Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl SafinaClick here to access this electronic item. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item Safina is a terrific writer, majestic and puckish in equal measure, with a contagious enthusiasm Safina draws out haunting resonances between animal lives and our own A profound, scientifically based appeal for recognition of the kinship of all living things.
Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel
So it's particularly amazing that Alison, PhD, Agat. About Carl Safina. Harris.If we can only ajd behaviors, not thoughts or feelings, then Safina cautions. Beyond Words will make you laugh in delight but will also make you shed a few tears. There are lengthy sections devoted to the study of elephants, wolves and killer whales. After a.
People will feel 'rewilded' and motivated to do more on behalf of the innumerable animals who need our help. I wanted to know what they were experiencing, and why to us they feel so compelling. We follow the fission of a wolf pack. Don't have an account.
View all 3 comme. Safina's book is less about scientific experiments. The scientific evidence that there are beings in our world with emotional lives as deep and urgent as our own is now impossible to ignore?
It is bored into our brains that since we cannot speak the same language, we cannot ask animals whaat they think and feel. We are not unique in our family ties. Science and Natur We deserve one another.
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I wanted to know what they were experiencing, and why to us they feel so compelling, and so-close. This time I allowed myself to ask them the question that for a scientist was forbidden fruit: Who are you? Weaving decades of field observations with exciting new discoveries about the brain, Carl Safina's landmark book offers an intimate view of animal behavior to challenge the fixed boundary between humans and nonhuman animals. In Beyond Words , readers travel to Amboseli National Park in the threatened landscape of Kenya and witness struggling elephant families work out how to survive poaching and drought, then to Yellowstone National Park to observe wolves sort out the aftermath of one pack's personal tragedy, and finally plunge into the astonishingly peaceful society of killer whales living in the crystalline waters of the Pacific Northwest. Beyond Words brings forth powerful and illuminating insight into the unique personalities of animals through extraordinary stories of animal joy, grief, jealousy, anger, and love. The similarity between human and nonhuman consciousness, self-awareness, and empathy calls us to re-evaluate how we interact with animals.
Reading about humans kidnapping baby elephants and whales to put them in circuses or other types of shows, is just so sad. The diminishment of Asian elephants over historic times is far worse. The book is mared by jokes and asides, some snark. Angling Big-game fishing Catch and release Fishing tournaments Fly fishing.
At once moving and surprising, it's also smoothly readable and one of those books packed with such engaging anecdotes and such abimals facts that you become a font of information to all those around you. Weaving decades of field observations with exciting new discoveries about the brain, Carl Safina's landmark book offers an intimate view of animal behavior to challenge the fixed boundary between humans and wordx animals. On top of that, Beyond Words asks us to reexamine our relationship to other species-and to ourselves. Preview - Beyond Words by Carl Safina.