Synopses & Reviews
Scientists, artists, activists, philosophers, lawyers, and spiritual leaders share their intensely personal experiences and ponder on the meaning and import of human/animal relationships. From prairie dogs, donkeys and squid to Best Friends Sanctuary's dogs and cats, the contributors tell of a wide variety of insightful encounters with animals. Jane Goodall recalls how her lifelong commitment to animals began with a fateful childhood meeting with a dragonfly. Homeless veterans find healing with the parrots of Serenity Park. Musician Jim Nollan plays the waterphone for an audience of orcas. Our understanding of animals has increased greatly in just the last few years. Kinship with Animals Updated Edition contains new research findings and new contributors. Wesley the Owl saves a woman's life. A rescued whale shows his gratitude. Lawyer Jody Weiner muses on Koko the Gorilla's sexual harassment lawsuit. Dave Soldier designs instruments for the Thai Elephant Orchestra.
Scientists, artists, activists, philosophers, lawyers, and spiritual leaders share their intensely personal experiences and ponder the meaning and import of human/animal relationships. Our understanding of animals has increased greatly in just the last few years. This updated edition of Kinship with Animals contains new research findings and new contributors.
About the Author
Kate Solisti-Mattelon is a professional animal communicator, the author of Conversations with Cat, Conversations with Dog, and Conversations with Horse, and a coauthor of The Holistic Animal Handbook. Michael Tobias is an author, ecologist, animal rights advocate, and filmmaker. He is a frequent contributor to Forbes magazine and his books include The Adventures of Mr. Marigold, Sanctuary, Voice of the Planet, and World War III: Population and the Biosphere at the End of the Millennium. William Shatner is an actor and the cofounder of the All Glory Project, an organization that seeks to promote, foster, and support programs and institutions and that utilize animal-assisted and adjunct therapies in aiding military veterans and their families.