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xiii, 461 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Into the mine field
  • Trumpets of elephants. The big question ; The same basic brain ; Distinctly human? ; Deep and ancient circuits ; We are family ; Motherhood happens ; Do elephants love their babies? ; Elephant empathy ; Good grief ; I don't know how you say good-bye ; I say hello ; Holding back, letting go ; Troubled minds ; Ebony and ivory ; Where baby elephants come from
  • Howls of wolves. Into the Pleistocene ; A perfect wolf ; Packing and unpacking ; The wolf named Six ; A shattering of promises ; In a time of truce ; Magnificent outcasts ; Where the wolf birds lead us ; Wolf music ; The hunter is a lonely heart ; A will to live ; Domestic servants ; Two ends of the same leash
  • Whines and pet peeves. Never mind theory ; Sex, lies, and humiliated seabirds ; Conceit and deceit ; Chuckles and wacky ideas ; Mirror, mirror ; And speaking of neurons ; People of an ancient nation
  • Killer wails. Sea rex ; A more complex killer ; Just very sexual ; Inner visions ; Diverse minds ; Intelligent in what way? ; The social brain ; Woo-woo ; Helping in mind ; Do not disturb ; To have and to hold ; Expect personality ; A vision true and mighty
  • Final scratch.
Long before his work as an ocean conservationist, Carl Safina's childhood by the long island shore launched a life-long passion for animals. Since then, his collected work has sought to inspire respect and improved understanding for wildlife. In his wise and passionate new book, Safina delves deeply into the lives of animals, witnessing their profound capacity for perception, thought, and emotion. Weaving observation with new understanding of brain functioning, his narrative erases many previously held distinctions between humans and other animals. Who we are as individuals depends on who we are to others, and on who others are to us. Relationships define us. Certain non-humans, too, live lives focused around rich social relationships. If tragedy befalls key individuals, survivors confront lasting repercussions. Like us, these animals know who they are. In Beyond Words, readers travel from Kenya to visit the Sheldrake elephant orphanage, to Yellowstone National Park to observe free-living wolves sorting out the aftermath of their personal tragedy, to the whales of Hero Strait off of Vancouver. Safina delivers a graceful examination of how animals truly think and feel, which calls to question what really does -and should- make us human.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780805098884 20160618
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
BIOHOPK-182H/323H
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537 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
  • List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction Aphrodite's Island Chapter 1 Thunder in 'Opoa Chapter 2 The Glorious Children of Tetumu Chapter 3 Purea, 'Queen' of Tahiti Chapter 4 Happy Island of Cythera Chapter 5 Ahutoru at the Opera Chapter 6 A Polynesian Venus Chapter 7 Captain Cook in Arcadia Chapter 8 The Transit of Venus Chapter 9 Circling the Land Chapter 10 Tupaia's Ship Chapter 11 The Viceroy of Peru Chapter 12 Tute 's Return Chapter 13 Hitihiti's Odyssey Chapter 14 The Red Feathers of 'Oro Chapter 15 Three Tahitians in Lima Chapter 16 Boenechea's Burial Chapter 17 Matimo and the Friars Chapter 18 Ma'i on Ice Skates Chapter 19 A Bare-chested Captain Chapter 20 Tute 's Portrait Conclusion The Angel of History Appendix I The Seasons in Tahiti Appendix II Islands Named by Island Navigators Selected Bibliography Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520261143 20160528
"Aphrodite's Island" is a bold new account of the European discovery of Tahiti, the Pacific island of mythic status that has figured so powerfully in European imaginings about sexuality, the exotic, and the nobility or bestiality of 'savages.' In this groundbreaking book, Anne Salmond takes readers to the center of the shared history to furnish rich insights into Tahitian perceptions of the visitors while illuminating the full extent of European fascination with Tahiti. As she discerns the impact and meaning of the European effect on the islands, she demonstrates how, during the early contact period, the mythologies of Europe and Tahiti intersected and became entwined. Drawing on Tahitian oral histories, European manuscripts and artworks, collections of Tahitian artifacts, and illustrated with contemporary sketches, paintings, and engravings from the voyages, "Aphrodite's Island" provides a vivid account of the Europeans' Tahitian adventures. At the same time, the book's compelling insights into Tahitian life significantly change the way we view the history of this small island during a period when it became a crossroads for Europe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520261143 20160528
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
BIOHOPK-182H/323H
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xiii, 296 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • "No country more capable" : the provisioning trade in Tahiti
  • Conceptual landscapes
  • Getting Captain Cook's goat : and other tales of ecological introduction
  • Chiefly cattle
  • Breadfruit connections
  • Pigs, muskets, and a new order.
When Captain Samuel Wallis became the first European to land at Tahiti in June 1767, he left not only a British flag on shore but also three guinea hens, a pair of turkeys, a pregnant cat, and a garden planted with peas for the chiefess Purea. Thereafter, a succession of European captains, missionaries, and others planted seeds and introduced livestock from around the world. In turn, the islanders traded away great quantities of important island resources, including valuable and spiritually significant plants and animals. What did these exchanges mean? What was their impact? The answers are often unexpected. They also reveal the ways islanders retained control over their societies and landscapes in an era of increasing European intervention. "Trading Nature" explores - from both the European and Tahitian perspective - the effects of 'ecological exchange' on one island from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day. Through a series of dramatic episodes, "Trading Nature" uncovers the potency of trading in nature. In the interweavings of chiefly power, ordinary islanders, the ambitions of outsiders, transplanted species, and existing ecologies, the book uncovers the cultural and ecological impacts of cross-cultural exchange. Evidence of these transactions has been found in a rich variety of voyage journals, missionary diaries, Tahitian accounts, colonial records, travelers' tales, and a range of visual and material sources. The story progresses from the first trades on Tahiti's shores for provisions for British and French ships to the contrasting histories of cattle in Tahiti and Hawai'i.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824832810 20160604
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
BIOHOPK-182H/323H
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xv, 763 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
A reference book for anyone wishing to understand the factors governing the performance of a sailing boat. Examined here are the fundamental factors governing a hull's behaviour, the principles underlying aero- and hydrodynamics, the performance and efficiency of aerofoils and hydrofoils, and an in-depth study of the behaviour of sails. The appendices take an in-depth look at high speed sailing and examine developments in hull appendages.A new appendix in this edition presents a simple graphic method of predicting a yacht's behaviour in a variety of wind and wave conditions which will add to our knowledge of how important such factors as sail camber, stability and the reduction of hull resistance are to a yacht's speed performance. Professor Marchaj is also the author of "Sail Performance" and "Seaworthiness, the Forgotten Factor".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780713650730 20160528
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
BIOHOPK-182H/323H
Book
xix, 294 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
BIOHOPK-182H/323H
Book
618 p. 26 cm.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
BIOHOPK-182H/323H