Best Animal Behavior & Communication Books
Here you will get Best Animal Behavior & Communication Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
Author: by Sy Montgomery
Published at: Atria Books; Reprint edition (April 5, 2016)
Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction * New York Times Bestseller * Starred Booklist and Library Journal Editors’ Spring Pick * A Huffington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year * One of the Best Books of the Month on Goodreads * Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book of the Year * An American Library Association Notable Book of the Year Sy Montgomery’s The Soul of an Octopus does for the creature what Helen Macdonald’s H Is for Hawk did for raptors.
New Statesman, UK One of the best science books of the year. Science Friday, NPR Another New York Times bestseller from the author of The Good Good Pig, this fascinatingtouchinginformativeentertaining (Daily Beast) book explores the emotional and physical world of the octopusa surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creatureand the remarkable connections it makes with humans.
In pursuit of the wild, solitary, predatory octopus, popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has practiced true immersion journalism. From New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, she has befriended octopuses with strikingly different personalitiesgentle Athena, assertive Octavia, curious Kali, and joyful Karma.
2. Perfect Puppy in 7 Days: How to Start Your Puppy Off Right
Author: by Sophia Yin
Published at: Cattledog Publishing; 1st edition (August 1, 2011)
Does your puppy nip or jump? Have potty accidents? Or struggle when handled? This book will help you set your puppy on the path to being a polite, well-socialized, happy companion in just one week. In a simple, fun way, Dr. Sophia Yin tells the story of working with her dad’s puppy, Lucy, to illustrate how you can train your puppy, too.
Dr. Yin’s positive-reinforcement program leads to a strong bond between you and your pup from day one. Buy your copy today and get started! This is like no other puppy book you’ve seen before. With over 400 photos it visually takes you through the steps needed to potty train, socialize, and provide your puppy with life skills.
And it ensures that your puppy will enjoy behaving well, because it teaches owners how to make good behavior fun. It’s not just about teaching your puppy manners, it’s a step-by-step recipe for bonding with your puppy, learning to communicate with him, and preparing you pup for life!
With Dr. Yin’s approach your puppy will learn more in a week than many dogs learn in a year! Dr. Marty Becker”America’s Veterinarian”Resident veterinarian on Good Morning America and The Dr. Oz ShowAuthor of 20 pet books including “Your Dog: The Owner’s Manual”Raising a puppy successfully takes patience and dedication but the process can be made a whole lot easier by reading Sophia Yin’s excellent book, Perfect Puppy in 7 Days.
3. National Wildlife Federation(R): Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife, Expanded Second Edition (Creative Homeowner) 17 Projects & Step-by-Step Instructions to Give Back to Nature
Author: by David Mizejewski
Published at: Design Originals; Expanded Second edition (April 8, 2019)
Make your backyard more nature-friendly by providing habitats for the local wildlife! From the National Wildlife Federation, the largest U.S. Nonprofit conservation organization, with 6 million members and 51 state and territorial affiliated organizations 17 step-by-step projects that everyone can do together make getting your family back to nature easy, educational, and fun Over 200 color photos of backyard wildlife habitats and the wide variety of creatures they attract, plus step-by-step photos and illustrations for family projects Learn wildlife-friendly practices for gardening, landscape design, supplemental feeders, birdbaths, nesting places, and more Learn how to attract backyard pollinators, from bees and butterflies to beetles, bats, and hummingbirds Get your garden certified by the National Wildlife Federation’s Garden for Wildlife(TM) program by following the included certification application checklist Your backyard can come alive by creating an environment with plants and spaces that attract nature’s most interesting and friendly creatures!
5. The Amazing Afterlife of Animals: Messages and Signs From Our Pets On The Other Side
Author: by Karen A Anderson
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (November 8, 2017)
#1 Bestseller & Winner of 16 National and International Literary AwardsIf you are grieving the loss of your beloved pet the uplifting and insightful stories within these chapters will help you break through your grief so you can begin healing. Included are actual messages from departed animals who share details about what they experienced as their life ended and from beyond the veil of the afterlife.
You will discover how pets feel about dying, euthanasia, cremation, reincarnation and so much more. Award-winning Animal Communicator and Afterlife Expert, Karen Anderson, reveals tantalizing evidence that our pets communicate with us throughout their lives as well as after their physical death.
This former deputy sheriff shares how she followed this unusual path of understanding the animals and discloses actual cases where pets on crime scenes provide eye-witness accounts. The detailed accuracy of the animals’ messages may surprise you and may even present new perspectives about life after death.
6. Running with Sherman: How a Rescue Donkey Inspired a Rag-tag Gang of Runners to Enter the Craziest Race in America
Author: by Christopher McDougall
Published at: Vintage; Illustrated edition (July 28, 2020)
“A delight, full of heart and hijinks and humor.” -John Grogan, author of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst DogFrom the best-selling author of Born to Run, a heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America, and, in the process, discovering the life-changing power of the human-animal connection.
When Christopher McDougall decided to adopt a donkey in dire straits, he had no idea what he was getting himself into. But with the help of his neighbors, Chris came up with a crazy idea. Burro racing, a unique type of competition in which humans and donkeys run side by side over mountains and through streams, would be exactly the challenge Sherman and Chris needed.
In the course of Sherman’s training, Chris would enlist Amish running clubs, high-spirited goats, the service animal community, and two Sarah Palinloving long-distance female truckers. Sherman’s heartwarming story of overcoming all odds to run one of the most unbelievable races in America shows the healing power of movement and the strength of the human-animal connection.
7. Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat
Author: by Jackson Galaxy
Published at: TarcherPerigee; Illustrated edition (October 31, 2017)
This comprehensive cat care guide from the star of the hit Animal Planet show “My Cat from Hell,” Jackson Galaxy, shows us how to eliminate feline behavioral problems by understanding cats’ instinctive behavior. Cat Mojo is the confidence that cats exhibit when they are at ease in their environment and in touch with their natural instinctsto hunt, catch, kill, eat, groom, and sleep.
Problems such as litter box avoidance and aggression arise when cats lack this confidence. Jackson Galaxy’s number one piece of advice to his clients is to help their cats harness their mojo. This book is his most comprehensive guide yet to cat behavior and basic cat care, rooted in understanding cats better.
From getting kittens off to the right start socially, to taking care of cats in their senior years, and everything in between, this book addresses the head-to-toe physical and emotional needs of catswhether related to grooming, nutrition, play, or stress-free trips to the vet.
8. Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding & Correcting Common Dog Problems
Author: by Cesar Millan
Published at: Three Rivers Press; 1st edition (September 18, 2007)
In Cesar’s Way, Cesar Millannationally recognized dog expert and star of National Geographic Channel’s hit show Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millanhelps you see the world through the eyes of your dog so you can finally eliminate problem behaviors. From his appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show to his roster of celebrity clients to his reality television series, Cesar Millan is America’s most sought-after dog-behavior expert.
But Cesar is not a trainer in the traditional sensehis expertise lies in his unique ability to comprehend dog psychology. Tracing his own amazing journey from a clay-walled farm in Mexico to the celebrity palaces of Los Angeles, Cesar recounts how he learned what makes dogs tick.
In Cesar’s Way, he shares this wisdom, laying the groundwork for you to have stronger, more satisfying relationships with your canine companions. Cesar’s formula for a contented and balanced dog seems impossibly simple: exercise, discipline, and affection, in that order.
Taking readers through the basics of dog psychology and behavior, Cesar shares the inside details of some of his most fascinating cases, using them to illustrate how common behavior issues develop and, more important, how they can be corrected. You’ll learn: What your dog really needs may not be what you’re giving him Why a dog’s natural pack instincts are the key to your happy relationship How to relate to your dog on a canine level There are no problem breeds, just problem owners How to choose a dog who’s right for you and your family The difference between discipline and punishment And much more!
9. Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
Author: by Peter Godfrey-Smith
Published at: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Reprint edition (October 17, 2017)
Named a Top Ten Science Book of Fall 2016 by Publishers WeeklyAlthough mammals and birds are widely regarded as the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus.
In captivity, octopuses have been known to identify individual human keepers, raid neighboring tanks for food, turn off lightbulbs by spouting jets of water, plug drains, and make daring escapes. How is it that a creature with such gifts evolved through an evolutionary lineage so radically distant from our own?
What does it mean that evolution built minds not once but at least twice? The octopus is the closest we will come to meeting an intelligent alien. What can we learn from the encounter? In Other Minds, Peter Godfrey-Smith, a distinguished philosopher of science and a skilled scuba diver, tells a bold new story of how subjective experience crept into beinghow nature became aware of itself.
10. Honeybee Democracy
Author: by Thomas D. Seeley
Published at: Princeton University Press; Illustrated edition (October 10, 2010)
Honeybees make decisions collectively-and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building. In fact, as world-renowned animal behaviorist Thomas Seeley reveals, these incredible insects have much to teach us when it comes to collective wisdom and effective decision making.
A remarkable and richly illustrated account of scientific discovery, Honeybee Democracy brings together, for the first time, decades of Seeley’s pioneering research to tell the amazing story of house hunting and democratic debate among the honeybees. In the late spring and early summer, as a bee colony becomes overcrowded, a third of the hive stays behind and rears a new queen, while a swarm of thousands departs with the old queen to produce a daughter colony.
Seeley describes how these bees evaluate potential nest sites, advertise their discoveries to one another, engage in open deliberation, choose a final site, and navigate together-as a swirling cloud of bees-to their new home. Seeley investigates how evolution has honed the decision-making methods of honeybees over millions of years, and he considers similarities between the ways that bee swarms and primate brains process information.
11. Yellowstone Wolves: Science and Discovery in the World's First National Park
Author: by Douglas W. Smith
Published at: University of Chicago Press; First edition (December 7, 2020)
In 2020, it will have been twenty-five years since one of the greatest wildlife conservation and restoration achievements of the twentieth century took place: the reintroduction of wolves to the world’s first national park, Yellowstone. Eradicated after the park was established, then absent for seventy years, these iconic carnivores returned to Yellowstone in 1995 when the US government reversed its century-old policy of extermination anddespite some political and cultural oppositionbegan the reintroduction of forty-one wild wolves from Canada and northwest Montana.
In the intervening decades, scientists have studied their myriad behaviors, from predation to mating to wolf pup play, building a one-of-a-kind field study that has both allowed us to witness how the arrival of top predators can change an entire ecosystem and provided a critical window into impacts on prey, pack composition, and much else.
Here, for the first time in a single book, is the incredible story of the wolves’ return to Yellowstone National Park as told by the very people responsible for their reintroduction, study, and management. Anchored in what we have learned from Yellowstone, highlighting the unique blend of research techniques that have given us this knowledge, and addressing the major issues that wolves still face today, this book is as wide-ranging and awe-inspiring as the Yellowstone restoration effort itself.
12. The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion―Surprising Observations of a Hidden World (The Mysteries of Nature, 2)
Author: by Peter Wohlleben
Published at: Greystone Books; First Edition (November 7, 2017)
From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees.”The Inner Life of Animals will rock your world. This book shows us that animals think, feel and know in much the same way as we do.”Sy Montgomery, bestselling author of The Soul of an OctopusThrough vivid stories of devoted pigs, two-timing magpies, and scheming roosters, The Inner Life of Animals weaves the latest scientific research into how animals interact with the world with Peter Wohlleben’s personal experiences in forests and fields.
We learn that horses feel shame, deer grieve, and goats discipline their kids. Ravens call their friends by name, rats regret bad choices, and butterflies choose the very best places for their children to grow up. In this captivating book, Peter Wohlleben follows the hugely successful The Hidden Life of Trees with insightful stories into the emotions, feelings, and intelligence of animals around us.
Animals are different from us in ways that amaze usand they are also much closer to us than we ever would have thought. Wry, avuncular, careful and kind… Each story adds to a widening vision of intelligence, emotion and relationship.
13. Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans
Author: by John Marzluff Ph.D.
Published at: Atria Books; Illustrated edition (February 5, 2013)
Stan Coren’s groundbreaking The Intelligence of Dogs meets Bernd Heinrich’s classic Mind of the Raven in this astonishing, beautifully illustrated look at the uncanny intelligence and emotions of crows. Playful, social, and passionate, crows have brains that are huge for their body size, which allows them to think, plan, and reconsider their actions.
They also exhibit an avian kind of eloquence, mate for life, and associate with relatives and neighbors for years. And to people who care for them and feed them, they often give oddly touching gifts in return. The ongoing connection between humans and crowsa cultural coevolutionhas shaped both species for millions of years.
Scientist John Marzluff teams up with artist-naturalist Tony Angell to tell amazing stories of these brilliant birds. With Marzluff’s extraordinary original research on the intelligence and startling abilities of corvidscrows, ravens, and jaysAngell’s gorgeous line drawings, and a lively joint narrative, the authors offer an in-depth look at these complex creatures and the traits and behaviors we share, including language, delinquency, frolic, passion, wrath, risk taking, and awareness.
14. Tracking and the Art of Seeing: How to Read Animal Tracks and Sign
Author: by Paul Rezendes
In this newly revised and updated edition of his highly acclaimed field guide, renowned nature photographer and tracking expert Paul Rezendes brings the fields and forests to life with his unique observations on North American wildlife and their tracks and sign.
Illustrated with hundreds of his original photographs, Tracking & the Art of Seeing provides complete information on the behavior and habitat of over 50 animal species and shows you how to identify animals by their tracks, tail patterns, droppings, dens, scratches and other signs.
15. Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel
Author: by Carl Safina
Published at: Picador; Reprint edition (July 12, 2016)
I wanted to know what they were experiencing, and why to us they feel so compelling, and so-close. This time I allowed myself to ask them the question that for a scientist was forbidden fruit: Who are you? Weaving decades of field observations with exciting new discoveries about the brain, Carl Safina’s landmark book offers an intimate view of animal behavior to challenge the fixed boundary between humans and nonhuman animals.
In Beyond Words, readers travel to Amboseli National Park in the threatened landscape of Kenya and witness struggling elephant families work out how to survive poaching and drought, then to Yellowstone National Park to observe wolves sort out the aftermath of one pack’s personal tragedy, and finally plunge into the astonishingly peaceful society of killer whales living in the crystalline waters of the Pacific Northwest.
Beyond Words brings forth powerful and illuminating insight into the unique personalities of animals through extraordinary stories of animal joy, grief, jealousy, anger, and love. The similarity between human and nonhuman consciousness, self-awareness, and empathy calls us to re-evaluate how we interact with animals.