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Through vivid stories of devoted pigs, two-timing magpies, and scheming roosters, The Inner Life of Animals weaves the latest scientific research into how animals interact with the world with Peter Wohlleben's personal experiences in forests and fields.

Horses feel shame, deer grieve, and goats discipline their kids. Ravens call their friends by name, rats regret bad choices, and butterflies choose the very best places for their children to grow up.

In this, his latest book, Peter Wohlleben follows the hugely successful The Hidden Life of Trees with insightful stories into the emotions, feelings, and intelligence of animals around us. Animals are different from us in ways that amaze us - and they are also much closer to us than we ever would have thought.

©2017 Peter Wohlleben, Ludwig Verlag, Jane Billinghurst, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson (P)2017 Novel Audio Inc.

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"Like The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben's 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)
"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. Read this book, and never again doubt that we share the Earth with other beings living rich and colorful lives." (Jonathan Balcombe, author of What a Fish Knows)
"Animal lovers everywhere will be enthralled by The Inner Life of Animals. Find out what squirrels, deer, and other animals really do out in the woods." (Temple Grandin)

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I don't usually write reviews but..

I really loved this one! Sometimes when I'm making dinner or doing stuff around the house, I turn on Planet Earth in the background just for something to listen to (when I don't have an audiobook I want my kids to overhear). This really reminded me of Planet Earth, without the visuals of course. The narrator was very calming but also kind of jolly?- in a David Attenborough sort of way. Sometimes I kind of zone out on non-fiction books, but the subject was intriguing enough with lots of personal anecdotes that helped to hold my attention.
I've added his other book to my wishlist now!

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