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Animals Make Us Human

By: Catherine Johnson,Temple Grandin
Narrated by: Temple Grandin,Andrea Gallo
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Publisher's Summary

The best-selling animal advocate Temple Grandin offers the most exciting exploration of how animals feel since The Hidden Life of Dogs.

In her groundbreaking and best-selling book Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin drew on her own experience with autism as well as her distinguished career as an animal scientist to deliver extraordinary insights into how animals think, act, and feel. Now she builds on those insights to show us how to give our animals the best and happiest life - on their terms, not ours.

It’s usually easy to pinpoint the cause of physical pain in animals, but to know what is causing them emotional distress is much harder. Drawing on the latest research and her own work, Grandin identifies the core emotional needs of animals. Then she explains how to fulfill them for dogs and cats, horses, farm animals, and zoo animals. Whether it’s how to make the healthiest environment for the dog you must leave alone most of the day, how to keep pigs from being bored, or how to know if the lion pacing in the zoo is miserable or just exercising, Grandin teaches us to challenge our assumptions about animal contentment and honor our bond with our fellow creatures.

Animals Make Us Human is the culmination of almost 30 years of research, experimentation, and experience.

This is essential listening for anyone who’s ever owned, cared for, or simply cared about an animal.

©2009 Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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I absolutely loved it it kept me engaged and I learned a lot I'm so happy I listened to this book

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FEW GOOD SNIPPETS

Could have been 1/3 length and all points made.

The “seeking” need should called mammalian curiosity; likely due to mammalian brain architecture.

I’ll not spoil, but point on how wolves group in very important…

If you have no understanding of animal behavior it is a good read. If you know some macro biology probably not worth it.

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A book to come back to again & again.

This is essential reading for the animal lover. I've read and listened to this over and Temple's insights have shaped my life. The performance is incredible too. I tell everyone who loves as animal to get this book.

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I found this book as interesting and informative as Animals in Translation. This book has helped me continue to shift my paradigm of how animals should be kept and taught to thrive alongside humans.