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The Resource Being a beast : adventures across the species divide, Charles Foster

Being a beast : adventures across the species divide, Charles Foster

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Being a beast : adventures across the species divide
Title
Being a beast
Title remainder
adventures across the species divide
Statement of responsibility
Charles Foster
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Jacket
Summary
A passionate naturalist, Oxford-trained veterinarian and ethics barrister draws on his remarkable experiments with living in nature to describe the neuroscience and psychology of animals from a firsthand perspective, sharing evocative descriptions of his feral survival challenges and how they enabled him to connect with nature on an primal level
Tone
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10516172
Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
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Foster, Charles
Dewey number
612.8
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Senses and sensation
  • Perception in animals
  • Animal psychology
  • Animal psychology
  • Perception in animals
  • Senses and sensation
  • NATURE / Animals / Wildlife
  • NATURE / Ecology
Target audience
adult
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adventures across the species divide
Label
Being a beast : adventures across the species divide, Charles Foster
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Becoming a beast -- Earth 1 : badger -- Water : otter -- Fire : fox -- Earth 2 : red deer -- Air : swift -- Epilogue
Control code
1593761
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781627796330
Lccn
2016002869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781627796330
  • (OCoLC)948570145
Label
Being a beast : adventures across the species divide, Charles Foster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Becoming a beast -- Earth 1 : badger -- Water : otter -- Fire : fox -- Earth 2 : red deer -- Air : swift -- Epilogue
Control code
1593761
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781627796330
Lccn
2016002869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781627796330
  • (OCoLC)948570145

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