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The Inner Life of Animals: Surprising Observations of a Hidden World (Hardback)
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The Inner Life of Animals: Surprising Observations of a Hidden World (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 19/10/2017
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From the author of bestselling Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month, The Hidden Life of Trees.

Mother deer that grieve?

Horses that feel shame?

Squirrels that adopt their grandchildren?

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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781847924544
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 196 x 138 x 28 mm


"The Inner Life of Animals will rock your world. Surprising, humbling, and filled with delight, this book shows us that animals think, feel, and know in much the same way as we do -- and that their lives are, to them, as precious as ours are to us." - Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus

"Peter Wohlleben's convincing, highly readable stories about free-living and domestic animals show there's much overlap between how humans and other animals experience bonding, loss, and the great, shared themes of life." -- Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel.

"With the same charm and clarity that drew so many readers to The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben has produced another gem. I found delight on every page, thanks to the author's rare skill at blending scientific discoveries with his own wealth of insightful personal experiences." - Jonathan Balcombe, author of What a Fish Knows 

"An important reminder that while we surely are different from other animals, the similarities in our cognitive, emotional, and moral lives are not only surprising and daunting, but very real." -- Marc Bekoff, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals 

"Animal lovers everywhere will be enthralled. Find out what squirrels, deer, and other animals really do out in the woods." -- Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation 

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“Entertaining and intelligent”

While Wohlleben whizzes through some of the emotions a bit quickly, this book still gives a really good, broad view of what goes on inside animals' minds. Some of it you'll probably already know, but other... More

Hardback edition
13th September 2017
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“It wont be a Hidden World if you read this book!”

I was lucky enough to get a advance copy - after reading recently Peter Wohlleben other book - The Hidden Life of Trees: The International Bestseller – What They Feel, How They Communicate (that's currently... More

Hardback edition
6 similar books recommended
23rd September 2017
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“Truly fascinating!”

I was lucky enough to recieve an advance reading copy which was so exciting as I'd just finished reading The Hidden Life of Trees. Just as with trees Peter Wohlleben has showed us a window into an otherwise... More

Hardback edition
1 similar book recommended
17th November 2017
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