Zoobiquity : what animals can teach us about health and the science of healing / Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers.
Author: Natterson-Horowitz, Barbara.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
ISBN: 9780307593481 (hbk.)
Description: viii, 308 p. ; 25 cm.
Subject: Diseases Animal models.
Contents: Dr. House, meet Doctor Doolittle : redefining the boundaries of medicine -- The feint of heart : why we pass out -- Jews, jaguars, and Jurassic cancer : new hope for an ancient diagnosis -- Roar-gasm : an animal guide to human sexuality -- Zoophoria : getting high and getting clean -- Scared to death : heart attacks in the wild -- Fat planet : why animals eget fat and how they get thin -- Grooming gone wild : pain, pleasure, and the origins of self-injury -- Fear of feeding : eating disorders in the animal kingdom -- The koala and the clap : the hidden power of infection -- Leaving the nest : animal adolescence and the risky businss of growing up -- Zoobiquity.
Summary: In the tradition of Temple Grandin, Oliver Sacks, and Neil Shubin, cardiologist and psychiatrist Natterson-Horowitz and science writer Bowers look at the remarkable correspondences between the way human beings and animals live, die, get sick, and heal in their natural settings.