Everyone once in a while one of those books comes along that proves what us critters have know for a long, long time. All of us critters have real thoughts and emotions…duh! This is one of those books, Animal Wise by Virginia Morell will prove it to you with the science behind it all.
Better yet, I have one copy to give away to one lucky reader. This giveaway is open to everyone, regardless of where you live. I just love it when I don’t have to exclude any of my pals from a giveaway! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog before the end of the day on Friday, February 22nd. Oh, it would help if you tell me you would like to win.
This book is being released on Tuesday, February 26th, and here is what the publisher has to say about this fantastic read:
In ANIMAL WISE, noted science writer Morell takes us on a dazzling journey to the frontiers of research on animal cognition and emotion, offering a surprising and moving exploration into the hearts and minds of wild and domesticated animals. This is a fascinating read for animal lovers and enthusiasts everywhere.
Did you know that earthworms make decisions and chimps grieve? That some dogs have thousand-word vocabularies and that birds practice songs in their sleep? That blue jays plan ahead and moths remember living as caterpillars? From ants, elephants, and wolves, to sharp-shooting archerfish and pods of dolphins that rumble like rival street gangs, Morell uses her formidable gifts as a storyteller to transport us to field sites and laboratories around the world. She explores how this rapidly evolving, controversial field has only recently overturned old notions about why animals behave as they do. She probes the moral and ethical dilemmas of recognizing that even “lesser animals” have cognitive abilities such as memory, feelings, personality, and self-awareness—traits that many in the twentieth century felt were unique to human beings.
Here is just a glimpse at the incredible praise that ANIMAL WISE has garnered:
“You will take a journey to the center of the animal mind.” – Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human
“Why is it that until very recently, many scientists claimed that animals can’t think? Every pet owner knows better, and Virginia Morell is our champion.” – Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Hidden Life of Dogs
“These animals have incredible minds. Now thanks to Morell they have a voice. I love this book. It makes me even prouder to share this Earth with our non-human kin.” – Jennifer S. Holland, author of Unlikely Friendships
“Anyone who reads this book will be changed forever in their view of life on earth.” – Richard E. Leakey, FRS, Stony Brook Professor of Anthropology and author of The Sixth Extinction
Good luck everyone, and I’m sure you will enjoy this fantastic book just as much as I did!
Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!
Disclosure: I did receive a free copy of this book from the publisher, Crown Publishers of New York. The opinions are solely my own, as usual.