Beyond Words: What Elephants and Whales Think and Feel (A Young Reader's Adaptation)
Author: Carl Safina; photographs by Carl Safina
A middle-grade nonfiction adaptation of Carl Safina's New York Times bestseller Beyond Words, which weaves decades of field observations about elephants and whales into an intimate look at animal behavior and consciousness.
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.
In The News
*"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