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  • For the Love of Animalsby Kathryn Shevelow

    Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 20.99

    The engaging story of how an unlikely group of extraordinary people laid the foundation for the legal protection of animals In eighteenth-century England?where cockfighting and bullbaiting drew large crowds, and the abuse of animals was routine?the idea of animal protection was dismissed as laughably radical. But as pets became more common,... more...

  • Animal Rightsby Cass R. Sunstein

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99

    Contributors to this volume explore the legal and political issues that underlie the campaign for animal rights and the opposition to it. Ethical questions on ownership, protection against suffering and the ability of animals to make their own choices free from human control are thought-provokingly examined. more...

  • Recreational Hunting, Conservation and Rural Livelihoodsby Barney Dickson; Jonathan Hutton; Bill Adams

    Wiley 2009; US$ 212.00

    Recreational hunting has long been a controversial issue. Is it a threat to biodiversity or can it be a tool for conservation, giving value to species and habitats that might otherwise be lost? Are the moral objections to hunting for pleasure well founded? Does recreational hunting support rural livelihoods in developing countries, or are these benefits... more...

  • The Animal Questionby Paola Cavalieri; Catherine Woollard

    Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 18.99

    How much do animals matter--morally? Can we keep considering them as second class beings, to be used merely for our benefit? Or, should we offer them some form of moral egalitarianism? Inserting itself into the passionate debate over animal rights, this fascinating, provocative work by renowned scholar Paola Cavalieri advances a radical proposal: that... more...

  • Electric Animalby Akira Mizuta Lippit

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 30.00

    Differentiation from animals helped to establish the notion of a human being, but the disappearance of animals now threatens that identity. This is the argument underlying Electric Animal, a probing exploration of the figure of the animal in modern culture. Akira Mizuta Lippit shows us the animal as a crucial figure in the definition of modernity?essential... more...

  • Filling the Arkby Leslie Irvine

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 29.50

    When disasters strike, people are not the only victims. Hurricane Katrina raised public attention about how disasters affect dogs, cats, and other animals considered members of the human family. In this short but powerful book, noted sociologist Leslie Irvine goes beyond Katrina to examine how disasters like oil spills, fires, and other calamities... more...

  • Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Editionby Temple Grandin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She also lectures widely on autism?because Temple Grandin is autistic, a woman who thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us. In this unprecedented book, Grandin... more...

  • Eating Animalsby Jonathan Safran Foer

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 9.99

    Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian. But on the brink of fatherhood-facing the prospect of having to make dietary choices on a child's behalf-his casual questioning took on an urgency His quest for answers ultimately required him to visit factory farms in the middle of the night,... more...

  • Environmental Sociologyby Leslie King; Deborah McCarthy Auriffeille

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 54.99

    Environmental Sociology , intended for use in Environmental Sociology courses, uses sociological methods and perspectives to analyze key environmental issues. The reader is organized like an introduction to sociology reader, and comprised of readings that are accessible to and interesting for undergraduates. more...

  • Animalkindby Jean Kazez

    Wiley 2009; US$ 101.95

    By exploring the ethical differences between humans and animals, Animalkind establishes a middle ground between egalitarianism and outright dismissal of animal rights. A thought-provoking foray into our complex and contradictory relationship with animals Advocates that we owe each animal due respect Offers readers a sensible alternative to extremism... more...