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Kaplan, Gisela T.

Overview
Works: 27 works in 161 publications in 1 language and 9,706 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Literature  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QL776, 955
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gisela T Kaplan
Australian magpie : biology and behaviour of an unusual songbird by Gisela T Kaplan( )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Australian magpie ranks amongst the foremost songbirds of the world. This book covers research on magpie vocalisation and aspects of anatomy, physiology, development and health. This research spans six years with more than 6000 hours of observation of free-ranging magpies and nest-sites
Tawny frogmouth by Gisela T Kaplan( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We are shown this captivating Australian species in completely new and even unexpected ways. We learn that tawny frogmouths are very affectionate, have close bonds with lifelong partners, scream like prowling tomcats when distressed, fight with lightning speed and defend nest sites from reptilian predators by mobbing and spraying pungent faeces at these dangerous opponents. Uncompromising male fights are contrasted with a touching gentleness of males as fathers." "We also learn how resilient and unusual tawny frogmouths are in the way they cope with heat and cold, sit out danger, do without drinking for most of their lives, and can use a large variety of food items." "The developmental stages of nestlings and juveniles are illustrated with a number of stunning visual images accompanying the text, most of which have never before been described or seen."--Back cover
Iran by Vijeya Rajendra( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the geography, history, government, economy, people, and culture of Iran
Spirit of the Wild Dog : the World of Wolves, Coyotes, Foxes, Jackals & Dingoes by Lesley J Rogers( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of wild dogs around the world discusses the skills, personalities, and habits of wolves, foxes, coyotes, jackals, dingoes, and others; while examining the extraordinary group coherence of wild dogs; their faithfulness and intelligence; their ability to learn, remember, and solve problems; and what they have in common with domesticated dogs
Songs, roars, and rituals : communication in birds, mammals, and other animals by Lesley J Rogers( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rogers and Kaplan take us on a journey through communication in the animal world, offering insights on how animals communicate by sight, sound, smell, touch, and even electrical signaling. They explore a wide variety of communication patterns in many species of mammals and birds and discuss in detail how communication signals evolved, how they are learned, and what song and mimicry may mean." "An up-to-date account of the science of animal communication, this book also considers modern concepts and modern controversies, primarily those surrounding the evolution of human language and the use of symbolic language by apes. It concludes with a look at the future of communication between humans and animals."--Jacket
Birds : their habits and skills by Gisela T Kaplan( )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unusual collection of curious facts about all birds. Annotation. Account of the behaviour and physiology of birds. Covers special features of birds, evolution of birds, the life cycle, the senses, the minds of birds, and interaction between birds and humans. Discusses the destruction of the world's wild bird population by human expansion. Kaplan is an ethologist and social scientist who works in biological sciences and education at University of New England, where Rogers is Professor of Neuroscience and Animal Behaviour. Previous titles by the pair include 'Not Only Roars and Rituals' and 'Orang-utans'. Annotation. Drawing on their extensive experience in the study and rehabilitation of birds, two professors of animal behavior at the U. of New England in Armidale, New South Wales, Australia, have written an informative volume on bird behavior. Written for the non-specialist bird-watcher, and including many examples of particular birds, the volume describes the special features and evolution of birds, the stages of their life cycle, how their senses function, their capacity for learning and communication, and their interaction with humans. The volume is annotated and includes a selected bibliography. Distributed by Independent Publishers Group
The orangutans by Gisela T Kaplan( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kaplan, who also specializes in psychology, and Rogers, a biologist and neuroethologist, delve into the heart of orangutan behavior and society. They describe in amazing detail how orangutans learn from each other, mother their young, and communicate. Blending their own extensive research with the work of other scientists in the field, they offer fresh insight into orangutans' emotions and the evolution of their brains. Kaplan and Rogers wrestle with a number of intriguing questions, from how orangutans cope with grief to whether they are conscious or self-aware." "The Orangutans is also a moving treatise describing the perilous future of these magnificent forest dwellers. The authors bring an extremely grounded perspective to the politically charged issue of saving the rainforests, a battleground where biologists and environmentalists fight industry and agriculture to preserve a sensitive ecosystem. They reveal the devastating effects on the habitat of orangutans - who live only on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo - of recent fires, droughts, and widespread floods. Driving home the danger we face of losing these extraordinary animals, they evaluate the best ways to protect orangutans in the wild and preserve our evolutionary heritage."--Jacket
Gene worship : moving beyond the nature/nurture debate over genes, brain, and gender by Gisela T Kaplan( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is must for anyone who cares about social inequality, matters of mind, and the future. It, very comprehensively, juxtaposes scientific and social theories and practices with particular application to matters of gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. We learn of the different scientific theories and positions that scientists have taken in the past and present, and their translation into social practice. With a good deal of authority and erudition: the authors have managed to steer the readers easily through the minefields of ideology in a very readable and easy manner in order to clarify the argument that much of what we know about gender and sexual orientation has been in the service of prevailing ideologies."--Jacket
Hannah Arendt : thinking, judging, freedom by Gisela T Kaplan( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meagre harvest : the Australian women's movement, 1950s-1990s by Gisela T Kaplan( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gisela Kaplan traces the story of post-war Australian feminism, highlighting the ambivalence toward lesbian, migrant and Aboriginal women. From a feminist perspective, she assesses the achievements of the women's movement, arguing that despite appearances, for many women it has been a meager harvest. Meagre Harvest is a provocative account of the promises and mistakes of the 1970s and 1980s and the current status of women in Australia. The first book to offer an overview of the second wave Australian women's movement, it is written with compelling honesty and insight
Comparative vertebrate cognition : are primates superior to non-primates? by Russell H Tuttle( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the long-standing interest, and emphasis on, the `special' capacities of primates. Some of the recent discoveries of the higher cognitive abilities of other mammals and also birds challenge the concept that primates are special and even the view that the cognitive ability of apes is more advanced than that of nonprimate mammals and birds. It is therefore timely to ask whether primates are, in fact, special and to do so from a broad range of perspectives. Divided into five sections this book deals with topics about higher cognition and how it is manifested in different species, and also considers aspects of brain structure that might be associated with complex behaviour
Bird minds : cognition and behaviour of Australian native birds by Gisela T Kaplan( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gisela Kaplan demonstrates how intelligent and emotional Australian birds can be. She describes complex behaviours such as grieving, deception, problem solving and the use of tools. Many Australian birds cooperate and defend each other, and exceptional ones go fishing by throwing breadcrumbs in the water, extract poisonous parts from prey and use tools to crack open eggshells and mussels. Kaplan brings together evidence of many such cognitive abilities, suggesting plausible reasons for their appearance in Australian birds ... Bird Minds contends that the unique and often difficult conditions of Australia's environment have been crucial for the evolution of unusual complexities in avian cognition and behaviour"--Page [4] of cover
Australia by Gisela T Kaplan( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the experiences of women in Australian society, discussing their participation in various fields and profiling the lives of significant women
Bird bonds : sex, mate-choice and cognition in Australian native birds by Gisela T Kaplan( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some Australian native birds become childhood sweethearts and court for years before they get 'married'. Others divorce because of personality clashes and different skill levels. Many negotiate their parenting duties. But how do these personal life events link to long-lasting bonds, long life-spans and exceptional overall intelligence? Professor Gisela Kaplan, an eminent voice in animal behaviour, and particularly bird behaviour, draws on the latest insights in the evolution of particular cognitive and social abilities. She uncovers motivations and attractions in partner choice that are far more complex than was once believed. She shows how humans and birds may be more alike in attachment and mating behaviour than we think - despite the enormous evolutionary distance between us. Based on a wealth of original research and complemented by illustrations and colour photographs, Bird Bonds is a valuable resource and a beguiling insight into the world of the birds around us
Orang-utans in Borneo by Gisela T Kaplan( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not only roars & rituals : communication in animals by Lesley J Rogers( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spectrum : a bibliography of women in Australia 1945 to present by Gisela T Kaplan( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous Australian birds by Gisela T Kaplan( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World authority Gisela Kaplan describes in fascinating detail the unique talents and habitats of the eight species of birds - where they live, how they hunt and fight, how they mate, breed and parent, and how they relate to humans. Includes stories of individual birds Kaplan has hand-reared. Ages 7+
The Orang-utans by Gisela T Kaplan( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in society by Gisela T Kaplan( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the experiences of women in Australian society, discussing their participation in various fields and profiling the lives of significant women
 
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Australian magpie : biology and behaviour of an unusual songbird
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Tawny frogmouthIranSpirit of the Wild Dog : the World of Wolves, Coyotes, Foxes, Jackals & DingoesSongs, roars, and rituals : communication in birds, mammals, and other animalsBirds : their habits and skillsThe orangutansGene worship : moving beyond the nature/nurture debate over genes, brain, and genderThe meagre harvest : the Australian women's movement, 1950s-1990s
Alternative Names
Gisela Kaplan academicus

Gisela Kaplan Australian ethologist, ornithologist and primatologist

Kaplan Gisela

Kaplan, Gisela T.

Kaplan, Gisela T 1944-

Kaplan, Gisela T. (Gisela Tiemann)

Kaplan, Gisela Tiemann-

Tiemann Kaplan, Gisela

Languages
English (147)