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By Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson

ISBN-10: 0151014892

ISBN-13: 9780151014897

How will we provide animals the easiest life--for them? What does an animal have to be happy?

In her groundbreaking, best-selling e-book Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin drew on her personal adventure with autsim in addition to her distinct occupation as an animal scientist to convey impressive insights into how animals imagine, act, and believe. Now she builds on these insights to teach us the right way to provide our animals the simplest and happiest life--on their phrases, now not ours.

Knowing what explanations animals actual soreness is generally effortless, yet pinpointing emotional misery is far tougher. Drawing at the most modern study and her personal paintings, Grandin identifies the middle emotional wishes of animals after which explains the right way to satisfy the categorical wishes of canines and cats, horses, cattle, zoo animals, or even flora and fauna. even if it's easy methods to make the healthiest atmosphere for the puppy you need to depart by myself many of the day, the way to preserve pigs from being bored, or how one can recognize if the lion pacing within the zoo is depressing or simply exercise. Grandin teaches us to problem our assumptions approximately animal contentment and honor our bond with our fellow creatures.

Animals Make Us Human is the fruits of virtually thirty years of study, experimentation, and adventure. this is often crucial studying for someone whoe's ever owned, cared for, or just cared approximately an animal.

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Human-animal relationships. 2. Animals—Social aspects. 3. Animals and civilization. 4. Animal welfare. I. Marvin, Garry. II. McHugh, Susan. R68 2014 590—dc23 2013034762 ISBN: 978–0–415–52140–6 (hbk) ISBN: 978–0–203–10199–5 (ebk) Typeset in Bembo by RefineCatch Limited, Bungay, Suffolk For our fathers Ed McHugh (1934–2011) and Leonard John Marvin (1926–2012) who left us with another turn of the kaleidoscope Contents List of illustrations Notes on contributors In it together: an introduction to human-animal studies Garry Marvin and Susan McHugh 1 Mammoths in the landscape Nigel Rothfels 2 Domesticating practices: the case of Arabian babblers Vinciane Despret 3 Escaping the maze: wildness and tameness in studying animal behaviour Lynda Birke 4 Wherever I lay my cat?

3 Before experiencing a wild bat. Author’s collection. 4 After experiencing a wild bat. Author’s collection.. 1 Angela Singer, Pelt, 2009, vintage taxidermy rabbit and mixed media. Courtesy of the artist. 2 Angela Singer, Spartle, 2009, vintage taxidermy hawk and mixed media. Courtesy of the artist. 3 Steve Baker, Roadside XXI, 2012, photograph. Courtesy of the artist. 4 Carl Akeley, photograph of a Somali wild ass, 1896. © The Field Museum, #CSZ6011. 5 Kathy High, video still from Lily Does Derrida, 2010–12.

At the risk of making unfair comparisons, we add that human-animal studies seems to offer the only way of accounting for what makes animal hoarders, circus trainers, slaughterhouse workers, and laboratory researchers so distinct, not to mention so distinctly problematic for those who have not made such extreme commitments to living with members of other species. For us, the openness to engaging different perspectives that inform alternative ways of knowing enables human-animal studies researchers to model meta-disciplinary perspectives.

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