This is a dryly written and read synopsis of human psychology as applied to our relationship with animals. The author establishes beyond a reasonable doubt in the first few chapters that our relationship with animals is, in essence, irrationally motivated, with a mix of complex moral and emotional overtones, not unlike, in my view, our attitude toward politics. I found it more informative than entertaining.
For those of us who have lived through the era from crystal sets and vacuum tubes to the present day microprocessors, this is a fascinating look into the details of an extraordinary period of history. In keeping with the author's exemplary style of writing, The author artfully puts into context the familiar and unfamiliar names behind the technology revolution. A masterful work.
The product of decades of individual and team research, this history of Genghis Khan and the Mongol influence is a marvelous work. It is a major contribution to perspective on the development of western as well as eastern culture.
Garlic and Sapphires is a delicious treat of a New York Times food critic going in disguise to sample foods at NYC's top restaurants. I didn't know one could taste so much in food, and the depictions of herself in costume is delicious in its own right. It is also a delight to savor her personality!
Surprising and informative in its revelation of the abilities of a barn owl, charming in the experience of an intimate relationship, "Wesley the Owl" is delightfully read. I'm still musing over many memorable events of a shared life.
This is a well written, entertaining and intimate (maybe too intimate for some of us carnivores) view of living in the real world of urban farming. Fun.
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