We the Animals Book
Score: 3.5
From 39 Ratings

We the Animals


  • Author : Justin Torres
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: FICTION
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547576725

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We the Animals Book Description :

The Brooklyn childhoods of three brothers are marked by their parents' volatile passions and their own destructive antics, in the story of a chaotic family that explores the ways in which a youth's coming-of-age profoundly shapes his world view. 30,000 first printing.

One of the Boys Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

One of the Boys


  • Author : Daniel Magariel
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-03-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501156182

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One of the Boys Book Description :

A “gripping and heartfelt” (The New York Times Book Review) story about two young brothers contending with the love they have for their abusive father, One of the Boys is “one of the most striking debut novels of the year” (Rolling Stone). The three of them—a twelve-year-old boy, his older brother, their father—have won the war: the father’s term for his bitter divorce and custody battle. They leave their Kansas home and drive through the night to Albuquerque, eager to begin again, united by the thrilling possibility of carving out a new life together. The boys go to school, join basketball teams, make friends. Meanwhile their father works from home, smoking cheap cigars to hide another smell. But soon the little missteps—the dead-eyed absentmindedness, the late night noises, the comings and goings of increasingly odd characters—become worrisome, and the boys find themselves watching their father change, grow erratic, then dangerous. Set in the sublimely stark landscape of suburban New Mexico and a cramped apartment shut tight to the world, One of the Boys conveys with propulsive prose and extraordinary compassion a young boy’s struggle to hold onto the pieces of his shattered family. Tender, moving and beautiful, Daniel Magariel’s debut is a masterful story of resilience and survival. With the emotional core of A Little Life and the speed of We the Animals, it is “A knockout...A shimmering, heartbreaking portrait of children fiercely devoted to a damaged parent and of the intense sibling bond that helps them through” (People).

How Turtle Set the Animals Free Book

How Turtle Set the Animals Free


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Penticton, B.C. : Theytus Books
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Animals
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000023109780

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How Turtle Set the Animals Free Book Description :

All the animal people are Eagle's slaves because nobody is fast enough to win a race against Eagle.

The Road Book
Score: 4
From 1,005 Ratings

The Road


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-03-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307267450

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The Road Book Description :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

The Emotional Lives of Animals Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The Emotional Lives of Animals


  • Author : Marc Bekoff
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release Date : 2010-10-05
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781577313489

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The Emotional Lives of Animals Book Description :

Based on award-winning scientist Marc Bekoff’s years studying social communication in a wide range of species, this important book shows that animals have rich emotional lives. Bekoff skillfully blends extraordinary stories of animal joy, empathy, grief, embarrassment, anger, and love with the latest scientific research confirming the existence of emotions that common sense and experience have long implied. Filled with Bekoff’s light humor and touching stories, The Emotional Lives of Animals is a clarion call for reassessing both how we view animals and how we treat them.

Recognition and Alleviation of Distress in Laboratory Animals Book

Recognition and Alleviation of Distress in Laboratory Animals


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2008-04-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309108171

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Recognition and Alleviation of Distress in Laboratory Animals Book Description :

Scientific advances in our understanding of animal physiology and behavior often require theories to be revised and standards of practice to be updated to improve laboratory animal welfare. This new book from the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR) at the National Research Council, Recognition and Alleviation of Distress in Laboratory Animals, focuses on the stress and distress which is experienced by animals when used in laboratory research. This book aims to educate laboratory animal veterinarians; students, researchers, and investigators; animal care staff, as well as animal welfare officers on the current scientific and ethical issues associated with stress and distress in laboratory animals. It evaluates pertinent scientific literature to generate practical and pragmatic guidelines. Recognition and Alleviation of Distress in Laboratory Animals focuses specifically on the scientific understanding of the causes and the functions of stress and distress, the transformation of stress to distress, and the identification of principles for the recognition and alleviation of distress. This book discusses the role of humane endpoints in situations of distress and principles for the minimization of distress in laboratory animals. It also identifies areas in which further scientific investigation is needed to improve laboratory animal welfare in order to adhere to scientific and ethical principles that promote humane care and practice.

Guidelines for the Humane Transportation of Research Animals Book

Guidelines for the Humane Transportation of Research Animals


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2006-08-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309101103

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Guidelines for the Humane Transportation of Research Animals Book Description :

Arranging the transportation of animals at research facilities is often an ordeal. There is a confusing patchwork of local, national, and international regulations; a perceived lack of high-quality shipping services; a dearth of science-based good practices; and a lack of biosafety standards. It's a challenge â€"and an impediment to biomedical research. Guidelines for the Humane Transportation of Research Animals identifies the current problems encountered in the transportation of research animals and offers recommendations aimed at local and federal officials to rectify these problems. This book also includes a set of good practices based on the extensive body of literature on transportation of agricultural animals, universal concepts of physiology, and a scientific understanding of species-specific needs and differences. Good practices were developed by the committee to address thermal environment, space requirements, food and water requirements, social interaction, monitoring of transportation, emergency procedures, personnel training, and biosecurity. Guidelines for the Humane Transportation of Research Animals is an essential guide for all researchers, animal care technicians, facilities managers, administrators, and animal care and use committees at research institutions.

Recognition and Alleviation of Pain and Distress in Laboratory Animals Book

Recognition and Alleviation of Pain and Distress in Laboratory Animals


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1992-01-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309042758

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Recognition and Alleviation of Pain and Distress in Laboratory Animals Book Description :

Clear guidelines on the proper care and use of laboratory animals are being sought by researchers and members of the many committees formed to oversee animal care at universities as well as the general public. This book provides a comprehensive overview of what we know about behavior, pain, and distress in laboratory animals. The volume explores: Stressors in the laboratory and the animal behaviors they cause, including in-depth discussions of the physiology of pain and distress and the animal's ecological relationship to the laboratory as an environment. A review of euthanasia of lab animals--exploring the decision, the methods, and the emotional effects on technicians. Also included is a highly practical, extensive listing, by species, of dosages and side effects of anesthetics, analgesics, and tranquilizers.

How to Do Animal Rights Book

How to Do Animal Rights


  • Author : Ben Isacat
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2014-07-19
  • Genre: Pets
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9781291015928

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How to Do Animal Rights Book Description :

Read this book to engage in animal rights legally, positively and confidently. Here is virtually everything you need to know to embark successfully on defending and advocating for animals and a more human society. Understand activist methods that will further your activism and advocacy for animals; discover practical animal rights activities you can do; know what animal rights means and how it differs from other outlooks; be aware of conflict with the law and how you can handle it; find inspiration from a selection of animal rights activists; recognise how humanity is devastating animal life globally; gasp at the numbers of animals humans kill every year; and add topics to your armoury the well rounded animal activist should know. This book will appeal to anyone who wants to know more about animal rights and how to do it as a practical activity for a more humane society. This third edition is revised...with more illustrations!

Animalkind Book

Animalkind


  • Author : Jean Kazez
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-12-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 1444315560

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Animalkind Book Description :

By exploring the ethical differences between humans and animals,Animalkind establishes a middle ground betweenegalitarianism and outright dismissal of animal rights. A thought-provoking foray into our complex and contradictoryrelationship with animals Advocates that we owe each animal due respect Offers readers a sensible alternative to extremism by speakingof respect and compassion for animals, not rights Balances philosophical analysis with intriguing facts andengaging tales