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Barcode31662001636471
LocationWinamac
TitleBecoming wild : how animal cultures raise families, create beauty, and achieve peace / Carl Safina. First edition. Ed
AuthorSafina, Carl, 1955- author.
Call No591.782 SAF
CollectionAdult 500-599
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International Standard Book Number 9781250173331
International Standard Book Number 1250173337
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 591.7/82 23
Personal Name Safina, Carl, 1955- author.
Title Statement Becoming wild : how animal cultures raise families, create beauty, and achieve peace / Carl Safina.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2020.
Physical Description xiv, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, Etc. "Some people insist that culture is strictly a human feat. What are they afraid of? This book looks into three cultures of other-than-human beings in some of Earth's remaining wild places. It shows how if you're a sperm whale, a scarlet macaw, or a chimpanzee, you too experience your life with the understanding that you are an individual in a particular community. You too are who you are not by genes alone; your culture is a second form of inheritance. You receive it from thousands of individuals, from pools of knowledge passing through generations like an eternal torch. You too may raise young, know beauty, or struggle to negotiate a peace. And your culture, too, changes and evolves. The light of knowledge needs adjusting as situations change, so a capacity for learning, especially social learning, allows behaviors to adjust, to change much faster than genes alone could adapt. Becoming Wild offers a glimpse into cultures among non-human animals through looks at the lives of individuals in different present-day animal societies. By showing how others teach and learn, Safina offers a fresh understanding of what is constantly going on beyond humanity. With reporting from deep in nature, alongside individual creatures in their free-living communities, this book offers a very privileged glimpse behind the curtain of Life on Earth, and helps inform the answer to that most urgent of questions: Who are we here with?"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term NATURE / Animals / General. bisacsh.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General. bisacsh.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Animal communities.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Animal communities. fast.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Animal societies.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Animal societies. fast.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term NATURE / Animal Rights. bisacsh.
Additional Physical Form Entry Online version: Safina, Carl, Becoming wild First edition. New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2020. 9781250173348 (DLC) 2019040496.
Location 591.782 SAF 31662001636471

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