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Talking To Animals

Author : Jon Katz
ISBN : 9781476795508
Genre : Nature
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New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz—“a Thoreau for modern times” (San Antonio Express-News)—offers us a deeper understanding of the inner lives of animals and teaches us how we can more effectively communicate with them, made real by his own remarkable experiences with a wide array of creatures great and small. In Talking to Animals, journalist Jon Katz—who left his Manhattan life behind two decades ago for life on a farm where he is surrounded by dogs, cats, sheep, horses, cows, goats, and chickens—marshals his experience to offer us a deeper insight into animals and the tools needed for effectively communicating with them. Devoting each chapter to a specific animal from his life, Katz tells funny and illuminating stories about his profound experiences with them, showing us how healthy engagement with animals falls into five key areas: Food, Movement, Visualization, Language, and Instincts. Along the way, we meet Simon the donkey who arrives at Katz’s farm near death and now serves as his Tai Chi partner. We meet Red the dog who started out antisocial and untrained and is now a therapy dog working with veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. And we meet Winston, the dignified and brave rooster who was injured defending his hens from a hawk and who has better interpersonal skills than most humans. Thoughtful and intelligent, lively and powerful, this book will completely change the way you think about and interact with animals. Katz’s “honest, straightforward, and sometimes searing prose will speak to those who love animals, and might well convert some who do not” (Booklist).
Category: Nature

Talking To Animals

Author : Gerald Bailey
ISBN : 0439086744
Genre : Animal communication
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Category: Animal communication

Talking To Animals

Author : Barbara Woodhouse
ISBN : 0425097889
Genre : Nature
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The author describes her experiences raising, training, and communicating with various animals
Category: Nature

Talking Animals In British Children S Fiction 1786 1914

Author : Tess Cosslett
ISBN : 9781351896290
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In her reappraisal of canonical works such as Black Beauty, Beautiful Joe, Wind in the Willows, and Peter Rabbit, Tess Cosslett traces how nineteenth-century debates about the human and animal intersected with, or left their mark on, the venerable genre of the animal story written for children. Effortlessly applying a range of critical approaches, from Bakhtinian ideas of the carnivalesque to feminist, postcolonial, and ecocritical theory, she raises important questions about the construction of the child reader, the qualifications of the implied author, and the possibilities of children's literature compared with literature written for adults. Perhaps most crucially, Cosslett examines how the issues of animal speech and animal subjectivity were managed, at a time when the possession of language and consciousness had become a vital sign of the difference between humans and animals. Topics of great contemporary concern, such as the relation of the human and the natural, masculine and feminine, child and adult, are investigated within their nineteenth-century contexts, making this an important book for nineteenth-century scholars, children's literature specialists, and historians of science and childhood.
Category: Literary Criticism

Talking Animals In Children S Fiction

Author : Catherine Elick
ISBN : 9781476620046
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Talking-animal tales have conveyed anticruelty messages since the 18th-century beginnings of children’s literature. Yet only in the modern period have animal characters become true subjects rather than objects of human neglect or benevolence. Modern fantasies reflect the shift from animal welfare to animal rights in 20th-century public discourse. This revolution in literary animal-human relations began with Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and continued with the work of Kenneth Grahame, Hugh Lofting, P.L. Travers and E. B. White. Beginning with the ideas of literary theorist Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin, this book examines ways in which animal characters gain an aura of authority through using language and then participate in reversals of power. The author provides a close reading of 10 acclaimed British and American children’s fantasies or series published before 1975. Authors whose work has received little scholarly attention are also covered, including Robert Lawson, George Selden and Robert C. O’Brien.
Category: Literary Criticism

All Of The Animals Are Talking About It

Author : Constance Lee
ISBN : 9781449067502
Genre : Nature
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All of the animals know, respect, and understand more about God than human beings. All of nature (with the exception of mankind) obeys God's commandments. One will never find chickens, roosters, or cows roaming the streets of San Francisco because God gives them innate sense to stay away from mankind and city life. For the same reasons, one will never find animals protesting and marching down the city streets of Beirut, London, Paris, Tokyo, or anywhere else in the world. Instead, the animal kingdom knows its rightful place. When provoked or attacked, animals will defend themselves and their offspring. Animals talk about the wondrous works of God! From their point-of-view, they are highly valued by their Creator. As humans, we know (according to the Word) that God's eye is on the little sparrow! In this book, the animals offer interesting and unique testimonies about their experiences, observations, and surroundings concerning Biblical events. One cannot help but to laugh at them as well as to love them! Try to keep your imagination open and allow yourself to float back into time to visit each era described by the animals. Pretend that you are there invisible, voiceless, and that your only function is to be a witness to the things in progress. Can you do that? If so, then lets go...
Category: Nature

Talking To The Shaman Within

Author : Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries
ISBN : 9781491730348
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Everything about hunting leads inexorably to death; the challenge for all hunters is how to justify the kill. But the hunter's emotional response to the kill is immensely complex. Hunters respect--and even love--the animals they kill. Talking to the Shaman Within: Musings on Hunting addresses this paradox head-on, dissecting the emotional and psychological response of the hunter to his quarry and, more broadly, his surroundings. The climax of the chase brings the hunter closer to realizing the "nature intelligence" that modern civilization has suppressed. Through his investigation of the "instinct" that lies beneath the urge to hunt, author Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries reveals something basic and fundamental about human behavior. The hunting instinct is hardwired into the human psyche, and, for all our sophistication and urbanization, it exerts a powerful influence over the way we conduct our lives even to this day. Talking to the Shaman Within draws on depictions of hunting in art and literature throughout the ages exploring changing trends in human social norms with frequent reference to literature, art, film, television, and music. It unites a dispassionate academic hypothesis with an engaging and colourful narrative into which Kets de Vries weaves stories from his own life--as both an academic and a hunter.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

You Talking To Me

Author : Catherine Ham
ISBN : 9781633221550
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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There are more than 7,000 human languages, and that number only includes spoken languages! Wow! Add in other human languages of codes, symbols, and gestures, and the number becomes more impressive. Who knew there were so many fun and interesting ways to communicate?Add in the acoustic, chemical, and visual languages of animals, and the word "Wow" quickly becomes an understatement. You Talking to Me? travels the world to explore the fascinating and cool ways humans and animals communicate. Learn how languages develop and how they change. Follow root words such as proto (the Greek word for first) around the globe from one language to another. Discover insider languages such as slang, gestures, and symbols. Roma gypsies used piles of rocks to share information with the next group arriving. Consider the power of codes and symbols. Musical notes are just symbols, but they can direct orchestras and create hit songs, while the STOP traffic sign prevents millions of accidents a day with only four letters, and computer coding has changed the world. Explore the meanings of gestures: in much of the world, sticking out your tongue at someone is a sign of defiance; in Tibet, it's a sign of respect! Domestic and wild animals do some pretty cool communicating, too. Learn about elephants and bats that talk with frequencies we cannot hear, insects and reptiles that communicate with chemicals we cannot smell, and birds and frogs that use color to advertise. The fun fact format is appealing to both reluctant readers and curious kids.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Talking Animals

Author : Jan M. Ziolkowski
ISBN : UCSC:32106010095286
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Category: Literary Criticism