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Being a Beast - Adventures Across the Species Divide

Charles Foster

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Genres:

Nature

Description:

A passionate naturalist explores what it's really like to be an animal―by living like them How can we ever be sure that we really know the other? To test the limits of our ability to inhabit lives that are not our own, Charles Foster set out to know the ultimate other: the non-humans, the beasts. And to do that, he tried to be like them, choosing a badger, an otter, a fox, a deer, and a swift. He lived alongside badgers for weeks, sleeping in a sett in a Welsh hillside and eating earthworms, learning to sense the landscape through his nose rather than his eyes. He caught fish in his teeth while swimming like an otter; rooted through London garbage cans as an urban fox; was hunted by bloodhounds as a red deer, nearly dying in the snow. And he followed the swifts on their migration route over the Strait of Gibraltar, discovering himself to be strangely connected to the birds. A lyrical, intimate, and completely radical look at the life of animals―human and other―Being a Beast mingles neuroscience and psychology, nature writing and memoir to cross the boundaries separating the species. It is an extraordinary journey full of thrills and surprises, humor and joy. And, ultimately, it is an inquiry into the human experience in our world, carried out by exploring the full range of the life around us.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 28m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:12


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:56


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:39


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:51


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:39


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:31


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:17


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:39


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:23


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:46


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:57


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:41


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:39


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:32


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:56


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:17


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:01


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:38


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:40


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:53


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:23


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:31


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:50


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:45


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:05


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:50


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:27


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:57


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:42


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:15


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:09


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:14


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

00:31