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  • Published: 16 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141980164
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99

The Animals Among Us

The New Science of Anthrozoology




Drawing on a lifetime's work, John Bradshaw shows how our love of animals goes to the heart of what it means to be human

The bestselling author of Dog Sense and Cat Sense explains why living with animals has always been a fundamental aspect of being human

In this highly original and hugely enjoyable work, John Bradshaw examines modern humans' often contradictory relationship with the animal world. Why, despite the apparent irrationality of keeping pets, do half of today's American households, and almost that figure in the UK, have at least one pet (triple the rate of the 1970s)? Then again, why do we care for some animals in our homes, and designate others only as a source of food?

Through these and many other questions, one of the world's foremost anthrozoology experts shows that our relationship with animals is nothing less than an intrinsic part of human nature. An affinity for animals drove our evolution and now, without animals around us, we risk losing an essential part of ourselves.

  • Published: 16 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141980164
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

John Bradshaw

John Bradshaw is a biologist who founded and directs the world-renowned Anthrozoology Institute, based at the University of Bristol. He has been studying the behaviour of domestic dogs and their owners for over 25 years, and is the author of many scientific articles, research papers and reviews, which have not only shed new light on the dog's abilities and needs, but have also changed the way that dogs are understood and cared for all over the world.

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