Being a beast : adventures across the species divide / Charles Foster.
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- ISBN: 9781627796330
- ISBN: 1627796339
- Physical Description: 235 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-226) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Prologue -- Becoming a beast -- Earth 1 : badger -- Water : otter -- Fire : fox -- Earth 2 : red deer -- Air : swift -- Epilogue.
|Summary, etc.:|| "How can we ever be sure that we really know the other? To test the limits of our ability to inhabit lives that are not our own, Charles Foster set out to know the ultimate other: the nonhumans, the beasts. And to do that, he tried to be like them, choosing a badger, an otter, a fox, a deer, and a swift. He lived alongside badgers for weeks, sleeping in a burrow on a Welsh hillside and eating earthworms, learning to sense the landscape through his nose rather than his eyes. He tried to catch fish in his teeth while swimming like an otter, rooted through London garbage cans as an urban fox, and as a red deer he was hunted by bloodhounds and nearly died in the snow. Finally, he followed the swifts on their migration route over the Strait of Gibraltar, discovering himself to be strangely connected to the birds. A lyrical, intimate, and completely radical look at the life of animals--human and other--Being a Beast mingles neuroscience and psychology, nature writing and memoir, to cross the boundaries separating the species. It is an extraordinary journey full of thrills and surprises, humor and joy. And, ultimately, it is an inquiry into the human experience in our world, carried out by exploring the full range of the life around us."--Dust jacket.
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|Subject:||Senses and sensation.
Perception in animals.
Foster, Charles, 1962-