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By Ken Yasukawa

Discover why animals do what they do, in accordance with their genes, physiologies, cultures, traditions, survival and mating benefits, and evolutionary histories―and learn how learning habit within the animal international is helping us comprehend human behavior.

• presents readers with own narratives from the researchers themselves, allowing infrequent insights into how researchers imagine and what drives their studies

• Explains animal habit at the animal's phrases instead of anthropomorphizing its activities as is frequently performed within the well known press and the media

• contains a entire thesaurus of behavioral terms

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A phenomenon we call anthropomorphism enters into many aspects of the human–nonhuman animal relationship. The term anthropomorphism means the attribution of human traits or characteristics to nonhuman animals (see Chapter 1) and sometimes to inanimate aspects of nature such as wind or fire. Particular animals gained status as they came to represent traits of humans; this process points directly to human observations of the animals leading to the connection and trait attribution. Examples include jackals to represent protection, cattle representing good aspects of motherhood, and falcons that signified Horus, a primary deity.

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