The Eye of the Sandpiper: Stories from the Living World

The Eye of the Sandpiper: Stories from the Living World

by Brandon Keim


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501707728
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 06/20/2017
Pages: 266
Sales rank: 802,229
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Brandon Keim is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic, WIRED, National Geographic News, Aeon, Nautilus, Scientific American Mind, The Guardian, Audubon Magazine, Grist, Mother Jones, Conservation, NOVA, and Anthropocene.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Trees of Life

Part I. Dynamics

Organized Chaos Makes the Beauty of a Butterfly

Chickadees, Mutations, and the Thermodynamics of Life

The Photosynthetic Salamander

Human Evolution Enters an Exciting New Phase

"Parallel Universe" of Life Described Far beneath the Bottom of the Sea

At the Edge of Invasion, Possible New Rules for Evolution

A Mud-Loving, Iron-Lunged, Jelly-Eating Ecosystem Savior

Redeeming the Lamprey

Decoding Nature's Soundtrack

Part II. Inner Lives

Being a Sandpiper

Monogamy Helps Geese Reduce Stress

What Pigeons Teach Us about Love

Chimps and the Zen of Falling Water

How City Living Is Reshaping the Brains and Behavior of Urban Animals

Reconsider the Rat: The New Science of a Reviled Rodent

Monkeys See Selves in Mirror, Open a Barrel of Questions

The New Anthropomorphism

Honeybees Might Have Emotions

Part III. Intersections

A Day in the Life of NYC’s Hospital for Wild Birds

New Yorkers in Uproar over Planned Mass Killing of Swans

An Eel Swims in the Bronx

On Waldman’s Pond

The Return of the River

A Chimp’s Day in Court: Inside the Historic Demand for Nonhuman Rights

Chimpanzee Rights Get a Day in Court

Medical Experimentation on Chimps Is Nearing an End. But What about Monkeys?

I, Cockroach

Part IV. Ethics

The Improbable Bee

The Ethics of Urban Beekeeping

The Wild, Secret Life of New York City

Earth Is Not a Garden

Add a Few Species. Pull Down the Fences. Step Back.

Feral Cats vs. Conservation: A Truce

Should Animals Have a Right to Privacy?

When Climate Change Blinds Us

To Bring Back Extinct Species, We’ll Need to Change Our Own

September 11, Fall Migration, and Occupy Wall Street

Making Sense of 7 Billion People

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