A Primate s Memoir

Author: Robert M Sapolsky
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781446450321
Release Date: 2011-04-30
Genre: Nature

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 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.


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

Kenya National Bibliography

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

Kaapse bibliotekaris

ISBN: UCBK:C088423291
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Libraries

Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957- (also published separately)

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 9783641104986
Release Date: 2013-09-02
Genre: History

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

The Moral Mind

Author: Henry Haslam
ISBN: 184540016X
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Philosophy

The moral mind is an important part of what makes us human, but for much of the twentieth century there was a sustained attempt to persuade us that morality was of little account and should not be taken seriously. Recent years have seen a welcome reversal of this trend. There is renewed interest in morality, and a wish to find values that believers and non-believers can share. This survey of the moral mind shows how our moral sense engaged with different aspects of the human personality: with our instincts, inherited from our pre-human primate ancestors; with the way we follow the customs of our community; and with our sense of something beyond these instincts and customs. The author seeks to show how far evolutionary theory can help us to understand our moral thinking, and, in the final chapter, he suggest how we may be able to work towards a new consensus on moral issues.

Der Elefantenfl sterer

Author: Anthony Lawrence
Publisher: MVG Verlag
ISBN: 9783864152283
Release Date: 2010-03-15
Genre: Fiction

Der bewegende Bericht vom preisgekrönten Umweltschützer Lawrence Anthony über seine Elefantenherde in der Wildnis Südafrikas. In Lawrence Anthonys Naturschutzreservat hatten fast hundert Jahre keine Elefanten mehr gelebt. Eines Tages erfuhr er von einer heimatlosen und bedrohten Herde, die er bei sich aufnahm. Er entwickelte eine enge Beziehung zu den sanften Riesen, die sein Leben für immer veränderten.