General Information
 Title:                  Becoming Wild: How Animals Learn to be Animals
 Author:                 Carl Safina
 Read By:                Carl Safina
 Copyright:              2020
 Audiobook Copyright:    2020
 Genre:                  Audiobook  > Non-fiction > Environment
 ASIN:                   B086Q7D24N
 Publisher:              Tantor Audio
 Duration:               13 hours, 51 minutes, 25 seconds
 Chapters:               32

Media Information
 Source Format:          Audible AAX
 Source Sample Rate:     44100 Hz
 Source Channels:        2
 Source Bitrate:         126 kbits

 Lossless Encode:        Yes
 Encoded Codec:          AAC / M4B
 Encoded Sample Rate:    44100 Hz
 Encoded Channels:       2
 Encoded Bitrate:        126 kbits

 Ripper:                 inAudible 1.97

Book Description
This audiobook looks into three cultures of other-than-human beings in some of Earth's remaining wild places. It shows how if you're a sperm whale, a scarlet macaw, or a chimpanzee, you, too, experience your life with the understanding that you are an individual in a particular community. You, too, are who you are not by genes alone; your culture is a second form of inheritance. You receive it from thousands of individuals, from pools of knowledge passing through generations like an eternal torch. You, too, may raise young, know beauty, or struggle to negotiate a peace. And your culture, too, changes and evolves. The light of knowledge needs adjusting as situations change, so a capacity for learning, especially social learning, allows behaviors to adjust, to change much faster than genes alone could adapt.

Becoming Wild offers a glimpse into cultures among nonhuman animals through looks at the lives of individuals in different present-day animal societies. By showing how others teach and learn, Safina offers a fresh understanding of what is constantly going on beyond humanity. With reporting from deep in nature, alongside individual creatures in their free-living communities, this audiobook offers a very privileged glimpse behind the curtain of life on Earth and helps inform the answer to that most urgent of questions: Who are we here with?