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A great nonfiction work that often brought me to tears as reading it opened up new avenues of understanding the plight of animals in our world.Published on December 23, 2012 by M. Baer
BEST book I have ever read. Amazing structure, writing, concepts, depth of humanity. I am no writer, however, I grew up in the woods & the author captured above & beyond what I... Read morePublished on February 23, 2012 by Julie Locke
Before I even got to the title page of this book I found myself reading an excerpt from a poem by Pablo Neruda:
"It so happens I'm tired of being a man... Read more
What I liked:
Mr. Siebert created a complex structure to tell his story, sort of like the Russian nested figurines. Throughout, we are with Mr. Read more
I could not put this book down and cried at times while reading this book. The story is so compelling and I have for years believed that our use of primates for medical research,... Read morePublished on April 18, 2010 by sandi beach
I don't know if Charles Siebert's long meditation on animal intelligence amounts to "a new understanding of animals" but it certainly casts light on our shameful exploitation of... Read morePublished on January 14, 2010 by Robert Carlberg
Ignore the #of stars I entered. My browser's screwed up, and I can't see what I'm checking.
I catalog books for a library. Read more
What a writer. I've read a lot of books about exotic animals throughout The Medici Giraffe and this is the most thoughtful, well-written and interesting. Read morePublished on November 8, 2009 by Ryan C. Holiday