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Beyond words: what animals think and feel

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

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Full title beyond words what animals think and feel
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subject_facet Animal behavior, Animal psychology, Elephants -- Psychology, Psychology, Comparative, Whales -- Psychology, Wolves -- Psychology
title_display Beyond words : what animals think and feel
title_full Beyond Words What Animals Think and Feel, Beyond words : what animals think and feel / Carl Safina
title_short Beyond words :
title_sub what animals think and feel
topic_facet Animal behavior, Animal psychology, Elephants, Nature, Nonfiction, Psychology, Psychology, Comparative, Whales, Wolves