Thursday, March 28, 2013

Animal Wise: The Thoughts And Emotions Of Our Fellow Creatures {book giveaway}

Animal Wise: The Thoughts And Emotions Of Our Fellow Creatures by Virginia MorellToday's giveaway is courtesy of Random House who is giving away a hardback copy of Animal Wise: The Thoughts And Emotions Of Our Fellow Creatures by Virginia Morell.

About Animal Wise: The Thoughts And Emotions Of Our Fellow Creatures

If you're as much in love with animals as I am, then this book will make you love them even more!

Without falling into the trap of anthropomorphism (believing animals have the same feelings as humans), Animal Wise discusses the emotions and cognitive abilities of animals. Each chapter digs into one scientific study, one animal and one emotional or cognitive ability. With easy to understand wordings, Virginia Morell explains the nature of the study, how it was conducted, the devices used, the results and the most likely interpretations. A fascinating read that will have you turn the pages wanting to find out more about our fellow creatures.

Here are a few examples of what you will discover in Animal Wise:

* Rats laugh. They love to be tickled (even more than petted) and they have a great sense of fun;
* Parrots are able to count and distinguish between colors and materials;
* Elephants have memories;
* Ants teach. They can quickly communicate new insights (such as the way to a new home);
* Parrotlets give each other names;
* Fish feel pain. Some fish can make quick, complex decisions;
* Some dogs have a vocabulary of more than one thousand words.

Animal Wise will give you new insights on the emotional lives of animals and I'm sure you will be citing this to your friends and family. As one of the best animal books of the year, Animal Wise is not to be missed. Let's to hoping this book receives some sequels.

Giveaway details

To enter to win, leave a comment telling me why you want to win this book. You can gain extra entries by sharing this giveaway on one or more of your social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, forum etc) or by following along through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and/or Bloglovin). Six possible entries per person.

Contest is open worldwide and ends April 5th. Good luck!

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129 comments:

Unknown said...

Fabulous we are just starting our copy. We say everybody enter as it is such a good book. Have a terrific Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Unknown said...

Wes would LOVES to wins this book! It would goes wonderfully with our other animal book collection. Wes knows animals is furry smart! We has seen the crows make tools to gets things out of the compost!
Kisses
Nellie

Sushi said...

we would love to win this book. it would give us understanding how animals feel. this is cool!

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Little Miss Titch said...

We would love to win this book so that we can expand our animal knowledge and understanding,this book sound fun abd interesting all at the same time!
xx Speedy and mum

Anonymous said...

I would love to have Animal Wise: The Thoughts And Emotions Of Our Animals! I am a huge animal person and just love everything about them! This would make a great coffee table book for my first apartment! Thank you for this amazing giveaway and the chance to win!

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Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Don't enter us cause we have it...will be reviewing it one of these days! :)

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Yvette said...

I want to read Animal Wise: The Thoughts And Emotions Of Our Fellow Creatures because I love animals and I love books about animals.

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Mayla Moore said...

Sounds like this would be lots of fun to read!

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Unknown said...

Because I love animals and this really sounds like an interesting book.

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Riv said...

I would LOVE to win this book because I am so fascinated with all things animal related! :)

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evie said...

love to read this book to gain insight into the minds of animals and my dogs...
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Anonymous said...

I would love to win to learn about all this fascinating information. And I am an animal lover.
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Anonymous said...

This would be so much fun to read with my children! Thank you for offering a book that can be shared with the entire family - Karen, kjsbristol@comcast.net

Jennifer L. said...

I'd love to win because it sounds so interesting! I'd love to know what's going on inside animals. They're such wonderful creatures.

Unknown said...

ANimal Wise by Virginia Morell sounds like a book that I would be able to share with my granddaughters and enjoy. I have a cat that I think talks to me, at least she answers me back and makes my day..

Miranda said...

This book look fun to share with the kids

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Renee said...

I want to win because I have GOT to read about rats laughing!!!

Kelly A. Tanner said...

I would love to win this book because I love animals and want to teach my kids about them. Thanks for the giveaway!

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AdventuresofanActivityDirector said...

I think my son wild love this!

sunnie said...

Id like to win just to learn about it
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KH Bride said...

I had a children's book about animals feelings and emotions. It was my fav book. I'd love to read this as well!

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Adela C. said...

I want to win this book because I'm a huge animal lover and I would like to know more about how they feel in order to better understand their behaviour.

Anonymous said...

I think it is an awesome book! I also shared on Google+

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Francine Anchondo said...

we love animals so this book would be great

miki said...

i would love to win this book because i'm sure it will make me smile and i need to smile more ^^

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TheVegan said...

I love animals!! The books sounds great.
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nfmgirl said...

I love books like this. One of my favorites is "When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals" by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson. I'd love to read this one, too!

Emi said...

This would be great to read to the kids. We have a subscription to ZooBooks magazines but the magazine is so slim that it has almost no content.

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theveganwifey said...

I am animal lover and would love to read this book!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely adore animals. I still have a huge hole in my heart after losing my Molly almost six years ago, so I love to read about animals. Please enter me to win Animal Wise: The Thoughts And Emotions Of Our Fellow Creatures. Thank you!

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RILEKAT said...

My 10 year old granddaughter would love this book. thanks for the giveaway!
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Meghan said...

I like books about animals!!
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L said...

I would like to win because I love animals and this looks like a very good book to read.

Unknown said...

This sounds like a great book! I love learning about animals and so does my family!

caryn@healthy-family.org said...

I'd love to win this book for my family. We've got some serious science loving kids. I would share it with our library when we are finished.

jayedee said...

i'd love love love to win this book! as i move through my life, i become more and more convinced that in understanding our 4 legged friends, we gain a lot of insight into ourselves.

Diana said...

I would love to win to share with my granddaughters
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Natalia said...

I would like to read this book cause i like animals and sound interesting.

vinelisse said...

My son love animals!!!!

Unknown said...

My son love animals

Stacy said...

I love animals and this looks like an interesting book, and will strengthen my argument for being vegan

Unknown said...

I love animals, and there have been many occasions when I have wondered what they are thinking...maybe this book would give us a lot of insights.

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My kids love reading, and they really enjoy great photographs of animals and documentaries.

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Amanda said...

Id love to win this book to give as a gift to my cousin!

Jennifer Carroll said...

I would like to win this book because I want to read about the animals.
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Gale said...

This sounds like an interesting read!

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andie said...

This would be a cute read - love animal stories.
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Vanessa said...

My 7 year old wants to be an animal doctor so he devours books about animals. He'd LOVE this! momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

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GamerMom said...

I want to win this book because my kids are home-schooled and I would love to work this into their curriculum

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Vunda Vall said...

i want to win bc i was talking t a co worker just this morning about how do animals think??
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Anonymous said...

Looks educational
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My son loves animals. This would be great for him.

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Jason said...

I would like to win this book so that I can better understand my pets and so I could let my sister read it because she loves animals. Thanks!

GeorgiaBeckman said...

I would love to read this book. Then I would donate it to the school library.

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Darlene said...

I would find this book fascinating! I love animals and learning about animal behaviour.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Kristie said...

I would love to win this because I'm always fascinated by animals. I wonder what they think. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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I would like to win because it seems like such a cute book! I love learning more about animals also!

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Dhjax11 said...

I would love to win this book because I love animals and am very interested in reading a book that focuses on their emotions. I've always believed our fur kids think and feel more than many people give them credit. I always like seeing the Avalon pictures and it often crosses my mind what he's thinking in certain photos! :)

Thanks for the chance to win. I'd really like to read this book, I think I'd really like it. Thanks Dh_jax (at) yahoo (dot) com

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i would love to find more about animals!

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I would love to win this book to read to my grandchildren

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