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Eibl-Eibesfeldt, Irenäus

Works: 520 works in 1,547 publications in 6 languages and 12,191 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Restager , Contributor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Collector, Author of screenplay, Cinematographer , Dedicator
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Most widely held works by Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt
Love and hate : the natural history of behavior patterns by Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt( Book )

88 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author argues that there are specific turning points in evolution. Structures and behavioral patterns that evolved in the service of discrete functions sometimes allow for unforeseen new developments as a side effect. In retrospect, they have proven to be pre-adaptations, and serve as raw material for natural selection to work upon. Love and Hate was intended to complement Konrad Lorenz's book, On Aggression, by pointing out our motivations to provide nurturing, and thus to counteract and correct the widespread but one-sided opinion that biologists always present nature as bloody in tooth and claw and intra-specific aggression as the prime mover of evolution. This simplistic image is, nonetheless, still with us, all the more regrettably because it hampers discussion across scholarly disciplines. Eibl-Eibesfeldt argues that leaders in individualized groups are chosen for their pro-social abilities. Those who comfort group members in distress, who are able to intervene in quarrels and to protect group members who are attacked, those who share, those who, in brief, show abilities to nurture, are chosen by the others as leaders, rather than those who use their abilities in competitive ways. Of course, group leaders may need, beyond their pro-social competence, to be gifted as orators, war leaders, or healers. Issues of love and hate are social in origin and hence social in consequence. Life has emerged on this planet in a succession of new forms, from the simplest algae to man-man the one being who reflects upon this creation, who seeks to fashion it himself and who, in the process, may end by destroying it. It would indeed be grotesque if the question of the meaning of life were to be solved in this way. In language that is clear and accessible throughout, arguing forcefully for the innate and "preprogrammed" dispositions of behavior in higher vertebrates, including humans, Eibl-Eibesfeldt steers a middle course in discussing the development of cultural and ethical"--Provided by publisher
Ethology, the biology of behavior by Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt( Book )

32 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this volume, Steven T. Katz initiates the provocative argument that the Holocaust is a singular event in human history. Unlike any previous work on the subject, The Holocaust in Historical Context maintains that the Holocaust is the only example of true genocide--a systematic attempt to kill all the members of a group--in history. In a richly documented, subtly argued, and amazingly wide-ranging comparative historical and phenomenological analysis, Katz explores the philosophical and historiographical implications of the uniqueness of the Holocaust. After he establishes the nature of genocide, Katz examines other occasions of mass death to which the Holocaust is regularly compared from slavery in the ancient world to the medieval persecution of heretics, from the depopulation of the New World to the Armenian massacres during World War I, and from the Gulag to Cambodia. In the first of three volumes, Katz, after setting the groundwork for his analysis with four chapters dealing with essential methodological issues, begins his comparative case studies with slavery in the ancient Greek and Roman world, and continues with such subjects as medieval antisemitism, the European witch craze, the medieval wars of religion, the medieval persecution of homosexuals, and the French campaign against Huguenots. Throughout this investigation of pre-modern Jewish and non-Jewish history, Katz looks at the ways in which the Holocaust has precedents and parallels, and in what way it stands alone as a singular, highly distinctive historical event
The biology of peace and war : men, animals, and aggression by Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt( Book )

44 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human ethology by Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the discovery of conditioned reflexes by I. P. Pavlov, the possibilities for experimenting, following the example set by the classical, exact sciences, were made available to the behavioral sciences. Many psychologists hoped that the component parts of behavior had also been found from which the entire, multifaceted cosmos of behavior could then be constructed. An experimentally oriented psychology subsequently developed including the influential school of behaviorism.This first text on human ethology presents itself as a unified work, even though not every area could be treated with equal depth. For example, a branch of ethology has developed in the past decade which places particular emphasis on ecology and population genetics. This field, known as sociobiology, has enriched discussion beyond the boundaries of behavioral biology through its stimulating, and often provocative, theses.After vigorous debates between behaviorists, anthropologists, and sociologists, we have entered a period of exchange of thoughts and a mutual approach, which in many instances has led to cooperative projects of researchers from different disciplines. This work offers a biological point of view for discussion and includes data from the author's cross-cultural work and research from the staff of his institute. It confirms, above all else, the astonishing unity of mankind and paints a basically positive picture of how we are moved by the same passions, jealousies, friendliness, and active curiosity.The need to understand ourselves has never been as great as it is today. An ideologically torn humanity struggles for its survival. Our species, does not know how it should compensate its workers, and it experiments with various economic systems, constitutions, and forms of government. It struggles for freedom and stumbles into newer conflicts. Population growth is apparently completely out of hand, and at the same time many resources are being depleted. We must consider our existence rati"--Provided by publisher
Grundriss der vergleichenden Verhaltensforschung; Ethologie by Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt( Book )

57 editions published between 1967 and 2004 in German and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galapagos : the Noah's ark of the Pacific by Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt( Book )

19 editions published between 1960 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A skin-diving scientist visits the area recorded in Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle and re-examines it and its denizens above and below water.)
Die Biologie der menschlichen Verhaltens : Grundriss der Humanethologie by Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt( Book )

32 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in German and Undetermined and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land of a thousand atolls; a study of marine life in the Maldive and Nicobar Islands by Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and German and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der vorprogrammierte Mensch; das Ererbte als bestimmender Faktor im menschlichen Verhalten by Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt( Book )

37 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in German and Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indoctrinability, ideology, and warfare : evolutionary perspectives( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violent ethno-nationalist conflicts continue to mar the history of the twentieth century; yet no satisfactory answer as to why humans are susceptible to indoctrination by ideologies leading to inter-group hostility has thus far been found. This volume brings together an international team of leading scientists to address this complex issue from disciplines as diverse as anthropology, psychology, psychobiology, sociology, philosophy, ethology, sociology, and political science. Treating the processes of indoctrination as a biological phenomenon with physiological and psychological aspects, these essays explore the answers to this pressing question in humanity's evolutionary past
Galapagos : die Arche Noah im Pazifik by Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt( Book )

56 editions published between 1960 and 2001 in German and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Standardwerk über die für die Verhaltens- und Evolutionsforschung äusserst wichtige Inselgruppe, auf der sich eine urtümliche Tier- und Pflanzenwelt erhalten konnte
Menschenforschung auf neuen Wegen : die naturwissenschaftliche Betrachtung kultureller Verhaltensweisen by Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in German and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die!Ko-Buschmann-Gesellschaft; Gruppenbindung und Aggressionskontrolle bei einem Jäger- und Sammlervolk. [Bonding behaviour and aggression control in the!Ko Bushmen] by Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in German and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethologie : biologie du comportement by Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt( Book )

16 editions published between 1967 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Mensch, das riskierte Wesen : zur Naturgeschichte menschlicher Unvernunft by Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in German and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der bekannte Verhaltensforscher geht der Frage nach: Was hindert den Menschen daran, sich vernünftig zu verhalten?
Survey on the Galapagos Islands by Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt( Book )

15 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in 3 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art forms in nature by Ernst Haeckel( Book )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The geometric shapes and natural forms, captured with exceptional precision in Ernst Haeckel's prints, still influence artists and designers to this day. This volume highlights the research and findings of this natural scientist. Powerful modern microscopes have confirmed the accuracy of Haeckel's prints, which even in their day, became world famous. Haeckel's portfolio, first published between 1899 and 1904 in separate installments, is described in the opening essays. The plates illustrate Haeckel's fundamental monistic notion of the "unity of all living things" and the wide variety of forms are executed with utmost delicacy. Incipient microscopic organisms are juxtaposed with highly developed plants and animals. The pages, ordered according to geometric and "constructive" aspects, document the oness of the world in its most diversified forms. This collection of plates was not only well-received by scientists, but by artists and architects as well. Rene Binet, a pioneer of glass and iron constructions, Emile Galle, a renowned Art Nouveau designer, and the photographer Karl Blossfeld all make explicit reference to Haeckel in their work
Das Wirkungsgefüge der Natur und das Schicksal des Menschen : gesammelte Arbeiten by Konrad Lorenz( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hominisation und Verhalten( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in German and English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wider die Misstrauensgesellschaft : Streitschrift für eine bessere Zukunft by Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in German and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Human ethology
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Alternative Names
Aibesŭp'elt'ŭ, Irenaeusŭ Aibŭl 1928-

Aibesŭp'elt'ŭ, Irenaeusŭ Aibŭl 1928-2018

Aibŭl Aibesŭp'elt'ŭ, .. 1928-

Aibŭl Aibesŭp'elt'ŭ, ... 1928-2018

Aibŭl-Aibesŭp'elt'ŭ, Irenaeusŭ 1928-

Aibŭl-Aibesŭp'elt'ŭ, Irenaeusŭ 1928-2018

Eibesfeld, Irenäus Eibl- 1928-

Eibesfeldt, Irenäus E.-

Eibesfeldt, Irenäus E.- 1928-

Eibesfeldt, Irenäus E.- 1928-2018

Eibesfeldt Irenäus Eibl-

Eibesfeldt, Irenäus Eibl- 1928-

Eibesfeldt, Irenäus Eibl-, 1928-2018

Eibl-Eibesfeld, Irenäus 1928-

Eibl-Eibesfeld, Irenäus 1928-2018

Eibl-Eibesfeldt, I.

Eibl-Eibesfeldt, I. 1928-

Eibl-Eibesfeldt, I. 1928-2018

Eibl-Eibesfeldt, Irenäus

Eibl-Eibesfeldt, Irenäus 1928-

Eibl-Eibesfeldt, Irenaus 1928-2018

Eibl-Eibesfeldt, Irenäus von 1928-

Eibl-Eibesfeldt, Irenäus von 1928-2018

Eibl, Irenäus 1928-

Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt éthologue autrichien fondateur de l'éthologie humaine

Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt etologo austriaco

Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt Founder of the field of human ethology

Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt Funfador da Etologia humana

Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt Oostenrijks auteur

Von Eibl-Eibesfeldt, Irenäus 1928-

Von Eibl-Eibesfeldt, Irenäus 1928-2018

アイブル=アイベスフェルト, I.

アイブル=アイベスフェルト, イレネウス

アイベスフェルト, アイブル