Book List – Section A  -

             Students will select 1 or 2 books based on their area of focus from Section A list.



Author                             Title___________________________________________________

Lawrence Anthony                The Elephant Whisperer:  My LIfe with the Herd in the African Wild

Lance Bacon                           Hero Dogs: Secret Missions and Selfless Service

Johnathan Balcombe            Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good

Johnathan Balcombe            What a Fish Knows:  The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins

Alan Beck                               Between Pets and People:  The Importance of Animal Companionship

Marc Bekoff                           The Emotional Lives of Animals: 

                                                          A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy – and Why They Matter

Gregory Berns                        How Dogs Love Us:  A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain

Stanley Coren                         How to Speak Dog: Mastering the Art of Dog-Human Communication

Stanley Coren                        The Pawprints of History: Dogs and the Course of Human Events

Charles Darwin                      The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals

Christopher Defusco              Animal Consciousness

Frans de Waal                        Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

Frans de Waal                        The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates

Frans de Waal                        The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society

Jane Goodall                           In the Shadow of Man

Temple Grandin                     Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior

Temple Grandin                     Animals Make Us Human:  Creating the Best Life for Animals

Donald Griffin                        Animal Minds: Beyond Cognition to Consciousness

Brian Hare & V. Woods         The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think

Alexandra Horowitz               Inside of a Dog:  What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

Jocelyn Kessler                      The Secret Language of Dogs

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson    Dogs Never Lie About Love: Reflections on the Emotional Worlds of Dogs

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson    When Elephants Weep:  The Emotional Lives of Animals

Patricia McConnell                For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend

Patricia McConnell                The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs

Virginia Morell                      Animal Wise: How We Know Animals Think and Feel

Meg D. Olmert                       Made for Each Other: The Biology of the Human-Animal Bond

Francine Patterson               The Education of Koko

Irene Pepperberg                   The Alex Studies: Cognitive and Communicative Abilities of Grey Parrots

Carl Safina                             Beyond Words:  What Animals Think and Feel

Carl Safina                             Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the Earth’s Last Dinosaur

James Serpell                        In the Company of Animals:  A Study of Human-Animal Relationships

Rupert Sheldrake                  Dogs that Know When Their Owners are Coming Home

Hal Whitehead                       The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins


Reading List – Section B  (Students will select one or two books from this list).

Rebecca Asher-Walsh            Devoted:  38 Extraordinary Tales of Love, Loyalty and Life with Dogs

Ted Andrews                          Animal-Wise: Understanding the Language of Animal Messengers & Companions

Betty Jean Craige                   Conversations with Cosmo – At Home with an African Grey Parrot

Bronwen Dickey                    Pit Bull:  The Battle Over an American Icon

Jane Goodall                          Reason for Hope

Jane Goodall                          My Life with the Chimpanzees

Carol Gurney                          The Language of Animals – 7 Steps to Communicating with Animals

Vicki Hearne                          Bandit: Rescue from Death Row

Ralph Helfer                           Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant that Ever Lived

Susan Chernak McElroy       Animals as Teachers and Healers: True Stories and Reflections

Rachel McPherson                Every Dog Has a Gift:  True Stories of Dogs Who Bring Hope and Healing Into Our Lives

Andy Merrifield                     The Wisdom of Donkeys: Finding Tranquility in a Chaotic World

Luis Carlos Montalvan          Until Tuesday:  A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him

Sy Montgomery                      The Soul of an Octopus: Explorations of Consciousness

Sy Montgomery                      The Good Pig

Carter Niemeyer                     Wolf Land

Irene Pepperberg                    Alex and Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence

                                                          and Formed a Bond in the Process

John Pilley                              Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words

Kim Sheridan                         Animals and the Afterlife: True Stories of Our Best Friends’ Journey Beyond Death

William Stolzenburg              The Heart of a Lion: A Lone Cat’s Walk Across America

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