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The eye of the sandpiper : stories from the living world

Author: Brandon Keim
Publisher: Ithaca : Comstock Publishing Associates, a division of Cornell University Press, 2017.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Keim, Brandon, 1976-
Eye of the sandpiper.
Ithaca : Comstock Publishing Associates, a division of Cornell University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016056233
(OCoLC)962548618
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brandon Keim
ISBN: 9781501712654 1501712659 9781501712647 1501712640
OCLC Number: 965781587
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 251 pages)
Contents: Organized chaos makes the beauty of a butterfly --
Chickadees, mutations and the thermodynamics of life --
The photosynthetic salamander --
Human evolution enters an exciting new phase --
Parallel universe of life described far beneath the bottom of the sea --
At the edge of invasion, possible new rules for evolution --
A mud-loving, iron-lunged, jelly-eating ecosystem savior --
Redeeming the lamprey --
Decoding nature's soundtrack --
Being a sandpiper --
Monogamy helps geese reduce stress --
What pigeons teach us about love --
Chimps and the zen of falling water --
How city living is reshaping the brains and behavior of urban animals --
Reconsider the rat : the new science of a reviled rodent --
Monkeys see selves in mirror, open a barrel of questions --
The new anthropomorphism --
Honeybees might have emotions --
A day in the life of NYC's hospital for wild birds --
New Yorkers in uproar over planned mass-killing of swans --
An eel swims in the Bronx --
On Waldman's pond --
The return of the river --
A chimp's day in court : inside the historic demand for nonhuman rights --
Chimpanzee rights get a day in court --
Medical experimentation on chimps is nearing an end. but what about monkeys? --
I, cockroach --
The improbable bee --
The ethics of urban beekeeping --
The wild, secret life of New York City --
Earth is not a garden --
Add a few species. Pull down the fences. Step back --
Feral cats vs. conservation : a truce --
Should animals have a right to privacy? --
When climate change blinds us --
To bring back extinct species, we'll need to change our own --
September 11, fall migration and Occupy Wall Street --
Making sense of seven billion people.
Responsibility: Brandon Keim.

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