The Burgess Bird Book for Children

Author: Thornton W. Burgess
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486121631
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Downy the Woodpecker, Spooky the Screech Owl, and other winged creatures tell Peter Cottontail about their migration patterns, calls, nesting habits, and more in this blend of fact and fiction. 32 black-and-white illustrations.

The Common Worlds of Children and Animals

Author: Affrica Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317365836
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The lives and futures of children and animals are linked to environmental challenges associated with the Anthropocene and the acceleration of human-caused extinctions. This book sparks a fascinating interdisciplinary conversation about child–animal relations, calling for a radical shift in how we understand our relationship with other animals and our place in the world. It addresses issues of interspecies and intergenerational environmental justice through examining the entanglement of children’s and animal’s lives and common worlds. It explores everyday encounters and unfolding relations between children and urban wildlife. Inspired by feminist environmental philosophies and indigenous cosmologies, the book poses a new relational ethics based upon the small achievements of child–animal interactions. It also provides an analysis of animal narratives in children’s popular culture. It traces the geo-historical trajectories and convergences of these narratives and of the lives of children and animals in settler-colonised lands. This innovative book brings together the fields of more-than-human geography, childhood studies, multispecies studies, and the environmental humanities. It will be of interest to students and scholars who are reconsidering the ethics of child–animal relations from a fresh perspective.

The Significance of Children and Animals

Author: O. Gene Myers
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1557534292
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What role does an animal play in a child's developing sense of self? Are children and animals interacting in ways no longer recognizable to adults? ""The Significance of Children and Animals"" addresses these and other intriguing questions by revealing the interconnected lives of the inhabitants of the preschool classroom - an environment abounding in childish verbal and nonverbal interactions with birds, turtles, toads, birds, bugs, and other creatures. Regarded as a pivotal analysis of child-animal interaction with wider implications for human-animal studies, the original 1998 edition has been revised here to incorporate the recent literature, while preserving the basic nature of the text. This book provides a delightful and rewarding opportunity for parents, educators, and students of early childhood social development, as well as scholars of the intersection of human experience and the natural environment.

Children and Animals

Author: Frank R. Ascione
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557533838
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Animal abuse has been an acknowledged problem for centuries, but only within the past few decades has scientific research provided evidence that the maltreatment of animals often overlaps with violence toward people. The perpetrators of such inhumane treatment are often children and adolescents. This book presents current wisdom about the relationship between the maltreatment of animals and violence directed toward other human beings. The author, a noted expert in these areas, writes in a style and presents the findings in a language that will be understandable to parents and teachers.

Our Children and Other Animals

Author: Matthew Cole
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317084721
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Focusing on the socialization of the human use of other animals as resources in contemporary Western society, this book explores the cultural reproduction of human-nonhuman animal relations in childhood. With close attention to the dominant practices through which children encounter animals and mainstream representations of animals in children's culture - whether in terms of the selective exposure of children to animals as pets or as food in the home or in school, or the representation of animals in mass media and social media - Our Children and Other Animals reveals the interconnectedness of studies of childhood, culture and human-animal relations. In doing so it establishes the importance of human-animal relations in sociology, by describing the sociological importance of animals in children's lives and children in animals’ lives. Presenting a new typology of the various kinds of human-animal relationship, this conceptually innovative book constitutes a clear demonstration of the relevance of sociology to the interdisciplinary field of human-animal relations and will appeal to readers across the social sciences with interests in sociology, childhood studies, cultural and media studies and human-animal interaction.

Feral Children and Clever Animals

Author: Douglas K. Candland
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195102843
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A comparison of accounts of attempts to civilize feral children with studies of the exploits of apes who communicate in sign language offers insights into the essence of human nature and attempts to communicate with other members of the animal kingdom.

Play and Exploration in Children and Animals

Author: Thomas G. Power
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135690561
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Play is a paradox. Why would the young of so many species--the very animals at greatest risk for injury and predation--devote so much time and energy to an activity that by definition has no immediate purpose? This question has long puzzled students of animal behavior, and has been the focus of considerable empirical investigation and debate. In this first comprehensive and state-of-the-art review of what we have learned from decades of research on exploration and play in children and animals, Power examines the paradox from all angles. Covering solitary activity as well as play with peers, siblings, and parents, he considers the nature, development, and functions of play, as well as the gender differences in early play patterns. A major purpose is to explore the relevance of the animal literature for understanding human behavior. The nature and amount of children's play varies significantly across cultures, so the author makes cross-cultural comparisons wherever possible. The scope is broad and the range multidisciplinary. He draws on studies by developmental researchers in psychology and other fields, ethologists, anthropologists, sociologists, sociolinguists, early childhood educators, and pediatricians. And he places research on play in the context of research on such related phenomena as prosocial behavior and aggression. Finally, Power points out directions for further inquiry and implications for those who work with young children and their parents. Researchers and students will find Play and Exploration in Children and Animals an invaluable summary of controversies, methods, and findings; practitioners and educators will find it an invaluable compendium of information relevant to their efforts to enrich play experiences.

Pretending and Imagination in Animals and Children

Author: Robert W. Mitchell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139439442
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It is well known that children's activities are full of pretending and imagination, but it is less appreciated that animals can also show similar activities. Originally published in 2002, this book focuses on comparing and contrasting children's and animals' pretenses and imaginative activities. In the text, overviews of research present conflicting interpretations of children's understanding of the psychology of pretense, and describe sociocultural factors which influence children's pretenses. Studies of nonhuman primates provide examples of their pretenses and other simulative activities, explore their representational and imaginative capacities and compare their skills with children. Although the psychological requirements for pretending are controversial, evidence presented in this volume suggests that great apes and even monkeys may share capacities for imagination with children, and that children's early pretenses may be less psychological than they appear.

The Autobiography of Liza Goddard

Author: Liza Goddard
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1908382031
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Liza Goddard is one of the country’s best loved and hardest working actresses, but few people know the real woman behind the ‘dizzy blonde’ image. In this much-anticipated autobiography, Liza talks about her work, her loves and the real-life dramas that have shaped her as a woman and an actress. The book charts her early life in England and follows her to Australia, where her beloved father played a key role in helping to set up the country's fledgling television industry. As a young actress, Liza was cast in the long-running children’s drama series, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo. She later returned to England, where she appeared in a host of classic TV series, including Pig In The Middle, The Brothers, Bergerac, Dr Who and Midsomer Murders. Liza talks about her working relationship with Alan Ayckbourn and explains how a planned move to America failed to materialise. Find out how Liza got together with her first husband, actor Colin Baker on the set of The Brothers, why her marriage to ‘70s rocker Alvin Stardust failed and how she eventually found true love with producer David Cobham. Liza also reveals the truth about her alleged affair with Bergerac star John Nettles, and reveals how she successfully sued a tabloid newspaper over the allegations. She describes her courageous battle against breast cancer and reveals how beating the disease has given her a new perspective on life. Liza explains why animals continue to play an important part in her life and recounts some hilarious stories about the assortment of creatures that have featured in her life. A warts and all account from one of Britain’s most popular actresses, Working With Children And Animals will have you laughing and crying in equal measure.