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The Longest Story How Humans Have Loved, Hated and Misunderstood Other Species

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By: Richard Girling(Author)
408 pages, b/w photos
NHBS
A profound exploration of the roots of our attitudes towards animals, and the multitude of forces that have shaped, changed, and warped them over time.
The Longest Story
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  • The Longest Story ISBN: 9780861540563 Hardback Jun 2021 In stock
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The history of humanity's relationship with other species is baffling. Without animals there would be no us. We are all fellow travellers on the same evolutionary journey. By charting the love–hate story of people and animals, from their first acquaintance in deep prehistory to the present and beyond, Richard Girling reveals how and where our attitudes towards animals began – and how they have persisted, been warped and become magnified ever since.

In dazzling prose, The Longest Story tells of the cumulative influence of theologians, writers, artists, warriors, philosophers, farmers, activists and scientists across the centuries, now locking us into debates on farming, extinction, animal rights, pets, experiments and religion.

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Biography

Richard Girling is an award-winning writer and the author of eight critically acclaimed books, including The Man Who Ate the Zoo. He has been centrally involved in environmental journalism since the mid-1970s, pioneering writing about climate change and species loss in national newspapers. He lives in North Norfolk.

New
By: Richard Girling(Author)
408 pages, b/w photos
NHBS
A profound exploration of the roots of our attitudes towards animals, and the multitude of forces that have shaped, changed, and warped them over time.
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"An extraordinary book, brimming with wisdom and insight. Richard Girling holds up a horrifying mirror for us: how can the cleverest creature on earth be so unutterably stupid?"
– Nicholas Evans, author of The Horse Whisperer

"The Longest Story is a compelling and thought-inspiring search inside our moral selves. Through masterful introspection, Girling delves into our relationships, fascinations and follies with animals. He tracks the origins of attitudes, unpacks contradictions and asks whether our interactions with other species holds the key to our own survival. In an age of extinction, this is essential reading."
– Philip Lymbery, CEO of Compassion in World Farming and author of Farmageddon: The True Cost of Cheap Meat

"A brilliant book. Absorbing and – yes – shaming."
– Stanley Johnson, Ambassador, Compassion in World Farming; Winner of RSPCA Richard Martin Award

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