kindness, and respect; and they do not want to be thought of as pets or as beings to be exploited. Summers shares numerous encounters with animals, and each story has a valuable lesson - each is a gift of spirit from the animals. We have so much to learn from our animal companions, domestic and otherwise. Talking with the Animals provides a rare glimpse inside the minds of the creatures with whom we share our planet.



Animals and Ethics Third Edition

Animals and Ethics   Third Edition Author Angus Taylor
ISBN-10 1770480692
Release 2009-05-27
Pages 240
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Can animals be regarded as part of the moral community? To what extent, if at all, do they have moral rights? Are we wrong to eat them, hunt them, or use them for scientific research? Can animal liberation be squared with the environmental movement? Taylor traces the background of these debates from Aristotle to Darwin and sets out the views of numerous contemporary philosophers—including Peter Singer, Tom Regan, Mary Anne Warren, J. Baird Callicott, and Martha Nussbaum—with ethical theories ranging from utilitarianism to eco-feminism. The new edition also includes provocative quotations from some of the major writers in the field. As the final chapter insists, animal ethics is more than just an “academic” question: it is intimately connected both to our understanding of what it means to be human and to pressing current issues such as food shortages, environmental degradation, and climate change.



Animals Ethics and Trade

Animals  Ethics  and Trade Author Jacky Turner
ISBN-10 9781844072545
Release 2006
Pages 286
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Modern urban life cuts us off from direct connection with the animal world, yet daily the lives of millions of animals are affected by what we consume and wear and what we trade in. The use of animals for food, labour and pleasure pursuits has long been justified with the assumption that unlike humans, animals aren't fully sentient beings. In recent years, however, science has revealed an astonishing array of complex animal behaviour, and scientists and policy makers now accept that the animals we make use of are indeed conscious, with preferences and intentions. The implications for our culture of factory farming, fast food and rainforest liquidation are staggering. In this powerful book, internationally renowned experts on animal behaviour and agriculture such as Jane Goodall, Tim Lang and Vandana Shiva are brought together with ethicists, religious scholars, international industry and regulators for the first time to debate these critical issues and tackle the profound implications of animal sentience. The first sections discuss scientific and ethical perspectives on the consciousness, emotions and mental abilities of animals. Later sections address how human activities such as science, law, religion, farming, food production, trade, development and education respect or ignore animals' sentience and welfare, and review the options for changes in our policies, our practices and our thinking. The result is nothing less than a stark and necessary look into the heart of humanity and the ethics that govern our animal powered society.