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mammal in the mirror

understanding our place in the natural world
  • 384 Pages
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  • English
by
W.H. Freeman and Co. , New York
Human bi
StatementDavid P. Barash, Ilona A. Barash.
ContributionsBarash, I.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQP34.5 .B34 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 384 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL44066M
ISBN 100716733919
LC Control Number99038972

The Mammal in the Mirror, by the father-daughter team of David P. Barash and Ilona A. Barash, is a literate and humane outline of life science for a general audience. Warm, funny, and delightfully well-written, the book draws on the Barashes' experience as teachers and researchers to explore and explain in plain language everything from the 5/5(4).

Hence, the title of this educational and entertaining book: "Mammal in the Mirror". So look in this "mirror" and know thyself.

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Previous reviews have done a fine job of covering the contents chapter by chapter, so I will just point out some of the many gems I found in this fine book:Reviews: 4. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Mammal in the Mirror: Understanding Our Place in the Natural World at Read 5/5.

Discover the best Children's Mammal Books in Best Sellers. Find the top most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. Mammal in the Mirror David P. Barash, Author, Iiona A. Barash, Author W.H. Freeman & Company $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. Gregg, described as a spokesperson for mainstream science, and co-editor of Aquatic Mammals, analyzes the state of scientific research on dolphin cognition—alongside other notable species such as apes, corvids, and bees—to address the mystique arising from John Lilly's writings about dolphin intelligence, which inspired some organizations to push for legal cetacean by: 4.

The Mammal in the Mirror by David P Barash and Ilona A Barash In this extract from their new book, David P Barash and Ilona A Barash explain how our DNA makes us unique.

A clear, thorough, and challenging bioliteracy primer from David Barash (Making Sense of Sex,etc.) and his daughter Ilona. Of course, one person's biology primer is another's quagmire, calling up every manner of high school science anxiety.

And while the Barashes are on a mission to educate the masses in the workings of the body as lucidly as possible, they can't avoid. Malcolm Brenner, 63, spoke to the Mirror in the wake of controversy about a BBC documentary in which Margaret Howe Lovatt admits having.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 24 cm: Contents: Preface: A perfectly good mammal --Key to life: the ABC's of DNA --Tiny and troublesome: virus pirates and other nasty little guys --Cell-sized: building blocks of the body --Brain and behavior: on the matter of the mind --Relevant.

Inthe mammals were comprehensively revised by Malcolm C. McKenna and Susan K. Bell, which has resulted in the McKenna/Bell classification. Their book, Classification of Mammals above the Species Level, is a comprehensive work on the systematics, relationships and occurrences of all mammal taxa, living and extinct, down through the rank of genus, though Clade: Amniota.

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x, p. ; 24 cm Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index Key to life: the abc's of DNA -- Tiny and troublesome: virus pirates and other nasty little guys -- Cell-sized: building blocks of the body -- Brain and behavior: on the matter of the mind -- Relevant reproduction sex and the human animal -- Energetic life: food, fuel, and fat -- Ecology: the cloud in the paper Pages: Mammal Species of the World, 3rd Edition.

Mammal Species of the World, 3rd Edition, is a reference that is recommended by WikiProject Mammals. You can hold it in your hand. The section Order Carnivora was written by the mammalogist W.C.

Wozencraft - he is the author and taxonomic authority of that section of the book. The "Bucknell website" is. Introduction - a perfectly good mammal.

Part 1 Up close: key to life - the ABC's of DNA; tiny and troublesome - virus pirates and other nasty little guys; cell-sized - building blocks of the body. Part 2 Medium range: brains and behaviour; relevant reproduction - sex and the human animal; the energetic life - food, fuel and fat. Get this from a library.

The mammal in the mirror: understanding our place in the natural world. [David P Barash; I Barash] -- Barash and Barash examine the human animal from DNA and cell building blocks, through behavior such as sex and eating, to the perspective of man's place in ecological systems and the impact of.

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Barash. Freeman & Company, W. H., Hardcover. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text.

An ex-library book and may have. The Dolphin in the Mirror is a personal journey in one researcher's lifetime commitment to understand the mind of dolphins.

Throughout the book Diana Reiss lovingly describes, with a strong commitment to scientific endeavour, her research in dolphin behaviour/5. Noise and the Effects on Marine Mammals A Pocket Handbook 3rd Edition Compiled by Christine Erbe [email protected] – Markham St. Victoria, British Columbia V8Z 7X8 Canada Tel: + Fax: + [email protected] – 32 Troop Ave.

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The Mammal in the Mirror: Understanding Our Place in the Natural World: : David P. Barash, Ilona A. Barash: Libros en idiomas extranjerosAuthor: David P. Barash. The mirror test—sometimes called the mark test, mirror self-recognition test (MSR), red spot technique, or rouge test—is a behavioural technique developed in by psychologist Gordon Gallup Jr.

as an attempt to determine whether an animal possesses the ability of visual self-recognition. The MSR test is the traditional method for attempting to measure self-awareness.

Reading List Here are some highly readable resources about the mammalian urge for social importance. (Excerpted from my book I, Mammal: How to Make Peace With the Animal Urge for Social Power) I winnowed down to the most engaging writing, and gave each book a unique Best in Category award to highlight my reasons for including it.

Largest and Smallest Mammals The largest mammal is the Blue Whale which lives in the ocean and can grow to over 80 feet long. The largest land mammal is the elephant followed by the rhino and the hippo (which does spend a lot of time in the water). The smallest mammal is. THE MAMMAL IN THE MIRROR.

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The director of the California Marine Mammal Center (CMMC), the regional marine mammal rescue center, explained to my research assistant that it was urgent that she reach me.

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