The naked ape

A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal
Author: Desmond Morris
Publisher: JAKUBU
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 200
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"A startling view of man, stripped of the facade we try so hard to hide behind." In view of man's awesome creativity and resourcefulness, we may be inclined to regard him as descended from the angels, yet, in his brilliant study, Desmond Morris reminds us that man is relative to the apes--is in fact, the greatest primate of all. With knowledge gleaned from primate ethnology, zoologist Morris examines sex, child-rearing, exploratory habits, fighting, feeding, and much more to establish our surprising bonds to the animal kingdom and add substance to the discussion that has provoked controversy and debate the world over. Natural History Magazine praised The Naked Ape as "stimulating . . . thought-provoking . . . [Morris] has introduced some novel and challenging ideas and speculations." "He minces no words," said Harper's. "He lets off nothing in our basic relation to the animal kingdom to which we belong. . . He is always specific, startling, but logical."

Antike Lebenswelten

Konstanz, Wandel, Wirkungsmacht : Festschrift für Ingomar Weiler zum 70. Geburtstag
Author: Peter Mauritsch
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 9783447057615
Category: History
Page: 945
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This volume, dedicated to the historian Ingomar Weiler on occasion of his 70th birthday, collects essays from scholars in the Classics, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Archaeology, Classical History, Social Studies, Law and Sports. Topics include sports and their fascination in antiquity and modern times, gender perspective and women's studies, demography, social groups and everyday life, questions of law and jurisdiction, and aspects of political science. German text.

The Psychology of Happiness

A Good Human Life
Author: Samuel S. Franklin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521191300
Category: Philosophy
Page: 179
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The Psychology of Happiness brings together a wide array of psychological theory and research supporting Aristotle's fulfilment view of happiness.

Territories

The Claiming of Space
Author: David Storey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136991514
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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Politics and political relationships underpin the world we live in. From the division of the earth’s surface into separate states to the placement of ‘keep out’ signs, territorial strategies to control geographic space can be used to assert, maintain or resist power and as a force for oppression or liberation. Forms of exclusion can be consolidated and reinforced through territorial practices, yet they can also be resisted through similar means. Territoriality can be seen as the spatial expression of power, with borders dividing those inside from those outside. The extensively revised and updated second edition continues to provide an introduction to theories of territoriality and the outcomes of territorial control and resistance. It explores the construction of territories and the conflicts which often result using a range of examples drawn from various spatial scales and from many different countries. It ranges in coverage from conflicts over national territory (such as Israel/Palestine, Northern Ireland, South Ossetia) to divisions of space based around class, gender and race. While retaining the key elements of the first edition, this new edition covers contemporary debates on nationalism, territorialization, globalization and borders. It updates the factual content to explore the territorial consequences of ‘9/11’, the ‘war on terror’ and the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It also examines migration, refugees, the territorial expansion of the European Union, and territorial divisions in the home and workplace. The book emphasizes the underlying processes associated with territorial strategies and raises important questions relating to place, culture and identity. Key questions emerge concerning geographic space, who is ‘allowed’ to be in particular spaces and who is barred, discouraged or excluded. Written from a geographical perspective, the book is inter-disciplinary, drawing on ideas and material from a range of academic disciplines including, history, political science, sociology, international relations, cultural studies. Each chapter contains boxed case studies, illustrations and guides to further reading.

Animals and Society

An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies
Author: Margo DeMello
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231526768
Category: Nature
Page: 488
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Considering that much of human society is structured through its interaction with non-human animals, and since human society relies heavily on the exploitation of animals to serve human needs, human–animal studies has become a rapidly expanding field of research, featuring a number of distinct positions, perspectives, and theories that require nuanced explanation and contextualization. The first book to provide a full overview of human–animal studies, this volume focuses on the conceptual construction of animals in American culture and the way in which it reinforces and perpetuates hierarchical human relationships rooted in racism, sexism, and class privilege. Margo DeMello considers interactions between humans and animals within the family, the law, the religious and political system, and other major social institutions, and she unpacks the different identities humans fashion for themselves and for others through animals. Essays also cover speciesism and evolutionary continuities; the role and preservation of animals in the wild; the debate over zoos and the use of animals in sports; domestication; agricultural practices such as factory farming; vivisection; animal cruelty; animal activism; the representation of animals in literature and film; and animal ethics. Sidebars highlight contemporary controversies and issues, with recommendations for additional reading, educational films, and related websites. DeMello concludes with an analysis of major philosophical positions on human social policy and the future of human–animal relations.

From Primitives to Primates

A History of Ethnographic and Primatological Analogies in the Study of Prehistory
Author: David Van Reybrouck
Publisher: Sidestone Press
ISBN: 9088900957
Category: Science
Page: 373
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Where do our images about early hominids come from? In this fascinating in-depth study, David Van Reybrouck demonstrates how input from ethnography and primatology has deeply influenced our visions about the past from the 19th century to this day – often far beyond the available evidence. Victorian scholars were keen to look at contemporary Australian and Tasmanian aboriginals to understand the enigmatic Neanderthal fossils. Likewise, today's primatologists debate to what extent bonobos, baboons or chimps may be regarded as stand-ins for early human ancestors. The belief that the contemporary world provides 'living links' still goes strong. Such primate models, Van Reybrouck argues, continue the highly problematic 'comparative method' of the Victorian times. He goes on to show how the field of ethnoarchaeology has succeeded in circumventing the major pitfalls of such analogical reasoning.A truly interdisciplinary study, this work shows how scholars working in different fields can effectively improve their methods for interpreting the deep past by understanding the historical challenges of adjacent disciplines.Overviewing two centuries of intellectual debate in fields as diverse as archaeology, ethnography and primatology, Van Reybrouck's book is one long plea for trying to understand the past on its own terms, rather than as facile projections from the present.David Van Reybrouck (Bruges, 1971) was trained as an archaeologist at the universities of Leuven, Cambridge and Leiden. Before becoming a highly successful literary author (The Plague, Mission, Congo…), he worked as a historian of ideas. For more than twelve years, he was co-editor of Archaeological Dialogues. In 2011-12, he held the prestigious Cleveringa Chair at the University of Leiden.

Integral Theory in Action

Applied, Theoretical, and Constructive Perspectives on the AQAL Model
Author: Sean Esbjörn-Hargens
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438433867
Category: Psychology
Page: 475
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Leading scholar-practitioners discuss the strengths, limits, and potential of Integral Theory and the AQAL model.

I Think I Am a Verb

More Contributions to the Doctrine of Signs
Author: Thomas A. Sebeok
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1489934901
Category: Psychology
Page: 246
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My writing career has been, at least in this one respect, idiosyncratic: it had to mark and chart, step by step, its own peculiar champaign. My earliest papers, beginning in 1942, were technical articles in this or that domain of Uralic linguistics, ethnography, and folklore, with a sprinkling of contributions to North and South American linguistics. In 1954, my name became fecklessly associated with psycholinguistics, then, successively, with explorations in my thology, religious studies, and stylistic problems. It now takes special effort for me to even revive the circumstances under which I came to publish, in 1955, a hefty tome on the supernatural, another, in 1958, on games, and yet another, in 1961, utilizing a computer for extensive sorting of literary information. By 1962, I had edged my way into animal communication studies. Two years after that, I first whiffled through what Gavin Ewart evocatively called "the tulgey wood of semiotics." In 1966, I published three books which tem porarily bluffed some of my friends into conjecturing that I was about to meta morphose into a historiographer of linguistics. The topmost layer in my scholarly stratification dates from 1976, when I started to compile what eventually became my "semiotic tetralogy," of which this volume may supposably be the last. In the language of "Jabberwocky," the word "tulgey" is said to connote variability and evasiveness. This notwithstanding, the allusion seems to me apt.

Change Happens

When to Try Harder and when to Stop Trying So Hard
Author: Avrum Geurin Weiss
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442211490
Category: Psychology
Page: 167
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Change Happens is at once an emotionally resonant and stimulating book that will touch a deep chord with readers who are seeking to understand the big and small struggles in their lives and an insightful companion for those struggling with a specific change or trying to bring about a change in their lives. Here, Avrum Weiss offers insights and lessons that are relevant to change across all life situations, including change in our personal lives, relationships, places of work, communities, and the larger world. He helps readers understand when trying harder is the best approach to change, and when not trying so hard is more appropriate. Each chapter introduces a key element in the process of change as well as fresh concepts for understanding how best to navigate the changes we all face at one time or another in our lives.

Ancestors in Our Genome

The New Science of Human Evolution
Author: Eugene E. Harris
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199978204
Category: Science
Page: 200
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In 2001, scientists were finally able to determine the full human genome sequence, and with the discovery began a genomic voyage back in time. Since then, we have sequenced the full genomes of a number of mankind's primate relatives at a remarkable rate. The genomes of the common chimpanzee (2005) and bonobo (2012), orangutan (2011), gorilla (2012), and macaque monkey (2007) have already been identified, and the determination of other primate genomes is well underway. Researchers are beginning to unravel our full genomic history, comparing it with closely related species to answer age-old questions about how and when we evolved. For the first time, we are finding our own ancestors in our genome and are thereby gleaning new information about our evolutionary past. In Ancestors in Our Genome, molecular anthropologist Eugene E. Harris presents us with a complete and up-to-date account of the evolution of the human genome and our species. Written from the perspective of population genetics, and in simple terms, the book traces human origins back to their source among our earliest human ancestors, and explains many of the most intriguing questions that genome scientists are currently working to answer. For example, what does the high level of discordance among the gene trees of humans and the African great apes tell us about our respective separations from our common ancestor? Was our separation from the apes fast or slow, and when and why did it occur? Where, when, and how did our modern species evolve? How do we search across genomes to find the genomic underpinnings of our large and complex brains and language abilities? How can we find the genomic bases for life at high altitudes, for lactose tolerance, resistance to disease, and for our different skin pigmentations? How and when did we interbreed with Neandertals and the recently discovered ancient Denisovans of Asia? Harris draws upon extensive experience researching primate evolution in order to deliver a lively and thorough history of human evolution. Ancestors in Our Genome is the most complete discussion of our current understanding of the human genome available.

Debatable Humor

Laughing Matters on the 2008 Presidential Primary Campaign
Author: Patrick A. Stewart
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739166964
Category: Humor
Page: 136
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Debatable Humor focuses on understanding the behavior of individual candidates within the context of political debates, and uses an evolutionary psychology perspective to understand the roots of this behavior. Specifically, it considers the role humor and laughter plays in selecting leaders and, in turn, how this reflects the values of the political system.

Female Aggression


Author: Helen Gavin,Theresa Porter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118314743
Category: Psychology
Page: 240
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This critique explodes the stereotypical assumption that men are more prone than women to aggression A cogent and holistic assessment of the theoretical positions and research concerning female aggression Examines the treatment, punishment and community response to female aggressive behavior Examines topics including sexual power, serial murder and the evolution of gendered aggression Treats female aggression in its own right rather than as a counterpart to male violence

Neonatal and Infant Dermatology E-Book


Author: Lawrence F. Eichenfield,Ilona J. Frieden,Andrea Zaenglein,Erin Mathes
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455726397
Category: Medical
Page: 640
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Neonatal and Infant Dermatology is a unique comprehensive and heavily illustrated reference on the dermatologic diseases of newborns and infants. It includes discussions of common and uncommon conditions seen in infants at birth and in the first few months of life. With over 600 superb photographs of normal and abnormal skin conditions including images of rare conditions, this easily accessible resource is essential for pediatricians, neonatologists, and dermatologists as well as other healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of dermatologic diseases in infants and newborns. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Get the depth of coverage you need to effectively diagnose skin conditions in neonates and infants. Expedite effective differential diagnoses with guidance from algorithms, lists, text, boxes and supporting images. Benefit from the experience of over 60 contributors from around the world lead by Drs. Lawrence F. Eichenfield and Ilona J. Frieden, two of the most important names in the fields of dermatology and pediatrics. Glean all essential, up-to-date, need-to-know information with new chapters on Papulosquamous and Lichenoid Disorders, Acneiform and Sweat-gland disorders and two individual chapters on Vascular Malformations and Vascular Tumors. See what to expect and how to proceed with new, high-quality illustrations and photos that provide even more visual examples of abnormal and normal conditions.

How You Can Talk To Anyone: Teach Yourself


Author: Keith Souter
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444156896
Category: Self-Help
Page: 256
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""How You Can Talk To Anyone"" will change the life of any reader who finds themselves scared and shy in social situations - and it will have a pretty amazing effect on those who just need a bit of a confidence boost!

Die nackte Eva

der weibliche Körper im Wandel der Kulturen
Author: Desmond Morris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783453620124
Category:
Page: 271
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