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Beyond Words: What Elephants and Whales Think and Feel

Beyond Words: What Elephants and Whales Think and Feel

Carl Safina; photographs by Carl Safina

Roaring Brook Press

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A young reader’s adaptation of The New York Times bestseller


Follow researcher Carl Safina as he treks with a herd of elephants across the Kenyan landscape, then travel with him to the Pacific Northwest to track and monitor whales in their ocean home. Along the way, find out more about the interior lives of these giants of land and sea—how they play, how they fight, and how they communicate with one another, and sometimes with us, too.

Weaving decades of field research with exciting new discoveries about the brain and featuring astonishing photographs taken by the author, Beyond Words: What Elephants and Whales Think and Feel gives readers an intimate and extraordinary look at what makes these animals different from us, but more important, what makes us all similar.

CHAPTER 1

Hitting Reset


“Look how fat that baby is,” I say. The fifteen-month-old looks like a ball of butter. Four adults and three little babies are playing in a muddy pool, spraying water over their backs with their trunks,...

Praise for Beyond Words: What Elephants and Whales Think and Feel

*"A must for middle-grade animal lovers."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*"This excellent, documentary-style account will captivate budding animal behavioral scientists."—School Library Journal, starred review

" [An] excellent book."—Booklist

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Carl Safina; photographs by Carl Safina

Carl Safina is the recipient of a MacArthur Genius prize and a Guggenheim fellowship, among other accolades. He hosted the PBS series Saving the Ocean and his writings have appeared in The New York Times, Time, and Audubon. He lives on Long Island, New York, with his wife, their dogs, and feathered friends.

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Patricia Paladines

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