Zoobiquity

Zoobiquity

What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human

Book - 2012
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Engaging science writing that bravely approaches a new frontier in medical science and offers a whole new way of looking at the deep kinship between animals and human beings.
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Zoobiquity : a species-spanning approach to medicine bringing doctors and veterinarians together to improve the health of all species and their habitats. In the tradition of Temple Grandin, Oliver Sacks, and Neil Shubin, this is a remarkable narrative science book arguing that animal and human commonality can be used to diagnose, treat, and ultimately heal human patients. Through case studies of various species--human and animal kind alike--the authors reveal that a cross-species approach to medicine makes us not only better able to treat psychological and medical conditions but helps us understand our deep connection to other species with whom we share much more than just a planet.
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This revelatory book reaches across many disciplines--evolution, anthropology, sociology, biology, cutting-edge medicine and zoology--providing fascinating insights into the connection between animals and humans and what animals can teach us about the human body and mind.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, c2012
ISBN: 9780385670609
Branch Call Number: 616.027 NAT NVD
Characteristics: 288 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Bowers, Kathryn

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KyHen
May 01, 2017

Animal economics.... Bio-mimicry at its finest. interesting read that encompasses natural solutions to problems that we've created for our own species. Mother nature once again trumps man.

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MarionJean
Aug 11, 2015

Very interesting to read. I highly recommend this wide-ranging and entertaining exploration of human and animal health, including human and veterinary medical research about cancer, sex, eating disorders, viruses, parasites, STDs, and many other topics.

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