By Amy Sutherland
Other ISBNs: 9781429515344
an extraordinary and completely captivating glance contained in the Harvard of untamed animal wranglers
As is apparent to an individual who has learn her so much e-mailed big apple instances article of 2006, 'What Shamu Taught Me a couple of chuffed Marriage,' Amy Sutherland is familiar with a specific thing or approximately animals. In Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched, she takes readers in the back of the gates of Moorpark group collage, the place scholars are taught such abilities as easy methods to educate a hyena to pirouette and coax a tiger to open extensive for a vet examination. As she follows the college, scholar physique, and 4- footed educating aides at Moorpark's unique Animal education and administration software, Sutherland produces a real stroll at the wild part, choked with ask yourself, comedy, occasional heartache, and transcendent beauty.
Read Online or Download Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the World's Premier School for Exotic Animal Trainers PDF
Similar nature books
Entire with enjoyable proof and designed with kids in brain, this publication is full of vivid, colourful images and obviously written textual content. younger readers will study the place dolphins dwell, what they consume, and masses extra. Written through a former instructor and volunteer librarian, this starting reader is nearly 500 phrases in size.
From Flipper to SeaWorld, dolphins have lengthy captured our hearts. we like those pleasant, clever mammals, and so they appear to go back our feelings—they get pleasure from interacting with swimmers and feature been identified to encircle humans less than assault by means of sharks. regardless of our familiarity with dolphins, even though, we stay ill-informed approximately how they developed, how they functionality, and the way they've got interacted with people for millennia.
Neither a booklet in regards to the psychology of spirituality nor America’s ongoing turf wars among faith and technological know-how, Psychology, faith, and the character of the Soul takes to job a number of the presumed relationships among the two—from sharing universal issues to diametrically adverse opposites—to research the myriad capabilities faith and psychology play in our realizing of the human existence and brain.
- Nature in Fragments: The Legacy of Sprawl (New Directions in Biodiversity Conservation)
- The Broads (Collins New Naturalist Library, Volume 89)
- The Pocket Book of Weather: Entertaining and Remarkable Facts About Our Weather
- Footprints on the Roof: Poems About the Earth
- Technofutures, Nature and the Sacred: Transdisciplinary Perspectives
Extra resources for Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the World's Premier School for Exotic Animal Trainers
Early attempts to model or predict menopause suggested that the inclusive fitness benefits of mothering or grandmothering were not sufficient to offset the potential benefits of continuing to reproduce (Hill & Hurtado 1991, 1996; Rogers 1993). Cant and Johnstone (2008), however, argue that if one takes the costs of reproductive competition into account, one reaches a different conclusion. They argue that, in the 2 Our Children: Parental Decisions — How Much to Invest in Your Offspring 27 context of female dispersal, which likely characterized early human societies, older women will compete with younger, immigrant women who have a competitive advantage, because they are insensitive to the reproductive costs of older females and have less to gain from cooperation.
Complex human social systems also create opportunities for additional forms of parental investment not typically thought of as parental care, such as arranging marriages, transferring social connections, and endowing offspring with wealth (Alexander 1990; Trivers 1972). The benefits of parental investment to offspring can also take many forms, including effects on survival, growth, health, immune function, and social status, which ultimately affect fitness, the number of offspring (or other close kin discounted by their degree of relatedness) surviving in future generations.
1 The Trivers–Willard Effect There are many cultures in which parents have been shown to systematically bias investment towards one sex or the other based on parental characteristics such as health, wealth, or social status. Sex-based investment can take many forms, from alterations of the sex ratio itself through infanticide or abortion, to mild or extreme forms of neglect, discrimination or favoritism, to investing different types of resources or employing different strategies in raising and marrying sons vs.