The second book in The Mysteries of Nature Trilogy by the New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben. The third book, The Secret Wisdom of Nature, is coming in Spring 2019.
"Like The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben's The Inner Life of Animals will rock your world. Surprising, humbling, and filled with delight, this book shows us that animals think, feel and know in much the same way as we do--and that their lives are, to them, as precious as ours are to us."
—Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus
Through vivid stories of devoted pigs, two-timing magpies, and scheming roosters, The Inner Life of Animals weaves the latest scientific research into how animals interact with the world with Peter Wohlleben's personal experiences in forests and fields.
Horses feel shame, deer grieve, and goats discipline their kids. Ravens call their friends by name, rats regret bad choices, and butterflies choose the very best places for their children to grow up.
In this, his latest book, Peter Wohlleben follows the hugely successful The Hidden Life of Trees with insightful stories into the emotions, feelings, and intelligence of animals around us. Animals are different from us in ways that amaze us—and they are also much closer to us than we ever would have thought.
Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
German forester Peter Wohlleben has spent much of his career studying The Hidden Life of Trees, the title of his magnificent international bestseller. With this captivating follow-up, he seamlessly weaves together scientific reports and personal observations to showcase the depth of animal intelligence and emotions, leaving no doubt that deer mourn, horses embarrass, and fish love. Wohlleben’s companionable, conversational prose brings us up close to hedgehogs with night terrors, magpies with mistresses, and crows with a penchant for tobogganing. The Inner Life of Animals is an outrageously delightful read, rattling our assumptions about what separates us from the beasts.