Coverart for item
The Resource Becoming wild : how animal cultures raise families, create beauty, and achieve peace, Carl Safina

Becoming wild : how animal cultures raise families, create beauty, and achieve peace, Carl Safina

Label
Becoming wild : how animal cultures raise families, create beauty, and achieve peace
Title
Becoming wild
Title remainder
how animal cultures raise families, create beauty, and achieve peace
Statement of responsibility
Carl Safina
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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?"--
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2020
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10878231
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Safina, Carl
Dewey number
591.7/82
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QL775
LC item number
.S24 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animal communities
  • Animal societies
  • Animal communities
  • Animal societies
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how animal cultures raise families, create beauty, and achieve peace
Label
Becoming wild : how animal cultures raise families, create beauty, and achieve peace, Carl Safina
Instantiates
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
Prologue -- Realm one: Raising families. Sperm whales -- Realm two: Creating beauty. Scarlet macaws -- Realm three: Achieving peace. Chimpanzees -- Epilogue
Control code
on1122715370
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 368 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250173331
Lccn
2019040495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1122715370
Label
Becoming wild : how animal cultures raise families, create beauty, and achieve peace, Carl Safina
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
Prologue -- Realm one: Raising families. Sperm whales -- Realm two: Creating beauty. Scarlet macaws -- Realm three: Achieving peace. Chimpanzees -- Epilogue
Control code
on1122715370
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 368 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250173331
Lccn
2019040495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1122715370

Library Locations

    • McMinnville Public LibraryBorrow it
      225 NW Adams Street, McMinnville, OR, 97128, US
      45.210071 -123.199661
    • Newberg Public LibraryBorrow it
      503 East Hancock Street, Newberg, OR, 97132, US
      45.301909 -122.974741
    • Silver Falls Library DistrictBorrow it
      410 S. Water Street, Silverton, OR, 97381, US
      45.003378 -122.781322
    • Salem Public LibraryBorrow it
      585 Liberty Street SE, Salem, OR, 97301, US
      44.934972 -123.041775
    • West Salem Branch LibraryBorrow it
      395 Glen Creek Rd. NW, Salem, OR, 97304, US
      44.950761 -123.048683
    • Woodburn Public LibraryBorrow it
      280 Garfield Street, Woodburn, OR, 97071, US
      45.143305 -122.858355
Processing Feedback ...