Browsing posts tagged: Animal behavior
Fox

We know very little about the fox and its habits and our ignorance, Martin Wallen argues, is rooted in the fox’s bad reputation. Lowly, sly, and classified as vermin, foxes raid henhouses and garbage bins, spread disease, and injure domestic pets. At the same time, foxes are often considered beautiful, mysterious, and even oddly human. […]

How Animals Grieve

From the time of our earliest childhood encounters with animals, we casually ascribe familiar emotions to them. But scientists have long cautioned against such anthropomorphizing, arguing that it limits our ability to truly comprehend the lives of other creatures. Recently, however, things have begun to shift in the other direction, and anthropologist Barbara J. King […]

The Deer and the Tiger

The Deer and the Tiger is Schaller’s detailed account of the ecology and behavior of Bengal tigers and four species of the hoofed mammals on which they prey, based on his observations in India’s Kanha National Park.“This book is a treasure house of biological information and it is also a delight to read. . . […]

Reaching the Animal Mind

From the founder of “clicker” training, the widely praised humane approach to shaping animal behavior, comes a fascinating book part memoir, part insight into how animals and people think and behave.A celebrated pioneer in the field of no-punishment animal training, Karen Pryor is responsible for developing clicker training an all-positive, safe, effective way to modify […]

Animals in Translation

In this exciting new e edition, Temple Grandin returns to her groundbreaking work, Animals in Translation, to address the last ten years of developments in behavioral research, animal welfare, and farming regulations. Originally published in 2005, Animals in Translation received unanimous critical praise and was a bestseller in both hardcover and paperback, and Grandin’s Q&A […]

Herd on the Street

For more than sixty years, The Wall Street Journal has prided itself not just on its serious journalism, but also on the whimsical and arcane stories that amuse and delight its readers. In that regard, animal stories have proven to be the most beloved of all. Now, veteran Journal reporter and Page One editor Ken […]

Minding Animals

Thinking bees, ice-skating buffaloes, dreaming rats, happy foxes, ecstatic elephants, despondent dolphins–in Minding Animals, Marc Bekoff takes us on an exhilarating tour of the emotional and mental world of animals, where we meet creatures who do amazing things and whose lives are filled with mysteries.Following in the footsteps of Konrad Lorenz and Niko Tinbergen, Bekoff […]

Man Meets Dog

In this wonderful book, the famous scientist and best-selling author, Konrad Lorenz, ‚the man who talked with animals‘, enlightens and entertains us with his illustrated account of the unique relationship between humans and their pets. Displaying Lorenz’s customary humanity and expert knowledge of animals, Man Meets Dog is also a deeply personal and entertaining account […]

Animal Cognition

Animal Cognition looks at how non-human animals process information from their environment. Nick Lund has written an accessible and engaging account of this area of comparative psychology. The book contains chapters on animal navigation (including homing behaviour and migration), animal communication methods and research into animal language, and attempts to teach language to non-human animals. […]

Stories from the Animal Whisperer

If you could talk to animals, what would you learn? In this heart-warming book, packed with remarkable stories Trisha McCagh reveals what dogs, cats, horses and other creatures have to say about their health and happiness, their anxieties and quiet despair. Discover what animals want from us, what they love about the things we do, […]