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Author: Nancy F. Castaldo Narrator: Charon Normand-Widmer Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9781520064918
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In Beastly Brains, Castaldo delves into the minds of animals and explores animal empathy, communication, tool use, and social societies through interviews and historical anecdotes.

Researchers from Charles Darwin to Jane Goodall have spent years analyzing the minds of animals, and today’s science is revolutionizing old theories and uncovering surprising similarities to our own minds. Humans are not alone in our ability to think about ourselves, make plans, help each other, or even participate in deception. With this book, you will think differently about the animals on this planet and wonder if maybe it’s their world and we’re just living in it.

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  • “This eye-opening, cogent, and well-structured volume will enlighten students to both the richness of the animal kingdom and the nature of intelligence itself.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “The information is conveyed in an enticing way that is sure to spark the interest of aspiring naturalists and researchers… A fascinating take on animal science for tween and teen zoologists.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Castaldo makes the science behind the studies clear, particularly the moral ramifications with regard to human treatment of animals.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “In this fascinating nonfiction audiobook…Charon Normand–Widmer narrates at a pace that is easy to follow. Her delivery is straightforward, and she lets the facts carry their own weight. A tone sounds, alerting the listener to facts or anecdotes, making it easier for to tune into the conclusions reached in the studies. Useful suggestions and resources are also provided for students interested in trying their own research.”


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About the Author

Nancy Castaldo is the author of several nonfiction books for children, including Sniffer Dogs: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Save the World, The Race around the World, and The Story of Seeds, among other books.

About the Narrator

Charon Normand-Widmer is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.