Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Wednesday 4/28/2010 7:30pm-9:00pm
April 9, 2010
Animal Humane Society (AHS) invites you to an evening with Jonathan Balcombe on Wednesday, April 28th. The internationally acclaimed animal behavior researcher discusses Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals--7:30pm, Wednesday, April 28, at Magers & Quinn Booksellers (3038 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis; 612/822-4611).
In Second Nature: The Inner Lives of Animals, Balcombe explores new scientific studies of animal behavior which reveal perceptions, intelligences, awareness and social skills that would have been deemed fantasy a generation ago. The implications make our troubled relationship to animals one of the most pressing moral issues of our time.
"Jonathan Balcombe is a rare being, a scientist who has escaped the narrow orthodoxies of institutional science, an intelligent human being who is more than ready to recognize intelligences of other kinds, an intuitive and empathetic observer who nevertheless does not abandon the highest standards of intellectual inquiry."--from the Foreword by J. M. Coetzee, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and author of Disgrace
Jonathan Balcombe was born in England, raised in New Zealand and Canada, and has lived in the United States since 1987. He has written many scientific papers and popular articles on animal behavior, humane education, and animal research. He is now an independent consultant based in Germantown, Maryland.
Paula Zukoff, Animal Humane Society behavior and training manager, will help welcome Balcombe and talk about the programs and services available to the community through AHS at its five metro locations. Zukoff will also introduce a surprise canine guest.
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