Search Results for animal-architecture

... spider to available prey type and the concordance between mesh size and prey size supports that interpretatioin (Schneider and Vollrath 1998). 7 Animal architects as ecosystem engineers 7.1 Introduction This is 192 Animal Architecture.

Author: Mike Hansell

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191523175

Category: Nature

Page: 334

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Construction behaviour occurs across the entire spectrum of the animal kingdom and affects the survival of both builders and other organisms associated with them. Animal Architecture provides a comprehensive overview of the biology of animal building. The book recognizes three broad categories of built structure: homes, traps, and courtship displays. Even though some of these structures are complex and very large, the behaviour required to build them is generally simple and the anatomy for building unspecialized. Standardization of building materials helps to keep building repertoires simple, while self-organizing effects help create complexity. In a case-study approach to function, insects demonstrate how homes can remain operational while they grow, spiderwebs illustrate mechanical design, and the displays of bowerbirds raise the possibility of persuasion through design rather than just decoration. Studies of the costs to builders provide evidence of optimal designs and of trade-offs with other life history traits. As ecosystem engineers, the influence of builders is extensive and their effect is generally to enhance biodiversity through niche construction. Animal builders can therefore represent model species for the study of the emerging subject of environmental inheritance. Building, and in particular building with silk, has been demonstrated to have important evolutionary consequences. This book is intended for students and researchers in comparative animal biology, but will also be of relevance and use to the increasing numbers of architects and civil engineers interested in developing ideas from the animal kingdom.
2004-12-23 By Mike Hansell

Which skills are innate and which learned? Here, Mike Hansell looks at the extraordinary structures that animals build - whether homes, traps, or courtship displays - and reveals the biology behind their behaviour.

Author: Mike Hansell

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191578601

Category: Nature

Page: 280

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From termite mounds that in relative terms are three times as tall as a skyscraper, to the elaborate nests of social birds and the deadly traps of spiders, the constructions of the animal world can amaze and at times humble our own engineering and technology. But how do creatures with such small brains build these complex structures? What drives them to do it? Which skills are innate and which learned? Here, Mike Hansell looks at the extraordinary structures that animals build - whether homes, traps, or courtship displays - and reveals the biology behind their behaviour. He shows how small-brained animals achieve complex feats in a small-brained way, by repeating many simple actions and using highly evolved self-secreted materials. On the other hand, the building feats or tool use of large-brained animals, such as humans or chimps, require significantly more complex and costly behaviour. We look at wasp's nests, leaf-cutting ants, caddisflies and amoebae, and even the extraordinary bower bird, who seduces his mate with a decorated pile of twigs, baubles, feathers and berries. Hansell explores how animal structures evolved over time, how insect societies emerge, how animals can alter their wider habitat, and even whether some animals have an aesthetic sense.
2007-10-18 By Mike Hansell

This is a central point in analyzing building behavior: only if nature presents complex challenges is an animal likely to ... maps, and goaloriented behavior as we examine animal architecture and the challenges animals must surmount.

Author: James L Gould

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465028399

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Animal behavior has long been a battleground between the competing claims of nature and nurture, with the possible role of cognition in behavior as a recent addition to this debate. There is an untapped trove of behavioral data that can tell us a great deal about how the animals draw from these neural strategies: The structures animals build provide a superb window on the workings of the animal mind. Animal Architects examines animal architecture across a range of species, from those whose blueprints are largely innate (such as spiders and their webs) to those whose challenging structures seem to require intellectual insight, planning, and even aesthetics (such as bowerbirds' nests, or beavers' dams). Beginning with instinct and the simple homes of solitary insects, James and Carol Gould move on to conditioning; the "cognitive map" and how it evolved; and the role of planning and insight. Finally, they reflect on what animal building tells us about the nature of human intelligence-showing why humans, unlike many animals, need to build castles in the air.
2012-03-06 By James L Gould

Animal Architecture . New York : Abrams , 2014 . Atkinson , Sam et al . , eds . Explanatorium of Nature . New York : DK Publishing , 2017 . Jenkins , Steve . The Animal Book . New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt , 2013 .

Author: Amy Cherrix

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781534456266

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

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This fascinating nonfiction picture book about animal construction projects will captivate young scientists and naturalists—and have them looking for more in their own backyards! Did you know the natural world is a construction zone? All over Earth, on land and at sea, animals are building the most amazing things. From tricky trapdoors to undersea cities to palaces of pebbles and more, come see the incredible creations of animal architects.
2021-09-07 By Amy Cherrix

This book is filled with easy-to-make projects that help kids understand architecture and construction. Robinson, W. Wright. Animal Architects How Insects Build. Their Amazing Homes. Blackbirch Press, 1999. Learn all about how insects ...

Author: Timothy J. Bradley

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781433383120

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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From hermit crabs that make a home out of anything they can find to tiny termites that build tall towers, animals of all kinds are architects! In this engaging nonfiction reader, elementary children will learn about these amazing animal architects and the things they build for habitation and camouflage through vivid images, stimulating facts, informational text, a helpful glossary, and a reference list of useful websites.
2012-07-01 By Timothy J. Bradley

This book is filled with easy-to-make projects that help kids understand architecture and construction. Robinson, W. Wright. Animal Architects How Insects Build. Their Amazing Homes. Blackbirch Press, 1999. Learn all about how insects ...

Author: Timothy Bradley

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781433348457

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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From hermit crabs that make a home out of anything they can find to tiny termites that build tall towers, animals of all kinds are architects! In this engaging nonfiction reader, elementary children will learn about these amazing animal architects and the things they build for habitation and camouflage through vivid images, stimulating facts, informational text, a helpful glossary, and a reference list of useful websites. This 6-Pack includes six copies of this title and a lesson plan.
2012-07-01 By Timothy Bradley

Architecture's Biological Roots George L. Hersey. NOTES INTRODUCTION 1 6 On imitating the shelter of animals , see especially Joseph Rykwert , Оn Adam's House in Paradise : The Idea of the Primitive Hut in Architectural History ( New ...

Author: George L. Hersey

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262582031

Category: Architecture

Page: 244

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A highly original view of the relationship between architecture and the biological sciences.

Can you find any structures built by animals? If so, take a closer look. Try to guess what kinds of animals built them. Library of Congress PCN Data Animal Architects / Lisa J. Amstutz (My Life Science Library) ISBN 978-1-73161-506-0 ...

Author: Lisa Amstutz

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 9781731616111

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Do you like to build? These animals do too! My Life Science Library: Animal Architects introduces young readers in kindergarten to grade 2 to animals that build homes to meet their needs. Early elementary readers will learn about how animals build shelters, nests, traps, and more. This collection introduces a variety of natural science topics for early learners based on life science NGSS standards. From amazing animal builders to plant reproduction, these books present complicated information in easy-to-understand language and provide kid-friendly examples. Each book includes an activity that supports further comprehension
2019-08-11 By Lisa Amstutz

Title: Amazing animal architects on land: A 4D book/ by Rebecca Rissman. Description: North Mankato, Minnesota: an imprint of Pebble, [2019] | Series: First facts. Amazing animal architects | “Pebble is published by Capstone.

Author: Rebecca Rissman

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781543526929

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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All kinds of animals build on the ground. From polar bears to compass termites, many animals build right at our feet. Find out why these amazing animals build and how they do it. Bring augmented reality to your students by downloading the free Capstone 4D app and scanning for access to an online article, video, and discussion questions.
2018 By Rebecca Rissman

Title: Animal architects / by Libby Romero. Description: Washington, DC: National Geographic Kids, [2019]|Series: National geographic readers |Audience: Ages 6-9. |Audience: Kto grade 3. Identifiers: LCCN 2018031443 (print)|LCCN ...

Author: Libby Romero

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426333309

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Independent readers will learn all about nature's most amazing builders in this new leveled reader from National Geographic Kids. Ever wondered why beavers build dams? Or how spiders weave their intricate webs? In this reader, you'll meet brilliant birds, inventive insects, and amazing mammals that all share a special skill. Packed with beautiful and engaging photos, this leveled reader introduces kids to the most extreme engineers of the animal kingdom. National Geographic Readers' expert-vetted text, along with brilliant images and a fun approach to reading, has proved to be a winning formula with kids, parents, and educators. Level 2 text provides accessible, yet wide-ranging, information for kids ready to read on their own, perfect to encourage the engineers and explorers of tomorrow!
2019-01-15 By Libby Romero

Author: Roger A. Caras


ISBN: UOM:39015006796059

Category: Animals

Page: 62

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1971 By Roger A. Caras

Clearly, many people were architects in the informal sense long before the emergence of architecture as a profession, and much of the world's built environment involves “folk architecture” even to the present day. Animalarchitecture” ...

Author: Michael A. Arbib

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190060978

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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After decades of research on minds and brains and a decade of conversations with architects, Michael Arbib presents When Brains Meet Buildings as an invitation to the science behind architecture, richly illustrated with buildings both famous and domestic. As he converses with the reader, he presents action-oriented perception, memory, and imagination as well as atmosphere, aesthetics, and emotion as keys to analyzing the experience and design of architecture. He also explores what it might mean for buildings to have "brains" and illuminates all this with an appreciation of the biological and cultural evolution that supports the diverse modes of human living that we know today. These conversations will not only raise the level of interaction between architecture and neuroscience but, by explaining the world of each group to the other, will also engage all readers who share a fascination with both the brains within them and the buildings around them. Michael Arbib is a pioneer in the interdisciplinary study of computers and brains and has long studied brain mechanisms underlying the visual control of action. His expertise makes him a unique authority on the intersection of architecture and neuroscience.
2021-08-11 By Michael A. Arbib

There is a serious point here in relation to animal architecture and to animal behavior more generally. Relatively lowly animals can produce architecturally complex outcomes with their small brains using apparently simple repertoires of ...


Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128132524

Category: Science

Page: 3048

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Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, Second Edition, the latest update since the 2010 release, builds upon the solid foundation established in the first edition. Updated sections include Host-parasite interactions, Vertebrate social behavior, and the introduction of ‘overview essays’ that boost the book's comprehensive detail. The structure for the work is modified to accommodate a better grouping of subjects. Some chapters have been reshuffled, with section headings combined or modified. Represents a one-stop resource for scientifically reliable information on animal behavior Provides comparative approaches, including the perspective of evolutionary biologists, physiologists, endocrinologists, neuroscientists and psychologists Includes multimedia features in the online version that offer accessible tools to readers looking to deepen their understanding
2019-01-21 By

Surprise Me Chapter Three discusses the effects of animal architecture on the environment. After reading this book, what two or three facts about these effects did you find most surprising? Write a few sentences about each fact.

Author: Martha London

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781532176845

Category: Animals


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This book looks at how animal builders make the world a better place, as well as the threats they face and how people can protect them.
2020 By Martha London

K. von Frisch, Animal Architecture (New York: Harcourt Brace, Jovanovich, 1974), 22. Von Frisch won the Nobel Prize for his research in animal ethology, a co-recipient with Konrad Lorenz. 7. For additional sources on animal architecture ...

Author: Jerry D. Moore

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520272217

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

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""The Prehistory of Home" addresses a topic of widely shared interest, and provides easy-to-understand evidence and well-argued interpretations. Jerry Moore is deft with words, phrasing, and building arguments, shifting effortlessly between antiquity and today while keeping the themes of home and prehistory clear. Alongside the rigorous archaeological and scientific research, Moore's wit and personality shine throughout."--Wendy Ashmore, coauthor of "Household and Community in the Mesoamerican Past"
2012 By Jerry D. Moore

Representation of an animal form. Zoiimorphic ornament is anything featuring stylized animal forms (e.g. in *Art Nouveau, *Celtic, and *Romanesque design). Zoiimorphic or New Animal architecture. Late-C20 and early-C21 architecture ...

Author: James Stevens Curl


ISBN: 9780198606789

Category: Architecture

Page: 1017

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Covers all periods of western architectural history including biographies of architects and others who have made significant contributions to the field of architecture.

See Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Animals architecture , 88 behavior , 16 , 78 , 101 building behavior , 66 evolved for fitness , 33 functional design , 677 Animal Architecture ( von Frisch ) , 67f Animal Architecture ...

Author: Sarah Robinson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262533607

Category: Architecture

Page: 270

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Leading neuroscientists and architects explore how the built environment affects our behavior, thoughts, emotions, and well-being. Although we spend more than ninety percent of our lives inside buildings, we understand very little about how the built environment affects our behavior, thoughts, emotions, and well-being. We are biological beings whose senses and neural systems have developed over millions of years; it stands to reason that research in the life sciences, particularly neuroscience, can offer compelling insights into the ways our buildings shape our interactions with the world. This expanded understanding can help architects design buildings that support both mind and body. In Mind in Architecture, leading thinkers from architecture and other disciplines, including neuroscience, cognitive science, psychiatry, and philosophy, explore what architecture and neuroscience can learn from each other. They offer historical context, examine the implications for current architectural practice and education, and imagine a neuroscientifically informed architecture of the future. Architecture is late in discovering the richness of neuroscientific research. As scientists were finding evidence for the bodily basis of mind and meaning, architecture was caught up in convoluted cerebral games that denied emotional and bodily reality altogether. This volume maps the extraordinary opportunity that engagement with cutting-edge neuroscience offers present-day architects. Contributors Thomas D. Albright, Michael Arbib, John Paul Eberhard, Melissa Farling, Vittorio Gallese, Alessandro Gattara, Mark L. Johnson, Harry Francis Mallgrave, Iain McGilchrist, Juhani Pallasmaa, Alberto Pérez-Gómez, Sarah Robinson
2017-03-03 By Sarah Robinson

One a not altogether satisfactory 'non-building' (satisfactory, that is, for the birds rather than the building-watcher), the other an overt attempt at 'animal architecture', or perhaps even an 'architectural animal'!

Author: Dennis Sharp

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 9781864700855

Category: Architecture

Page: 497

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The Millenial edition of Twentieth Century Architecture: A Visual History adheres to the original book's aim: to chart chronologically the development, strength, diversity and complexity of modern architecture. In attempting to provide a record of the twentieth century's architecture, author Dennis Sharp has purposely chosen examples which have had some generic importance or have played some innovatory part in architecture over the past 100 years. Sharp tracks the development of architecture through periods such as modernism, revivalism, avant garde, classicism and expressionism in a decade-by-decade study of the changing face of structural design, art and culture. When the first edition of this book appeared in 1972 it very rapidly achieved the status of essential work of reference. Now, 30 years later, this greatly expanded and revised edition adds the key buildings and architectural concepts of three more decades to the survey and thus covers the entire century. Industry professionals, students and all those fascinated by the art of architecture will benefit from this comprehensive guide to the great and sometimes controversial architectural achievements of our age.
2002 By Dennis Sharp

... 240-8 Art of Memory ( Yates ) 231 Artificial Intelligence 228 Asimov , Isaac 228 assembly methods 13 atoms 229 A Aalto , Alvar 124 Abeles , Kim 134 abjection 111-12 Aboriginal Dreamtime 236-7 affect animals 215 affect architecture ...

Author: Jonathan Hill

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415235456

Category: Architecture

Page: 254

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The aim of this book is to expand the subject and matter of architecture, and to explore their interdependence. There are now many architectures. This book acknowledges architecture far beyond the familiar boundaries of the discipline and reassesses the object at its centre: the building. Architectural matter is not always physical or building fabric. It is whatever architecture is made of, whether words, bricks, blood cells, sounds or pixels. The fifteen chapters are divided into three sections - on buildings, spaces and bodies - which each deal with a particular understanding of architecture and architectural matter. The richness and diversity of subjects and materials discussed in this book locates architecture firmly in the world as a whole, not just the domain of architects. In stating that architecture is far more than the work of architects, this book aims not to deny the importance of architects in the production of architecture but to see their role in more balanced terms and to acknowledge other architectural producers. Architecture can, for example, be found in the incisions of a surgeon, the instructions of a choreographer or the movements of a user. Architecture can be made of anything and by anyone.
2001 By Jonathan Hill

Margaret A. Somerville , “ Ethics and Architects : Spaces , Voids , and Travelling - inHope , ” in Architecture ... Hugh Aldersey - Williams , Zoomorphic : New Animal Architecture ( London : Laurence King , 2003 ) ; David Pearson ...

Author: Gregory Caicco

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1584656530

Category: Architecture

Page: 243

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Architecture and environmental design are among the last professional fields to develop a sustained and nuanced discussion concerning ethics. Hemmed in by politics and powerful clients on one side and the often unscrupulous practices of the construction industry on the other, environmental designers have been traditionally reluctant to address ethical issues head on. And yet the rapid urbanization of the world's population continues to swell into new megacities, each less healthy, welcoming, secure, or environmentally sustainable than the next. Green, carbon-reduced, and sustainable building practices are important ways architects have recently responded to the symptoms of the crisis, but are these efforts really addressing the core issues? Taking the Dine (Navajo) "Hogan Song"--a song used to protect and nourish the personhood of newly constructed dwellings--as their inspiration, the architects, philosophers, poets, and other contemporary scholars contributing to this volume demonstrate that a deeper, more radical change in our relationship to the built world needs to occur. While offering a careful critique of modernist, corporate, or techno-enthralled design practices, these essays investigate an alternative "relational ecology" whose wisdom draws from ancient and often-marginalized voices, if not the whisperings of the earth itself. Contributors include: Richard Kearney, Alberto Perez-Gomez, Juhani Pallasmaa, Karsten Harries, Edward Casey, Susan Stewart, David Abram, Stacy Alaimo, Jace and Laura Weaver, Philip Sheldrake, and Sebnem Yucel Young.
2007 By Gregory Caicco