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organism is a product of evolution. However, this is not to say that the study of the human evolutionary adaptation has become fully integrated within the study of the evolutionary adaptation of other species. The very notoriety of Wilberforce’s question, which survives only as a reported quote and yet has

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. For that, cross-cultural adaptations of measurement instruments are indispensable. The Pet Attitude Scale ( PAS ) from Templer, Salter, Baldwin, Dickey, and Veleber (1981) is a scale often used in English-speaking AAI research (e.g., Morgan, 2009) to assess attitude towards companion animals. It has

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In The Global and the Local: An Environmental Ethics Casebook, Dale Murray presents fifty-one actual, unique, and compelling case studies. The book covers a wide variety of environmental topics from those as global as overfishing, climate change, ocean acidification, and e-waste, to those topics as local as whether we should place salt on the driveway during winter, construct rain gardens, or believe we have a duty to hunt.

The book also features an easy to read, yet rigorous introductory section exposing readers to ethical theories and approaches to environmental ethics. By interweaving these theoretical considerations into long and short case studies, Murray illuminates a comprehensive range of the most pressing environmental issues facing our biosphere both today and in the future.

This book is also available in paperback.

useful as a point of departure. Leaning on Rabinow and Rose’s (2006) adaptation of Foucault’s biopower, Holloway and Morris (2012) examine three key axes of biopower: the construction of truths by authorities; the development of interventions to “guide the (re)production” of populations; and

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Embodiments at the End of Anthropocentrism
This volume offers an insight into a selection of current issues of embodiment and other related aspects, such as identity, gender, disability, or sexuality, discussed on the basis of examples from contemporary culture and social life. Inspired by Donna Haraway’s concept of the cyborg as a transgressor of boundaries, the book examines fluidity of post-human bodies – from cyber relations to others and to self, enabled by the latest technologies, through fragmented, prostheticised, monstrous or augmented body of popular culture and lifestyles, to the dis/utopian fantasies offered by literary texts – showing how difficult it still is in current culture to let go of the stable boundaries towards the post-gender world Haraway imagines.

Contributors are Dawn Woolley, Anna Pilińska, Barbara Braid, Jana Reynolds, Julio Ernesto Guerrero Mondaca, Ana Gabriela Magallanes Rodríguez, Katharina Vester, Wojciech Śmieja and Hanan Muzaffar.

years of evolution familiarizes readers with a continuum of bee lifestyles, communal strategies, and remarkable adaptation despite (or because of) anthropogenic and environmental pressures. Take, for instance, how primitive carnivorous wasps transitioned into the vegan bees of today (note: Hanson calls

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enhance evolutionary inheritance, resulting in a commercially convenient adaptation, a cultural upgrade that neither produces nature nor partners with it in a mutualistic sense. Building on Haraway’s (2003) “natureculture” and the epistemology of other scholars challenging the nature-culture divide

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2011, the elephant now stands as a part of an exhibition element concerned with gigantism as an adaptation, and the anatomical and physiological challenges that this imposes (Figure 10). The present study has tracked not only the mounted elephant through previous phases in its afterlife but also how

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the Biblical locust plague. As part of their cultural adaptation to a flood-driven food production system subject to insect outbreaks, the ancient Egyptians responded to unpredictable harvests by storing food—chiefly grain—and it is in granaries that we find the best evidence of stored product pests

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blogged about. Their presence was proof enough that the hiker was living in “authentic” wilderness. Once their presence had been established, there was no real need to recount particular incidents. In this way, it could be said that the dwelling perspective encourages habituation—and adaptation—to the

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