By Marc Bekoff
Considering bees, ice-skating buffaloes, dreaming rats, chuffed foxes, ecstatic elephants, despondent dolphins--in Minding Animals, Marc Bekoff takes us on a thrilling travel of the emotional and psychological global of animals, the place we meet creatures who do remarkable issues and whose lives are full of mysteries. Following within the footsteps of Konrad Lorenz and Niko Tinbergen, Bekoff has spent the final 30 years learning animals of each stripe--from coyotes in Wyoming to penguins in Antarctica. He attracts in this tremendous adventure, in addition to at the observations of different naturalists, to supply readers attention-grabbing tales of animal habit, together with grooming and gossip, self-medication, feeding styles, dreaming, dominance, and mating habit. lots of those tales are really incredible--chimpanzees medicating themselves with natural treatments, elephants truly mourning a lifeless workforce member--but this isn't easily a catalog of fantastic animal stories, for Bekoff additionally sheds mild on a number of the extra severe concerns surrounding animals. He bargains a thought-provoking examine animal cognition, intelligence, and cognizance and he offers bright examples of animal passions, highlighting the deep emotional lives of our animal relatives. All this serves as history for his considerate conclusions approximately humility and animal defense and animal health and wellbeing, the place he urges a brand new paradigm of recognize, grace, compassion, and love for all animals. Marc Bekoff has long past deep into the minds, hearts, spirits, and souls of animals, giving him profound perception into their lives, and no small perception into ours. Minding Animals is a crucial contribution to our realizing of animal cognizance, an immense paintings that might be a needs to learn for a person who loves nature.