Animals of Africa provides an in-depth look into 10 native African animals. Each book introduces readers to the life, diet, habitat, behavior, and physical description of the animal. Vivid photographs and visual aids, such as a range map, life cycle diagram, and body features diagram, aid readers in learning. A special reading feature at the end of each book asks readers to reflect on the topic and expand on their newly learned knowledge.
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An introduction to the hippo, a wild animal. This book looks at the hippo's physical characteristics, its daily activities, and its family life. The book also talks about the conservation of hippos. The book was written by a qualified South African Nature Conservationist and gives details on the following: quick facts; meet the hippo; the hippo's skin; getting too hot; living in water; water saves energy; feeding at night; the hippo's food; the hippo's teeth; escaping danger; living together; keeping other hippos away; showing who is boss; baby hippos; helping the rivers and the bush; helping other animals; doing a strange thing; the hippo's relatives; hippos in danger. This book contains a Glossary and an Index. The Big 5 and other wild animals series is a set of 10 books about wild animals, including the Big Five, which are the lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. Each book looks at the animal's family life, territory, daily activities and physical characteristics. All the books discuss conservation. Follow our Facebook page for the latest news and updates on this and other series.
World Music: A Global Journey, Concise Edition is an ideal introduction to the diversity of musical expression around the world, taking students across the globe to experience cultural traditions that challenge the ear, the mind, and the spirit. Based on the comprehensive third edition, this concise version offers a brief survey of the world’s musical culture within a strong pedagogical framework. As one prepares for any travel, each chapter starts with background preparation, reviewing the historical, cultural, and musical overview of the region. Visits to multiple ‘sites’ within a region provide in-depth studies of varied musical traditions. Music analysis begins with an experiential "first impression" of the music, followed by an "aural analysis" of the sound and prominent musical elements. Finally, students are invited to consider the cultural connections that give the music its meaning and life. Features A brief survey of the world’s musical cultures 43 sites carefully selected for a global balance A 2-CD set of music, a fundamental resource for students to begin their exploration of world music and culture Listening Guides analyzing various pieces of music, with selected examples presented in an interactive format online Popular music incorporated with the traditional The dynamic companion website hosts interactive listening guides, plus many student resources including video, flashcards, practice quizzes, and links to further resources. Instructor resources include assignment ideas, handouts, PowerPoint slides, and a test bank.
Over the past thirty years, as Wesley J. Smith details in his latest book, the concept of animal rights has been seeping into the very bone marrow of Western culture. One reason for this development is that the term “animal rights” is so often used very loosely, to mean simply being nicer to animals. But although animal rights groups do sometimes focus their activism on promoting animal welfare, the larger movement they represent is actually advancing a radical belief system. For some activists, the animal rights ideology amounts to a quasi religion, one whose central doctrine declares a moral equivalency between the value of animal lives and the value of human lives. Animal rights ideologues embrace their beliefs with a fervor that is remarkably intense and sustained, to the point that many dedicate their entire lives to “speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves.” Some believe their cause to be so righteous that it entitles them to cross the line from legitimate advocacy to vandalism and harassment, or even terrorism against medical researchers, the fur and food industries, and others they accuse of abusing animals. All people who love animals and recognize their intrinsic worth can agree with Wesley J. Smith that human beings owe animals respect, kindness, and humane care. But Smith argues eloquently that our obligation to humanity matters more, and that granting “rights” to animals would inevitably diminish human dignity. In making this case with reason and passion, A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy strikes a major blow against a radically antihuman dogma.