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Description - The Animals Among Us by John Bradshaw

Drawing on a lifetime's work, John Bradshaw shows how our love of animals goes to the heart of what it means to be human

The bestselling author of Dog Sense and Cat Sense explains why living with animals has always been a fundamental aspect of being human

In this highly original and hugely enjoyable work, John Bradshaw examines modern humans' often contradictory relationship with the animal world. Why, despite the apparent irrationality of keeping pets, do half of today's American households, and almost that figure in the UK, have at least one pet (triple the rate of the 1970s)? Then again, why do we care for some animals in our homes, and designate others only as a source of food?

Through these and many other questions, one of the world's foremost anthrozoology experts shows that our relationship with animals is nothing less than an intrinsic part of human nature. An affinity for animals drove our evolution and now, without animals around us, we risk losing an essential part of ourselves.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141980164
ISBN-10: 0141980168
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Bradshaw

John Bradshaw is Director of the Anthrozoology Institute at the University of Bristol, and author of the New York Times bestsellers Cat Sense and In Defence of Dogs, and co-author of The Trainable Cat. He lives in Southampton, England.

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