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Tamed and untamed : close encounters of the animal kind

Author: Sy Montgomery; Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Publisher: White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tamed and Untamed -- a collection of essays penned by two of the world's most celebrated animal writers, Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas -- explores the minds, lives, and mysteries of animals as diverse as snails, house cats, hawks, sharks, dogs, lions, and even octopuses. Drawing on stories of animals both wild and domestic, the two authors, also best friends, created this book to put humans back into  Read more...
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Montgomery, Sy.
Tamed and untamed.
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2017]
(DLC) 2017023243
(OCoLC)985073291
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sy Montgomery; Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
ISBN: 9781603587563 160358756X
OCLC Number: 1004956352
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Foreword; Part One; Animals as Teachers and Healers; Your Brain on Pets; Is ESP Possible?; Thunder; Animal Minds; Octopus Love; Bushmeat; Cecil the Lion; Discarded Animals; A Memorial Day Tribute to War Animals; A Failure to Communicate; Fear of the Dark; Fear of Snakes; The Spirits among Us; Part Two; Birds Rock the Beat; Puffin M; Chicken Indestructible; Hawk Migration; Bubbles Wrapped in Feathers; Part Three; Pets with Disabilities; Breeding Dogs; Tiny Dogs; How Best to Educate a Dog; Cat Vandalism; Cat Tracker; Sleeping Dogs; Feral Cats and Stray Cats; Death of a Dog; Part Four; Bears The â#x80;#x9C;Dogâ#x80;#x9D; We Love to HateGreat White Sharks; Feeding Deer; The Lion; Hyraxes; Christmas Ermine; One Mouse; Pink Dolphins; Happy Rats: Playful, Ticklish, Optimistic; Part Five; Slugs; Worms: Lowly and Exalted; Amphibians; Bumble, Bee Happy, Bee Smart, Bee Safe!; Water Bears; Part Six; Abandoned Acrobats; Whatâ#x80;#x99;s in a Name?; In the Snow; Music for Animals; Animals Who Imbibe; Do Animals Dream?; Window to the Wild; Different Information; Does Anybody Know What Time It Is?; Octopus: The MENSA Mollusk; Acknowledgments
Responsibility: Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas ; foreword by Vicki Constantine Croke.

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"Tamed and Untamed -- a collection of essays penned by two of the world's most celebrated animal writers, Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas -- explores the minds, lives, and mysteries of animals as diverse as snails, house cats, hawks, sharks, dogs, lions, and even octopuses. Drawing on stories of animals both wild and domestic, the two authors, also best friends, created this book to put humans back into the animal world. The more we learn about what other animals think and do, they explain, the more we understand ourselves as animals, too. Writes Montgomery, "The list of attributes once thought to be unique to our species -- from using tools to waging war -- is not only rapidly shrinking, but starting to sound less and less impressive when we compare them with other animals' powers." With humor, empathy, and introspection, Montgomery and Thomas look into the lives of all kinds of creatures -- from man's best friend to the great white shark -- and examine the ways we connect with our fellow species. Both authors have devoted their lives to sharing the animal kingdom's magic with others, and their combined wisdom is an indispensable contribution to the field of animal literature. The book contains a foreword by Vicki Constantine Croke, author of the bestseller"--

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