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King, Barbara J. 1956-

Overview
Works: 65 works in 238 publications in 5 languages and 8,394 library holdings
Genres: Lectures  Popular works  Conference papers and proceedings  Literature  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Instructional films  Documentary films  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Teacher , Editor, Arranger, Creator, Performer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Barbara J King
The dynamic dance : nonvocal communication in African great apes by Barbara J King( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mother and infant negotiate over food; two high-status males jockey for power; female kin band together to get their way. It happens among humans and it happens among our closest living relatives in the animal kingdom, the great apes of Africa. Using dynamic systems theory, an approach employed to study human communication, Barbara King is able to demonstrate the genuine complexity of apes' social communication, and the extent to which their interactions generate meaning. As King describes, apes create meaning primarily through their body movements -- and go well beyond conveying messages about food, mating, or predators. Readers come to know the captive apes she has observed, and others across Africa as well, and to understand "the process of creating social meaning." This new perspective not only acquaints us with our closest living relatives, but informs us about a possible pathway for the evolution of language in our own species. King's theory challenges the popular idea that human language is instinctive, with rules and abilities hardwired into our brains. Rather, The Dynamic Dance suggests, language has its roots in the gestural "building up of meaning" that was present in the ancestor we shared with the great apes, and that we continue to practice to this day."--Jacket
How animals grieve by Barbara J King( Book )

25 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthropologist proves that animals really do experience emotions, describing through a number of specific cases how elephants, housecats and baboons exhibited signs of grieving upon experiencing a loss of a mate, sibling or child.--[Source inconnue]
Human development in the twenty-first century : visionary ideas from systems scientists by Alan Fogel( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do human beings develop and function in relation to the human and natural world? The science of dynamic systems focuses on connections and relationships between people rather than on individual actions alone. This collection of non-technical essays, written by dynamic systems scientists in psychology, biology, anthropology, education, and sociology, challenges us to consider novel ways to enhance human development worldwide in the face of poverty, violence, neglect, disease, and crises in our families. Focusing specifically on how to think about interventions and policies that will benefit human development from a systems perspective, this book brings current research into the realm of application and policy. The authors use real-life examples to propose changes in clinical, educational, and policy-making practices that will be of interest to professionals and the public alike."--Jacket
Anthropology beyond culture( )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book considers the state of the culture concept in anthropology and finds fault with a ‘love it or leave it’ attitude. Rather than pledging undying allegiance or summarily dismissing it, the volume argues that anthropology can continue with or without a concept of culture, depending on the research questions being asked, and, furthermore, that when culture is retained, no single definition of it is practical or necessary. [publisher]
Evolving God : a provocative view of the origins of religion by Barbara J King( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and Dutch and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on extensive study of primate behavior and the latest research to provide a comprehensive view of the origins and evolution of religion, linking the growing complexities among human ancestors to the dawn of religion in primitive human societies
Personalities on the plate : the lives and minds of animals we eat by Barbara J King( Book )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years, scientific advances in our understanding of animal minds have led to major changes in how we think about, and treat, animals in zoos and aquariums. The general public, it seems, is slowly coming to understand that animals like apes, elephants, and dolphins have not just brains, but complicated inner and social lives, and that we need to act accordingly. Yet that realization hasn't yet made its presence felt to any great degree in our most intimate relationship with animals: at the dinner table. Sure, there are vegetarians and vegans all over, but at the same time, meat consumption is up, and meat remains a central part of the culinary and dining experience for the majority of people in the developed world. With Personalities on the Plate, Barbara King asks us to think hard about our meat eating--and how we might reduce it. But this isn't a polemic intended to convert readers to veganism. What she is interested in is why we've not drawn food animals into our concern and just what we do know about the minds and lives of chickens, cows, octopuses, fish, and more. Rooted in the latest science, and built on a mix of firsthand experience (including entomophagy, which, yes, is what you think it is) and close engagement with the work of scientists, farmers, vets, and chefs, Personalities on the Plate is an unforgettable journey through the world of animals we eat. Knowing what we know--and what we may yet learn--what is the proper ethical stance toward eating meat? What are the consequences for the planet? How can we live an ethically and ecologically sound life through our food choices? We could have no better guide to these fascinatingly thorny questions than King, whose deep empathy embraces human and animal alike. Readers will be moved, provoked, and changed by this powerful book."--Publisher's description
The information continuum : evolution of social information transfer in monkeys, apes, and hominids by Barbara J King( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American science and nature writing 2014( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of nature and science essays published in American periodicals in 2013, including works by such authors as Katherine Bagley, Barbara Kingsolver, Fred Pearce, and Carl Zimmer
The origins of language : what nonhuman primates can tell us( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Origins of Language, ten scientists explore some of the core issues in the study of language origins: the linguistic and behavioral precursors to language in nonhuman primates and how to uncover them; the degree to which primate vocal and gestural communication unfolds according to experience and interaction as opposed to biologically determined structures or processes; and how events during ontogeny contribute to the development of language. Including a general overview of language-origins theories, empirical case studies on nonhuman primates, hominids, and humans, and examinations of specific processes in language evolution, the presentations connect a variety of disciplinary approaches in a sophisticated theoretical framework. Together, they point the way to future study of nonhuman primate communication and cognition that will advance our understanding of how human language developed."--Jacket
Being with animals : why we are obsessed with the furry, scaly, feathered creatures who populate our world by Barbara J King( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologist King delves into the importance of the human-animal bond as a key to our evolution. "Being with Animals" also looks to the future at how further technological development may--or may not--affect these important ties
Biological anthropology : an evolutionary perspective by Barbara J King( Visual )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-four 30 minute lectures detailing the evolution of humanity
Roots of human behavior by Barbara J King( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor King delivers twelve 30-min. lectures exploring the evolutionary links humans share with monkeys and apes, and explains the significance of those links in understanding human behavior
Roots of human behavior by Barbara J King( Recording )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor King delivers twelve lectures exploring the evolutionary links humans share with monkeys and apes, and explains the significance of those links in understanding human behavior
Biological anthropology : an evolutionary perspective by Barbara J King( Recording )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-four lectures detailing the evolution of humanity
Helium: bibliography of technical and scientific literature, 1963 including papers on alpha-particles by Philip C Tully( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biological anthropology. an evolutionary perspective by Barbara J King( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents detailed material about all aspects of the evolution of humanity
Biological anthropology. an evolutionary perspective by Barbara J King( Recording )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents detailed material about all aspects of the evolution of humanity
Being with animals: ß¿b why we are obsessed with the furry, scaly, feathered creatures who populate our world by Barbara J King( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologist Kind delves into the importance of the human-animal bond as a key to our evolution. "Being with Animals" also looks to the future at how further technological development may--or may not--affect these important ties
Home heating by Barbara J King( Book )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biological anthropology. an evolutionary perspective by Barbara J King( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve of twenty-four lectures detailing the evolution of humanity
 
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The dynamic dance : nonvocal communication in African great apes
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Human development in the twenty-first century : visionary ideas from systems scientistsAnthropology beyond cultureEvolving God : a provocative view of the origins of religionThe information continuum : evolution of social information transfer in monkeys, apes, and hominidsThe origins of language : what nonhuman primates can tell usBeing with animals : why we are obsessed with the furry, scaly, feathered creatures who populate our worldBeing with animals: ß¿b why we are obsessed with the furry, scaly, feathered creatures who populate our world
Alternative Names
Barbara J. King amerikanische Anthropologin

Barbara J. King antropóloga

Barbara J. King antropóloga estauxunidense

King, B. J. 1956-

ברברה קינג

باربرا جيه. كينغ

キング, バーバラ・J.

Languages
English (167)

French (4)

Japanese (4)

Polish (1)

Dutch (1)