Adam's Task by Vicki Hearne
Calling Animals by Name

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In it Vicki Hearne asserts that animals that interact with humans are more intelligent than we assume. In fact, they are capable of developing an understanding of “the good,” a moral code that influences their motives and actions. Hearne’s thorough studies led her to adopt a new system of animal training that contradicts modern animal behavioral research, but—as her examples show—is astonishingly effective. Hearne’s theories will make every trainer, animal psychologist, and animal-lover stop, think, and question.

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Vicki Hearne (1946-2001) was a poet, writer, and dog and horse trainer. She is the author of several books, including "Nervous Horses" and "Adam's Task: Calling Animals by Name."" "John Hollander is the Sterling Professor Emeritus of English at Yale University. He is the author of numerous works of poetry and criticism, most recently of "The Work of Poetry,
Published March 1, 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing. 300 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Professional & Technical, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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This unclassifiable gem will quickly irritate the ""experts""—the behaviorist scientists who study animal behavior—and ingratiate everyone else.

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First published by Knopf in 1986, Hearne's groundbreaking book was born of her need to be able to talk about her training relationships with dogs, horses and other animals. Hearne (1946-2001) found th

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