Becoming Wild : How Animals Learn to Be Animals

ISBN: 9781786079633
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Publisher,Oneworld
Publication Date,
Format, Paperback
Weight, 295 g
No. of Pages, 384

Who are we? What do we value? How do we live here?

Guided by parents, carers, teachers and siblings, we learn to answer these questions as we grow up. But it's not just us. Many animals must learn to answer them too.

In Becoming Wild, Carl Safina reveals that culture, long thought exclusive to humankind, is abundant in the animal kingdom. Sperm whales in the Caribbean communicate through a system of clicks akin to Morse code, announcing which clan they belong to, which family and who they are individually. Among chimpanzees the obsession with male status may guarantee violence, even war, but they also have many ways to quell tensions.

As Safina shows, the better we understand the animals with whom we share this planet, the less different from us they seem.

About the Author

Carl Safina is the recipient of a MacArthur Genius prize and a Guggenheim fellowship, among other accolades. He hosted the PBS series Saving the Ocean and his writings have appeared in The New York Times, Time, and Audubon. He lives on Long Island, New York, with his wife, their dogs, and feathered friends.

 

Dimensions (cm): 3.2 x 13  x 19.6

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