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Beyond Words What Animals Think and Feel

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By: Carl Safina(Author)
477 pages, b/w maps
Publisher: Profile Books
NHBS
Deftly weaving personal narrative and observation with the latest findings from neurobiology, Beyond Words is a captivating argument that humans are from unique in possessing thought and emotion.
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  • Beyond Words ISBN: 9781788164238 Paperback does not include plates Apr 2020 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Please note that the hardback published by Henry Holt (NHBS stock code #221661) includes the photographic plates, whereas the paperback published by Souvenir Press (NHBS stock code #248577) does not.

In a world where we usually measure animals by human standards, prize-winning author and MacArthur Fellow Carl Safina takes us inside their lives and minds, witnessing their profound capacity for perception, thought and emotion, showing why the word "it" is often inappropriate as we discover who they really are.

Weaving decades of observations of actual families of free-living creatures with new discoveries about brain functioning, Carl Safina's narrative breaches many commonly held boundaries between humans and other animals. In Beyond Words, readers travel the wilds of Africa to visit some of the last great elephant gatherings, then follow wolves of Yellowstone National Park sort out the aftermath of their personal tragedy, then plunge into the astonishingly peaceful society of killer whales living in waters of the Pacific Northwest. We spend quality time, too, with dogs and falcons and ravens; and consider how the human mind originated.

In his wise and passionate new book, Safina delivers a graceful examination of how animals truly think and feel, which calls to question what really does – and what should – make us human.

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Biography

Carl Safina is author of six books, including Song for the Blue Ocean, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Eye of the Albatross, Voyage of the Turtle, and The View From Lazy Point. Safina is founding president of Blue Ocean Institute at Stony Brook University, where he also co-chairs the University's Center for Communicating Science.

New
By: Carl Safina(Author)
477 pages, b/w maps
Publisher: Profile Books
NHBS
Deftly weaving personal narrative and observation with the latest findings from neurobiology, Beyond Words is a captivating argument that humans are from unique in possessing thought and emotion.
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"Dr. Safina is a terrific writer, with a contagious enthusiasm [...] draws out haunting resonances between animal lives and our own [...] Captivating"
New York Times

"At once moving and surprising, Beyond Words asks us to reexamine our relationship to other species-and to ourselves"
– Elizabeth Kolbert, author of, The Sixth Extinction

"This book breathes love of and respect for animals and is rich with observations and extraordinary travel experiences. It is a delightful and enlightening account of both how we relate to them and how they relate to each other"
– Frans de Waal

"Combines lambent writing with dazzling facts, while also illuminating our knowledge of significant and engaging subjects [...] Exemplary"
Washington Post

"Wise, passionate, and eye-opening at every turn, Beyond Words is ultimately a graceful examination of humanity's place in the world"
Psychology Today

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