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The Resource Adam's task : calling animals by name, Vicki Hearne ; foreword by Karen Joy Fowler ; introduction by Donald McCaig

Adam's task : calling animals by name, Vicki Hearne ; foreword by Karen Joy Fowler ; introduction by Donald McCaig

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Adam's task : calling animals by name
Title
Adam's task
Title remainder
calling animals by name
Statement of responsibility
Vicki Hearne ; foreword by Karen Joy Fowler ; introduction by Donald McCaig
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Adam's Task, Vicki Hearne{u2019}s innovative masterpiece on animal training, brings our perennial discussion of the human-animal bond to a whole new metaphysical level. Based on studies of literary criticism, philosophy, and extensive hands-on experience in training, Hearne asserts, in boldly anthropomorphic terms, that animals (at least those that interact more with humans) are far more intelligent than we assume. In fact, they are capable of developing an understanding of "the good," a moral code that influences their motives and actions. Drawing on an eclectic range of influences{u2014}Nietzsche, T. S. Eliot, Disney animal trainer William Koehler, and Genesis from the Bible, among others{u2014}Hearne writes in contemplative, exploratory, and brilliant prose as she interweaves personal anecdotes with philosophy. Hearne develops an entirely new system of animal training that contradicts modern animal behavioral research and that, as her examples show, is astonishingly effective. Widely praised, highly influential, and now with a new foreword by New York Times bestselling author Karen Joy Fowler, Adam{u2019}s Task will make every trainer, animal psychologist, and animal-lover stop, think, and question"--Amazon.com
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OClCo
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Adam's task : calling animals by name, Vicki Hearne ; foreword by Karen Joy Fowler ; introduction by Donald McCaig
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Karen Joy Fowler -- Introduction / by Donald McCaig -- Preface to the 1994 edition -- By way of explanation -- A walk with Washoe : how far can we go? ̈-- How to say "Fetch!" -- Tracking dogs, sensitive horses and the traces of speech -- Crazy horses -- Horses in partnership with time -- Calling animals by name -- The sound of kindness -- Lo the American (pit) bull terrier -- What it is about cats -- Rights, autism and the rougher magics -- Afterword
Control code
sky2ocm84002635
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xx, 274 pages
Isbn
9781510704299
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Adam's task : calling animals by name, Vicki Hearne ; foreword by Karen Joy Fowler ; introduction by Donald McCaig
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Karen Joy Fowler -- Introduction / by Donald McCaig -- Preface to the 1994 edition -- By way of explanation -- A walk with Washoe : how far can we go? ̈-- How to say "Fetch!" -- Tracking dogs, sensitive horses and the traces of speech -- Crazy horses -- Horses in partnership with time -- Calling animals by name -- The sound of kindness -- Lo the American (pit) bull terrier -- What it is about cats -- Rights, autism and the rougher magics -- Afterword
Control code
sky2ocm84002635
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xx, 274 pages
Isbn
9781510704299
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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