I cani pensano? Provano desideri e angosce, vivono gioie e amarezze, ambizioni e rimorsi? Per rispondere a queste domande Elizabeth Marshall Thomas ha osservato i suoi cani per oltre trent’anni, e lo ha fatto senza cercare di «addomesticarli»: ha offerto loro ospitalità, cibo e acqua, li ha seguiti nei loro lunghi vagabondaggi tentando di individuarne i pensieri e le emozioni, di scoprire quali fossero le leggi cui obbedivano. Il risultato di questa attentissima osservazione è racchiuso in questo libro, un’affettuosa «biografia» di undici cani, ognuno dei quali dotato di una personalità e di un carattere assolutamente unici.
- ISBN: 8830444383
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 192
This woman first let her dogs roam freely across busy streets and highways, even a freeway, watching and observing but not protecting them. She and the dogs are fortunate none were injured or killed. Secondly, she then let them live outside with almost no human interaction or socialization and watch Leggi tutto
Somewhere in this book I recall the author calling herself a dog anthropologist. This egotistical idiocy completely blew my circuits. Call yourself a dog lover or a dog observer or a dog whatever that makes sense, but do not lump together the study of humankind with watching dogs copulate and take w Leggi tutto
Excited though I was about reading this book, I almost didn't finish it as I was constantly appalled at the the author's irresponsible behaviour. Right off the bat we meet Misha, a friend's intact male husky whom the author allows to roam his self-determined 130 square mile "territory". She seems to Leggi tutto
I couldn't get all the way through this. The author states that it's okay to anthropomorphize dogs, since they do the same with us. I'm fine with that. What I couldn't get past was the fact that the author apparently doesn't understand the physiology of dogs. For instance, she speaks about a male do Leggi tutto
I added this book to my list just so I could state, for the record, that I hate this book and the author is the devil.
As a longtime dog owner I find this book facinating. I have had dogs for more than thirty years now, most of my life so far, and I know very well that they have private lives, but I don't think I have always understood, or perhaps more to the point, I have often misunderstood, what was going on in t Leggi tutto
This was an extremely quick, but extremely absorbing, read. Elizabeth Thomas asks the question that we should be appalled more science-minded people don't ask: What do dogs do when they're not with their people? She answers the question by following a husky, Misha, as he roamed around the city. (Thi Leggi tutto
Although I found some of this book interesting (being a dog lover) most of it had me horrified and pissed off. She let her dogs run loose through busy streets and highways, let them breed indiscriminately (including letting one of her dogs kill another dogs puppies) and threw them all in a outdoor pe Leggi tutto
In this book, Thomas chronicles a few years spent watching her dogs while minimizing her interaction with them. This included allowing them to roam loose in urban areas, breed pretty freely, and harass each other and other neighborhood animals. While there's something to be said for watching dogs an Leggi tutto
Short, but somewhat dated, and controversial. Recommended only if you've already loved The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter than You Think and want more. The 'free-range' issue is interesting. I'm not comfortable with it, but I won't condemn Thomas either. She knows science & the scientific method Leggi tutto
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