• The Animals Among Us

  • How Pets Make Us Human
  • By: John Bradshaw
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 10-31-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • 4.0 (1 rating)

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Publisher's Summary

The best-selling author of Dog Sense and Cat Sense explains why living with animals has always been a fundamental aspect of being human
Pets have never been more popular. Over half of American households share their home with either a cat or a dog, and many contain both. This is a huge change from only a century ago, when the majority of domestic cats and dogs were working animals, keeping rodents at bay, guarding property, herding sheep. Nowadays, most are valued solely for the companionship they provide. As mankind becomes progressively more urban and detached from nature, we seem to be clinging to the animals that served us well in the past.
In The Animals Among Us, anthrozoologist John Bradshaw argues that pet-keeping 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.
©2017 John Bradshaw (P)2017 Hachette Audio
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Critic Reviews

"A marvelous achievement, both scientifically accurate and delightfully accessible. If you like animals, have pets, or are simply curious how and why people and other species interact, you'll learn a lot from this book, and will have a great deal of fun doing so!" (David P. Barash, professor of psychology emeritus, University of Washington)
"Bradshaw's...gentle warmth and intelligence make the book enjoyable. A sound introduction to a relatively new area of study, both for those who share their households with animals and those who never would." (Kirkus)
"What good are pets? John Bradshaw's affectionate investigation puts your favorite ideas to the test of science. We might not get the health benefits that were once thought important, but there are plenty of other reasons to love Fido. The Animals Among Us is a fond testament to our companion animals and our extraordinary relationships with them." (Richard Wrangham, author of Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human)
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