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Entertaining Elephants by Susan Nance

Title Entertaining Elephants
Author Susan Nance
Publisher JHU Press
Release Date 2013-01-14
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 294
ISBN 9781421408293
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Consider the career of an enduring if controversial icon of American entertainment: the genial circus elephant. In Entertaining Elephants Susan Nance examines elephant behavior—drawing on the scientific literature of animal cognition, learning, and communications—to offer a study of elephants as actors (rather than objects) in American circus entertainment between 1800 and 1940. By developing a deeper understanding of animal behavior, Nance asserts, we can more fully explain the common history of all species. Entertaining Elephants is the first account that uses research on animal welfare, health, and cognition to interpret the historical record, examining how both circus people and elephants struggled behind the scenes to meet the profit necessities of the entertainment business. The book does not claim that elephants understood, endorsed, or resisted the world of show business as a human cultural or business practice, but it does speak of elephants rejecting the conditions of their experience. They lived in a kind of parallel reality in the circus, one that was defined by their interactions with people, other elephants, horses, bull hooks, hay, and the weather. Nance’s study informs and complicates contemporary debates over human interactions with animals in entertainment and beyond, questioning the idea of human control over animals and people's claims to speak for them. As sentient beings, these elephants exercised agency, but they had no way of understanding the human cultures that created their captivity, and they obviously had no claim on (human) social and political power. They often lived lives of apparent desperation.

Title Animal Modernity Jumbo the Elephant and the Human Dilemma
Author Susan Nance
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2015-10-08
Category History
Total Pages 102
ISBN 9781137562074
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The concept of 'modernity' is central to many disciplines, but what is modernity to animals? Susan Nance answers this question through a radical reinterpretation of the life of Jumbo the elephant. In the 1880s, consumers, the media, zoos, circuses and taxidermists, and (unknowingly) Jumbo himself, transformed the elephant from an orphan of the global ivory trade and zoo captive into a distracting international celebrity. Citizens on two continents imaged Jumbo as a sentient individual and pet, but were aghast when he died in an industrial accident and his remains were absorbed by the taxidermic and animal rendering industries reserved for anonymous animals. The case of Jumbo exposed the 'human dilemma' of modern living, wherein people celebrated individual animals to cope or distract themselves from the wholesale slaughter of animals required by modern consumerism.

Title Mrs Loudon s Entertaining Naturalist
Author Mrs. Loudon (Jane)
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1867
Category Zoology
Total Pages 634
ISBN UCAL:B3272035
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Amazing Alligators and Other Story Hour Friends
Author Maxine Riggers
Publisher Monday Morning Books
Release Date 1990
Category Storytelling
Total Pages 208
ISBN 1878279114
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A whole language extravaganza starring favorite read-aloud stories plus songs, action verse, fingerplays, games, crafts.

The English Cyclopaedia by English cyclopaedia

Title The English Cyclopaedia
Author English cyclopaedia
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1856
Category Natural history
Total Pages 86
ISBN UIUC:30112107992239
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Time Out Los Angeles by Editors of Time Out

Title Time Out Los Angeles
Author Editors of Time Out
Publisher Time Out Guides
Release Date 2011-08-05
Category Travel
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781846703010
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Time Out Los Angeles is a VIP pass beyond the velvet rope and into the heart of one of the most fascinating cities in the United States. The capital of the West Coast, a sprawling megalopolis that is home to more stars than the night sky, Los Angeles continues to enthrall all those who visit it. Whether visitors are looking for tips on the hottest bets or hot springs, this is the must-have travel guide — it covers the newest clubs, restaurants, and shopping, as well as day-trip suggestions in every direction.

American Miscellany Of Entertaining Knowledge by Francis Channing Woodworth

Title American Miscellany of Entertaining Knowledge
Author Francis Channing Woodworth
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1854
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN HARVARD:HXCSJY
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Entertaining Anecdotes from Every Available Source
Author James Baird McClure
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1881
Category
Total Pages 248
ISBN UIUC:30112067063799
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Entertaining An Elephant by Bill McBride

Title Entertaining an Elephant
Author Bill McBride
Publisher Under One Roof
Release Date 1997
Category Fiction
Total Pages 115
ISBN 0965625400
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A poignant story of a 15 year veteran teacher who has lost his ability to touch the lives of today's kids. Through the help of an unlikely hero, he finds his love of teaching again.

Animalia by Antoinette Burton

Title Animalia
Author Antoinette Burton
Publisher Duke University Press
Release Date 2020-11-06
Category History
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9781478012818
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From yaks and vultures to whales and platypuses, animals have played central roles in the history of British imperial control. The contributors to Animalia analyze twenty-six animals—domestic, feral, predatory, and mythical—whose relationship to imperial authorities and settler colonists reveals how the presumed racial supremacy of Europeans underwrote the history of Western imperialism. Victorian imperial authorities, adventurers, and colonists used animals as companions, military transportation, agricultural laborers, food sources, and status symbols. They also overhunted and destroyed ecosystems, laying the groundwork for what has come to be known as climate change. At the same time, animals such as lions, tigers, and mosquitoes interfered in the empire's racial, gendered, and political aspirations by challenging the imperial project’s sense of inevitability. Unconventional and innovative in form and approach, Animalia invites new ways to consider the consequences of imperial power by demonstrating how the politics of empire—in its racial, gendered, and sexualized forms—played out in multispecies relations across jurisdictions under British imperial control. Contributors. Neel Ahuja, Tony Ballantyne, Antoinette Burton, Utathya Chattopadhyaya, Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller, Peter Hansen, Isabel Hofmeyr, Anna Jacobs, Daniel Heath Justice, Dane Kennedy, Jagjeet Lally, Krista Maglen, Amy E. Martin, Renisa Mawani, Heidi J. Nast, Michael A. Osborne, Harriet Ritvo, George Robb, Jonathan Saha, Sandra Swart, Angela Thompsell

Title The Cyclopedia of Useful and Entertaining Knowledge
Author W. R. Murray
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1853
Category Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Total Pages 536
ISBN IOWA:31858047954080
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Have You Shot An Indian Tiger by Ronald David Mackay

Title Have You Shot an Indian Tiger
Author Ronald David Mackay
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1968
Category Hunting
Total Pages 168
ISBN UOM:39015055346608
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The English Cyclop dia
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1854
Category Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Total Pages 86
ISBN UTEXAS:059172131175454
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The English Cyclopaedia Geography
Author Charles Knight
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1866
Category Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Total Pages 86
ISBN NYPL:33433000064844
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The English Cyclopedia
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1866
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCAL:C2582351
Language English, Spanish, and French
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