The Inner Life of Animals

The Inner Life of Animals

Love, Grief, and Compassion : Surprising Observations of A Hidden World

Book - 2017
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Presents a revelatory exploration of the diverse emotional intelligence of animals as demonstrated in stories about loving pigs, cheating magpies, scheming roosters, and rats who regret bad choices.
"Through vivid stories of devoted pigs, two-timing magpies, and scheming roosters, The Inner Life of Animals weaves Peter Wohlleben's wealth of personal experience observing nature in forests and fields with the latest scientific research into how animals interact with the world. Horses feel shame, deer grieve, and goats discipline their kids. Ravens call their friends by name, rats regret bad choices, and butterflies choose the very best places for their children to grow up. Peter Wohlleben follows the hugely successful The Hidden Life of Trees with insightful stories into the emotions, thoughts, and intelligence of animals around us. Animals are different from us in amazing ways--and they are also much closer to us than we ever would have thought."--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: Vancouver ;, Berkeley :, Greystone Books,, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781771643016
1771643013
Branch Call Number: 591.5 WO
Characteristics: x, 277 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Billinghurst, Jane 1958-- Translator

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empbee
Oct 13, 2018

An interesting book about the emotional behaviour of all kinds of animals, domestic and wild, from flies to deer, through the observation and scientific knowledge of the author. A very good read that makes you aware of the feelings of animals. Thought provoking about the ethics of farming and food consumption.

ArapahoeLesley Jul 06, 2018

Not as amazingly amazing as his The Hidden Life of Trees, but once again Wohlleben uses his no nonsense logic and sweetly humorous real life examples to demonstrate what we all know or should know anyway. Highly recommended.

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garcia_0
Mar 11, 2018

A compassionate work that sheds a lot of light on the similarities amongst all beings. It will help me look at all beings from a different perspective. I will now be more mindful of all my actions that may affect other beings. No longer us versus them.

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bflattery
Aug 26, 2017

Should be worth waiting for!

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