Wild Rituals: 10 Lessons Animals Can Teach Us About Connection, Community, and Ourselves

Category: Book
By (author): O'Connell, Caitlin
Subject:  NON-FICTION / General
  PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Neuroscience & Cognitive Neuropsychology
  PSYCHOLOGY / General
  SCIENCE / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Published: January 2021
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in
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From The Publisher*Wild Rituals explores how embracing the rituals of the animal kingdom can make us more connected to ourselves, nature, and others.

Behavioral ecologist and world-renowned elephant scientist Caitlin O'Connell dives into the rituals of elephants, apes, zebras, rhinos, lions, whales, flamingos, and many more.

This fascinating read helps us better understand
how we are similar to wild animals, and encourages us to find healing, self-awareness, community, and self-reinvention.
  • Filled with fascinating stories on 10 different animal rituals
  • Features original full-color photos, from the Caribbean to the African savannah
  • Demonstrates the profound way we are similar to the wild creatures who captivate us
Wild Rituals journeys into the desert, tundra, and rainforest to reveal the importance of rituals and how they can help us find a simpler, more meaningful way of living.

In a culture of technology where we find ourselves living at a greater distance from nature and each other, this remarkable book taps into the unspoken languages of creatures around the world.
  • Caitlin O'Connell is a Harvard assistant professor and award-winning author who spent more than 30 years studying animals in the wild.
  • Makes a great gift for anyone curious about nature, animals, and how humans compare to and interact with both
  • Add it to the shelf with books likeBeyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina;Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal;The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion-Surprising Observations of a Hidden World by Peter Wohlleben; andThe Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery.
    Biographical NoteCaitlin O'Connell, PhD, is a world-renowned elephant scientist, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and collaborating professor at Stanford University. She is the author of the internationally acclaimedThe Elephant's Secret Sense, among other award-winning books. Her bookElephant Don is the subject of the award-winning Smithsonian documentary,Elephant King. O'Connell is also the cofounder and CEO of the nonprofit organization, Utopia Scientific. She has taught science writing for Stanford University and written for theNew York Times.