Animal Rights: A Subject Guide, Bibliography, and Internet Companion

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 227 pages
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Introductions to each chapter explain the issues, as well as the arguments that surround them, and a general introduction to the volume thoroughly explains how to use the book. Each entry contains the following information: author, title, edition, series title, location of publisher, name of publisher, number of pages, year of publication, and International Standard Book Number. Annotations include the most important information available to help the researcher, including web sites that contain not only the full text of the book when available, but also excerpts and articles or interviews by the author; short quotations from the books; and short descriptions and summaries of the books. All the information provided allows students to locate exactly what they need, while encouraging them to explore other issues and differing viewpoints.

 

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VI
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VII
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VIII
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IX
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Page x - Ethics can enrich our views of other animals in their own worlds and in our different worlds, and help us to see that variations among animals are worthy of respect, admiration, and appreciation. The study of ethics can also broaden the range of possible ways in which we interact with other animals without compromising their lives. Ethical discussion can help us to see alternatives to past actions that have not served us or other animals well.
Page ix - For example, in a study of 2,913 first-year biology undergraduates, the examination results of 308 students who studied model rats were the same as those of 2,605 students who dissected rats. When the surgical skills of 36 third-year veterinary students who trained on soft-tissue organ models were compared to the surgical skills of students who trained on dogs and cats, the performance of each group was the same. Virtual surgery has been shown to be an effective alternative.

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JOHN M. KISTLER is Acquisitions Librarian at Utah State University./e

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