Monkey Wars

Monkey Wars
Author: Richard Kurti
Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 418
ISBN: 9780385744416
Language: en
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When rhesus monkeys are brutally massacred on the streets of Kolkata by a troop of power hungry langur monkeys, a young langur soldier's life is changed forever.

The Monkey Wars

The Monkey Wars
Author: Deborah Blum
Release: 1995-12-14
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 325
ISBN: 0198025408
Language: en
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The controversy over the use of primates in research admits of no easy answers. We have all benefited from the medical discoveries of primate research--vaccines for polio, rubella, and hepatitis B are just a few. But we have also learned more in recent years about how intelligent apes and monkeys really are: they can speak to us with sign language, they can even play video games (and are as obsessed with the games as any human teenager). And activists have also uncovered widespread and unnecessarily callous treatment of animals by researchers (in 1982, a Silver Spring lab was charged with 17 counts of animal cruelty). It is a complex issue, made more difficult by the combative stance of both researchers and animal activists. In The Monkey Wars, Deborah Blum gives a human face to this often caustic debate--and an all-but-human face to the subjects of the struggle, the chimpanzees and monkeys themselves. Blum criss-crosses America to show us first hand the issues and personalities involved. She offers a wide-ranging, informative look at animal rights activists, now numbering some twelve million, from the moderate Animal Welfare Institute to the highly radical Animal Liberation Front (a group destructive enough to be placed on the FBI's terrorist list). And she interviews a wide variety of researchers, many forced to conduct their work protected by barbed wire and alarm systems, men and women for whom death threats and hate mail are common. She takes us to Roger Fouts's research center in Ellensburg, Washington, where we meet five chimpanzees trained in human sign language, and we visit LEMSIP, a research facility in New York State that has no barbed wire, no alarms--and no protesters chanting outside--because its director, Jan Moor-Jankowski, listens to activists with respect and treats his animals humanely. And along the way, Blum offers us insights into the many side-issues involved: the intense battle to win over school kids fought by both sides, and the danger of transplanting animal organs into humans. "As it stands now," Blum concludes, "the research community and its activist critics are like two different nations, nations locked in a long, bitter, seemingly intractable political standoff....But if you listen hard, there really are people on both sides willing to accept and work within the complex middle. When they can be freely heard, then we will have progressed to another place, beyond this time of hostilities." In The Monkey Wars, Deborah Blum gives these people their voice.

Monkey Wars

Monkey Wars
Author: Richard Kurti
Release: 2015-01-06
Editor: Delacorte Press
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780385388481
Language: en
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“Strikingly original” is how Anthony Horowitz, author of the Alex Rider series, describes Monkey Wars. “Kurti draws from history to deliver a powerful allegory . . . [and] keeps this effective, memorable tale rooted in reality.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review Sustain the weak. Destroy the strong. A dark fable in the vein of Animal Farm, Watership Down, and The Wave, this action-packed page-turner is told entirely from the monkeys’ points of view and shines a light on the politics of power, the rise of tyrants, and the personal dilemmas that must be faced when your life is on the line. When rhesus monkeys are brutally massacred on the dusty streets of Kolkata by a troop of power-hungry langur monkeys, Mico, a privileged langur, becomes entangled in the secrets at the heart of his troop’s leadership and is shocked at what he discovers. He feels compelled to help the few surviving rhesus, especially Papina, a young female he befriends, even though doing so goes against everything he’s been taught. As more blood is spilled, Mico realizes that choosing between right and wrong won’t be easy. Includes a note from the author, as well as interesting monkey species facts. Additional praise for MONKEY WARS “The allure of power—even for the most conscientious—is portrayed with frightening effectiveness. Powerful.”—Kirkus Reviews “An imaginative fable about the nature of power and the responsibility of the individual. With plenty of action . . . a fascinating epilogue . . . [and] striking cover art.” —Booklist “Following in the tradition of George Orwell’s Animal Farm and William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, war and politics shape the lives of several monkey troops. An interesting premise that will provide readers with an introduction to fascism and political corruption.” —School Library Journal

Table Wars

Table Wars
Author: Kyla Steinkraus
Release: 2012-08-01
Editor: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781618104502
Language: en
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Table Wars! encourages young learners to build reading comprehension skills with grade-appropriate vocabulary, extension activities, and an engaging story. Featuring reading activities and a Comprehension & Extension section, this 24-page title introduces transitioning readers to teacher-focused concepts that will help them gain important reading comprehension and learning skills. The vibrant illustrations and engaging leveled text in the Little Birdie Books’ Leveled Readers work together to tell fun stories while supporting early readers. Featuring grade-appropriate vocabulary and activities, these books help children develop essential skills for reading proficiency.

The Monkey Wars

The Monkey Wars
Author: Deborah Blum
Release: 1995
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Pages: 325
ISBN: 9780195101096
Language: en
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A fascinating and very lucid account of the conflicts, both social and psychological, that permeate the keeping and use of monkeys and apes in American laboratories.

The Poison Squad

The Poison Squad
Author: Deborah Blum
Release: 2018-09-25
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780525560289
Language: en
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A New York Times Notable Book The inspiration for PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE film The Poison Squad. From Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times-bestselling author Deborah Blum, the dramatic true story of how food was made safe in the United States and the heroes, led by the inimitable Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley, who fought for change By the end of nineteenth century, food was dangerous. Lethal, even. "Milk" might contain formaldehyde, most often used to embalm corpses. Decaying meat was preserved with both salicylic acid, a pharmaceutical chemical, and borax, a compound first identified as a cleaning product. This was not by accident; food manufacturers had rushed to embrace the rise of industrial chemistry, and were knowingly selling harmful products. Unchecked by government regulation, basic safety, or even labelling requirements, they put profit before the health of their customers. By some estimates, in New York City alone, thousands of children were killed by "embalmed milk" every year. Citizens--activists, journalists, scientists, and women's groups--began agitating for change. But even as protective measures were enacted in Europe, American corporations blocked even modest regulations. Then, in 1883, Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley, a chemistry professor from Purdue University, was named chief chemist of the agriculture department, and the agency began methodically investigating food and drink fraud, even conducting shocking human tests on groups of young men who came to be known as, "The Poison Squad." Over the next thirty years, a titanic struggle took place, with the courageous and fascinating Dr. Wiley campaigning indefatigably for food safety and consumer protection. Together with a gallant cast, including the muckraking reporter Upton Sinclair, whose fiction revealed the horrific truth about the Chicago stockyards; Fannie Farmer, then the most famous cookbook author in the country; and Henry J. Heinz, one of the few food producers who actively advocated for pure food, Dr. Wiley changed history. When the landmark 1906 Food and Drug Act was finally passed, it was known across the land, as "Dr. Wiley's Law." Blum brings to life this timeless and hugely satisfying "David and Goliath" tale with righteous verve and style, driving home the moral imperative of confronting corporate greed and government corruption with a bracing clarity, which speaks resoundingly to the enormous social and political challenges we face today.

The Afghanistan Papers

The Afghanistan Papers
Author: Craig Whitlock,The Washington Post
Release: 2021-08-31
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781982159023
Language: en
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A Washington Post Best Book of 2021 The #1 New York Times bestselling investigative story of how three successive presidents and their military commanders deceived the public year after year about America’s longest war, foreshadowing the Taliban’s recapture of Afghanistan, by Washington Post reporter and three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Whitlock. Unlike the wars in Vietnam and Iraq, the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 had near-unanimous public support. At first, the goals were straightforward and clear: defeat al-Qaeda and prevent a repeat of 9/11. Yet soon after the United States and its allies removed the Taliban from power, the mission veered off course and US officials lost sight of their original objectives. Distracted by the war in Iraq, the US military become mired in an unwinnable guerrilla conflict in a country it did not understand. But no president wanted to admit failure, especially in a war that began as a just cause. Instead, the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations sent more and more troops to Afghanistan and repeatedly said they were making progress, even though they knew there was no realistic prospect for an outright victory. Just as the Pentagon Papers changed the public’s understanding of Vietnam, The Afghanistan Papers contains “fast-paced and vivid” (The New York Times Book Review) revelation after revelation from people who played a direct role in the war from leaders in the White House and the Pentagon to soldiers and aid workers on the front lines. In unvarnished language, they admit that the US government’s strategies were a mess, that the nation-building project was a colossal failure, and that drugs and corruption gained a stranglehold over their allies in the Afghan government. All told, the account is based on interviews with more than 1,000 people who knew that the US government was presenting a distorted, and sometimes entirely fabricated, version of the facts on the ground. Documents unearthed by The Washington Post reveal that President Bush didn’t know the name of his Afghanistan war commander—and didn’t want to meet with him. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld admitted that he had “no visibility into who the bad guys are.” His successor, Robert Gates, said: “We didn’t know jack shit about al-Qaeda.” The Afghanistan Papers is a “searing indictment of the deceit, blunders, and hubris of senior military and civilian officials” (Tom Bowman, NRP Pentagon Correspondent) that will supercharge a long-overdue reckoning over what went wrong and forever change the way the conflict is remembered.

Monkey Boy

Monkey Boy
Author: Francisco Goldman
Release: 2021-05-10
Editor: Grove Press
Pages: 323
ISBN: 9780802157690
Language: en
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"Full of rebellious comedy and vitality. . . Goldman’s autobiographical immersion answers the urgent cry of memory. . . [He] is a natural storyteller―funny, intimate, sarcastic, all-noticing.” ―James Wood, New Yorker In Monkey Boy, Francisco Goldman’s “brilliantly constructed auto-fiction” (NPR), we meet Francisco Goldberg, a middle-aged writer grappling with the challenges of family and love, legacies of violence and war, and growing up as the son of immigrants—a Guatemalan Catholic mother and a Russian Jewish father—in a predominantly white, working-class Boston suburb. Told in an irresistibly funny, tender and passionate voice, this extraordinary portrait of family explores the pressures of living between worlds. “A family portrait that is funny, loving and fierce, all at the same time.”—NPR

Star Wars

Star Wars
Author: Martha London
Release: 2019-08
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1645190218
Language: en
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This title introduces readers to Star Wars, covering its history, franchises and products, and worldwide impact. The title features engaging infographics, informative sidebars, vivid photos, and a glossary.

Petro Aggression

Petro Aggression
Author: Jeff Colgan
Release: 2013-01-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781107029675
Language: en
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Jeff D. Colgan explores why some oil-exporting countries are aggressive, while others are not. Using evidence from key countries such as Iraq, Iran, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, Petro-Aggression proposes a new theoretical framework to explain the importance of oil to international security.

Demonic Males

Demonic Males
Author: Richard W. Wrangham,Dale Peterson
Release: 1996
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 372
ISBN: 0395877431
Language: en
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Draws on recent discoveries about human evolution to examine whether violence among men is a product of their primitive heritage, and searches for solutions to the problems of war, rape, and murder

Through a Window

Through a Window
Author: Jane Goodall
Release: 2010-04-07
Editor: HMH
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780547488387
Language: en
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The renowned British primatologist continues the “engrossing account” of her time among the chimpanzees of Gombe, Tanzania (Publishers Weekly). In her classic, In the Shadow of Man, Jane Goodall wrote of her first ten years at Gombe. In Through a Window she continues the story, painting a more complete and vivid portrait of our closest relatives. On the shores of Lake Tanganyika, Gombe is a community where the principal residents are chimpanzees. Through Goodall’s eyes we watch young Figan’s relentless rise to power and old Mike’s crushing defeat. We learn how one mother rears her children to succeed and another dooms hers to failure. We witness horrifying murders, touching moments of affection, joyous births, and wrenching deaths. As Goodall compellingly tells the story of this intimately intertwined community, we are shown human emotions stripped to their essence. In the mirror of chimpanzee life, we see ourselves reflected. “A humbling and exalting book . . . Ranks with the great scientific achievements of the twentieth century.” —The Washington Post “[An] absolutely smashing account . . . Thrilling, affectionate, intelligent—a classic.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The World Book Encyclopedia

The World Book Encyclopedia
Author: Anonim
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015051610437
Language: en
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An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.

Chimpanzee Culture Wars

Chimpanzee Culture Wars
Author: Nicolas Langlitz
Release: 2020-09-08
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 422
ISBN: 9780691204284
Language: en
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Decades later, starting in the 1980s, Japanese cultural primatology was given a second look as Euro-American primatologists began to debate amongst themselves the question of whether Homo sapiens is the only cultural animal. In the most recent chapter of this controversy, field researchers such as the Swiss primatologist Christophe Boesch have accused experimental psychologists such as Michael Tomasello of underestimating and even denying the capacity of chimpanzees for culture because they limit their studies to captive animals, brought up under cognitively debilitating conditions and tested in laboratory settings bound to favor human test subjects with whom the animals are compared. These controversies raise serious questions about what sort of laboratory culture is best for the study of primate cognition. .

Furry Tales

Furry Tales
Author: Fred Patten
Release: 2019-09-12
Editor: McFarland
Pages: 237
ISBN: 9781476675985
Language: en
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Tales featuring anthropomorphic animals have been around as long as there have been storytellers to spin them, from Aesop's Fables to Reynard the Fox to Alice in Wonderland. The genre really took off following the explosion of furry fandom in the 21st century, with talking animals featuring in everything from science fiction to fantasy to LGBTQ coming-out stories. In his lifetime, Fred Patten (1940-2018)--one of the founders of furry fandom and a scholar of anthropomorphic animal literature--authored hundreds of book reviews that comprise a comprehensive critical survey of the genre. This selected compilation provides an overview from 1784 through the 2010s, covering such popular novels as Watership Down and Redwall, along with forgotten gems like The Stray Lamb and Where the Blue Begins, and science fiction works like Sundiver and Decision at Doona.

Juni Taisen Zodiac War manga

Juni Taisen  Zodiac War  manga
Author: , Nisioisin
Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: VIZ Media LLC
Pages: 205
ISBN: 9781974710867
Language: en
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With most of Rabbit’s zombie army out of the way, only one thing stands between Ox and Tiger and taking down Rabbit for good—Monkey. Her sheer strength and power, once disciplined in life, are completely unhinged in death, making her far and away the strongest fighter! With only four fighters and one zombie remaining, who will come out victorious? Don’t miss the thrilling, unexpected conclusion to the twelfth Zodiac War! -- VIZ Media

WLA

WLA
Author: Anonim
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: WISC:89093844009
Language: en
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War and Peace

War and Peace
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Release: 2021-09-01
Editor: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
Pages: 1076
ISBN: 9789354865626
Language: en
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Leo Tolstoy (9th September 1828-20th November 1910), the author, was a novelist, short story writer, playwright, essayist. His renowned works are - 'War and Peace', 'Anna Karenina', 'The Death of Ivan Ilyich' and so on. He was a Russian writer and regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. 'War and Peace' is a literary work includes historical and philosophical incidences and matter. It is one of the best appreciable works, all over the world. It includes French invasion of Russian and the Napoleon era as well as Tsarist society. The story revolves in the beginning, around Anna pavlona, the maid of honour and confidante to the dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna. One more character pierre Bezukhov is the wealthy fellow but he is the illegitimate son of a wealthy count. People respect him due to his wealthy guardian. It explains about his education and career. Then story part is related to the Rostav family in Moscow. Love angles of 2-3 characters are narrated in this part of story, which seems interesting The Russian-French war is elaborated nicely. The battle of Austerlitz is the important event in the book. The author portrays Austerlitz as an early test for Russia. Actually it fought for irrelevant things like glory or renown. Prince Andrei Bolkonsky leaves behind his family to fight a war against Napoleon. The author has best provided about a broad panorma of the Russian Socity. Focus on how Storitulity works and family happiness. Also it consists of lots of Romance.

Search and Clear

Search and Clear
Author: William J. Searle
Release: 1988
Editor: Popular Press
Pages: 236
ISBN: 0879724293
Language: en
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Search and Clear demonstrates that the seeds of war were implicit in American culture, distinguishes between literature spawned by Vietnam and that of other conflicts, reviews the literary merits of works both well and little known, and explores the assumptions behind and the persistence of stereotypes associated with the consequences of the Vietnam War. It examines the role of women in fiction, the importance of gender in Vietnam representation, and the mythic patterns in Oliver Stone’s Platoon. Essayists sharply scrutinize American values, conduct, and conscience as they are revealed in the craft of Tim O’Brien, Philip Caputo, Michael Herr, Stephen Wright, David Rabe, Bruce Weigl, and others.

Gradual failure the air war over North Vietnam 1965 1966

Gradual failure   the air war over North Vietnam 1965 1966
Author: Anonim
Release: 2023
Editor: DIANE Publishing
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781428990180
Language: en
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