Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind
Extraordinary new insights into the minds and lives of our fellow creatures from two of the world’s top animal authors, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and Sy Montgomery.
A Mail on Sunday “Critic's Pick” Best Read of the Year
"In their writing and in their lives and in their remarkable friendship, Liz and Sy break down false barriers and carry us closer to our fellow creatures...more
It consists of a series of essays, short 4 page tops ones, written by Sy Montgomery or Liz Thomas. The essays run the gamut from topics such as pet abandonment to how to properly react to a black bear on your property. There are amusing ones, like Liz's fascination with snails, Sy's delight at cephalopod mating rituals,or both of their deep appreciation of tardigrades. The essays are amusing, touching, and overall educational. If you don't learn something new f ...more
Questa è una raccolta di brevi saggi su diversi argomenti, il comune denominatore di tutti i lavori sono, ovviamente gli animali. Che si tratti di animali selvatici, domestici, di insetti o invertebrati non importa, con precisione e con una passione sconfinata le autrici fanno emerg ...more
This is a delightful book with short, 2-4 page, essays about different 'animals' from snails to lions. Though I have read books by both of these authors, there was only one essay that I remembered from reading another book, Soul of an Octopus and I didn't mind reading it again as it was the description of Squirt and Mr. Rain, two giant Pacific octopuses, me ...more
I learned some fascinating information about animals, learned about some animals I never knew existed, and finished reading with the desire to start again from the beginning and enjoy it even more.