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Being a beast

Charles Foster

Being a beast

adventures across the species divide

by Charles Foster

  • 322 Want to read
  • 7 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Animal behavior,
  • Human-animal relationships,
  • Animals,
  • Food,
  • Habitations,
  • Psychological aspects,
  • Nature writers,
  • Biography

  • About the Edition

    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 nonhumans. To do that, he chose five animals and lived alongside them, sleeping as they slept, eating what they ate, learning to sense the landscape through the senses they used. In this lyrical, intimate, and completely radical look at the lives of animals, Charles Foster mingles neuroscience and psychology, nature writing and memoir, and ultimately presents an inquiry into the human experience in our world, carried out by exploring the full range of the life around us.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-226) and index.

    StatementCharles Foster
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL751 .F785 2016
    The Physical Object
    Pagination235 pages
    Number of Pages235
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27209340M
    ISBN 101627796339
    ISBN 109781627796330
    OCLC/WorldCa948570145

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      Doug Miles talks with Charles Foster author "Being a Beast, Adventures Across the Species Divide" on "Talk Across America" WTMY ().   The last speech in the book ends on a note that is both challenging and upbeat: “We are the change and change is coming.” The edition published in Britain earlier this year contained 11 speeches; this updated edition all worth reading. A tiny book, not much bigger than a pamphlet, with huge potential impact.

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Being a Beast is the chronicle of his This book is bonkers. Charles Foster, a veterinarian and barrister among other occupations, explains his frustration with traditional nature writing, saying that it has "generally been about humans striding colonially around, describing what they see from six feet above the ground."/5.

Maybe I should have accepted the book as a traditional memoir with a running theme of "being a beast," rather than a more focused exploration of that topic. But I Being a beast book think that's what the book sells itself as, and I don't think it's as interesting or novel a project as really focusing on the relationship between human and animal by: 6.

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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Being a Beast: Adventures Across the Species Divide/5(86). Being a Beast has a terrific premise: Foster seeks to live as a badger, an otter, a fox, stag and swift, in order to better understand their lives and a.

In Being a Beast, he nearly convinces us that such shape-shifting is possible in the way he lyrically tells his stories—uncensored, intensely descriptive and often hysterical." —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Extraordinary, hair-raising, and deliberately funny Atrophied senses limit our lived experiences.

LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE Charles Foster wanted to know what it was like to be a beast: a badger, an otter, a deer, a fox, a swift. What it was really like. And through knowing what it was like he wanted to get down and grapple with the beast in us he tried it out; he lived life as a badger for six weeks, sleeping in a dirt hole and eating /5(15).

Download PDF Being A Beast book full free. Being A Beast available for download and read online in other formats. Gleefully lascivious in its physical curiosity, Being a Beast advocates for our highest animality by expanding our sensory intelligence. A flabbergasting, thunderstriking, stupendous, brilliant book - Jay Griffiths.

Thrilling, brilliant, bonkers a strange kind of masterpiece: the song of a satyr, perhaps, or nature writing as extreme sport. This book is interesting in terms of understanding the different ways in which people try to reconnect with nature.

However I found this approach to be frustrating, the book sees Foster try out various different living conditions of various animals but seems to miss the idea of 'being a beast'.Reviews: The information about Being a Beast shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book. Being A Beast Adventures Across the Species Divide (Book): Foster, Charles: "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 burrow on. About this book. Charles Foster wanted to know what it was like to be a beast: a badger, an otter, a deer, a fox, a swift.

What it was really like. And through knowing what it was like he wanted to get down and grapple with the beast in us all. 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 /5(10). Being A Beast Adventures Across the Species Divide (Book): Foster, Charles: "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 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 by: 6. Being A Beast Adventures Across the Species Divide (Book): Foster, Charles: 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 nonhumans.

To do that, he chose five animals and lived alongside them, sleeping as they slept, eating what they ate, learning to sense the landscape through the senses they used. 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.

Being A Beast Adventures Across the Species Divide (Book): Foster, Charles: "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 nonhumans, the beasts.

And to do that, he tried to be like them, choosing a badger, an otter, a fox, a deer, and a swift. Being A Beast Adventures Across the Species Divide (Book): Foster, Charles: 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 nonhumans.

To do that, he chose five animals and lived alongside them, sleeping as they slept, eating what they ate, learning to sense the landscape through the. BEING A BEAST ADVENTURES ACROSS THE SPECIES DIVIDE. As in his previous books—from The View From Rat Lake through All Fishermen Are Liars—Gierach hones in on the ups and downs of fishing, and those looking for how-to tips will find plenty here on rods, flies, guides, streams, and pretty much everything else that informs the fishing life.

Being a Beast by Charles Foster,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). Being a Beast (Hardcover) Adventures Across the Species Divide. By Charles Foster.

Metropolitan Books,pp. Publication Date: J Other Editions of This Title: Paperback (7/3/).A beast of a read. Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not? I'm not sure. I had to listen to it twice and some parts more.

found it wordy and difficult to really get my head around. Would you recommend Being a Beast .