The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion: Surprising Observations of a Hidden World by Peter WohllebenThrough vivid stories of devoted pigs, two-timing magpies, and scheming roosters, The Inner Life of Animals weaves the latest scientific research into how animals interact with the world with Peter Wohllebens personal experiences in forests and fields.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.In this, his latest book, Peter Wohlleben follows the hugely successful The Hidden Life of Trees with insightful stories into the emotions, feelings, and intelligence of animals around us. Animals are different from us in ways that amaze us-and they are also much closer to us than we ever would have thought.
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The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion-Surprising Observations of a Hidden World
J ohn Henry Newman, later Cardinal Newman , once told his congregation that they lived among spirits they could not see. Anyone who found this difficult to believe should remember, Newman said, that, after all, there was another surrounding world of which people knew almost as little: the animal world. Animals were everywhere. Their presence was familiar. Yet the emotional lives of these creatures, their perceptions and the reasons for their behaviour, remained so hidden that Newman could compare this concealed life to a world of spirits. Peter Wohlleben is a Rhineland forester who became unhappy with industrial methods. Remarkably, he persuaded the municipal owners of his forest to end their commercial contracts and abandon those methods.
We humans tend to assume that we are the only living things able to experience feelings intensely and consciously. But have you ever wondered what's going on in an animal's head? From the leafy forest floor to the inside of a bee hive, The Inner Life of Animals takes us microscopic levels of observation to the big philosophical, ethical and scientific questions. We hear the stories of a grateful humpback whale, of a hedgehog who has nightmares, and of a magpie who commits adultery; we meet bees that plan for the future, pigs who learn their own names and crows that go tobogganing for fun. And at last we find out why wasps exist. As more and more researchers are discovering, animals experience a rich emotional life that is ready to be explored. The Inner Life of Animals will show you these living things in a new light and will open up the animal kingdom like never before.
Jump to navigation. In his new book, Peter Wohlleben combines colourful storytelling with scientific rigour to show that animals domestic and wild are capable of empathy, compassion and even grief. Images courtesy Greystone Books. With his latest book, The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion—Surprising Observations of a Hidden World , Peter Wohlleben continues to carve out the things-we-never-knew-and-take-for-granted-about-the-natural-world niche in the same way that helped make his first book, The Hidden Life of Trees , such a surprise hit. Instead, he deploys it in an effort to get readers to connect and empathize with animals. That he does so without minimizing the scientific explanations his topic demands is what makes this compassionate look at the wild and domestic creatures we share the world with such a thought-provoking read. The commonest mammals in the wood are also among the smallest representatives of this class of vertebrates: wood mice.
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Audiobook Available Details. Through vivid stories of devoted pigs, two-timing magpies, and scheming roosters, The Inner Life of Animals weaves the latest scientific research into how animals interact with the world with Peter Wohlleben's personal experiences in forests and fields.
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