Thorndike Press

Becoming Wild: How Animal Cultures Raise Families, Create Beauty, and Achieve Peace

  • Carl Safina
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  • ISBN-10: 1432883070
  • ISBN-13: 9781432883072
  • DDC: 591.7
  • Shipping Weight: 1.70 lbs ( .77 kgs)
  • 646 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released December 2020

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Features bestselling and popular nonfiction titles that are highly engaging and have a broad appeal to many readers. Titles cover a wide spectrum of nonfiction sub-genres — including: armchair travel, popular science, pets and animals, popular culture, humor, history, current events, and biographies and memoirs, and other standouts in narrative nonfiction.



A New York Times Bestselling Author
A New York Times Notable Book

Some people insist that culture is strictly a human feat. Becoming Wild offers a glimpse into cultures among non-human animals through looks at the lives of individuals in different present-day animal societies. By showing how others teach and learn, Safina offers a fresh understanding of what is constantly going on beyond humanity. With reporting from deep in nature, alongside individual creatures in their free-living communities, this book offers a glimpse behind the curtain of life on Earth, and helps inform the answer to that most urgent of questions: Who are we here with?


Customer Reviews

“Safina’s lovely account of his travels with researchers . . . reveals majestic, closely knit communities. . . . And few readers will doubt that these magnificent creatures need urgent attention. Enthralling.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“Engaging and eye-opening. . . . Safina’s enthusiasm for the animal kingdom is contagious, and his clear writing makes his wide-reaching subject both approachable and tangible.”

— Shelf Awareness (starred)

“Eloquent. . . . This revelatory work sheds as much light on what it means to be human as it does on the nature of other species.”

— Publishers Weekly