Beyond Words

Author: Carl Safina
Publisher: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 0285643479
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Carl Safina's intimate view of animal behaviour challenges the fixed boundary between humans and nonhuman animals. In Beyond Words, he presents numerous facts and decades of field observations about an array of fascinating animals: from the Amboseli National Park in Kenya where he witnesses struggling elephant families survive poaching and drought, to Yellowstone National Park to observe wolves in the aftermath of one pack's personal tragedy, before he dives into the peaceful society of killer whales living in the waters of the Pacific Northwest. "Over my lifetime, living with, studying, and working with many other animals in their world and ours has only broadened and deepened - and reaffirmed - my impression of our shared life." Beyond Words is a powerful and illuminating insight into the unique personalities of animals through stories of their emotional responses: joy, jealousy, anger, and love. The similarity between human and nonhuman consciousness, self-awareness, and empathy suggests that humans and non-humans all feel the same emotions, form bonds with our families and social groups, and learn to cope with our environment in similar ways. Wise, passionate, and revelatory Beyond Words examines humanity's place in nature and our kinship with the natural world. Carl Safina advocates that animals think and feel much like people do - because, after all, people are animals. Animals have inner lives but how does that call into question what really makes us human, how can it change our relationship with the natural world? Beyond Words is a landmark book that challenges the boundary between humans and nonhumans. Weaving together up-to-date scientific discoveries into consciousness with intimate observation of free-living animals, from herds of elephant in Kenya to a wolf pack in Yellowstone National Park and schools of killer whales in the Pacific, Carl Safina takes the reader into their lives and minds. In understanding that animals think, mourn, and have unique personalities (as well as having distinctive roles within their social structures) as well as the capacity for perception, self-awareness and emotional connection Carl Safina demonstrates how humans - with their friends, families, career plans - are similar to other animals that live in structured groups, from elephants and great apes to dolphins. Beyond Words re-evaluates our relationship to the other species around us. Animals are directly affected by human pressures, and in encountering (and listening) to the minds of other animals Carl Safina hears what animals need humans to know about our shared life.

The War Against Animals

Author: Dinesh Wadiwel
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004300422
Size: 26.59 MB
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In The War against Animals, Dinesh Wadiwel draws on critical political theory to provide a provocative account of how our mainstay relationships with animals are founded upon systemic hostility and bio-political sovereign violence.

Last Chance Tourism

Author: Harvey Lemelin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136811796
Size: 51.33 MB
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Concerns over vanishing destinations such as the Great Barrier Reef, Antarctica, and the ice cap on Mt. Kilimanjaro have prompted some travel operators and tour agencies to recommend these destinations to consumers before they disappear. This travel trend has been reported as: ‘disappearing tourism,’ ‘doom tourism,’ and most commonly ‘last chance tourism’ where tourists explicitly seek vanishing landscapes or seascapes, and/or disappearing natural and/or social heritage. However, despite this increasing form of travel there has been little examination in the academic literature of last chance tourism phenomenon. This is the first book to empirically examine and evaluate this contemporary tourism development providing a new angle on the effects of global change and pressures of visitation on tourism destinations. It aims to develop the conceptual definition of last chance tourism, examine the ethics surrounding this type of travel, and provide case studies highlighting this form of tourism in different regions, and in different contexts. In particular it critically reviews the advantages of publicizing vulnerable destinations to raise awareness and promote conservation efforts. Conversely, the book draws attention to the issue of attracting more tourists seeking to undergo such experiences before they are gone forever, accelerating the negative impacts. It further examines current trends, discusses escalating challenges, provides management strategies, and highlights future research opportunities. Last Chance Tourism is a timely and multi-disciplinary volume featuring contributions from leading scholars in the fields of leisure, tourism, anthropology, geography, and sociology. It draws on a range of international case studies and will be of interest to students, researchers and academics interested in Tourism, Environmental Studies and Development Studies.

11 Minutos

Author: Paulo Coelho
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780965810432
Size: 73.98 MB
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"Relata la historia de María, una joven proveniente de una villa brasileña, cuyos primeros roces inocentes con el amor la dejan con el corazón destrozado. Un encuentro casual en Rio la lleva a Ginebra, donde sueña con conseguir fama y fortuna. Sin embargo, termina trabajando de prostituta. En Ginebra, la opinión desesperanzada que María tiene del amor se pone a prueba al conocer a un apuesto joven pintor. En esta odisea de descubrimiento personal, María debe elegir entre recorrer el camino de la oscuridad, el del sexo por el sexo mismo, y la posibilidad del sexo en el contexto del amor"--Forro.