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Carnivore Minds : Who These Fearsome Animals Really Are / G. A. Bradshaw.

Author/Creator:
Bradshaw, G. A., author., Author,
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (320 p.) : 44 b-w illus.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Emotions in animals.
Predatory animals -- Behavior.
Predatory animals -- Psychology.
Psychology, Comparative.
Social behavior in animals.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Myth and media typically cast animals we consider predators or carnivores as unthinking killers-dangerous, unpredictable, and devoid of emotion. But is this portrait valid? By exploring their inner lives, this pioneering book refutes the many misperceptions that hide the true nature of these animals. We discover that great white sharks express tender maternal feelings, rattlesnakes make friends, orcas abide by an ancient moral code, and much more. Using the combined lenses of natural history, neuroscience, and psychology, G. A. Bradshaw describes how predators share the rainbow of emotions that humans experience, including psychological trauma. Renowned for leading research on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in elephants and other species, Bradshaw decries the irrational thinking behind wildlife policies that equate killing carnivores with "conservation." In its place, she proposes a new, ethical approach to coexistence with the planet's fiercest animals.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Giving Voice to Animals. A Naturalist's Note
Foreword
Preface
Introduction. A Tension of Opposites
1. White Sharks: Personalities
2. Grizzly Bears: How Brains and Minds Develop
3. Orcas: Sense of Self and Moral Evolution
4. Crocodiles: Emotional Intelligence
5 Rattlesnakes: Sensibilities and Social Life
6. Pumas: Psychological Trauma
7. Coyotes: The Predator Complex
Epilogue. Pax Carnivora
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 29. Feb 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780300227598
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300227598 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.