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Beyond Words: What Wolves and Dogs Think and Feel (A Young Reader's Adaptation)

Beyond Words: What Wolves and Dogs Think and Feel (A Young Reader's Adaptation)

Beyond Words

Carl Safina; photographs by Carl Safina

Roaring Brook Press

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Eye-opening, wise, and filled with triumphant and heartbreaking stories about the wolf population at Yellowstone (as well as some personal anecdotes about dogs), Carl Safina's Beyond Words: What Wolves and Dogs Think and Feel accessibly explores the mysteries of animal thought and behavior for young readers.

Weaving decades of field research with exciting new discoveries about the brain, and complete with astonishing photos, Beyond Words offers an extraordinary look at what makes these animals different from us, but more importantly, what makes them similar, namely, their feelings of joy, grief, anger, and love.

These similarities between human and nonhuman consciousness and empathy allow the reader to reexamine how we interact with animals as well as how we see our own place in the world.

CHAPTER 1

Wolves at First Sight


From a deep grove of sloping pines, a coyote yips an alarm. And when I scope that slope, my view sweeps across snow, sage, the pines—. Wolves! Nearly a mile away, but clear enough in the telescope,...

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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

Roaring Brook Press

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