Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships: A Global Exploration of Our Connections with Animals

Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships: A Global Exploration of Our Connections with Animals

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Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships: A Global Exploration of Our Connections with Animals by Marc Bekoff

Humans and animals live together on earth, but as we increasingly reshape ecosystems to accommodate larger populations, technology, and increased consumption, animals are greatly affected. The history of civilization shows that humans have used animals for food, clothing, transportation, making a living, entertainment, and companionship, as well as subjects for the arts, literature, and within religious beliefs. Renowned animal behaviorist Marc Bekoff and 300 experts from around the globe provide more than 350 essays that discuss such topics as animals and ecology; animals and global warming; animals as food; animals as pets; animals and diseases; animals in research and in education; animals providing assistance; and the influence of animals in art, religion and philosophy, literature, music, dance, and entertainment. Students and all those wanting a better understanding of the reciprocal connections and interdependence of organisms on the planet will benefit from this fascinating and instructive reference work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313334917
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/28/2009

About the Author

Marc Bekoff is Professor of Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and co-founder with Jane Goodall of Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. He has won many awards for his scientific research including a Guggenheim Fellowship and is a prolific writer with more than 200 articles as well as two encyclopedias to his credit. The author or editor of numerous books, including the Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare; The Ten Trusts: What We Must Do to Care for the Animals We Love (with Jane Goodall); and The Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, his most recent books include The Smile of a Dolphin; Minding Animals; Animal Passions and Beastly Virtues: Reflections on Redecorating Nature; and The Emotional Lives of Animals. In 2005 Bekoff was presented with The Bank One Faculty Community Service Award for the work he has done with children, senior citizens, and prisoners. His Web site is literati.net/Bekoff.

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