Beyond Tooth And Claw: The Nature Of Carnivore Minds

Hardcover | March 28, 2017

byG. A. Bradshaw

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Animals we consider predators are dangerous and unpredictable, devoid of emotion, and capable only of acting on instinct. Or are they? In this pioneering book the founder of trans-species psychology refutes many misperceptions about the carnivores of the animal kingdom. Her studies reveal the great white shark’s capacity for tender maternal feelings, the rattlesnake’s ability to make friends, the orca’s moral code, and much more.
 
G. A. Bradshaw, renowned for leading research on trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in elephants and other species, examines the minds and emotional lives of carnivores through the lenses of natural history, neuroscience, psychology, and animal behavior. She finds that animals who are often characterized as “cold-blooded killers” share the rainbow of emotions that humans experience, including psychological trauma due to violence. Bradshaw decries the irrational thinking behind wildlife policies that equate killing carnivores with “conservation,” and she proposes a new, ethical approach to coexistence with the planet’s fiercest animals.

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Animals we consider predators are dangerous and unpredictable, devoid of emotion, and capable only of acting on instinct. Or are they? In this pioneering book the founder of trans-species psychology refutes many misperceptions about the carnivores of the animal kingdom. Her studies reveal the great white shark’s capacity for tender mat...

G. A. Bradshaw is founder and director of The Kerulos Center and the Tortoise and the Hare Sanctuary. Her groundbreaking discovery of post-traumatic stress disorder in free-living elephants launched the field of trans-species psychology. She lives in Jacksonville, OR.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:March 28, 2017Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:030021815X

ISBN - 13:9780300218152

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