Weaving decades of field observations with exciting new discoveries about the brain, Beyond Words offers an intimate view of animal behavior to challenge the fixed boundary between humans and nonhuman animals, from families of elephants and wolves to killer whales.
This landmark book provides powerful and illuminating insight into the unique personalities of animals through stories of animal joy, jealousy, anger, and love. The similarity between human and non-human consciousness, self-awareness, and empathy asks us to re-evaluate how we interact with animals.
Wise, passionate, and revelatory, Beyond Words examines humanity’s place in nature and our kinship with the natural world.
Carl Safina is the founder of the Safina Center, which works to fuse scientific understanding of nature with a moral call to heal the natural world. He has a PhD in ecology from Rutgers University and holds the chair for Nature and Humanity at Stony Brook University. Carl Safina also presented the 10-part TV series Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina.