Due for release 1st March 2018

The Inner Life of Animals

Surprising Observations of a Hidden World

Peter Wohlleben

Can horses feel shame?
Do deer grieve?
Why do roosters deceive their hens?

Humans tend to assume that we are the only living things able to experience feelings intensely and consciously. But have you ever wondered what’s going on in an animal’s head?

From the leafy forest floor to the inside of a bee hive, The Inner Life of Animals shows us microscopic levels of observation as well as forcing us to confront the big philosophical, ethical and scientific questions. We hear the stories of a grateful humpback whale, of a hedgehog who has nightmares, and of a magpie who commits adultery; we meet bees that plan for the future, pigs who learn their own names and crows that go tobogganing for fun. And at last we find out why wasps exist.

The Inner Life of Animals will open up the animal kingdom like never before.

  • Vintage
  • Published 1st March 2018
  • 288 Pages
  • £8.99