We’re asking patrons and friends of the library to write mini-reviews of the books they read. You can write a couple of sentences to 200 words. Choose a new book, like today’s Finders Keepers, by Stephen King, or it choose an old classic you’d like to recommend. If it’s in the library, it’s fair game for a Mini-Review.
Today’s Mini-Review from Lana:
Beyond Words, What Animals Think and Feel, by Carl Safina
If human brains are structurally similar to other mammals are the functions
similar also? Carl Safina describes thee interaction between wolf, dolphin,
whale and elephant families.
In the 1850’s the grey whales, who migrate from Alaska to Baja to birth their
babies, were mercilessly slaughtered. Today they approach small boats of
tourists and even expose their young to the humans.
From the book:
“Please tell us a story that distances us from all other life.”
Why? Because we desperately need to believe we are not unique – as all species
are – but that we are so very special, that we are resplendent, transcendent,
translucent, divinely inspired, weightlessly imbued with eternal souls.
Anything less induces dread and existential panic.
For more information on how we treat marine mammals read War of the Whales by