Bats Sing Mice Giggle

Bats Sing  Mice Giggle

A truly incredible, scientific but intimate portrait of animals' inner worlds, based on cutting-edge research.

Author: Karen Shanor

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1848312237

Category: Nature

Page: 294

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A truly incredible, scientific but intimate portrait of animals' inner worlds, based on cutting-edge research.
Categories: Nature

Bats Sing Mice Giggle

Bats Sing  Mice Giggle

A truly incredible, scientific, but intimate portrait of animals' inner worlds.

Author: Karen Shanor

Publisher:

ISBN: 1848310951

Category: Animal behavior

Page: 263

View: 364

A truly incredible, scientific, but intimate portrait of animals' inner worlds.
Categories: Animal behavior

Bats Sing Mice Giggle

Bats Sing  Mice Giggle

"Bats Sing, Mice Giggle" tracks many years of research by hundreds of scientists that reveals how wild animals, as well as pets, have inner, secret lives of which until recently - although many animal lovers will have instinctively believed ...

Author: Karen Shanor

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 184831227X

Category: Nature

Page: 300

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"Bats Sing, Mice Giggle" tracks many years of research by hundreds of scientists that reveals how wild animals, as well as pets, have inner, secret lives of which until recently - although many animal lovers will have instinctively believed it - we have had little proof. The authors show how animal 'friends' stay in touch, and how they warn and help each other in times of danger; how some animals problem-solve as or in some instances even more effectively than humans - and how they regulate, create, and entertain themselves and others. They show how animals express grief and reverence in ways we never thought possible. From the sleep patterns of some owls, birds and horses, as well as porpoises, who go to sleep in only one half of their brains at a time; to how schools of electric fish give off complex signals of one frequency to communicate with their mates and another frequency to locate their prey, and how Polar bears tune into quantum 'radio stations' to sense prey as far away as ten miles and under the snow, "Bats Sing, Mice Giggle" provides an unparalleled insight into animals' secret lives.
Categories: Nature

Bats Sing Mice Giggle

Bats Sing  Mice Giggle

Bats. sing,. mice. giggle. In a kapok tree growing in the tropical heat of a forest in Peru hangs a small male bat that has tiny sacs under each of his wings. Nine females surround him, each carrying a strong smell of a secretion that ...

Author: Karen Shanor

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848312265

Category: Nature

Page: 300

View: 889

"Bats Sing, Mice Giggle" tracks many years of research by hundreds of scientists that reveals how wild animals, as well as pets, have inner, secret lives of which until recently - although many animal lovers will have instinctively believed it - we have had little proof. The authors show how animal 'friends' stay in touch, and how they warn and help each other in times of danger; how some animals problem-solve as or in some instances even more effectively than humans - and how they regulate, create, and entertain themselves and others. They show how animals express grief and reverence in ways we never thought possible. From the sleep patterns of some owls, birds and horses, as well as porpoises, who go to sleep in only one half of their brains at a time; to how schools of electric fish give off complex signals of one frequency to communicate with their mates and another frequency to locate their prey, and how Polar bears tune into quantum 'radio stations' to sense prey as far away as ten miles and under the snow, "Bats Sing, Mice Giggle" provides an unparalleled insight into animals' secret lives.
Categories: Nature

How to See Nature

How to See Nature

(2005) 'What is it like to be a bat?'. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, Oxford University Press, Oxford. ... Shanor, K. and Kanwal, J. (2011) Bats Sing, Mice Giggle: The Surprising Science of Animals' Inner Lives ...

Author: Paul Evans

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849945707

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 633

'The ordinary becomes extraordinary in this fascinating book'
Categories: Nature

What Makes Us Moral On the capacities and conditions for being moral

What Makes Us Moral  On the capacities and conditions for being moral

Bats sing mice giggle. Revealing the secret lives of animals. London: Icon Books. Skipper Jr., RA. 2004. Perspectives on the animal mind. Biology and Philosophy 19: 483—487. Swart, S. 2010. Riding high. Horse, humans and history in ...

Author: Bert Musschenga

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400763432

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

View: 279

This book addresses the question of what it means to be moral and which capacities one needs to be moral. It questions whether empathy is a cognitive or an affective capacity, or perhaps both. As most moral beings behave immorally from time to time, the authors ask which factors cause or motivate people to translate their moral beliefs into action? Specially addressed is the question of what is the role of internal factors such as willpower, commitment, character, and what is the role of external, situational and structural factors? The questions are considered from various (disciplinary) perspectives.​
Categories: Philosophy

Systemic Ethics and Non Anthropocentric Stewardship

Systemic Ethics and Non Anthropocentric Stewardship

Bats sing, mice giggle: Revealing the secret lives of animals. London: Icon. Sharpe, L. 2005. Creatures like us. Exeter: Imprint Academic. Sheng, A. 2012. Green grids for life, not grid lock. Jakarta Post Saturday 3rd March.

Author: Janet McIntyre-Mills

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319076560

Category: Political Science

Page: 183

View: 456

This book makes a case for rights and responsibilities to be expressed through a cosmopolitan praxis based on developing strong cosmopolitan approaches. This developed approach respects a form of cultural or national identity that is not at the expense of others, the environment or future generations. This new stoicism is based on a sense of responsibility for others. The book also explores systemic ethical praxis in response to the vexed challenge of how to bridge the false dualism of pitting the environment versus profit. Systemic Ethics and Non-Anthropocentric Stewardship: Implications for Transdisciplinarity and Cosmopolitan Politics is organized into seven chapters. The book begins by providing readers with an understanding of the way in which cosmopolitanism (like all social concepts) is shaped by diverse definitions and applied differently by theorists and those that engage in transformative praxis. It also develops an argument based on considering the empirical consequences of social, economic and environmental decisions on the quality of life of current and future generations. The next chapter critiques anthropocentricism and explores how policy makers develop agreements on what constitutes and supports the wellbeing of the planet rather than the GDP. The book then explores the options for social democracy and ways to enhance an ethical approach to post national governance and argues for participatory democracy and governance to respond to diversity within and across national boundaries. The following chapters reflect upon the author’s own participatory action research process and examines the transformations that can arise through critical systemic thinking and practice. Next the book makes the case for systemic ethical governance that is able to manage consumption, before concluding with a final look at the book’s approach, based on critical heuristics.
Categories: Political Science

All God s Animals

All God s Animals

Bats Sing, Mice Giggle: The Surprising Science of Animals' Inner Lives. London: Icon Books, 2010. Sideris, Lisa H. “Censuring Nature and Critiquing God.” In Diversity and Dominion: Dialogues in Ecology, Ethics, and Theology, ...

Author: Christopher Steck, SJ

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781626167155

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 915

The book is the first of its kind to draw together in conversation the views of the early Church, contemporary biblical and theological scholarship, and post-conciliar teachings. Steck develops a comprehensive, Catholic theology of animals based on an in-depth exploration of Catholicism's fundamental doctrines—trinitarian theology, Christology, pneumatology, eschatology, and soteriology. All God's Animals makes two central claims. First, we can hope that God will include animals of the present age in the kingdom inaugurated by Christ. Second, because of this inclusion, our responses to animals should be guided by the values of the kingdom. As Christians await the final liberation of all creation, they are to be witnesses to God’s kingdom by embodying its ideals in their relations with animal life. Because the kingdom's fullness is yet to come and because our world remains marked by the wounds of sin, however, Christian treatment of animals will at times require acts that are at odds with the kingdom’s ideals (for example, those causing suffering and death). Steck examines each of these ideas and explores all of their complexities.
Categories: Religion

Bereavement

Bereavement

Bats Sing, Mice Giggle: Revealing the Secret Lives of Animals. London: Icon. Shapiro, E. (1994). Grief as a Family Process: A Developmental Approach to Clinical Practice. New York: Guilford Press. Sharpe, S. A., & Rosenblatt, A. D. ...

Author: Salman Akhtar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429911330

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 213

This is a book about death, loss, grief and mourning, but with an unusual twist. It is different in that it explores specific kinds of deaths encountered within families and households, rather than general concepts of mourning. It is even more unusual because here six psychoanalysts reveal how they have suffered, processed, and survived losses in their own lives; at the same time bringing clinical and theoretical perspectives of various psychoanalytic schools to bear on their own, as well as others', experiences. The narratives in this book use the power of subjective experience, as described by psychoanalysts themselves, to understand, contextualize, and extend existing clinical approaches. Each chapter addresses the death of a different loved one. The losses discussed include death of a mother, death of a father, death of a sibling, death of a spouse, death of a child, and death of a pet (recognizing the deep significance of pets in human households).
Categories: Psychology

The Future of Human Experience

The Future of Human Experience

A more recent book that Shanor coauthored with Jagmeet Kanwal, Ph.D., Bats Sing, Mice Giggle: The Surprising Science of Animals' Inner Lives details how vibrational communication from echolocation to singing can be found in nature as a ...

Author: J. Zohara Meyerhoff Hieronimus

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620551363

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 314

Explores the future predictions of cutting-edge scientists, spiritual teachers, and other visionaries and how we can affect the future • Shares insights from the author’s discussions with Dr. Mehmet Oz, Raymond Moody, Larry Dossey, John Perkins, Michael Cremo, Gay Bradshaw, Ray Kurzweil, and many others • Examines what these visionary thinkers foresee for humanity based on current trends in medicine, science, agriculture, history, and other disciplines • Reveals how consciousness affects evolution and Earth’s future For almost three decades Zohara Hieronimus has interviewed spiritual teachers, cutting-edge scientists, ancient wisdom keepers, laboratory-tested psychics, and other visionaries on their predictions for the near and far future. While the methods they use are significantly diverse, the similarities in their forecasts are striking. And, as Hieronimus reveals, one common theme resonates through them all: the power of human consciousness. Sharing insights from her discussions with Dr. Mehmet Oz, Raymond Moody, Larry Dossey, John Perkins, Michael Cremo, Gay Bradshaw, Ray Kurzweil, and many others, Hieronimus explores what these visionary thinkers foresee for humanity based on current trends in medicine, science, agriculture, Earth history, robotics, and spirituality. She examines natural, extraterrestrial, and man-made events that dramatically altered humanity’s course in the past or might in the future, revealing a recurring cycle of catastrophic Earth changes and rebirths of civilization over billions of years. The author explains that, as part of the energetic expression of Divinity, we can influence the impact of Earth changes through our actions and intentions. She shows that the consciousness of humanity has the power to affect evolution, enact healing on personal and global levels, and alter even natural systems such as the weather. By studying predictions across a broad range of disciplines--from nano-technology to plant intelligence--from today’s great minds and from ancient spiritual traditions, Hieronimus shows that we can significantly improve the long-term welfare of the Earth by unfolding our nonlocal consciousness, adopting a reverent attitude toward all life, and realizing how we do things is as vital as what we do.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit