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Animal Instincts

By Gena Showalter
  • ISBN Code: : 1459247027
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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Unleashing your inner tigress isn't easy when you're a doormat by nature! Still, after escaping a wretched marriage to a cheating SOB, Dallas party planner Naomi Delacroix isn't about to let another man sweet-talk her into sheathing her protective claws. Not even hunky millionaire Royce Powell, who's hired her to arrange his mother's surprise party. Even if he does make her purr like a kitten with one heated glance… Royce claims he's been in love with her ever since she threw a party for one of his friends six months ago. But if that's true, why is this incredibly eligible CEO currently taking applications for a wife? Despite herself, Naomi is tempted to fill one out. But can her inner tigress believe a man might change his stripes?

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Animals and Women

By Carol J. Adams,Josephine Donovan
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  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Book Code : 0822381958
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 491
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Animals and Women is a collection of pioneering essays that explores the theoretical connections between feminism and animal defense. Offering a feminist perspective on the status of animals, this unique volume argues persuasively that both the social construction and oppressions of women are inextricably connected to the ways in which we comprehend and abuse other species. Furthermore, it demonstrates that such a focus does not distract from the struggle for women’s rights, but rather contributes to it. This wide-ranging multidisciplinary anthology presents original material from scholars in a variety of fields, as well as a rare, early article by Virginia Woolf. Exploring the leading edge of the species/gender boundary, it addresses such issues as the relationship between abortion rights and animal rights, the connection between woman-battering and animal abuse, and the speciesist basis for much sexist language. Also considered are the ways in which animals have been regarded by science, literature, and the environmentalist movement. A striking meditation on women and wolves is presented, as is an examination of sexual harassment and the taxonomy of hunters and hunting. Finally, this compelling collection suggests that the subordination and degradation of women is a prototype for other forms of abuse, and that to deny this connection is to participate in the continued mistreatment of animals and women.

HR MANAGER: A ZOOKEEPER

By DR. M. K. RAVI
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  • Publisher : DR. M. K. RAVI
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 108
  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Members : 747
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HR Manager: A Zookeeper is a philosophy containing the power to achieve true control over employees of the organization by identification of basic nature or personality of individual employees and by applying the tactics of a zookeeper. In this book, I present a philosophy that is relevant to everyone, regardless of age, sex, or nationality. If you pick this book up and read it to its conclusion, I can guarantee that you will clearly visualize a path to success opening up before you, especially if you are handling manpower. In almost all organizations, Human Resource policies are made to control and regulate the workforce of the organization. The HR department finds that the implementation of the HR policies is somehow difficult with some of its employees. This is because in an organization different types of people with different types of personality works. All these personalities have something unique while something in common. These personality differences lead to conflict among the workers or between organizations and workers. Good HR managers understand the personality and type of the worker to resolve the issues. A human being's personality matches with certain animal’s personality. The HR Manager will be able to act as an organization zookeeper, who is able to control and regulate various types of animals, birds, and creatures types of employees. The application of various management theories often presented difficulties while solving practical conflict resolution problems. There is an acute shortage of books on the types of human personality matching with animal’s personality. I wrote this book especially for Human Resource Managers, which will certainly help them to understand the various types of employees to control, regulate, make teams, make pairs or groups enhance the productivity of performance in organizations. CONTENTS The book contents include the human being as a social animal, the role of Functional Managers or Human Resource Manager as Zookeeper, various similar personality characteristics of human and animal /birds /reptiles /creatures like Ant, Bull, Cat, Crow, Crocodile, Dogs, Donkey, Elephant, Fish, Fox, Giraffe, Goat, Horse, Hippo, Lion, Monkey, Pig, Rat, Scorpio, Snake, Tiger, etc. Like most of the managers, prefer to identify the ‘Horses’ of their departments, whereas they want to kick out the ‘Donkey’ type of employees from their department. Every organization is looking for an ideal employee having a radical performance like ‘Horse’, having a dominating personality like a ‘Lion’, who can find the solution of the problems of the organization by sniffing like a ‘Dog’, who can follow up the organization's objectives like ‘Ant’, Who is farsighted like a ‘Giraffe’, Who applies his intelligence and acts like a ‘Fox’, Who applies his full energy to achieve organization's objectives like a ‘Bull’ or one who has big sensory organs like ears, nose with a sharp memory like an ‘Elephant’. In most the organization horses, donkeys, monkeys, lions, and foxes are an easily identifiable class of animals among workers. This book extends the classification of such personalities to understand and taming techniques used by the management. IMPORTANT FOR The book will be useful for all HR Managers, functional heads, entrepreneurs, directors, functional managers, management students, and all readers. BENEFITS OF THIS BOOK · Identity makes a difference to distinguish who an individual is and what propels him or her. Being mindful of one's identity and inspiration might empower an individual to overcome feelings and inclinations when stood up to with a choice. Self-knowledge might moreover offer assistance to a person to use information more effectively to improve decision-making. Knowing employee's identities can offer assistance to managers not as it were to know them but moreover to oversee them productively. on the off chance that you'll distinguish what basic type of representatives supervisors have, and after that recognize their interesting unreasonable behaviors, managers will be in a much better position to manage these behaviors and, eventually, reach their objectives. Identity could be a guide to managers that make a difference in their planning and execution. · Making managing people enchantment: This book makes a difference within the understanding of the identities of employees which can Inspire, and Improve, not as it were the managers but to the organization. Whether a manager or an entrepreneur searching for guidance in managing the people of their organization successfully, this book could be a must-read for managers looking to build effective and economical departments or teams. This manual contends that in the event that they are not understanding individuals, not analyzing their identity characteristics, they are already losing. It helps managers, why category creation among employees should be viewed as another column of business strategy, along with efficiency. Anyone looking to build and manage a business successfully should read this book cover to cover. · Understanding the employee's nature can improve a manager's efficiency, effectiveness, and time administration abilities. Understanding employee personality types can diffuse clashes before they arise. Understanding personality type helps managers to find the proper work for the employee. For example, in case the employee is very extroverted, he or she may not perform well in a position where he or she doesn’t connect with people. Meanwhile, an introvert probably isn’t attending to be as satisfied in a customer service position.

King Cobra vs. Komodo Dragon

By Jon Alan
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  • Publisher : Gray Duck Creative Works
  • Book Code : 1948052822
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 229
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It’s fight time for the king cobra and the Komodo dragon! One animal is The Hooded Villain, and the other animal is The Salivating Attacker. Both fighters rise up for a challenge. But which one will be crowned champion of the Hissing Fit?

Instinct, Environment and Behaviour (Psychology Revivals)

By Stephen Lea
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  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Book Code : 131753168X
  • Total of Pages : 148
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 328
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What can the evolution of animal behaviour tell us about human behaviour? More specifically, how good an account of animal behaviour can we give in terms of evolution, and how do humans fit in with or deviate from the pattern established for other animals? The biological approach to the study of animal behaviour has important implications for psychology, but it is distinctly different. Originally published in 1984, this book provides a basic introduction to biological theories about behaviour, from the classic ethological tradition of Lorenz and Tinbergen to the later sociobiological approach. The principles of experimentation and research involved are assessed critically, especially with regard to their implications for the study of human behaviour. Written specifically for those with little biological knowledge, this book will still be of interest to students of biology and introductory psychology alike.

Leaping Poetry

By Robert Bly
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  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Book Code : 0822978229
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 276
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Leaping Poetry is Robert Bly's testament to the singular importance of the artistic leap that bridges the gap between conscious and unconscious thought in any great work of art; the process that Bly refers to as “riding on dragons.” Originally published in 1972 in Bly's literary journal The Seventies, Leaping Poetry is part anthology and part commentary, wherein Bly seeks to rejuvenate modern Western poetry through his revelations of “leaping” as found in the works of poets from around the world, including Federico Garcia Lorca, Chu Yuan, Tomas Tranströmer, and Allen Ginsberg, among others, while also outlining the basic principles that shape his own poetry. Bly seeks the use of quick, free association of the known and the unknown-the innate animal and rational cognition-which, he maintains, have been kept apart in the development of Western religious, intellectual, and literary thought.

Self-Constitution

By Christine M. Korsgaard
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191567825
  • Total of Pages : 246
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 654
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Christine M. Korsgaard presents an account of the foundation of practical reason and moral obligation. Moral philosophy aspires to understand the fact that human actions, unlike the actions of the other animals, can be morally good or bad, right or wrong. Few moral philosophers, however, have exploited the idea that actions might be morally good or bad in virtue of being good or bad of their kind - good or bad as actions. Just as we need to know that it is the function of the heart to pump blood to know that a good heart is one that pumps blood successfully, so we need to know what the function of an action is in order to know what counts as a good or bad action. Drawing on the work of Plato, Aristotle, and Kant, Korsgaard proposes that the function of an action is to constitute the agency and therefore the identity of the person who does it. As rational beings, we are aware of, and therefore in control of, the principles that govern our actions. A good action is one that constitutes its agent as the autonomous and efficacious cause of her own movements. These properties correspond, respectively, to Kant's two imperatives of practical reason. Conformity to the categorical imperative renders us autonomous, and conformity to the hypothetical imperative renders us efficacious. And in determining what effects we will have in the world, we are at the same time determining our own identities. Korsgaard develops a theory of action and of interaction, and of the form interaction must take if we are to have the integrity that, she argues, is essential for agency. On the basis of that theory, she argues that only morally good action can serve the function of action, which is self-constitution.

Freedom: The End of the Human Condition

By Jeremy Griffith
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  • Publisher : WTM Publishing and Communications
  • Book Code : 1741290252
  • Total of Pages : 798
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 226
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FREEDOM has its own very informative website: visit www.humancondition.com The fastest growing realization everywhere is that humanity can't go on the way it is going. Indeed, the great fear is we're entering endgame where we appear to have lost the race between self-destruction and self-discovery―the race to find the psychologically relieving understanding of our 'good and evil'-afflicted human condition. Well, astonishing as it is, this book by biologist Jeremy Griffith presents the 11th hour breakthrough biological explanation of the human condition necessary for the psychological rehabilitation and transformation of our species! The culmination of 40 years of studying and writing about our species' psychosis, FREEDOM delivers nothing less than the holy grail of insight we have needed to free ourselves from the human condition. It is, in short, as Professor Harry Prosen, a former president of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, asserts in his Introduction, 'The book that saves the world'. Griffith has been able to venture right to the bottom of the dark depths of what it is to be human and return with the fully accountable, true explanation of our seemingly imperfect lives. At long last we have the redeeming and thus transforming understanding of human behaviour! And with that explanation found all the other great outstanding scientific mysteries about our existence are now also able to be truthfully explained―of the meaning of our existence, of the origin of our unconditionally selfless moral instincts, and of why we humans became conscious when other animals haven't. Yes, the full story of life on Earth can finally be told―and all of these incredible breakthroughs and insights are presented here in this 'greatest of all books'.

Character, Virtue Theories, and the Vices

By Christine McKinnon
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  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Book Code : 1770484744
  • Total of Pages : 261
  • Category : Philosophy
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This book argues that the question posed by virtue theories, namely, “what kind of person should I be?” provides a more promising approach to moral questions than do either deontological or consequentialist moral theories where the concern is with what actions are morally required or permissible. It does so both by arguing that there are firmer theoretical foundations for virtue theories, and by persuasively suggesting the superiority of virtue theories over deontological and consquentialist theories on the question of explaining morally bad behavior. Virtue theories can give a richer account by appealing to the kinds of dispositions that make certain bad choices appear attractive. This richer account also exposes a further advantage of virtue theories: they provide the best kinds of motivations for agents to become better persons.

Human Behavior

By Mitch C. Bronston,Nils K Oeijord
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 0595720803
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Psychology
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The New Synthesis consists of 1) a new understanding of heritability, 2) a new interpretation and understanding of the broad heritability coefficient, 3) a new understanding of the human instincts, 4) a new understanding of normal and abnormal behavior, 5) a new interpretation and understanding of intellect and free will, 6) a new understanding of the behavior of genuinely identical MZA twins in different genuine free-choice environments, and 7) a new list of the human instincts.