Animals Make Us Human by Temple Grandin audiobook

Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals

By Temple Grandin  and Catherine Johnson
Read by Andrea Gallo

HMH Audio 9780151014897
11.62 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780358324492

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    ISBN: 9781094063577

The best-selling animal advocate Temple Grandin offers the most exciting exploration of how animals feel since The Hidden Life of Dogs. In her groundbreaking and best-selling book Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin drew on her own experience with autism as well as her distinguished career as an animal scientist to deliver extraordinary insights into how animals think, act, and feel. Now she builds on those insights to show us how to give our animals the best and happiest life—on their terms, not ours. It’s usually easy to pinpoint the cause of physical pain in animals, but to know what is causing them emotional distress is much harder. Drawing on the latest research and her own work, Grandin identifies the core emotional needs of animals.Then she explains how to fulfill them for dogs and cats, horses, farm animals, and zoo animals. Whether it’s how to make the healthiest environment for the dog you must leave alone most of the day, how to keep pigs from being bored, or how to know if the lion pacing in the zoo is miserable or just exercising, Grandin teaches us to challenge our assumptions about animal contentment and honor our bond with our fellow creatures. Animals Make Us Human is the culmination of almost thirty years of research, experimentation, and experience. This is essential reading for anyone who’s ever owned, cared for, or simply cared about an animal.

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Summary

Summary

The best-selling animal advocate Temple Grandin offers the most exciting exploration of how animals feel since The Hidden Life of Dogs.

In her groundbreaking and best-selling book Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin drew on her own experience with autism as well as her distinguished career as an animal scientist to deliver extraordinary insights into how animals think, act, and feel. Now she builds on those insights to show us how to give our animals the best and happiest life—on their terms, not ours.

It’s usually easy to pinpoint the cause of physical pain in animals, but to know what is causing them emotional distress is much harder. Drawing on the latest research and her own work, Grandin identifies the core emotional needs of animals.Then she explains how to fulfill them for dogs and cats, horses, farm animals, and zoo animals. Whether it’s how to make the healthiest environment for the dog you must leave alone most of the day, how to keep pigs from being bored, or how to know if the lion pacing in the zoo is miserable or just exercising, Grandin teaches us to challenge our assumptions about animal contentment and honor our bond with our fellow creatures.

Animals Make Us Human is the culmination of almost thirty years of research, experimentation, and experience.

This is essential reading for anyone who’s ever owned, cared for, or simply cared about an animal.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Part owner’s manual and part business proposal, Animals Make Us Human argues that we can treat animals better if we consider the emotions that motivate them…For pet owners, her perspecitve is invaluable…Grade: A-" Entertainment Weekly
“Provocative…We’re lucky to have Temple Grandin.” New York Times

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Author Bio: Temple Grandin

Author Bio: Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin is one of the world’s most accomplished and well-known adults with autism. She has a PhD in animal science from the University of Illinois and is a professor at Colorado State University. She is the author of several books, including the national bestsellers Thinking in Pictures and Animals in Translation. She is a frequent lecturer at autism meetings throughout the country. Her work has been covered in the New York Times, People, National Public Radio, and 20/20. She has also been named one of Time Magazine‘s 100 most influential people of the year. The HBO movie based on her life, starring Claire Danes, received seven Emmy Awards.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Animals
Runtime: 11.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English