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A Carnivore's Inquiry

By Sabina Murray
  • ISBN Code: : 155584703X
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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From a PEN/Faulkner Award–winning author, The Caprices, seduces readers with a thriller praised as “dazzling . . . lovely, literate and deeply unnerving” (The New York Times Book Review). When we meet Katherine, the winning—and rather disturbing—twenty-three-year-old narrator, she has just left Italy and arrived in New York City, but what has propelled her there is a mystery. She soon strikes up an affair with a middle-aged Russian émigré novelist she meets on the subway, and almost immediately moves into his apartment. Katherine’s occasional allusions to a frighteningly eccentric mother and tyrannical father suggest a somberness at the center of her otherwise flippant and sardonic demeanor. Soon restless, she begins journeying across the continent, trailed, everywhere she goes, by a string of murders. As the ritualistic killings begin to pile up, Katherine takes to meditating on cannibalism in literature, art, and history. The story races toward a hair-raising conclusion, while Katherine and the reader close in on the reasons for both her and her mother’s fascination with aberrant, violent behavior. A brilliantly subtle commentary on twenty-first-century consumerism and Western culture’s obsession with new frontiers, A Carnivore’s Inquiry is an unsettling exploration of the questionable appetites that lurk beneath the veneer of civilization. “Murray paces her psychological thriller with consummate control, keeping the reader enthralled through subtle suggestion and a scattering of grisly details . . . Readers will be hooked by Murray’s classy treatment of her sexy-sinister subject matter.” —Publishers Weekly

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Thick fur. Thin face or wide face. Long howls or short yips. Is it a wolf or a coyote? Learn how these beautiful wild creatures are alike and how they differ.

Rx.Dictionary Of Spoken Words

By Pustak Mahal Editorial Group
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pustak Mahal
  • Book Code : 8122302777
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : English language
  • Members : 304
  • Pdf File: rx-dictionary-of-spoken-words.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In our country any number of situations call for exact Hindi word of the English,and vice-versa. This English to Hindi Dictionary of spoken words is an essential reference guide for everyday use. Comprehensive and certainly one of the best available in the market, it incorporates jargon-free, up-to-date English words with equivalent Hindi terms, phonetics and sentence structuring usage. Compiled by an expert editorial board, this volume has over 4000 entries and effectively helps the readers in words and vocabulary improvement. This book is meant for every household, school and college library, office, workshops and any place where there is a need for Hindi alternative to the English words or expressions.

Frogs and Toads

By Joanne Mattern
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  • Publisher : Red Chair Press
  • Book Code : 1634406206
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 555
  • Pdf File: frogs-and-toads.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Webbed feet. Slimy or dry. Lives on dry land or in water. Is it a frog or a toad? Learn how these cold-blooded animals are alike and how they differ.

Packing Death in Australian Literature

By Iris Ralph
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000226727
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 802
  • Pdf File: packing-death-in-australian-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Packing Death in Australian Literature: Ecocides and Eco-Sides addresses Australian Literature from ecocritical, animal studies, plant studies, indigenous studies, and posthumanist critical perspectives. The book’s main purpose is twofold: to bring more sustained attention to environmental, vegetal, and animal rights issues, past and present, and to do that from within the discipline of literary studies. Literary studies in Australia continue to reflect disinterest or not enough interest in critical engagements with the subjects of Australia’s oldest extant environments and other beings beside humans. Packing Death in Australian Literature: Ecocides and Eco-Sides foregrounds the vegetal and nonhuman animal populations and contours of Australian Literature. Critical studies relied on in Packing Death in Australian Literature: Ecocides and Eco-Sides include books by CA. Cranston and Robert Zeller, Simon C. Estok, Bill Gammage, Timothy Morton, Bruce Pascoe, Val Plumwood, Kate Rigby, John Ryan, Wendy Wheeler, and Cary Wolfe. The selected literary texts include work by Merlinda Bobis, Eric Yoshiaki Dando, Nugi Garimara, Francesca Rendle-Short, Patrick White, and Evie Wyld.

Green Meat?

By Ryan M. Katz-Rosene,Sarah J. Martin
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  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Book Code : 0228002729
  • Total of Pages : 238
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 437
  • Pdf File: green-meat.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It seems an irrefutable truth that raising animals for meat has become unsustainable. Land is being eroded and destroyed, water resources overdrawn, greenhouse gases overemitted, and energy and crops unnecessarily diverted - all to satiate a growing and inequitable global overconsumption of meat. But is all meat unsustainable? Sustainable food systems are multiple and varied and represent the diversity and complexity we see in the world. A range of socio-ecological and political-economic challenges and solutions are involved in the question of whether sustainable meat consumption exists. Green Meat? teases out some of that complexity in order to consider what roles animals and their products might play in the future as the world works towards new ways of living. Through an interdisciplinary lens, scholars and practitioners critically examine the multifaceted dimensions of "green meat": contributors confront the industrial production and slaughter of animals, ask what it means to be a carnivore, and consider the possibilities of regenerative animal agriculture and cellular agriculture. The book analyzes ongoing damage to the landscape, the climate, and water systems caused by conventional livestock production and looks at current debates about the place of meat in sustainable agri-food systems. An expansive inquiry into food production practices, Green Meat? will inspire the kind of discussion and debate necessary to grapple with the complex issue of sustainability.

Ethnozoology

By Romulo Romeu Nobrega Alves,Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Book Code : 0128099143
  • Total of Pages : 552
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 115
  • Pdf File: ethnozoology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ethnozoology: Animals In Our Lives represents the first book about this discipline, providing a discussion on key themes on human-animal interactions and their implications, along with recent major advances in research. Humans share the world with a bewildering variety of other animals, and have interacted with them in different ways. This variety of interactions (both past and present) is investigated through ethnozoology, which is a hybrid discipline structured with elements from both the natural and social sciences, as it seeks to understand how humans have perceived and interacted with faunal resources throughout history. In a broader context, ethnozoology, and its companion discipline, ethnobotany, form part of the larger body of the science of ethnobiology. In recent years, the importance of ethnozoological/ethnobiological studies has increasingly been recognized, unsurprisingly given the strong human influence on biodiversity. From the perspective of ethnozoology, the book addresses all aspects of human connection, animals and health, from its use in traditional medicine, to bioprospecting derivatives of fauna for pharmaceuticals, with expert contributions from leading researchers in the field. Draws on editors’ and contributors’ extensive research, experience and studies covering ethnozoology and ethnobiology Covers all aspects of human-animal interaction through the lens of this emerging discipline, with coverage of both domestic and wild animal topics Presents topics of great interest to a variety of researchers including those in wildlife/conservation (biologists, ecologists, conservationists) and domestic-related disciplines (psychologists, sociologists)

FERPA Clear and Simple

By Clifford A. Ramirez
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 0470538589
  • Total of Pages : 332
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 536
  • Pdf File: ferpa-clear-and-simple.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This vital resource offers higher education administrators—and anyone responsible for education records and the management of student information—a timely guide that will aid in the establishment of policies, procedures, and practices compliant with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). In addition, the book contains information on the myriad changes to the FERPA rules that were enacted in 2008 including responding to the Patriot Act, conforming to the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, regulations pertaining to online students, and more. Clifford A. Ramirez, a noted expert on FERPA, explains definitions and language, presents guidelines for the application of FERPA, and demonstrates how to develop FERPA deci sion-making abilities. Written for both new and seasoned administrators, this important book presents an oppor tunity for renewed understanding of FERPA, continued professional development, and individual self-audit for compliance. The book contains information on: FERPA and the regulatory universe of privacy Understanding FERPA basics Understanding the privacy rights under FERPA FERPA exceptions for parents and safety Other exceptions and FERPA concerns Presented in a concise yet comprehensive format, FERPA Clear and Simple can facilitate any institution's local assessment of regulatory compliance.

Veterinary Medicine - E-BOOK

By Peter D. Constable,Kenneth W Hinchcliff,Stanley H. Done,Walter Gruenberg
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  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Book Code : 0702070580
  • Total of Pages : 2278
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 359
  • Pdf File: veterinary-medicine-e-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Treat the diseases affecting large animals! Veterinary Medicine, 11th Edition provides up-to-date information on the diseases of horses, cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs. Comprehensive coverage includes the principles of clinical examination and making a diagnosis, along with specific therapy recommendations. For easier use, this edition has been divided into two volumes and restructured into a logical, anatomically based approach to disease. From internationally known veterinary experts Peter Constable, Kenneth Hinchcliff, Stanley Done, and Walter Grünberg, this book is the definitive, one-stop reference for farm animal and equine care. Comprehensive coverage includes information essential to any large-animal veterinarian, especially those working with horses, cattle, sheep, goats, or pigs. Coverage of diseases addresses major large-animal diseases of all countries, including foreign animal and emerging diseases. User-friendly format makes it easier to quickly absorb key information. Quick review/synopsis sections make important information on complex diseases easy to find. NEW! Convenient, easy-access format is organized by organ systems, and divides the content into two compact volumes with the same authoritative coverage. Nearly 200 new color photographs and line drawings are included in this edition. NEW full-color design improves navigation, clarifies subject headings, and includes more boxes, tables, and charts for faster reference. New Diseases Primarily Affecting the Reproductive System chapter is added. Updated and expanded chapter on pharmacotherapy lists therapeutic interventions and offers treatment boxes and principles of antibiotic use. Expanded sections on herd health include biosecurity and infection control, and valuable Strength of Evidence boxes. NEW or extensively revised sections include topics such as the Schmallenberg and Bluetongue viral epidemics of ruminants in Europe, Wesselbron disease in cattle, hypokalemia in adult cattle, equine multinodular pulmonary fibrosis, Hendra virus infection, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, torque teno virus, and numerous recently identified congenital and inherited disorders of large animals. Additional content is provided on lameness in cattle and the diseases of cervids.

Animal (De)liberation

By Jan Deckers
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  • Publisher : Ubiquity Press
  • Book Code : 1909188859
  • Total of Pages : 246
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 342
  • Pdf File: animal.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this book, Jan Deckers addresses the most crucial question that people must deliberate in relation to how we should treat other animals: whether we should eat animal products. Many people object to the consumption of animal products from the conviction that it inflicts pain, suffering, and death upon animals. This book argues that a convincing ethical theory cannot be based on these important concerns: rather, it must focus on our interest in human health. Tending to this interest demands not only that we extend speciesism—the attribution of special significance to members of our own species merely because they belong to the same species as ourself—towards nonhuman animals, but also that we safeguard the integrity of nature. In this light, projects that aim to engineer the genetic material of animals to reduce their capacities to feel pain and to suffer are morally suspect. The same applies to projects that aim to develop in-vitro flesh, even if the production of such flesh should be welcomed on other grounds. The theory proposed in this book is accompanied by a political goal, the ‘vegan project’, which strives for a qualified ban on the consumption of animal products. Deckers also provides empirical evidence that some support for this goal exists already, and his analysis of the views of others—including those of slaughterhouse workers—reveals that the vegan project stands firm in spite of public opposition. Many charges have been pressed against vegan diets, including: that they alienate human beings from nature; that they increase human food security concerns; and that they are unsustainable. Deckers argues that these charges are legitimate in some cases, but that, in many situations, vegan diets are actually superior. For those who remain doubtful, the book also contains an appendix that considers whether vegan diets might actually be nutritionally adequate.