Adam's Task: Calling Animals by Name

Adam's Task: Calling Animals by Name

by Vicki Hearne
     
 

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Have you ever watched a horse flick her tail or had a dog greet you at your door and known in your heart that the animal was exhibiting something more than simple instinctual responses? If so, you must read this book.See more details below

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Have you ever watched a horse flick her tail or had a dog greet you at your door and known in your heart that the animal was exhibiting something more than simple instinctual responses? If so, you must read this book.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times
When Ms. Hearne relates a dog or horse story, the animals become full-fledged characters, as brightly delineated as people created by Dickens or Twain.

Atlantic Monthly
A fascinating and often surprising discussion of animal-human encounters.

San Francisco Chronicle
As witty, wise and rare a book as has come along in some time.

Boston Globe
A beautiful, wonderful book of the sort that permanently refreshes thought and feeling.

Audubon Magazine
There is no finer book than this one about the way language entwines humans and animals.

Library Journal
This engrossing treatise on animal behavior and interspecies communication provides an astute and possibly unique synthesis of a domestic animal trainer's practical knowledge and the intellectually more distant and even sterile theories of the academic world. Modern psychologists and philosophers have typically railed dogmatically against the anthropormorphism and morality inherent in the language of animal trainers. But Hearne points out that the validity of the trainers' methodology is supported by the fact that trainers who actually work interestingly and successfully with animals can accomplish so much more than most academic researchers in training their charges. The author believes that the training relationship is a complex and fragile moral understanding between animal and human. Enthusiastically recommended. Robert Paustian, Wilkes Coll. Lib., Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602390027
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
655,024
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 5.50(d)

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