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Suggested Reading List

Book List – Section A  -


Author                             Title___________________________________________________

Lawrence Anthony                The Elephant Whisperer:  My Life with the Herd in the African Wild

Lance Bacon                           Hero Dogs: Secret Missions and Selfless Service

Johnathan Balcombe            Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and The Nature of Feeling Good

Johnathan Balcombe            What a Fish Knows:  The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins

Alan Beck                               Between Pets and People:  The Importance of Animal Companionship

Marc Bekoff                           The Emotional Lives of Animals: 

                                                          A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy – and Why They Matter

Gregory Berns                        How Dogs Love Us:  A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain

Stanley Coren                         How to Speak Dog: Mastering the Art of Dog-Human Communication

Stanley Coren                        The Pawprints of History: Dogs and the Course of Human Events

Charles Darwin                      The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals

Christopher Defusco              Animal Consciousness

Frans De Waal                        Mama's Last Hug - Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves

Frans de Waal                        Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

Frans de Waal                        The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates

Frans de Waal                        The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society

Jane Goodall                           In the Shadow of Man

Temple Grandin                     Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior

Temple Grandin                     Animals Make Us Human:  Creating the Best Life for Animals

Donald Griffin                        Animal Minds: Beyond Cognition to Consciousness

Brian Hare & V. Woods         The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think

Alexandra Horowitz               Inside of a Dog:  What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

Jocelyn Kessler                      The Secret Language of Dogs

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson    Dogs Never Lie About Love: Reflections on the Emotional Worlds of Dogs

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson    When Elephants Weep:  The Emotional Lives of Animals

Patricia McConnell                For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend

Patricia McConnell                The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs

Virginia Morell                      Animal Wise: How We Know Animals Think and Feel

Meg D. Olmert                       Made for Each Other: The Biology of the Human-Animal Bond

Francine Patterson               The Education of Koko

Irene Pepperberg                   The Alex Studies: Cognitive and Communicative Abilities of Grey Parrots

Carl Safina                             Beyond Words:  What Animals Think and Feel

Carl Safina                             Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the Earth’s Last Dinosaur

James Serpell                        In the Company of Animals:  A Study of Human-Animal Relationships

Rupert Sheldrake                  Dogs that Know When Their Owners are Coming Home

Hal Whitehead                       The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins


Reading List – Section B  (Personal Stories)

Rebecca Asher-Walsh            Devoted:  38 Extraordinary Tales of Love, Loyalty, and Life with Dogs

Ted Andrews                          Animal-Wise: Understanding the Language of Animal Messengers & Companions

Betty Jean Craige                   Conversations with Cosmo – At Home with an African Grey Parrot

Bronwen Dickey                    Pit Bull:  The Battle Over an American Icon

Jane Goodall                          Reason for Hope

Jane Goodall                          My Life with the Chimpanzees

Carol Gurney                          The Language of Animals – 7 Steps to Communicating with Animals

Vicki Hearne                          Bandit: Rescue from Death Row

Ralph Helfer                           Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived

Susan Chernak McElroy       Animals as Teachers and Healers: True Stories and Reflections

Rachel McPherson                Every Dog Has a Gift:  True Stories of Dogs Who Bring Hope and Healing Into Our Lives

Andy Merrifield                     The Wisdom of Donkeys: Finding Tranquility in a Chaotic World

Luis Carlos Montalvan          Until Tuesday:  A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him

Sy Montgomery                      The Soul of an Octopus: Explorations of Consciousness

Sy Montgomery                      The Good Pig

Jason Morgan                         A Dog Called Hope - A Wounded Warrior and the Service Dog Who Saved Him

Carter Niemeyer                     Wolf Land

Irene Pepperberg                    Alex and Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence

                                                          and Formed a Bond in the Process

John Pilley                              Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words

Kim Sheridan                         Animals and the Afterlife: True Stories of Our Best Friends’ Journey Beyond Death

William Stolzenburg              The Heart of a Lion: A Lone Cat’s Walk Across America

Tia Torres                               My Life Among the Underdogs

Marta Williams                     Learning Their Language - Intuitive Communication with Animals and Nature

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