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From the Publisher“Being With Animals is a remarkable work, and the deconstruction of “man the hunter” is worth the price of the book alone! ....The author has amassed and digested an enormous range of literature, and has a special take on just about everything involving animals and spirituality. It was fascinating reading.”
—Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Author of When Elephants Weep and The Face on Your Plate
“A fascinating history of the relationship between humans and animals. Explores the importance of animals both in the religion and the daily lives of people around the world.”
—Temple Grandin, Author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make us Human
"Full of profound insights, King's book sparked my curiosity and left me pondering its philosophical questions and remarkable stories long after I finished it. I loved this book and will be recommending it to everyone."
--Stacey O'Brien, Author of Wesley the Owl
A well researched, thought provoking book which underscores the vital importance -- to human well-being -- of expanding our positive connections to the natural world.
-- Richard Louv, author of "Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder"
"In BEING WITH ANIMALS, Barbara King masterfully guides us through the complicated love affair humankind has had with animals since our species began. A fascinating read." —Diane Hammond, Author of Hannah's Dream
"Being With Animals discusses the significance of human-animal bonds that cross spans of time, cultures, gender, and ages and is a must read as we head into the century of the animal. Read it carefully, share it widely, and celebrate that fact that we ourselves are animals." --Marc Bekoff, University of Colorado, Author of The Emotional Lives of Animals and Wild Justice
“Ever striving to remain the object and skeptical scientist, King nonetheless finds herself arriving again and again at the inevitable question -- is there a transcendental or spiritual connection between humans and animals that ennobles both? Although she astutely avoids a direct answer to this question, she manages to raise it in a compelling manner that will inevitably leave the reader personally pondering over the answer, which is precisely what all great books should do.” --Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Author of Kanzi: The Ape at the Brink of the Human Mind