The Resource Animal Madness : How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves, Braitman, Laurel, (electronic resource)

Animal Madness : How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves, Braitman, Laurel, (electronic resource)

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Animal Madness : How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves
Title
Animal Madness
Title remainder
How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves
Statement of responsibility
Braitman, Laurel
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Language
eng
Summary
For the first time, a historian of science draws evidence from across the world to show how humans and other animals are astonishingly similar when it comes to their feelings and the ways in which they lose their minds. Charles Darwin developed his evolutionary theories by looking at physical differences in Galapagos finches and fancy pigeons. Alfred Russell Wallace investigated a range of creatures in the Malay Archipelago. Laurel Braitman got her lessons closer to home?by watching her dog. Oliver snapped at flies that only he could see, ate Ziploc bags, towels, and cartons of eggs. He suffered debilitating separation anxiety, was prone to aggression, and may even have attempted suicide. Her experience with Oliver forced Laurel to acknowledge a form of continuity between humans and other animals that, first as a biology major and later as a PhD student at MIT, she?d never been taught in school. Nonhuman animals can lose their minds. And when they do, it often looks a lot like human mental illness. Thankfully, all of us can heal. As Laurel spent three years traveling the world in search of emotionally disturbed animals and the people who care for them, she discovered numerous stories of recovery: parrots that learn how to stop plucking their feathers, dogs that cease licking their tails raw, polar bears that stop swimming in compulsive circles, and great apes that benefit from the help of human psychiatrists. How do these animals recover? The same way we do: with love, with medicine, and above all, with the knowledge that someone understands why we suffer and what can make us feel better. After all of the digging in the archives of museums and zoos, the years synthesizing scientific literature, and the hours observing dog parks, wildlife encounters, and amusement parks, Laurel found that understanding the emotional distress of animals can help us better understand ourselves
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Braitman, Laurel
Dewey number
591.5
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL751
LC item number
.B735 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Animal behavior
  • Animal psychology
  • Evolution
  • Animals
  • PSYCHOLOGY & PSYCHIATRY
Label
Animal Madness : How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves, Braitman, Laurel, (electronic resource)
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https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://mcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C38A409E-24F7-40F4-9355-E2CE9F87E75E
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Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
He tail tip of the iceberg -- Proxies and mirrors -- Diagnosing the elephant -- If Juliet were a parrot -- Animal pharm -- Family therapy -- Epilogue: when the devil fish forgive
Control code
o882109010
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 1 online resource (384 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451627022
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Stock number
C38A409E-24F7-40F4-9355-E2CE9F87E75E
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o882109010
  • (OCoLC)882109010
Label
Animal Madness : How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves, Braitman, Laurel, (electronic resource)
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://mcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C38A409E-24F7-40F4-9355-E2CE9F87E75E
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
He tail tip of the iceberg -- Proxies and mirrors -- Diagnosing the elephant -- If Juliet were a parrot -- Animal pharm -- Family therapy -- Epilogue: when the devil fish forgive
Control code
o882109010
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 1 online resource (384 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451627022
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Stock number
C38A409E-24F7-40F4-9355-E2CE9F87E75E
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o882109010
  • (OCoLC)882109010

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