A Primate s Memoir

Author: Robert M. Sapolsky
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780099285779
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Baboons

Book-smart and more than a little naive, Robert Sapolsky left the comforts of college in the US for a research project studying a troop of baboons in Kenya. Whether he's relating his adventures with his neighbours, Masai tribesmen, or his experiences learning how to sneak up and dart suspicious baboons, Sapolsky combines irreverence and humour with the best credentials in his field. A Primate's Memoir is the culmination of over two decades of experience and research - an exhilarating, hilarious and daring memoir, and an astonishing masterpiece of the people and nature of Africa.

Cosmopolitan Animals

Author: Kaori Nagai
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137376282
Release Date: 2015-08-25
Genre: Literary Criticism

Cosmopolitan Animals asks what new possibilities and permutations of cosmopolitanism can emerge by taking seriously our sharing and 'becoming-with' animals. It calls for a fresh awareness that animals are important players in cosmopolitics, and that worldliness is far from being a human monopoly.

Centralizing Fieldwork

Author: Jeremy MacClancy
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845458515
Release Date: 2010-12-30
Genre: Social Science

Fieldwork is a central method of research throughout anthropology, a much-valued, much-vaunted mode of generating information. But its nature and process have been seriously understudied in biological anthropology and primatology. This book is the first ever comparative investigation, across primatology, biological anthropology, and social anthropology, to look critically at this key research practice. It is also an innovative way to further the comparative project within a broadly conceived anthropology, because it does not focus on common theory but on a common method. The questions asked by contributors are: what in the pursuit of fieldwork is common to all three disciplines, what is unique to each, how much is contingent, how much necessary? Can we generate well-grounded cross-disciplinary generalizations about this mutual research method, and are there are any telling differences? Co-edited by a social anthropologist and a primatologist, the book includes a list of distinguished and well-established contributors from primatology and biological anthropology.

The Trouble With Testosterone

Author: Robert M. Sapolsky
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439125052
Release Date: 2012-10-16
Genre: Science

Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize From the man who Oliver Sacks hailed as “one of the best scientist/writers of our time,” a collection of sharply observed, uproariously funny essays on the biology of human culture and behavior. In the tradition of Stephen Jay Gould and Oliver Sacks, Robert Sapolsky offers a sparkling and erudite collection of essays about science, the world, and our relation to both. “The Trouble with Testosterone” explores the influence of that notorious hormone on male aggression. “Curious George’s Pharmacy” reexamines recent exciting claims that wild primates know how to medicate themselves with forest plants. “Junk Food Monkeys” relates the adventures of a troop of baboons who stumble upon a tourist garbage dump. And “Circling the Blanket for God” examines the neurobiological roots underlying religious belief. Drawing on his career as an evolutionary biologist and neurobiologist, Robert Sapolsky writes about the natural world vividly and insightfully. With candor, humor, and rich observations, these essays marry cutting-edge science with humanity, illuminating the interconnectedness of the world’s inhabitants with skill and flair.

Evolution and Prehistory The Human Challenge

Author: William Haviland
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285061412
Release Date: 2013-03-08
Genre: Social Science

Offering compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in a variety of locations around the globe, Haviland, Walrath, Prins and McBride present evolution and prehistory in vivid, accessible terms, and demonstrate how the field is relevant to understanding the complex world around you. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the different ways humans face the challenge of existence; learn about the connection between biology and culture in the course of human evolutionary history as well as in shaping contemporary human biology, beliefs, and behavior; and see the impact of globalization on the continued survival of our species and planet. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Monkeyluv

Author: Robert M. Sapolsky
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743260169
Release Date: 2006-10-10
Genre: Literary Collections

A collection of original essays by a leading neurobiologist and primatologist shares the author's insights into behavioral biology, in a volume that focuses on three primary topics, including the physiology of genes, the human body, and the factors that shape human social interaction. By the author of A Primate's Memoir. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Baboon Metaphysics

Author: Dorothy L. Cheney
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226102443
Release Date: 2008-09-15
Genre: Science

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Why Zebras Don t Get Ulcers

Author: Robert M. Sapolsky
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1429935650
Release Date: 2004-09-15
Genre: Health & Fitness

Renowned primatologist Robert Sapolsky offers a completely revised and updated edition of his most popular work, with over 225,000 copies in print Now in a third edition, Robert M. Sapolsky's acclaimed and successful Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers features new chapters on how stress affects sleep and addiction, as well as new insights into anxiety and personality disorder and the impact of spirituality on managing stress. As Sapolsky explains, most of us do not lie awake at night worrying about whether we have leprosy or malaria. Instead, the diseases we fear-and the ones that plague us now-are illnesses brought on by the slow accumulation of damage, such as heart disease and cancer. When we worry or experience stress, our body turns on the same physiological responses that an animal's does, but we do not resolve conflict in the same way-through fighting or fleeing. Over time, this activation of a stress response makes us literally sick. Combining cutting-edge research with a healthy dose of good humor and practical advice, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers explains how prolonged stress causes or intensifies a range of physical and mental afflictions, including depression, ulcers, colitis, heart disease, and more. It also provides essential guidance to controlling our stress responses. This new edition promises to be the most comprehensive and engaging one yet.

Kenya

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105123590759
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Kenya


Behave

Author: Robert M. Sapolsky
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780735222786
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Genre: Science

Why do we do the things we do? Over a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert Sapolsky's genre-shattering attempt to answer that question as fully as perhaps only he could, looking at it from every angle. Sapolsky's storytelling concept is delightful but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: he starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person's reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs, and then hops back in time from there, in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its genetic inheritance. And so the first category of explanation is the neurobiological one. What goes on in a person's brain a second before the behavior happens? Then he pulls out to a slightly larger field of vision, a little earlier in time: What sight, sound, or smell triggers the nervous system to produce that behavior? And then, what hormones act hours to days earlier to change how responsive that individual is to the stimuli which trigger the nervous system? By now, he has increased our field of vision so that we are thinking about neurobiology and the sensory world of our environment and endocrinology in trying to explain what happened. Sapolsky keeps going--next to what features of the environment affected that person's brain, and then back to the childhood of the individual, and then to their genetic makeup. Finally, he expands the view to encompass factors larger than that one individual. How culture has shaped that individual's group, what ecological factors helped shape that culture, and on and on, back to evolutionary factors thousands and even millions of years old. The result is one of the most dazzling tours de horizon of the science of human behavior ever attempted, a majestic synthesis that harvests cutting-edge research across a range of disciplines to provide a subtle and nuanced perspective on why we ultimately do the things we do...for good and for ill. Sapolsky builds on this understanding to wrestle with some of our deepest and thorniest questions relating to tribalism and xenophobia, hierarchy and competition, morality and free will, and war and peace. Wise, humane, often very funny, Behave is a towering achievement, powerfully humanizing, and downright heroic in its own right.

The Animal Gaze

Author: Wendy Woodward
Publisher: Witwatersrand University Press
ISBN: 1868144623
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

Many humans do not regard animals as complex beings. Instead,they objectify animals, relate to them as pets, or see them simplyas spectacles of beauty or wildness. By contrast, the southernAfrican writers whose work is explored in The Animal Gaze,including Olive Schreiner, Zakes Mda, Yvonne Vera, Eugene N.Marais, J.M. Coetzee, Luis Bernardo Honwana, Michiel Heyns,Marlene van Niekerk and Linda Tucker, represent animals asrichly individual subjects. The animals-including cattle, horses,birds, lions, leopards, baboons, dogs, cats and a whale-experiencecomplex emotions and have agency, intentionality andmorality, as well as an ability to recognize and fear death.The Animal Gaze engages with the writings of Jacques Derrida,J.M. Coetzee, Val Plumwood and Martha C. Nussbaum,as it brings together literary studies, ethics, animal studies andAfrican traditional thought, including shamanism, in a way thatcompels the reader to think differently about nonhuman animalsand human relationships with them.

Soul of a Lion

Author: Barbara Bennett
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426206672
Release Date: 2010-09-21
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

For animal lovers, nature enthusiasts, and the vast readership for gripping true-life stories, this African saga is a must-read adventure. It chronicles the unique Harnas Wildlife Foundation in Namibia, where Marieta van der Merwe and her family, former wealthy cattle farmers, have sold land to buy and care for embattled wildlife. We meet Sam, the "AIDS" lion infected by mistake at a vet clinic. Boerjke, a baboon with epilepsy and Down syndrome. Savanna, the one-eyed lioness. And Marieta van der Merwe herself, the inspiring proprietor of Harnas who shares her home with needy wild animals. Survivor of an early life fraught with personal tragedy in the African Bush, she now devotes herself as care-giver and ambassador for wildlife and wildland. Told with insight, humor, and thrilling immediacy by author and Harnas volunteer Barbara Bennett, this story will captivate readers of all ages.

Kaapse Bibliotekaris

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: IND:30000092817075
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Libraries

Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957-

Kenya National Bibliography

Author: Kenya National Library Service. National Reference & Bibliographic Department
Publisher:
ISBN: UIUC:30112081537414
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Bibliography, National


African Silences

Author: Peter Matthiessen
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780679731023
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Examines the harsh political and economic realities that are ravaging Africa and its inhabitants, offering studies of the rare animals faced with extinction and the individuals working to preserve wild Africa