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Bekoff, Marc

Works: 119 works in 522 publications in 6 languages and 28,215 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Anecdotes  Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works  Biography  Biographies  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor, Contributor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Creator, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works about Marc Bekoff
Most widely held works by Marc Bekoff
Encyclopedia of animal rights and animal welfare by Bei Kao Fu( Book )

36 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 3,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whether writing for a term paper, looking up organizations involving animal rights, or researching information as an animal lover, this is a resource chock full of information on animal rights and welfare. Coverage of issues, controversies, significant historical figures, and ideologies related to the treatment of animals are comprehensive. The essays cover a wide spectrum from the founding of the ASPCA and trapping, to religion and animals. The directory of organizations serves practical purposes, such as where to obtain a three-dimensional model of the frog for educators and both high school and college students".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA
Wild justice : the moral lives of animals by Marc Bekoff( )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marrying years of behavioral and cognitive research with compelling and moving anecdotes, Bekoff and Pierce reveal that animals exhibit a broad repertoire of moral behaviors, including fairness, empathy, trust, and reciprocity. Underlying these behaviors is a complex and nuanced range of emotions, backed by a high degree of intelligence and surprising behavioral flexibility. Animals, in short, are incredibly adept social beings, relying on rules of conduct to navigate intricate social networks that are essential to their survival."--Inside jacket
Minding animals : awareness, emotions, and heart by Marc Bekoff( )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 2,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking bees, ice-skating buffaloes, dreaming rats, happy foxes, ecstatic elephants, despondent dolphins--in Minding Animals, Marc Bekoff takes us on an exhilarating tour of the emotional and mental world of animals, where we meet creatures who do amazing things and whose lives are filled with mysteries. Following in the footsteps of Konrad Lorenz and Niko Tinbergen, Bekoff has spent the last 30 years studying animals of every stripe--from coyotes in Wyoming to penguins in Antarctica. He draws on this vast experience, as well as on the observations of other naturalists, to offer readers fascinating stories of animal behavior, including grooming and gossip, self-medication, feeding patterns, dreaming, dominance, and mating behavior. Many of these stories are truly incredible--chimpanzees medicating themselves with herbal remedies, elephants clearly mourning a dead group member--but this is not simply a catalog of amazing animal tales, for Bekoff also sheds light on many of the more serious issues surrounding animals. He offers a thought-provoking look at animal cognition, intelligence, and consciousness and he presents vivid examples of animal passions, highlighting the deep emotional lives of our animal kin. All this serves as background for his thoughtful conclusions about humility and animal protection and animal well-being, where he urges a new paradigm of respect, grace, compassion, and love for all animals. Marc Bekoff has gone deep into the minds, hearts, spirits, and souls of animals, giving him profound insight into their lives, and no small insight into ours. Minding Animals is an important contribution to our understanding of animal consciousness, a major work that will be a must read for anyone who loves nature
Species of mind : the philosophy and biology of cognitive ethology by Colin Allen( )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the theoretical discussions in the book are carefully tied to case studies - particularly in the areas of antipredatory vigilance and social play, where there are many points of contact with philosophical discussions of intentionality and representation. Allen and Bekoff make specific suggestions about how to use philosophical theories of intentionality as starting points for empirical investigations of animal minds, and they stress the importance of studying animals other than primates
The emotional lives of animals : a leading scientist explores animal joy, sorrow, and empathy--and why they matter by Marc Bekoff( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Emotional Lives of Animals, Marc Bekoff has pulled together the growing body of scientific evidence that supports the existence of a variety of emotions in other animals, richly illustrated by his own careful observations ... Combining careful scientific methodology with intuition and common sense, this book will be a great tool for those who are struggling to improve the lives of animals in environments where, so often, there is an almost total lack of understanding. I only hope it will persuade many people to reconsider the way they treat animals in the future."--Jane Goodall, from the foreword
The cognitive animal : empirical and theoretical perspectives on animal cognition by Marc Bekoff( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fifty-seven original essays in this book provide a comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary field of animal cognition. The contributors include cognitive ethologists, behavioral ecologists, experimental and developmental psychologists, behaviorists, philosophers, neuroscientists, computer scientists and modelers, field biologists, and others. The diversity of approaches is both philosophical and methodological, with contributors demonstrating various degrees of acceptance or disdain for such terms as "consciousness" and varying degrees of concern for laboratory experimentation versus naturalistic research. In addition to primates, particularly the nonhuman great apes, the animals discussed include antelopes, bees, dogs, dolphins, earthworms, fish, hyenas, parrots, prairie dogs, rats, ravens, sea lions, snakes, spiders, and squirrels." "The topics include (but are not limited to) definitions of cognition, the role of anecdotes in the study of animal cognition, anthropomorphism, attention, perception, learning, memory, thinking, consciousness, intentionality, communication, planning, play, aggression, dominance, predation, recognition, assessment of self and others, social knowledge, empathy, conflict resolution, reproduction, parent-young interactions and caregiving, ecology, evolution, kin selection, and neuroethology."--Jacket
Listening to cougar by Cara Blessley Lowe( )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This spellbinding tribute to "Puma concolor" honors the big cat's presence on the land and in our psyches. Essays describe chance meetings with cougars. Biologists describe aspects of cougar ecology. Conservationists relate the political history of America's greatest cat. Short stories and essays consider cougar's significance to people. A timely and thoughtful blend of natural history and evocation of a mysterious creature
The ten trusts : what we must do to care for the animals we love by Jane Goodall( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining her life's work living among the chimpanzees with her spiritual perspective on the relationship between humans and animals, world-famous scientist Jane Goodall collaborates with animal behaviorist Marc Bekoff on the "ten trust" that humans must honor as custodians of the planet
Encyclopedia of animal behavior( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entries examine a broad array of different species and behavior patterns, using techniques that range from molecular approaches to the study of behavior to analyses of individuals, populations, species, and ecosystems
Animal passions and beastly virtues : reflections on redecorating nature by Marc Bekoff( )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation What is it really like to be a dog? Do animals experience emotions like pleasure, joy, and grief? Marc Bekoff's work draws world-wide attention for its originality and its probing into what animals think about and know as well as what they feel, what physical and mental skills they use to live successfully within their social community. Bekoff's work, whether addressed to scientists or the general public, demonstrates that investigations into animal thought, emotions, self-awareness, behavioral ecology, and conservation biology can be compassionate as well as scientifically rigorous. In Animal Passions and Beastly Virtues, Bekoff brings together essays on his own ground-breaking research and on what scientists know about the remarkable range and flexibility of animal behavior. His fascinating and often amusing observations of dogs, wolves, coyotes, prairie dogs, elephants, and other animals playing, leaving and detecting scent-marks ("yellow snow"), solving problems, and forming friendships challenge the idea that science and the ethical treatment of animals are incompatible
Animals matter : a biologist explains why we should treat animals with compassion and respect by Marc Bekoff( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nonhuman animals have many of the same feelings we do. They get hurt, they suffer, they are happy, and they take care of each other. Marc Bekoff, a renowned biologist and Guggenheim Fellow at the University of Colorado in Boulder, guides readers in looking at scientific research, philosophical ideas, and humane values that argue for the ethical and compassionate treatment of animals. Citing the latest scientific studies and tackling controversies with conviction, he zeroes in on the important questions, inviting reader participation with "thought experiments" and ideas for action. Bekoff urges us not only to understand and protect animals - but to love and respect them as our fellow beings on this planet that we all want to share in peace
The Jane effect : celebrating Jane Goodall by Marc Bekoff( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An anthology of nearly two hundred testimonies by groundbreaking primatologist Jane Goodall's friends and colleagues honoring her as a scientific pioneer, inspiring teacher, devoted friend, and engaging spirit whose complex personality tends to break down usual categories"--
Animal play : evolutionary, comparative, and ecological prespectives by Marc Bekoff( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do animals play? Play has been described in animals as diverse as reptiles, birds and mammals, so what benefits does it provide and how did it evolve? Careful, quantitative studies of social, locomotor and object play behaviour are now beginning to answer these questions and to shed light on many other aspects of both animal and human behaviour. This interdisciplinary volume, first published in 1998, brings together the major findings about play in a wide range of species including humans. Topics about play include the evolutionary history of play, play structure, function and development, and sex and individual differences. Animal Play is destined to become the benchmark volume in this subject, and will provide a source of inspiration and understanding for students and researchers in behavioural biology, neurobiology, psychology and anthropology
Coyotes : biology, behavior, and management by Marc Bekoff( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multidisciplinary study of the coyote, including basic biology, behavior, ecology and systematics, and management
The animal manifesto : six reasons for expanding our compassion footprint by Marc Bekoff( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this inspirational call to action, Marc Bekoff, the world's leading expert on animal emotions, shows that improving our treatment of animals is a matter of rethinking our many daily decisions and "expanding our compassion footprint." He demonstrates that animals experience a rich range of emotions, including empathy and compassion, and that they clearly know right from wrong. Driven by moral imperatives and pressing environmental realities, Bekoff offers six compelling reasons for changing the way we treat animals - whether they're in factory farms, labs, circuses, or our vanishing wilderness."--Jacket
The development of behavior : comparative and evolutionary aspects by Symposium on the Development of Behavior: Comparative and Evolutionary Aspects( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jasper's story : saving moon bears by Jill Robinson( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story of how Jasper was saved and sent to the Moon Bear Rescue Centre
Readings in animal cognition( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 24 readings is the first comprehensive treatment of important topics by leading figures in the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of animal cognition. Taken togther the essays provide the nucleus for an introductory course in animal cognition (cognitive ethology and comparative psychology), philosophy of biology, or philosophy of mind. Selections are grouped in five sections: Perspectives on Animal Cognition; Cognitive and Evolutionary Explanations; Recognition, Choice, Vigilance, and Play; Communication and Language; and Animal Minds. Seventeen essays are reprinted from the authors much cited two-volume collection, "Interpretation and Explanation in the Study of Animal Behavior," One essay taken from that book has been subsequently revised, and five additional essays are recent examples of critical thinking in cognitive ethology. The preface and final chapter, " Ethics and the Study of Animal Cognition, " are new. "A Bradford Book"
The wisdom of wolves : lessons from the Sawtooth pack by Jim Dutcher( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lessons Jim and Jamie Dutcher learned from six years of living in the Idaho wilderness with gray wolves"--
The animals' agenda : freedom, compassion, and coexistence in the Human Age by Marc Bekoff( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling argument that the time has come to use what we know about the fascinating and diverse inner lives of other animals on their behalf Every day we are learning new and surprising facts about just how intelligent and emotional animals are-did you know rats like to play and laugh, and also display empathy, and the ears and noses of cows tell us how they're feeling' At times, we humans translate that knowledge into compassion for other animals; think of the public outcry against the fates of Cecil the lion or the captive gorilla Harambe. But on the whole, our growing understanding of what animals feel is not resulting in more respectful treatment of them. Renowned animal-behavior expert Marc Bekoff and leading bioethicist Jessica Pierce explore the real-world experiences of five categories of animals, beginning with those who suffer the greatest deprivations of freedoms and choice-chickens, pigs, and cows in industrial food systems-as well as animals used in testing and research, including mice, rats, cats, dogs, and chimpanzees. Next, Bekoff and Pierce consider animals for whom losses of freedoms are more ambiguous and controversial, namely, individuals held in zoos and aquaria and those kept as companions. Finally, they reveal the unexpected ways in which the freedoms of animals in the wild are constrained by human activities and argue for a more compassionate approach to conservation. In each case, scientific studies combine with stories of individual animals to bring readers face-to-face with the wonder of our fellow beings, as well as the suffering they endure and the major paradigm shift that is needed to truly ensure their well-being. The Animals' Agenda will educate and inspire people to rethink how we affect other animals, and how we can evolve toward more peaceful and less violent ways of interacting with our animal kin in an increasingly human-dominated world. -- Provided by publisher
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Species of mind : the philosophy and biology of cognitive ethology
Wild justice : the moral lives of animalsMinding animals : awareness, emotions, and heartSpecies of mind : the philosophy and biology of cognitive ethologyThe emotional lives of animals : a leading scientist explores animal joy, sorrow, and empathy--and why they matterThe cognitive animal : empirical and theoretical perspectives on animal cognitionListening to cougarThe ten trusts : what we must do to care for the animals we loveEncyclopedia of animal behavior
Alternative Names
Marc Bekoff American biologist

베코프, 마크

ベコフ, マーク


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