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    Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us about Health and the Science of Healing (CD-Audio) By (author) Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, By (author) Kathryn Bowers, Read by Karen White

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    DescriptionIn the spring of 2005, cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz was called to consult on an unusual patient: an Emperor tamarin at the Los Angeles Zoo. While examining the tiny monkey's sick heart, she learned that wild animals can die of a form of cardiac arrest brought on by extreme emotional stress. It was a syndrome identical to a human condition but one that veterinarians called by a different name--and treated in innovative ways. This remarkable medical parallel launched Natterson-Horowitz on a journey of discovery that reshaped her entire approach to medicine. She began to search for other connections between the human and animal worlds: Do animals get breast cancer, anxiety-induced fainting spells, sexually transmitted diseases? Do they suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder, bulimia, addiction? The answers were astonishing. Dinosaurs suffered from brain cancer. Koalas catch chlamydia. Reindeer seek narcotic escape in hallucinogenic mushrooms. Stallions self-mutilate. Gorillas experience clinical depression. Joining forces with science journalist Kathryn Bowers, Natterson-Horowitz employs fascinating case studies and meticulous scholarship to present a revelatory understanding of what animals can teach us about the human body and mind. "Zoobiquity" is the term the authors have coined to refer to a new, species-spanning approach to health. Delving into evolution, anthropology, sociology, biology, veterinary science, and zoology, they break down the walls between disciplines, redefining the boundaries of medicine. "Zoobiquity" explores how animal and human commonality can be used to diagnose, treat, and heal patients of all species. Both authoritative and accessible, offering cutting-edge research through captivating narratives, this provocative book encourages us to see our essential connection to all living beings.

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    What Animals Can Teach Us about Health and the Science of Healing
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, By (author) Kathryn Bowers, Read by Karen White
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 10
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780307989505
    ISBN 10: 030798950X

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    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.3
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    BIC subject category V2: JHM, PSVW7
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
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    BISAC V2.8: HEA039000, SCI036000, MED089000, MED106000, SCI070030
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    DC21: 636.089607
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    LC classification: RB125 .N39 2012B
    Edition statement
    Random House Audio Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Random House Audio Publishing Group
    Publication date
    12 June 2012
    Author Information
    DR. BARBARA NATTERSON-HOROWITZ earned her degrees at Harvard and UCSF. She is a cardiology professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the L.A. Zoo as a cardiovascular consultant. Her writing has appeared in many scientific and medical publications. KATHRYN BOWERS was a staff editor at "The Atlantic""Monthly "and writer and producer at CNN International. She has edited and written popular and academic books and teaches a course on medical narrative at UCLA.
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    "If common ancestors with worms, fish, and apes lie in our past, then "Zoobiquity" points the way to our future. The connections we share with the rest of life on our planet are a source of beauty and, in Natterson-Horowitz and Bowers' luminous new account, the inspiration for an emerging and powerful approach to human health. "Zoobiquity "is a book that explodes barriers and myths all in the purpose of bettering the human condition." "--"Neil Shubin, paleontologist and author of" Your Inner Fish " ""Zoobiquity" is full of fascinating stories of intersection between human and nonhuman medicine -- fish that faint; dinosaur cancers; human treatments that cure dogs of melanoma; lessons from adolescent elephant behavior that explain human teenagers. I was beguiled." --Atul Gawande, M.D. "Centered on an insight rich with consequences, this beautifully written book is loaded with fascinating material that makes a compelling case for viewing human health and disease comparatively. We have more to learn from other species than I had ever suspected. Gripping and memorably engaging, it belongs in the hands of anyone with an ounce of curiosity about the biological sources of the human condition." --Stephen Stearns, PhD., Edward P. Bass Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University "Fascinating reading about the similarities in both the physiology and behavior of people and animals." --Temple Grandin, Ph.D. "astute and funny... revelatory..."Zoobiquity" is as clarion and perception-altering as works by Oliver Sacks, Michael Pollan, and E. O. Wilson." -"Booklist " " " "The book features countless intriguing anecdotes of cross-species health problems...after finishing, you're guaranteed to never look at your dog, cat, or any other animal the same way again." -"Publisher's Weekly" "A groundbreaker written for the lay reader." -"Library Journal," 12/12/11 "Engaging and accessible...This book not only