Animal Minds, Lives and Emotions - 92Y, New York

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Animal Minds, Lives and Emotions

Sy Montgomery, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and Barbara J. King

Scientists, after decades of resistance, are at last beginning to accept that we can investigate the minds, personalities and emotions of animals without anthropomorphizing.

How does this relate to our interactions with animals? The ways in which we approach farming, cooking and eating? In this talk, we welcome Sy Montgomery, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and Barbara J. King, three writers dedicated to the inner lives of the creatures with whom we share our planet.

There will be a book signing following this event.

Sy Montgomery

Researching articles, films and her twenty-one books for adults and children, author Sy Montgomery has been chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Rwanda, hunted by a tiger in India, and swum with piranhas, electric eels and pink dolphins in the Amazon.

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

One of the most widely read authors on anthropology and animals wild and domestic, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has observed dogs, cats, elephants and human animals during her half-century-long career, all of which was inspired by her lengthy trips to Africa as a young woman.

Barbara J. King

Originally focused on primate studies through her observations of wild monkeys in Kenya and of captive apes, Barbara J. King now takes up intelligence and emotion in a wide variety of animals ranging from chimpanzees to chickens.