In the Company of Animals: A Study of Human-Animal Relationships (Canto Original) (Paperback)

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In the Company of Animals: A Study of Human-Animal Relationships (Canto Original) (Paperback)

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In the Company of Animals is an original and very readable study of human attitudes to the natural world. It contrasts the way we love some animals while ruthlessly exploiting others; it provides a detailed and fascinating account of ways in which animal companionship can influence our health; and it provides a key to understanding the moral contradictions inherent in our treatment of animals and nature. Its scope encompasses history, anthropology, and animal and human psychology. Along the way, the author uncovers a fascinating trail of insights and myths about our relationship with the species with which we share the planet. James Serpell is the editor of The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behavior and Interactions With People (CUP, 1995).
Product Details ISBN: 9780521577793
ISBN-10: 0521577799
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: August 13th, 1996
Pages: 316
Language: English
Series: Canto Original