Animals and Human Society, 1st Edition

  • Colin Scanes University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Samia Toukhsati
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  • ISBN-10: 0128054387
  • ISBN-13: 9780128054383
  • DDC: 304.27
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 540 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released April 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This volume provides a solid, scientific, research-based background to advance understanding of how animals impact humans. It introduces livestock production (including poultry and aquaculture) but also includes coverage of companion and lab animals. In addition, animal behavior and animal perception are covered. It can also function as a reference or recommended reading for a capstone class on ethical and public policy aspects related to animals. This book is likewise an excellent resource for researchers, academics or students newly entering a related field or coming from another discipline and needing foundational information, as well as interested laypersons looking to augment their knowledge on the many impacts of animals in human society.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Animal Perception Including Differences With Humans.
2: Animal Attributes Exploited by Humans (Nonfood Uses of Animals).
3: Animal Products and Human Nutrition.
4: Hunter–Gatherers.
5: Animals and Hominid Development.
6: The Neolithic Revolution, Animal Domestication, and Early Forms of Animal Agriculture.
7: Animal Agriculture: Livestock, Poultry, and Fish Aquaculture.
8: Invertebrates and Their Use by Humans.
9: Animals in the Military.
10: Animals in Entertainment.
11: Animals and Religion, Belief Systems, Symbolism and Myth.
12: Animals as Companions.
13: Animals in Medicine and Research.
14: Animals and Human Disease: Zoonosis, Vectors, Food-Borne Diseases, and Allergies.
15: Pest Animals.
16: Parasites.
17: Invasive Species.
18: Impact of Agricultural Animals on the Environment.
19: Human Activity and Habitat Loss: Destruction, Fragmentation, and Degradation.
20: Animal Welfare and Animal Rights.
21: Animal Extinctions.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Colin Scanes

Colin Guy Scanes is a Professor in the Department of Poultry Science at Mississippi State University where he has also served as Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies . He is also currently a faculty member of the Center of Excellence in Equine Science at Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey. Formerly, Dr. Scanes was a Professor in the Departments of Animal Science and Biomedical Science at Iowa State University. Among his awards and honors, Dr. Scanes received the Bouffault International Animal Agriculture Award in 2004, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Poultry Science Association. Dr. Scanes is also the author or editor of 12 books, 68 reviews and book chapters, 263 refereed papers and 220 abstracts. In addition to his faculty duties, Dr. Scanes is the Editor-in-Chief of Poultry Science and a member of the editorial boards for Domestic Animal Endocrinology, The Journal of Experimental Zoology, Proceedings for the Society of Experimental Biology, Animal Biotechnology, General and Comparative Endocrinology, and Critical Reviews in Poultry Biology.