We the Animals Book
Score: 3.5
From 40 Ratings

We the Animals


  • Author : Justin Torres
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2011-08-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547577005

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We the Animals Excerpt :

An award-winning novel in stories surrounding a young, half-white, half-Puerto Rican boy grappling with life, love, and identity as he comes of age. In this groundbreaking debut, Justin Torres plunges us into the chaotic heart of one family, the intense bonds of three brothers, and the mythic effects of this fierce love on the people we must become. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE “A tremendously gifted writer whose highly personal voice should excite us in much the same way that Raymond Carver’s or Jeffrey Eugenides’s voice did when we first heard it.” —Washington Post “We the Animals is a dark jewel of a book. It’s heartbreaking. It’s beautiful. It resembles no other book I’ve read.”—Michael Cunningham “A miracle in concentrated pages, you are going to read it again and again.”—Dorothy Allison “Rumbles with lyric dynamite…Torres is a savage new talent.”—Benjamin Percy, Esquire “A fiery ode to boyhood…A welterweight champ of a book.”—NPR, Weekend Edition “A novel so honest, poetic, and tough that it makes you reexamine what it means to love and to hurt.”—O, The Oprah Magazine “The communal howl of three young brothers sustains this sprint of a novel…A kind of incantation.”—The New Yorker

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 Excerpt :

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

Life of Pi Book
Score: 3.5
From 2,811 Ratings

Life of Pi


  • Author : Yann Martel
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-03-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307371126

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Life of Pi Excerpt :

Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.

Should We Keep Animals in Zoos  Book

Should We Keep Animals in Zoos


  • Author : Nick Christopher
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2017-07-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9781534523272

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Should We Keep Animals in Zoos Excerpt :

Are zoos ethical? There is not one right answer to this challenging question. Readers discover the different arguments that can be made in favor of and against zoos. These different points of view are presented with relevant facts to support them, encouraging readers to understand the different sides of the debate surrounding zoos. Clear main text, eye-catching fact boxes, and detailed graphic organizers help readers make their own informed opinion. Full-color photographs are included to enhance a reading experience that sharpens essential critical thinking skills and encourages readers to approach controversial topics with an open mind.

That s Why We Don t Eat Animals Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

That s Why We Don t Eat Animals


  • Author : Ruby Roth
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2009-05-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9781556437854

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That s Why We Don t Eat Animals Excerpt :

That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals uses colorful artwork and lively text to introduce vegetarianism and veganism to early readers (ages six to ten). Written and illustrated by Ruby Roth, the book features an endearing animal cast of pigs, turkeys, cows, quail, turtles, and dolphins. These creatures are shown in both their natural state—rooting around, bonding, nuzzling, cuddling, grooming one another, and charming each other with their family instincts and rituals—and in the terrible conditions of the factory farm. The book also describes the negative effects eating meat has on the environment. A separate section entitled “What Else Can We Do?” suggests ways children can learn more about the vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, such as:“Celebrate Thanksgiving with a vegan feast” or “Buy clothes, shoes, belts, and bags that are not made from leather or other animal skins or fur.” This compassionate, informative book offers both an entertaining read and a resource to inspire parents and children to talk about a timely, increasingly important subject. That's Why We Don't Eat Animals official website: http://wedonteatanimals.com/

We Animals Book

We Animals


  • Author : Jo-Anne McArthur
  • Publisher : Lantern Books
  • Release Date : 2013-12-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590565209

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We Animals Excerpt :

Drawn from a thousand photos taken over fifteen years, We Animals illustrates and investigates animals in the human environment: whether they're being used for food, fashion and entertainment, or research, or are being rescued to spend their remaining years in sanctuaries. Award-winning photojournalist and animal advocate Jo-Anne McArthur provides a valuable lesson about our treatment of animals, makes animal industries visible and accountable, and widens our circle of compassion to include all sentient beings.

Animal Farm Book
Score: 4
From 1,822 Ratings

Animal Farm


  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571355914

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Animal Farm Excerpt :

All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others. It's just an ordinary farm - until the animals revolt. They get rid of the irresponsible farmer. The other animals are sure that life is improving, but as systems are replaced and half-truths are retold, a new hierarchy emerges . . . Orwell's tale of propaganda, power and greed has never felt more pertinent. With an exciting new cover and inside illustrations by superstar Chris Mould.

Optima for Animals Book

Optima for Animals


  • Author : R. McNeill Alexander
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 1996-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN 10 : 0691027986

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Optima for Animals Excerpt :

Optimization theory is designed to find the best ways of doing things. The structures of animals, their movements, their behavior, and their life histories have all been shaped by the optimizing processes of evolution or of learning by trial and error. In this revised edition of R. McNeill Alexander's widely acclaimed Optima for Animals, we see how extraordinarily diverse branches of biology are illuminated by the powerful methods of optimization theory. What is the best strength for a bone? Too weak a bone will probably break but an excessively stout one will be cumbersome. At what speed should humans change from walking to running? Should a bird take only big juicy worms or should it eat every worm it finds, and do birds make the best choices? Why do the males of some species of fishes and the females of others look after the young, while the young of others are looked after by both parents or neither? Is it possible that all these policies can be optimal, in different circumstances? This book shows how these and many other questions can be answered. The mathematics involved is explained very simply, with biology students in mind, but the book is not just for them. It is also for professionals, ranging from teachers to researchers.

Temperature Biology of Animals Book

Temperature Biology of Animals


  • Author : Andrew Cossins
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400931275

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Temperature Biology of Animals Excerpt :

Temperature is one facet in the mosaic of physical and biotic factors that describes the niche of an animal. Ofthe physical factors it is ecologically the most important. for it is a factor that is all-pervasive and one that. in most environments. lacks spatial or temporal constancy. Evolution has produced a wide variety of adaptive strategies and tactics to exploit or deal with this variable environmental factor. The ease with which temperature can be measured. and controlled experimentally. together with its widespread influence on the affairs of animals. has understandably led to a large. dispersed literature. In spite of this no recent book provides a comprehensive treatment of the biology of animals in relation to temperature. Our intention in writing this book was to fill that gap. We hope we have provided a modern statement with a critical synthesis of this diverse field. which will be suitable and stimulating for both advanced undergraduate and post graduate students of biology. This book is emphatically not intended as a monographical review. as thermal biology is such a diverse. developed discipline that it could not be encompassed within the confines of a book of this size.

Free the Animals Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Free the Animals


  • Author : Ingrid Newkirk
  • Publisher : Lantern Books
  • Release Date : 2000-07-01
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9781930051225

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Free the Animals Excerpt :

This is the true story of how the animal liberation underground started in the US. Every character - including each of the wonderful animals you will come to know - is real flesh and blood. Because the federal government retains an abiding interest in locking up anyone involved in illegally removing animals from those who legally exploit them, it has convened grand juries to investigate the often daring and successful raids you will read about. Understanding how some quite 'ordinary' people came to break the law may very well change your life.

The Animals in My Brain Book

The Animals in My Brain


  • Author : Sarah Joseph
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-10-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN 10 : 1999499409

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The Animals in My Brain Excerpt :

A new tool for kids and parents/teachers to support them in talking about and dealing with fight, flight or freeze responses. These automatic responses often come with complex emotions and actions. Now we have a way to put the power into the children's own hands for kids to effectively regulate their behaviour.... When Pam gets annoyed by her little sister, she throws her colouring book at her. Pam's mom steps in to help her understand how the brain works to direct behaviour. Mom uses animals to explain the complex brain processes in a way that young learners can understand. Pam is empowered by understanding her behaviour and learning the importance of taking a break when she is feeling upset before doing something she might regret. "Children and adults will love this delightfully illustrated book that so wonderfully explains the workings of the brain to school aged children... " Dr. Jane Nelsen, Author and co-author of the Positive Discipline book series. "This book is revolutionary as it provides a simple, relatable, and powerful methodology to teach our kids about brain science... " Ricky Shetty, Founder of DaddyBlogger

A Plea for the Animals Book

A Plea for the Animals


  • Author : Matthieu Ricard
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834840546

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A Plea for the Animals Excerpt :

Every cow just wants to be happy. Every chicken just wants to be free. Every bear, dog, or mouse experiences sorrow and feels pain as intensely as any of us humans do. In a compelling appeal to reason and human kindness, Matthieu Ricard here takes the arguments from his best-sellers Altruism and Happiness to their logical conclusion: that compassion toward all beings, including our fellow animals, is a moral obligation and the direction toward which any enlightened society must aspire. He chronicles the appalling sufferings of the animals we eat, wear, and use for adornment or "entertainment," and submits every traditional justification for their exploitation to scientific evidence and moral scrutiny. What arises is an unambiguous and powerful ethical imperative for treating all of the animals with whom we share this planet with respect and compassion.

We are All animals Book

We are All animals


  • Author : Madhav Chavan
  • Publisher : Pratham Books
  • Release Date : 2022-07-01
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 8182630002

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Nineteen Eighty Four Book
Score: 4
From 561 Ratings

Nineteen Eighty Four


  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2021-01-28
  • Genre: Satire
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198829195

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Nineteen Eighty Four Excerpt :

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) was George Orwell's final novel and was completed in difficult conditions shortly before his early death. It is one of the most influential and widely-read novels of the post-war period.

Unlikely Animals Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

Unlikely Animals


  • Author : Annie Hartnett
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2022-04-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593160237

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Unlikely Animals Excerpt :

“This tragicomic novel is heartfelt, touching, and delightfully quirky. You’ll fall in love with the offbeat cast of characters (both living and dead) and find yourself rooting for them right through the last page.”—Good Housekeeping (Book Club pick) A lost young woman returns to small-town New Hampshire under the strangest of circumstances in this one-of-a-kind novel of life, death, and whatever comes after from the acclaimed author of Rabbit Cake. ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2022—The Millions It was a source of entertainment at Maple Street Cemetery. Both funny and sad, the kind of story we like best. Natural-born healer Emma Starling once had big plans for her life, but she’s lost her way. A medical school dropout, she’s come back to small-town Everton, New Hampshire, to care for her father, who is dying from a mysterious brain disease. Clive Starling has been hallucinating small animals, as well as having visions of the ghost of a long-dead naturalist, Ernest Harold Baynes, once known for letting wild animals live in his house. This ghost has been giving Clive some ideas on how to spend his final days. Emma arrives home knowing she must face her dad’s illness, her mom’s judgment, and her younger brother’s recent stint in rehab, but she’s unprepared to find that her former best friend from high school is missing, with no one bothering to look for her. The police say they don’t spend much time looking for drug addicts. Emma’s dad is the only one convinced the young woman might still be alive, and Emma is hopeful he could be right. Someone should look for her, at least. Emma isn’t really trying to be a hero, but somehow she and her father bring about just the kind of miracle the town needs. Set against the backdrop of a small town in the throes of a very real opioid crisis, Unlikely Animals is a tragicomic novel about familial expectations, imperfect friendships, and the possibility of resurrecting that which had been thought ir