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?