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Our wild calling : how connecting with animals can transform our lives--and save theirs / Richard Louv.

Louv, Richard, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781616205607
  • ISBN: 1616205601
  • Physical Description: 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, a division of Workman Publishing, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Published simultaneously in Canada by Thomas Allen & Son Limited"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-292) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: A mystery -- Part 1. Beautiful acts : life-changing encounters with species not our own. In the family of animals ; The aching heart ; The mind-altering power of deep animal connection ; The octopus who stopped time -- Part 2. What the wild heart still knows : the art and science of communicating with other animals. Becoming the grasshopper ; Intimacy is all around us ; Earth's oldest language ; How to talk with birds ; Playing well with others -- Part 3. How we co-become : wonderdogs and werecats, therapy lizards and robot pets. More than human ; The animal lover ; Reptiles and ambivalence ; The boy who said horse ; The replacements : do we really need animals -- Part 4. The age of connectedness : creating a home for all creatures. New ways to live together ; The betweens ; Welcome to Symbiocene City ; The new Noahs -- Part 5. Wild souls : love, humility, and the principle of reciprocity. Dreaming animals ; The peaceable kingdom ; Learning and teaching in a school of animals ; The bear.
Summary, etc.:
"The author shows how cultivating the powerful, mysterious, and fragile bond between humans and other animals can improve our mental, physical, and spiritual health, protect our planet, and serve as an antidote to the loneliness of our species"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Human-animal relationships.
Animals > Therapeutic use.
Human-animal communication.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General.
Animals > Therapeutic use.
Human-animal communication.
Human-animal relationships.
Animal behavior.
Animals.