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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Beyond Words

Young readers can follow Carl Safina’s adventures with animals and animal behavior in these stunning photographs of elephants in Kenya, whales in the Pacific Northwest, wolves in Yellowstone, and much more! Weaving decades of field research with exciting new discoveries about the brain and featuring astonishing photographs taken by the author, the Beyond Words series gives readers an intimate and extraordinary look at what makes animals different from us, but more important, what makes us all similar.

Carl Safina

Carl Safina's work has been recognized with MacArthur, Pew, and Guggenheim Fellowships, and his writing has won Orion, Lannan, and National Academies literary awards and the John Burroughs, James Beard, and George Rabb medals. He has a PhD in ecology from Rutgers University.

Safina is the inaugural holder of the endowed chair for nature and humanity at Stony Brook University, where he co-chairs the steering committee of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and is founding president of the not-for-profit Safina Center. He hosted the 10-part PBS series Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina. His writing appears in The New York Times, National Geographic, Audubon, Orion, and other periodicals and on the Web at National Geographic News and Views, Huffington Post, and CNN.com.

Carl's books include Voyage of the Turtle, Becoming Wild, and The View from Lazy Point.

Patricia Paladines