Animals and Society An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies

Biology and Genetics

Animals and Society: An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies by Margo DeMello
Jose M. Causadias and Eva H. Telzer, “The Handbook of Culture and Biology”
Humans and Animals: A Geography of Coexistence by Julie Urbanik, Connie L. Johnston
Elisabeth Stahl-Biskup, Francisco Saez, “Thyme: The Genus Thymus”
“Quantitative Structure-activity Relationship” ed. by Fatma Kandemirli

Animals and Society: An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies by Margo DeMello

English | September 18th, 2012 | ASIN: B008RO3OJA, ISBN: 0231152957, 0231152949 | 488 pages | EPUB | 11.78 MB

Human–animal studies explores human–animal relations and the place of animals within human social and cultural worlds. Considering that much of human society is structured through its interaction with non-human animals, and since human society relies heavily on the exploitation of animals to serve human needs, human–animal studies has become a rapidly expanding field of research, featuring a number of distinct positions, perspectives, and theories that require nuanced explanation and contextualization.
The first textbook to provide a full overview of human–animal studies for students, general readers, and scholars, this volume focuses on the conceptual construction of animals in American culture and the way in which it reinforces and perpetuates hierarchical human relationships rooted in racism, sexism, and class privilege. Margo DeMello considers interactions between humans and animals within the family, the law, the religious and political system, and other major social institutions, and she unpacks the different identities humans fashion for themselves and for others through animals.
DeMello also covers speciesism and evolutionary continuities; the role and preservation of animals in the wild; the debate over zoos and the use of animals in sports; domestication; agricultural practices such as factory farming; vivisection; animal cruelty; animal activism; the representation of animals in literature and film; and animal ethics. Sidebars in each chapter highlight contemporary controversies and issues, with recommendations for additional reading, educational films, and related websites. DeMello concludes with an analysis of major philosophical positions on human social policy and the future of human–animal relations.

Jose M. Causadias and Eva H. Telzer, “The Handbook of Culture and Biology”

English | ISBN: 1119181321 | 2017 | 560 pages | PDF | 3 MB

A comprehensive guide to empirical and theoretical research advances in culture and biology interplay
Culture and biology are considered as two domains of equal importance and constant coevolution, although they have traditionally been studied in isolation. The Handbook of Culture and Biology is a comprehensive resource that focuses on theory and research in culture and biology interplay. This emerging field centers on how these two processes have evolved together, how culture, biology, and environment influence each other, and how they shape behavior, cognition, and development among humans and animals across multiple levels, types, timeframes, and domains of analysis.
The text provides an overview of current empirical and theoretical advances in culture and biology interplay research through the work of some of the most influential scholars in the field. Harnessing insights from a range of disciplines (e.g., biology, neuroscience, primatology, psychology) and research methods (experiments, genetic epidemiology, naturalistic observations, neuroimaging), it explores diverse topics including animal culture, cultural genomics, and neurobiology of cultural experiences. The authors also advance the field by discussing key challenges and limitations in current research.
The Handbook of Culture and Biology is an important resource that:
Gathers related research areas into the single, cohesive field of culture and biology interplay
Offers a unique and comprehensive collection from leading and influential scholars
Contains information from a wide range of disciplines and research methods
Introduces well–validated and coherently articulated conceptual frameworks
Written for scholars in the field, this handbook brings together related areas of research and theory that have traditionally been disjointed into the single, cohesive field of culture and biology interplay.

Humans and Animals: A Geography of Coexistence by Julie Urbanik, Connie L. Johnston

English | January 26th, 2017 | ISBN: 1440838348 | 481 pages | True PDF | 23.69 MB

An engaging and at times sobering look at the coexistence of humans and animals in the 21st century and how their sometimes disparate needs affect environments, politics, economies, and culture worldwide.
There is an urgent need to understand human-animal interactions and relations as we become increasingly aware of our devastating impact on the natural resources needed for the survival of all animal species. This timely reference explores such topics as climate change and biodiversity, the impact of animal domestication and industrial farming on local and global ecosystems, and the impact of human consumption of wild species for food, entertainment, medicine, and social status. This volume also explores the role of pets in our lives, advocacy movements on behalf of animals, and the role of animals in art and media culture.
Authors Julie Urbanik and Connie L. Johnston introduce the concept of animal geography, present different aspects of human-animal relationships worldwide, and highlight the importance of examining these interconnections. Alphabetical entries illustrate key relationships, concepts, practices, and animal species. The book concludes with a comprehensive appendix of select excerpts from key primary source documents relating to animals and a glossary.
• Includes excerpts from 20 primary source documents related to animals
• Offers a comprehensive look at a variety of aspects of human-animal relationships
• Discusses how human actions affect the survival of other species, such as the northern spotted owl and bluefin tuna

Elisabeth Stahl-Biskup, Francisco Saez, “Thyme: The Genus Thymus”

2002 | pages: 346 | ISBN: 0415284880 | PDF | 15,4 mb

The genus Thymus consists of about 350 species of perennial, aromatic herbs and subshrubs native to Europe and North Africa. Various types of thyme are used all over the globe as condiments, ornamentals and sources of essential oil. Thyme oil (distilled from its leaves) is among the world’s top ten essential oils, displaying antibacterial, antimycotic, antioxidative, food preservative and mammalian age-delaying properties. Because of the wide variety of its applications, the demand for thyme oil is growing; hence thyme commands an important place in an expanding world market. Commercial supply of thyme originates mainly from European countries, but recently this increased demand has lead to new winter-hardy, high yield cultivars being developed for commercial cultivation in Canada and North America.
This comprehensive volume covers all aspects of the biology, cultivation, pharmacology, chemistry and industrial processing of the genus Thymus. It is the most up to date overview of current knowledge in thyme use, and will be an invaluable reference source to those interested in medicinal plants, natural products, pharmacy, pharmacognosy and agronomy.

“Quantitative Structure-activity Relationship” ed. by Fatma Kandemirli

ITOe | 2017 | ISBN: 9535134108 9535134094 9789535134091 9789535134107 | 78 pages | PDF | 14 MB

This volume is related to Quantitative Structure-activity Relationship (QSAR) in sciences
The book is divided into five main chapters.
The first chapter is the Introductory chapter. The second chapter aims to provide an update of the recent advances in the field of rational design of PDE inhibitors. The third chapter includes designing a series of peptidic inhibitors that possessed a substrate transition-state analog and evaluating the structure-activity relationship of the designed inhibitors, based on docking and scoring, using the docking simulation software Molecular Operating Environment. The aim of the forth chapter is to develop structure-property relationships for the qualitative and quantitative prediction of the reverse-phase liquid chromatographic retention times of chlorogenic acids. The final chapter aims to determine the model of interactions between the natural compounds with anti-inflammatory molecular target by molecular docking analysis.
1 Introductory Chapter: Some Quantitative Structure Activity Relationship Descriptor
2 Computational Approaches in the Development of Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors
3 Discovery of BACE1 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease
4 QSRP Prediction of Retention Times of Chlorogenic Acids in Coffee by Bioplastic Evolution
5 Molecular Docking Analysis: Interaction Studies of Natural Compounds to Anti-inflammatory Targets