This book taught me the truth about the animal world and it is a whole new world for me.
I recommend this book if you are looking for that information and if not just skip the last 3-4 chapters because they will be useless.
For most of the twentieth century, scientists avoided questions about how animals might feel and what they might think.
Full of interesting recent animal behavior study results. Also calls for changes in our ways of thinking about and treating animals, since so many of them are clearly sentient... Read morePublished 2 months ago by K. Gianopulos
This was a purchase for my daughter who is in college. Purchasing books this way saved a lot of money.Published 6 months ago by Michelle Callender
Animal lovers will appreciate this book. Others who believe we, humans, are the greatest, will have to think again. Read morePublished 11 months ago by CXC
I was very affected by this book. It is a solid case for animal rights on many aspects. and the question " Do they live a life worth living" as asked and answered in this... Read morePublished 11 months ago by loulou von spiel
This is the second book I've read by Balcombe, an animal behaviourist of the right sort. By which I mean that he views animals with respect and empathy, in the same way, I surmise,... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Lady Fancifull
Supported by years of research, this is more than just a "warm fuzzy" read. My sense of interdependence and appreciation for all creatures grew in indescribable measure.Published 19 months ago by Kodiak
What an amazing book. I recommend it highly to everyone. This book, written by a scientist, is a major step up, in the evolutionary chain, for us humans. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Marnette Bowen
It's a good book but the author bitches and moans too much about being a vegan and pushing his views on animal cruelty.. Read morePublished 23 months ago by samuel colin spiller
Jonathan Balcombe has done what most of us dare not. He has paid strict attention to animals. Second Nature is a thoughtful and beautiful account of what he's seen and learned... Read morePublished on April 20, 2011 by Meg Olmert