Hal Herzog is recognised as one of the world's leading experts on human-animal relations. His research has been published in prestigious academic journals including Science, the Proceedings of the Royal Society, The American Psychologist, The American Scholar, Journal of Social Issues, and the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and has been featured in Newsweek, USA Today, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, Scientific American, New Scientist, Slate, CNN, National Public Radio's Morning Edition, MSNBC, Science Daily, the London Times, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Vancouver Sun, the New Zealand Herald, and India Times. He is Professor of Psychology at Western Carolina University and lives in the Great Smoky Mountains near Asheville, NC, with his wife and their cat Tilly.
Animal behaviorist and anthrozoologist Herzog (psychology, Western Carolina Univ.) combines his personal ethical and moral views with scientific research and real-life anecdotes to create this fascinating, thought-provoking book on the conflicting relationships between humans and animals. Audie Award winner Mel Foster's (Finding God in Unexpected Places) lively and expressive narration holds listeners' attention, while the high production quality, coupled with the convenient end-of-disc announcements, make statement repetition unnecessary. Highly recommended for those interested in animal/human interaction or moral and ethical questions concerning the animal/human relationship, as well as philosophy students. [See Prepub Exploded, BookSmack! 3/18/10.-Ed.]-Laurie Selwyn, formerly with Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
"A fun read. . . . What buoys this book is Herzog's voice. He's an assured, knowledgeable and friendly guide."--Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers
Mel Foster delivers a lively performance of Herzog's exploration of human-animal relationships. Based on his biomedical research and the study of anthrozoology, Herzog investigates everything from animal rights activists to factory farming in an effort to better understand the way we relate to animals and to determine what these relationships reveal about the human experience. Foster's narration is straightforward and well paced; he both elucidates complex scientific concepts and entertains with renderings of real-life-and often comedic-animal anecdotes. Perhaps more importantly, Foster's narration is objective; he manages to bring fairness and balance to the controversial subject of animal rights. Never preachy, never divisive, Foster produces an audiobook that will appeal to all listeners, be they committed vegans or enthusiastic big game hunters. A Harper hardcover (Reviews, July 26). (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.