Learning to Be Wild (A Young Reader's Adaptation): How Animals Achieve Peace, Create Beauty, and Raise Families (Hardcover)
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From New York Times-bestselling author Carl Safina comes Learning to Be Wild, a young readers adaptation of the notable book Becoming Wild that explores community, culture, and belonging through the lives of chimpanzees, macaws, and sperm whales.
What do chimpanzees, macaws, and whales all have in common?
Some believe that culture is strictly a human phenomenon. But that's not true! Culture is passed down from parent to child in all sorts of animal communities. It is the common ground that three very different animals - chimpanzees, macaws, and whales - share.
Discover through the lives of chimpanzees in Uganda, scarlet macaws in Peru, and sperm whales in the Caribbean how they - and we - are all connected, in this wonderous journey around the globe.
About the Author
Carl Safina's work has been recognized with MacArthur, Pew, and Guggenheim Fellowships, and his writing has won Orion, Lannan, and National Academies literary awards and the John Burroughs, James Beard, and George Rabb medals. He has a PhD in ecology from Rutgers University.
Safina is the inaugural holder of the endowed chair for nature and humanity at Stony Brook University, where he co-chairs the steering committee of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and is founding president of the not-for-profit Safina Center. He hosted the 10-part PBS series Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina. His writing appears in The New York Times, National Geographic, Audubon, Orion, and other periodicals and on the Web at National Geographic News and Views, Huffington Post, and CNN.com.
Carl's books include Voyage of the Turtle, Becoming Wild, and The View from Lazy Point.
★ "A well-crafted adaptation offering an extraordinary look at animal worlds." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Will be of great interest to conservationists who care about life on planet Earth." - Booklist
"Scientists-in-the-making will enjoy this glimpse into future possibilities." - School Library Journal
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year