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The Inner Life of Animals

Surprising Observations of a Hidden World

Peter Wohlleben

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Viking
02 April 2018
The mysteries and emotional richness of the animal world revealed as never before, from the author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees.

Can horses feel shame? Do deer grieve? Why do roosters deceive hens?

We tend to assume that we are the only living things able to experience feelings 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 opens up the animal kingdom like never before. 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.
By:   Peter Wohlleben
Imprint:   Viking
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   202g
ISBN:   9781784705954
ISBN 10:   1784705950
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   02 April 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Peter Wohlleben spent over twenty years working for the forestry commission in Germany before leaving to put his ideas of ecology into practice. He now runs an environmentally-friendly woodland in Germany, where he is working towards the return of primeval forests, as well as caring for both wild and domestic animals. Wohlleben has been celebrated for his distinctive approach to writing about nature; he brings to life groundbreaking scientific research through his observations of nature and the animals he lives amongst. He is also the author of the international bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees.

Reviews for The Inner Life of Animals: Surprising Observations of a Hidden World

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 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 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 Wouldn't it be fascinating to know what animals think? Here, Peter Wohlleben explores a range of bestial emotions we didn't know existed... unveiling remarkable insights into their hidden lives in the process * Country Living *


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