Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfareby Marc Bekoff
Human beings' responsibility to and for their fellow animals has become an increasingly controversial subject. This book provides a provocative overview of the many different perspectives on the issues of animal rights and animal welfare in an easy-to-use encyclopedic format. Original contributions, from over 125 well-known philosophers, biologists, and psychologists in this field, create a well-balanced and multi-disciplinary work. Users will be able to examine critically the varied angles and arguments and gain a better understanding of the history and development of animal rights and animal protectionist movements around the world.
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"Bekoff (U. of Colorado, Boulder) presents an updated reference for students, researchers, and general readers covering the full scope of animal rights and animal welfare from a global, interdisciplinary perspective. Thoroughly revised to reflect developments since publication of the first edition 11 years ago, the text has been expanded from a one- to two-volume publication. It contains 207 entries, by 150 international experts, covering an array of topics, from dog fighting to endangered species in zoos, animals as disease carriers, conservation ethics, and veganism. The second edition features a number of entries on various cultural and religious views of animals, and the latest research on animal cognition and sentience. Each entry offers a brief summarization of the issue and includes a list of publications for further reading. The text also includes a new foreword by Jane Goodall, a chronology of historical events, and a list of print and online resources." - Reference & Research Book News
"The plethora of information gathered here makes this set a weighty addition to science collections." - School Library Journal
"A superb reference resource for students, general readers, researchers, or others wanting to learn about our relationship with the nonhuman world." - Booklist
"Libraries owning the first edition should add this excellent new resource, with its substantial new and updated content. . . . Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty/researchers; general readers." - Choice
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MARC BEKOFF is Professor in the Department of Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology, University of Colorado, and a fellow of the Animal Behavior Society and a Guggenheim Fellow. He has authored or edited 10 books and is primarily interested in the development and evolution of social behavior, animal cognition, and issues that center on human-animal relations.
CARRON A. MEANEY is a Research Associate at the Denver Museum of Natural History and the University of Colorado Museum. She is the coauthor of books on natural history, and her interests center on mammals.
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