Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human

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Doubleday Canada, Jun 12, 2012 - Medical - 288 pages
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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.
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.
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.

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User Review  - bgknighton - LibraryThing

Not a new concept for me -- have been exposed to the one health concept before. Nice presentation for the newcomer though. Well-written, good read, nice coverage of the concept. Read full review

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Wonderfully well written, making the content so accessible. Fascinating information about the interconnectedness of human and non-human medicine. Read full review


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ONEDr House Meet Doctor Dolittle
TWOThe Feint of Heart
THREEJews Jaguars and Jurassic Cancer
SIXScared to Death
SEVENFat Planet
NINEFear of Feeding
TENThe Koala and the Clap
ELEVENLeaving the Nest
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EIGHTGrooming Gone Wild

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BARBARA NATTERSON-HOROWITZ, M.D., earned her degrees at Harvard and UCSF. She has been a cardiologist at the UCLA Medical Center for twenty years and currently is also a cardiac consultant for the Los Angeles Zoo and a member of the Zoo's Medical Advisory Board. At UCLA's School of Medicine she lectures about cardiovascular physiology, cardiovascular pharmacology, echocardiography, and bioengineering. Her writing has appeared in many scientific and medical publications.
KATHRYN BOWERS has been a staff editor at The Atlantic Monthly and an editor, producer, and writer at CNN International. Kathryn has edited and written fiction and nonfiction books with a variety of authors, from UCLA anthropologist Jo Anne Van Tilburg to comedian Rita Rudner. Currently, she teaches a course on medical narrative at UCLA.

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