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Have you ever wondered what animals think and feel? Does my dog really love me back?
Join New York Times-bestselling author Carl Safina for a fresh exploration of animal consciousness, empathy, and culture—and a new perspective on how human beings can communicate with the natural world. Safina’s brilliant writing about the intersection of human and animal life—in books like Becoming Wild, Beyond Words, and Song for the Blue Ocean—serves as a springboard into a fascinating discussion about how animals create language, raise families, and express emotion in ways are strikingly resonant with human culture—because, after all, humans are animals too. Find out what animals, both in the wild and in our own homes, can teach us about our shared world.
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Carl Safina’s lyrical non-fiction writing explores how humans are changing the living world, and what the changes mean for non-human beings and for us all …
Carl Safina’s lyrical non-fiction writing explores how humans are changing the living world, and what the changes mean for non-human beings and for us all. His work fuses scientific understanding, emotional connection, and a moral call to action. His writing has won a MacArthur “genius” prize; Pew, Guggenheim, and National Science Foundation Fellowships; book awards from Lannan, Orion, and the National Academies; and the John Burroughs, James Beard, and George Rabb medals. He grew up raising pigeons, training hawks and owls, and spending as many days and nights in the woods and on the water as he could. Safina is now the first Endowed Professor for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University and is founding president of the not-for-profit Safina Center. He hosted the PBS series Saving the Ocean, which can be viewed free at PBS.org. His writing appears in The New York Times, TIME, The Guardian, Audubon, Yale e360, and National Geographic, and on the web at Huffington Post, CNN.com, Medium, and elsewhere. Carl is the author of ten books including the classic Song for the Blue Ocean, as well as New York Times bestseller Beyond Words; What Animals Think and Feel. His most recent book is Becoming Wild; How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace. He lives on Long Island, New York, with his wife Patricia and their dogs and feathered friends.