Adam's task: Calling Animals By Name

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A groundbreaking exploration of the enduring bond between humans and their animal companions. Audubon magazine named Adam's Task one of the thirteen most significant nature books published in the last hundred years, and Susan Sontag hailed it as a "fascinating, incisive work of moral imagination." Vicki Hearne's innovative masterpiece on animal training brings our perennial discussion of the human-animal relationship to a whole new level. Based on her studies of literary criticism and philosophy, as well as extensive hands-on experience in training, Hearne believes that animals are far more intelligent than we assume. In fact, they are capable of developing an understanding of "the good," a moral code that influences their motives and actions. Drawing on an eclectic range of influences-Nietzsche, T. S. Eliot, Disney animal trainer William Koehler, and the Biblical Book of Genesis, among others-Hearne brilliantly interweaves personal anecdotes with philosophical meditations. The end result is an entirely new system of animal training that contradicts modern animal behavioral research and that, as her examples show, is astonishingly effective. Widely praised, highly influential, and now with a new foreword by New York Times-bestselling author Karen Joy Fowler, Adam's Task will make every trainer, animal psychologist, and animal lover stop, think, and question.
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subject_facetAnimal training
Domestic animals -- Behavior
Electronic books
Human-animal communication
title_displayAdam's task : calling animals by name
title_fullAdam's Task : Calling Animals by Name [electronic resource] / Vicki Hearne
Adam's Task Calling Animals By Name
Adam's task : calling animals by name / Vicki Hearne
title_shortAdam's task
title_subCalling Animals By Name
topic_facetAnimal training
Behavior
Domestic animals
Electronic books
Human-animal communication
Nature
Nonfiction