Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Tamed and Untamed:
Close Encounters of the Animal Kind
in conversation with VICKI CONSTANTINE CROKE
This event includes a book signing
October 4, 2017
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
This event is free; no tickets are required.
Harvard Book Store and 826 Boston welcome animal experts and renowned authors SY MONTGOMERY and ELIZABETH MARSHALL THOMAS for a discussion of their book, Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind. The authors will be joined in conversation by WBUR's VICKI CONSTANTINE CROKE, author of the book's foreward.
About Tamed and Untamed
A collection of essays penned by two of the world's most celebrated animal writers, Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, Tamed and Untamed explores the minds, lives, and mysteries of animals as diverse as snails, house cats, hawks, sharks, dogs, lions, and even octopuses.
Drawing on stories of animals both wild and domestic, the two authors, also best friends, created this book to put humans back into the animal world. The more we learn about what other animals think and do, they explain, the more we understand ourselves as animals, too. Writes Montgomery, “The list of attributes once thought to be unique to our species―from using tools to waging war―is not only rapidly shrinking, but starting to sound less and less impressive when we compare them with other animals’ powers.”
With humor, empathy, and introspection, Montgomery and Thomas look into the lives of all kinds of creatures―from man’s best friend to the great white shark―and examine the ways we connect with our fellow species. Both authors have devoted their lives to sharing the animal kingdom’s magic with others, and their combined wisdom is an indispensable contribution to the field of animal literature.
The book contains a foreword by Vicki Constantine Croke, author of the bestseller Elephant Company.
"In their writing and in their lives and in their remarkable friendship, Liz and Sy break down false barriers and carry us closer to our fellow creatures.” ―from the foreword by Vicki Constantine Croke, author of Elephant Company
“Two kindred spirits treat animals as they ought to be treated, with understanding, knowledge, and humor. These well-crafted essays are a pleasure to read and make you marvel at our fellow travelers on this planet.” ―Frans de Waal, author of Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
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