The Pig Who Sang to the Moon

The Emotional World of Farm Animals

Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307417299

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson’s groundbreaking bestseller, When Elephants Weep, was the first book since Darwin’s time to explore emotions in the animal kingdom, particularly from animals in the wild. Now, he focuses exclusively on the contained world of the farm animal, revealing startling, irrefutable evidence that barnyard creatures have feelings too, even consciousness. Weaving history, literature, anecdotes, scientific studies, and Masson’s own vivid experiences observing pigs, cows, sheep, goats, and chickens over the course of five years, this important book at last gives voice, meaning, and dignity to these gentle beasts that are bred to be milked, shorn, butchered, and eaten. Can we ever know what makes an animal happy? Many animal behaviorists say no. But Jeffrey Masson has a different view: An animal is happy if it can live according to its own nature. Farm animals suffer greatly in this regard. Chickens, for instance, like to perch in trees at night, to avoid predators and to nestle with friends. The obvious conclusion: They cannot be happy when confined twenty to a cage. From field and barn, to pen and coop, Masson bears witness to the emotions and intelligence of these remarkable farm animals, each unique with distinct qualities. Curious, intelligent, self-reliant–many will find it hard to believe that these attributes describe a pig. In fact, there is much that humans share with pigs. They dream, know their names, and can see colors. Mother cows mourn the loss of their calves when their babies are taken away to slaughter. Given a choice between food that is nutritious or lacking in minerals, sheep will select the former, balancing their diet and correcting the deficiency. Goats display quite a sense of humor, dignity, and fearlessness (Indian goats have been known to kill leopards). Chickens are naturally sociable–they will gather around a human companion and stand there serenely preening themselves or sit quietly on the ground beside someone they trust. For far too long farm animals have been denigrated and treated merely as creatures of instinct rather than as sentient beings. Shattering the abhorrent myth of the “dumb animal without feelings,” Jeffrey Masson has written a revolutionary book that is sure to stir human emotions far and wide. From the Hardcover edition.
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Katzen lieben anders

Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453600010

Category:

Page: 271

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Die verborgene Seele der Kühe

Das geheime Leben von Rindern, Hühnern, Schweinen und anderen Hoftieren

Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641221285

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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Ein Buch, das den Blick auf unsere Nutztiere grundlegend verändert In den Ställen und auf den Weiden findet man die erstaunlichsten Dinge: Kühe, die in Schwermut verfallen, wenn man ihnen die Kälbchen wegnimmt, selbstbewusste Schweine, die Musik lieben, mutige Ziegen und lachende Hühner mit einem unverbesserlichem Sinn für Humor. Der renommierte Tierverhaltensforscher und Bestsellerautor Jeffrey Masson präsentiert bewegende Geschichten rund um das komplexe Seelenleben unserer Hof- und Nutztiere, die so viel feinfühliger, klüger und empfindsamer sind, als wir gemeinhin glauben. Ein bewegender Einblick in eine verborgene Welt und zugleich ein leidenschaftlicher Appell für mehr Respekt vor den Hoftieren.
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Esther, das Wunderschwein

Author: Steve Jenkins,Derek Walter,Caprice Crane

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641201357

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Als eine Bekannte den Tierfreund Steve Jenkins fragte, ob er nicht ein Minischwein adoptieren wolle, wusste Steve, dass sein Lebensgefährte Derek nicht gerade begeistert sein würde. Dennoch willigte er ein, sich des süßen kleinen Ferkels anzunehmen. Eine Entscheidung, die Dereks und sein Leben für immer verändern sollte. Denn rein gar nichts an Esther war »Mini« – in drei Jahren wurde sie zu einem ausgewachsenen Hausschwein von 335 Kilo. Doch trotz aller Schwierigkeiten und einer Menge buchstäblicher »Schweinereien« liebten die beiden Esther: nur wie sollte es in ihrer Stadtwohnung mitten in Toronto mit der tierischen WG weitergehen? Wieder fassten sie einen weitreichenden Entschluss: per Crowdfunding finanzierten sie ein Gnadenhof-Projekt für ehemalige Nutztiere. Heute leben sie mit Esther und vielen anderen tierischen Freunden auf dem Land in Ontario im Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary.
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Das geheime Leben der Hunde

Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644405638

Category: Pets

Page: 192

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Was machen Hunde, wenn sie sich unbeobachtet fühlen? Wie denken sie, was fühlen sie, wie orientieren sie sich sich «in freier Wildbahn», welches Sozialverhalten legen sie an den Tag? Die Biologin und Verhaltensforscherin Elizabeth Marshall Thomas erzählt, was sie im eigenen Rudel von elf Tieren erlebt hat. Ob es um die Huskys Misha und Maria geht, den asthmatischen Mops Bingo oder den australischen Schäferhund Rider: Sie folgte den Wegen und dem Verhalten ihrer Tiere über Jahre hinweg und beschreibt, was sie dabei lernte, liebevoll, aber durchaus unsentimental. Antropomorhismus ist für sie kein Vorwurf. Früher als viele andere hat die Autorin teilnehmend beobachtet und beschrieben, nach welchen Regeln Hunde sich und ihr Leben organisieren, wenn Menschen nicht eingreifen.
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Das glückliche Schwein

Das außergewöhnliche Leben des Christopher Hogwood

Author: Sy Montgomery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423253482

Category:

Page: 416

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When Elephants Weep

The Emotional Lives of Animals

Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0307574202

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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This national bestseller exploring the complex emotional lives of animals was hailed as "a masterpiece" by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and as "marvelous" by Jane Goodall. The popularity of When Elephants Weep has swept the nation, as author Jeffrey Masson appeared on Dateline NBC, Good Morning America, and was profiled in People for his ground-breaking and fascinating study. Not since Darwin's The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals has a book so thoroughly and effectively explored the full range of emotions that exist throughout the animal kingdom. From dancing squirrels to bashful gorillas to spiteful killer whales, Masson and coauthor Susan McCarthy bring forth fascinating anecdotes and illuminating insights that offer powerful proof of the existence of animal emotion. Chapters on love, joy, anger, fear, shame, compassion, and loneliness are framed by a provocative re-evaluation of how we treat animals, from hunting and eating them to scientific experimentation. Forming a complete and compelling picture of the inner lives of animals, When Elephants Weep assures that we will never look at animals in the same way again. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Face on Your Plate: The Truth About Food

Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393073505

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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“It’s a challenge to create transformative moments with books, but [Masson] does it.”—Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times In this revelatory work, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson shows how food affects our moral selves, our health, and our planet. Masson investigates how denial keeps us from recognizing the animal at the end of our fork and urges readers to consciously make decisions about food.
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Löcher

die Geheimnisse von Green Lake ; Roman

Author: Louis Sachar

Publisher: Beltz

ISBN: 9783407740984

Category: Friendship

Page: 295

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Stanley Yelnats geht nichts ahnend unter einer Brücke durch, als ihm die riesigen, übel riechenden Turnschuhe eines berühmten Baseballspielers auf den Kopf fallen. Und weil sein Vater an einem bahnbrechenden Recycling-Verfahren mit gebrauchten Turnschuhen arbeitet, hält Stanley die müffelnden Treter für ein Zeichen und nimmt sie mit. Pech, dass die Polizei schon nach dem Dieb sucht. Der Jugendrichter lässt Stanley die Wahl: Jugendgefängnis oder 18 Monate Camp Green Lake. Er entscheidet sich für das Camp. Die Hitze dort ist unerträglich, der Alltag hart, doch so schnell gibt Stanley nicht auf.
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Das Schloss in den Wolken

Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Publisher: Königskinder

ISBN: 3646927542

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 496

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Valancy Stirling ist das Gespött ihrer Familie. Weit über zwanzig und noch immer unverheiratet! Nicht mal einen Verehrer hatte sie bisher! Dann passiert etwas, das ihr Leben radikal verändert. Und Valancy fasst sich ein Herz. Sie wird sich nicht mehr an die beengenden Konventionen halten, nicht mehr zu den ermüdenden Familientreffen gehen und sich nicht mehr von Onkel Benjamin triezen lassen. Stattdessen spricht sie die Wahrheit aus. Verlässt das Haus. Sucht sich eine Anstellung. Verliebt sich. Und findet das blaue Schloss, den Zufluchtsort ihrer Tagträume, endlich im richtigen Leben. Eine mitreißende Entwicklungs- und Liebesgeschichte vor der wilden Schönheit des kanadischen Ostens.
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Farm der Tiere

ein Märchen

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783257057140

Category:

Page: 251

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Altruistic Armadillos, Zenlike Zebras

Understanding the World's Most Intriguing Animals

Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1626366330

Category: Nature

Page: 368

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The New York Times–bestselling author of When Elephants Weep offers an A-to-Z compendium of creatures—with color photos included. From the elegant, lithe, and friendly cheetah to the diminutive and faithful seahorse, and from the gigantic and surprisingly warlike hippopotamus to the majestic gorilla, animals have long fascinated humans. In this appealing book, the author of Dogs Never Lie About Love and other bestsellers draws from his wealth of knowledge and a lifetime of fascination with the animal kingdom to present little-known information and thorough explanations for behaviors of animals both familiar and lesser-known. Arranged alphabetically, the entries are accompanied by beautiful full-color photographs and filled with fascinating facts, for a reading experience as enjoyable as it educational.
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The Dog Who Couldn't Stop Loving

How Dogs Have Captured Our Hearts for Thousands of Years

Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062014323

Category: Pets

Page: 272

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Dog lovers get ready – Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, international bestselling author of Dogs Never Lie About Love (which the San Francisco Chronicle calls "winning and wise," and "a charming paean to our best friends"), is back with an inspiring, heart-warming, and deeply personal exploration of the unique relationship between humans and dogs. As in When Elephants Weep, The Face on Your Plate, an The Pig Who Sang to the Moon, Masson blends cultural mythology, scientific research, and stories of his own experiences to tackle deep questions about the emotional lives of humans and animals. His compelling, elegant, and often humorous narrative about the love people feel for dogs (perfect for fans of John Grogan's Marley & Me) gives a new perspective on the extraordinary relationship between our species.
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Illustrating the Machine that Makes the World

From J.G. Heck's 1851 Pictorial Archive of Nature and Science : Poems

Author: Joshua Poteat

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820334146

Category: Poetry

Page: 82

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In this book-length series, poems with titles such as “Illustrating the theory of interference” and “Illustrating the construction of railroads” are paired with nineteenth-century engravings depicting phenomena from geology to astronomy to mechanics. Yet the poems relate to the images in an oblique rather than a direct way. Poteat uses this framework to construct a mysterious and engaging book that inhabits many worlds at once, bridging the real and the imagined, the traditional and the experimental, the surreal and the ordinary. As each diagram and scene gives rise to a poem that intertwines the life of German artist and printer J. G. Heck—imagined, as little is recorded—with Poteat’s own, the book reveals a preoccupation with landscape that encompasses both the precision of Heck’s carefully labeled sine waves and brass devices as well as the eeriness of his depictions of skeletal hands or dogs tearing apart a wounded boar. Poteat’s intense interest in the natural world is set against a sense of a world behind the world, where each living thing is properly named and the Spirit glows purposefully above the forest, ready to heal if asked in the correct manner. From “Illustrating how to catch and manufacture ghosts”: Tonight there is no wind. Even the heat / is on its knees, and the moths laying eggs / on the side door are not being honest / with themselves. Though their enterprise / is beauty, the eggs will not last through / the rains, and so it goes. / A slug, fresh as cinnamon, steps through / the snuffed coals of my stove.
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Slipping into Paradise

Why I Live in New Zealand

Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307491048

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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In the tradition of Under the Tuscan Sun and A Year in Provence, here is Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson’s ode to his personal paradise–his adopted home, New Zealand. After living in California, why did Masson settle– out of all the places on earth–in such a faraway land? It turns out that while visiting a beautiful sandy beach just fifteen minutes from bustling Auckland, Masson and his family were utterly seduced by the exotic locale. There was little deliberation. This place, surrounded by lush forest on a bay dotted with volcanic islands, would be their new home. Masson takes readers on a remarkable journey to another world, as he and his family “slip into” the paradise that is New Zealand. For anyone who has ever dreamed of finding utopia, Masson reveals a country where neighbors talk to one another and provide a sense of real community–rarely, outside of the big cities, locking their doors–and where politics are as mellow as the weather. New Zealand is also a land of spectacular scenery, made even more famous for being the shooting location for the Lord of the Rings films. The flora is plentiful. Mangroves, banana plants, papaya trees, and more than ten thousand species of ferns grow wild and freely. The fauna is benign. There are no snakes, tarantulas, or scorpions. Children can walk to school barefoot without a care– there is nothing to sting them, bite them, or give them a rash. In the blue waters near the lush coastline, dolphins and orcas abound. While describing his love affair with the country and his affinity for its citizens, Masson reflects on the meaning of home, the importance of acting on intuition, and what happens when we lose our connection to the place we live in. Responding to an impulse, Masson reveals, he realized a dream. Featuring a its glossary of phrases used by New Zealanders and important Maori words, as well as the author’s recommended travel itinerary, Slipping into Paradise is ideal for anyone planning a visit to this exquisite land. Full of photographs, delightful anecdotes, and little-known facts (jogging, for example, was invented in New Zealand), Slipping into Paradise is also a book for those who fantasize about dramatically changing their lives–and who imagine something better for themselves. Jeffrey Masson’s message: New Zealand awaits. From the Hardcover edition.
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