Being A Beast Adventures Across The Species Divide

Author: Charles Foster
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250132215
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Charles Foster set out to know the ultimate other: the non-humans, the beasts. And to do that, he tried to be like them, choosing a badger, an otter, a fox, a deer, and a swift. He lived alongside badgers for weeks, eating earthworms and learning to sense the landscape by smell rather than sight. He tried to catch fish in his teeth while swimming like an otter, rooted through London garbage cans as an urban fox, was hunted by bloodhounds as a red deer, nearly dying in the snow. And he followed the swifts on their migration route over the Strait of Gibraltar, discovering himself to be strangely connected to the birds.

A lyrical, joyful, and completely radical look at the life of animals―human and other―Being a Beast mingles neuroscience and psychology, nature writing and memoir to cross the boundaries separating the species.


Being A Beast

Author: Charles Foster
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1782831991
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LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2016 Charles Foster wanted to know what it was like to be a beast: a badger, an otter, a deer, a fox, a swift.

Being A Beast

Author: Charles Foster
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1627796339
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"Charles Foster wanted to know what life is really like for a badger, an otter, a deer, a fox and a swift. So he tried it." --

Being A Beast

Author: Charles Foster
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1627796347
Size: 32.57 MB
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To test the limits of our ability to inhabit lives that are not our own, Charles Foster set out to know the ultimate other: the non-humans, the beasts.

Goatman

Author: Thomas Thwaites
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1616894938
Size: 25.30 MB
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Will he make it? Do Thwaites and his readers discover what it truly means to be human? GoatMan tells all in Thwaites's inimitable style, which NPR extols as "a laugh-out- loud-funny but thoughtful guide through his own adventures."

Part Of The Pride

Author: Kevin Richardson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 142996460X
Size: 40.43 MB
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In "Part of the Pride", Kevin Richardson tells the story of his life and work, how he grew from a young boy who cared for so many animals that he was called "The Bird Man of Orange Grove" to an adolescent who ran wild and, finally, to a man ...

Riverwalking

Author: Kathleen Dean Moore
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781558214088
Size: 15.15 MB
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The way in which she sees the world and way in which she gracefully imparts how she sees it, is a mixture of both disciplines: part keen analysis, part sumptuous embrace, of all that she sees, hears, and feels in the moving water of rivers ...

Me Who Dove Into The Heart Of The World

Author: Sabina Berman
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 142997432X
Size: 51.67 MB
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A transporting and brilliant comic novel narrated by an unforgettable woman: Karen Nieto, an autistic savant whose idiosyncrasies prove her greatest gifts As intimate as it is profound, and as clear-eyed as it is warmhearted, Me, Who Dove ...

Wired For God

Author: Charles Foster
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444722050
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In this fascinating book barrister Charles Foster takes a survey of the evidence - from shamans to medieval mystics, to out-of-body experiences and epilepsy, via Jerusalem and middle-class Christianity - and assesses its significance.

Unseen City

Author: Nathanael Johnson
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1623363861
Size: 69.27 MB
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It all started with Nathanael Johnson's decision to teach his daughter the name of every tree they passed on their walk to day care in San Francisco.