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Dawkins, Marian Stamp

Works: 144 works in 411 publications in 7 languages and 7,303 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works  Fiction  Observations  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other, wat, wst, Contributor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Composer
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Most widely held works about Marian Stamp Dawkins
Most widely held works by Marian Stamp Dawkins
An introduction to animal behaviour by Aubrey Manning( Book )

58 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using its powerful beak, a lorikeet gently preens its mate's feathers; young cheetahs rest together in the shade; fireflies semaphore to each other across a darkened landscape and a mongoose deftly bites its prey to death. The study of animal behaviour is about all these things and more. It involves absolute stillness and violent activity, and all the noises and smells and changes of colour and shape that characterize animal life. Taking the organisation of behaviour within the individual animal as its core, this is a clear, concise and readable textbook introduction to the fascinating world of animal behaviour, investigating Tinbergen's questions of causation, evolution, development and function. It provides lucid accounts of all levels of behaviour from the nerve cell to that of the population. The broad biological approach of this new and re-written edition makes it an excellent choice for all students and teachers of animal behaviour and psychology
Through our eyes only? : the search for animal consciousness by Marian Stamp Dawkins( Book )

48 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Answers such questions as: what goes on inside the minds of other animals? Do they have thoughts and feelings like our own?
Why animals matter : animal consciousness, animal welfare, and human well-being by Marian Stamp Dawkins( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the author presents an illuminating and urgent argument for the need to rethink animal welfare. In the vein of Temple Grandin's work, the author explains that this welfare must be made to work in practice to have any effect, and cannot be tinged by anthropomorphism and claims of animal consciousness, which lack firm empirical evidence and are often freighted with controversy and high emotions. Instead, animal-welfare efforts must focus on science and on fully appreciating the critical role animals play in human welfare. With growing concern over such issues as climate change and food shortages, how we treat those animals on which we depend for survival needs to be put squarely on the public agenda. The author seeks to do this by offering a more complete understanding of how animals help us. In the end, it is human self-interest that will drive changes in our treatment of animals. Taking positions that might surprise and will certainly challenge animal lovers, she presents a persuasive argument for why animals truly matter. -- From publisher's website
The Tinbergen legacy by Marian Stamp Dawkins( )

17 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RICHARD DAWKINS A conference with the title 'The Tinbergen Legacy' was held in Oxford on 20th March, 1990. Over 120 of Niko Tinbergen's friends, family, colleagues, former students and people who had never met him in person converged at Oxford for what turned out to be a memorable day. To reflect the rather special atmosphere of the conference, we decided to begin this book with Richard Dawkins' opening remarks exactly as he gave them on that day. Welcome to Oxford. For many of you it is welcome back to Oxford. Perhaps even, for some of you, it would be nice to think that it might feel like welcome home to Oxford. And it is a great pleasure to welcome so many friends from the Netherlands. Last week, when everything had been settled except final, last minute arrangements, we heard that Lies Tinbergen had died. Obviously we would not have chosen such a time to have this meeting
The future of animal farming : renewing the ancient contract by Marian Stamp Dawkins( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people would like to see farm animals leading happy, contented lives but farmers have to make a living in a changing and competitive world. Is it possible to improve the way we keep animals and not put farmers out of business? Does it have to be a choice between ethics and economics? Between animals and humans? This book puts forward the case that we can, if we want to, have it all viable farms, healthy safe food, and an improved environment, as well as better lives for our farm animals. -- PUBLISHER DESCRIPTION
Unravelling animal behaviour by Marian Stamp Dawkins( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal behavour is all around us. There are animals in our houses, on farms and in the natural world outside. And television shows us the lives of animals we would otherwise never see. For these reasons the study of animal behaviour - sometimes called ethology or sociobiology - is a popular and flourishing subject. It has an immediate fascination for a wide range of people, as well as practical applications in agriculture and animal welfare. Marian Stamp Dawkins has written an introductory guide to animal behaviour which is not a textbook nor a review, but more a companion work to some of the more puzzling and interesting aspects of the subject. Topics covered range from the sociobiological - kin selection, genes and behaviour, and sexual selection - to the classical ethological views of instinct, motivation and communication. Throughout, the book's aim is to clear up confusion and misunderstanding, but at the same time to leave the reader with a sense of the genuine mysteries that exist about this particular branch of zoology. Although intended primarily for students taking a course in animal behaviour, this lively and informative account will appeal to anyone with an interest in the behaviour animals, whether or not they have studied the subject before. -- from back cover
Observing animal behaviour : design and analysis of quantitative data by Marian Stamp Dawkins( Book )

29 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book introduces the power of observation prior to, and sometimes instead of, experimental manipulation in the study of animal behaviour. It starts with simple methods suitable for student projects, before going on to demonstrate the possibilities that now exist for far more sophisticated analyses of observational data. At a time when animal welfare considerations are attracting political as well as scientific debate, the potential for non-intrusive studies on animals is being increasingly recognized. Observation emerges as a valuable alternative approach, often yielding highly informative results in situations (such as in zoos, on farms, or for wild animals) where more invasive experimental techniques would be undesirable, unethical, or just plain impossible. However, to justify its place alongside experimentation as a rigorous scientific method, observation needs to be just as disciplined and systematic, and have just as much attention paid to project design in the way that observations are made and recorded. The book travels through all these stages, from the initial observations, to the formulation of hypotheses, and their subsequent testing with further systematic observations
Animal suffering : the science of animal welfare by Marian Stamp Dawkins( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I wrote this book because I believe that the welfare of animals is a very important subject but one about which there is a of confusion and muddled thinking. I wanted to great deal write a book which straightened out some of the confusion by looking in detail at one particular problem: how to recognize animal suffering. The book is written for anyone interested in animals and the controversies over how human beings should treat them. I have tried to convince people who might otherwise feel that science had only a rather sinister connection with animal welfare that the scientific study of animal suffering has, in fact, a major and positive contribution to make. It can give us an insight into what animals experience and this, in tum, may help us to alleviate their suffering. At the same time, I have tried to write a book that will be of at least some use to scientists. The chapters which follow pro vide an outline of the biological approach to animal welfare. I have also attempted to show sceptics that it is possible to study animal suffering without sacrificing standards of scien tific procedure. Perhaps some may even come to share my belief that the study of the subjective experiences of animals is one of the most fascinating areas in the whole of biology, as well as being of great practical and ethical importance
Ethics in research on animal behaviour : readings from Animal Behaviour by Marian Stamp Dawkins( Book )

20 editions published between 1900 and 1992 in English and Italian and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guidelines for the use of animals in research; Animals in behavioural research; Assessment of pain in animals; On the number of subjects used in animal behaviour experiments; The numbers of subjects in animal behaviour experiments: is Still still right?; Some ethical issues raised by studies of predation and aggression; Ethical implications of studies on infanticide and maternal aggression in rodents; Field experiments in animal behaviour: methods and ethics
Animal mind - human mind : report of the Dahlem Workshop on Animal Mind - Human Mind, Berlin 1981, March 22-27 by Donald R Griffin( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and German and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The oleic acid on a live and wriggling sister or mother and refrain from evicting her from our hive. But does the occur­ rence of unintelligent behavior suffice to demonstrate the total absence of mental experience under any circumstances? Ethologists from some distant galaxy could easily discern ex­ amples of stupid and maladaptive behavior in our own species. But do instances of human stupidity prove that none of us is ever consciously aware of what he is dOing? No available evi­ dence compels us to believe that insects, or any other animals, experience any sort of consciousness, or intentionally plan any of their behavior. But neither are we compelled to believe the contrary. In areas where data are few and of limited rel­ evance, dogmatic negativity can easily limit what scientists even try to investigate, and thus perhaps delay or prevent im­ portant insights and discoveries. Many of the participants agreed that a good starting point would be to consider what we know of our own thinking, subjec­ tive feelings, and consciousness, and then move on to inquire whether other species experience anything similar. Such an ap­ proach was once considered fallaciously anthropomorphic. But it seems now to be widely if not universally recognized that this is a serious objection only if one has already assumed in advance that conscious thinking is uniquely human, and the accu­ sation of anthropomorphism is then merely a reiteration of the prior conviction
Animal machines by Ruth Harrison( Book )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reprint of a book originally published in 1964, with new contributions setting a modern context. The original book is comprised of 10 chapters covering and describing the methods of intensive farming of poultry and livestock during the 1960s. It was aimed at creating awareness regarding the production of animals under artificial and damaging conditions that prevail in factory-like installations. Focus is given on broiler chickens, poultry packing stations, battery birds, veal calves, basis of quality, quantity versus quality and animal cruelty and legislation
Die Entdeckung des tierischen Bewusstseins by Marian Stamp Dawkins( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in German and Italian and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-awareness in domesticated animals : proceedings of a workshop held at Keble College, Oxford, 7th and 8th July 1980 by D. G. M Wood-Gush( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il comportamento animale by Aubrey Manning( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I meccanismi del comportamento animale by Marian Stamp Dawkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to animal behavior by Aubrey Manning( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yan jian wei shi by Marian Stamp Dawkins( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics in research on animal behaviour( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Darwin to Dawkins : the science and implications of animal sentience : highlights from the CIWF Trust International Conference on Animal Sentience, London, 17-18 March 2005 by CIWF Trust International Conference on Animal Sentience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Petites filles modèles by Sophie Ségur( Book )

1 edition published in 1864 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about three sisters living in a French village
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The future of animal farming : renewing the ancient contract
Through our eyes only? : the search for animal consciousnessThe Tinbergen legacyThe future of animal farming : renewing the ancient contractUnravelling animal behaviourObserving animal behaviour : design and analysis of quantitative dataAn introduction to animal behavior
Alternative Names
Dawkins, M.

Dawkins, M. 1945-

Dawkins, M. S.

Dawkins, M. S. 1945-

Dawkins, M. S. (Marian Stamp)

Dawkins, M. S. (Marian Stamp), 1945-

Dawkins, Marian 1945-

Dawkins, Marian Ellina 1945-

Dawkins, Marian S.

Dawkins, Marian S. 1945-

Marian Dawkins

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Stamp Dawkins Marian

Stamp Dawkins, Marian 1945-

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