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Great books August 04, 2004 12:45 AM

"Dogs Never Lie About Love" by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and "The Parrot's Lament" "The Octopus & the Oranguran" by Eugene Linden  [ send green star]
life of pi August 04, 2004 5:22 AM

for exquisite writing on the characteristics, motives, even fears and feelings of animals. some of the narrator's observations are even a little disturbing, i.e. that and animal properly zoo-ed is a very happy animal. hmmmmmmm. still, read it all the way through for a moving story of the melding of animal spirit with human, or, perhaps its the other way around...  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
The Ten Trusts by Jane Goodall and Marc Bekoff August 16, 2004 11:37 AM

The Parot Lament was soooooooo good!!! :) No one else I talk to has even heard of those books! Any book by Jane Goodall is fabulous. Also, any book by Marc Bekoff. I really highly recommend a book written by Marc and Jane called "The Ten Trusts". It's AMAZING. It's like the ten commandments for treating animals with respect. I loan it out to all my friends. It's a really good, easy read.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 August 17, 2004 10:40 AM

I can't believe I forgot to add Ishmael and My Ishmael and The Story of B all by Daniel Quinn. They are fabulous.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
I loved August 19, 2004 8:00 PM

The Ten Trusts, Jane Goodall is a saint. Possibly one of my favorite nonfiction authors though is Desmond Morris.  [ send green star]
More Book Suggestions September 04, 2004 3:52 PM

I'm reading The Human Nature Of Birds by Theodore Xenophon Barber, Ph.D. It's organized very well for those looking for a "scientific" argument for anthropomorphism but is also an enjoyable read with fun anecdotes. Barber is a researcher who believed the "organic automaton" argument for many years but working with animals opened his eyes. Enslaved by Ducks by Bob Tarte is a more personal view of how living in a multispecies household leaves little doubt to the complex social nature of non-human animals.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
I second September 11, 2004 9:01 AM

The Parrot's Lament...unbeleivable. I was lucky enough to meet the author while I was working at the No Harm Store (exactly what it sounds like...we'd sell anything that was cruelty-free) He was a wonderful man with brilliant insight...and fabulous stories! Another one to check out...unfortunately I don't recall the author..."When Elephants Weep" It's about the emotional lives of animals...heavy, sometimes tear jerking stuff...but worth it.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
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