Beyond Words: What Wolves and Dogs Think and Feel (A Young Reader's Adaptation)
Author: Carl Safina; photographs by Carl Safina
A young readers adaptation of the New York Times-bestselling book Beyond Words which focuses on consciousness and self-awareness in wolves and dogs.
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.
In The News
“Captivating. . . . A profound, scientifically based appeal for recognition of the kinship of all living things.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“In this mind-bending book, Safina takes the reader along with him on his adventures, enlightening and educating at each of his stops.” —Publishers Weekly
“This well-researched book is a fascinating and thought-provoking investigation of different ways of viewing non-human creatures and their inner lives.” —Library Journal
“Carl Safina shows there is indeed intelligent life in the universe, and it's all around us. At once moving and surprising, Beyond Words asks us to reexamine our relationship to other species—and to ourselves.” —Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction