Animal Book Club March 2020

"...an engaging, insightful consideration of how anthropomorphism, cruelty, egocentrism, empathy, realism and sentimentality have blended and blurred across centuries -- teaching us a vast amount about animals, and even more about ourselves." -- The Irish Times.

Animal Book Club March 2020: The Animal's Companion


By Zazie Todd, PhD

This month, the Animal Book Club is reading The Animal's Companion: People & Their Pets, a 26,000-Year Love Story by Jacky Coliss Harvey

About the book:
“A unique and compelling exploration of why humans need animal companions -- from dogs and cats to horses, birds, and reptiles -- through the eyes of a New York Times bestselling historical detective author. 
In The Animal's Companion, the acclaimed social anthropologist and author of Red: A History of the Redhead turns her keen eye for cultural investigation toward uncovering why humans have such a strong desire to share everyday life with pets. It's a history that can be traced back to a cave in France where anthropologists discovered evidence of a boy and his dog taking a walk together -- 26,000 years ago. “




This book (plus all the previous choices, and more) are available in my Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/animalbookclub

To join the book club, ask to join on Facebook and be sure to answer both of the questions. If you prefer more general chit chat about animal books without a commitment to read and comment each month, you may prefer the Animal Books Facebook group. You can find more information on the animal book club page.


Zazie Todd, PhD, is the author of Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy. She is the founder of the popular blog Companion Animal Psychology, where she writes about everything from training methods to the human-canine relationship. She also writes a column for Psychology Today and has received the prestigious Captain Haggerty Award for Best Training Article in 2017. Todd lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband and two cats.

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