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Why not take a walk on the wild side? In honor of World Wildlife Day, here are 5 books that celebrate all things wild.
1. The Jungle Book by rudyard kipling
A classic tale beloved by many, The Jungle Book tells the tale of young Mowgli, a child lost in the jungles of India, who is raised by a pack of wolves. He must learn from the animals how to abide by the laws of the wild jungle in order to survive. This is a classic tale that shows us animals and humans can get along.
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2. The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence anthony
The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild follows conservationist Lawrence Anthony as he is asked to accept a herd of wild elephants on his reserve in Zululand. Anthony takes the elephants in, though his gut feeling tells him not to, in an effort to save their lives. This book is a heartwarming, humorous tale that follows Anthony’s experiences with this herd of wild elephants.
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3. Cry of the kalahari by delia and mark owens
Cry of the Kalahari is an autobiographical book following two young, American zoologists, Mark and Delia Owens. It details their experience studying the wildlife in the Kalahari desert in Botswana in the mid-1970s.
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4. The Soul of an octopus by syd montgomery
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness details author Syd Montgomery’s fascination and connection with octopuses. It discusses the recent acceptance of the intelligence of octopuses and what they can teach us about consciousness when two different minds meet.
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5. Of wolves and men by barry lopez
In Of Wolves and Men, Barry Lopez guides us through the world of the wolf and corrects our often mistaken-perception of their place among our shared planet. This book details the wolf’s relationship to man throughout the years and gives us a wonderful insight into this powerful and fascinating species. Lopez paints a compelling portrait of the wolf in this insightful and captivating read.
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5. The Unwinding of the miracle by Julie Yip-Williams
The Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Yip-Williams tells of her rocky beginnings to finding her path in life against all expectations. Born blind in Vietnam, she narrowly escaped death at the hands of her own grandmother before fleeing the political upheaval in her country in the 1970s. She eventually made it to the USA and started a family, but then, tragedy struck. She was diagnosed with terminal colon cancer and a difficult journey began. She sought guidance and finding none, began to write for herself, channeling her emotions into her work. Telling her story in a sprawling narrative, Julie offers guidance, joy, and channels her rage into cleansing, passionate anger. As inspiring as it is tear-jerking, this is a must-read.
4. Unicorn by Amrou Al-Kadhi
Unicorn by Amrou Al-Kadhi is a heart-wrenching and hilarious memoir about a young Muslim boy’s journey to becoming a proud, fearless drag queen. As a young boy, Amrou realized he was different when he found himself attracted to other boys, something his parents did not take kindly too and took strict measures to control him. But Amrou didn’t abandon his identity and through understanding marine biology, he accepted his own non-binary gender identity. Covering the relationship between Amrou, the world around him, and his own mother, this is a deeply enriching exploration of sexual identity that is an astounding read.
3. The Heat of the moment by Sabrina Cohen-Hatton
The Heart of the Moment by Sabrina Cohen-Hatton is a look into the life of a firefighter through the lens of a rare female firefighter.Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton has been a firefighter for eighteen years. She decides which of her colleagues rush into a burning building and how they confront the blaze. She makes the call to evacuate if she believes the options have been exhausted or that the situation has escalated beyond hope. This is her astonishing account of a profession defined by the most difficult decisions imaginable.Sabrina uses her award-winning research to reveal the skills that are essential to surviving – and even thriving – in such a fast-paced and emotionally-charged environment.
2. Underland by Robert Macfarlane
Underland by Robert Macfarlane has been called the author’s masterpiece and it’s not hard to see why. A celebrated author of nonfiction books exploring the intersection between human nature and the natural world, with his new book Macfarlane delivers a downright epic exploration of Earth’s underworlds as they exist myth, literature, and nature itself. Exploring the sea caves of Greenland to the catacombs of Paris and underground fungal networks that run beneath the planet. Woven into these travels are stories about man’s relationship to the underground world, from cave paintings to divers to cave explorers and so much more. This is a fascinating, breathtaking novel you owe it to yourself to check out.
1. Love thy Neighbor by Ayaz Virji
Love Thy Neighbor by Ayaz Virji is a timely book in today’s racially charged American climate. The author was living a comfortable life at an East Coast hospital in a big city but was forced to move to a small town in Minnesota to address the shortage of doctors in rural America. In 2016, this decision was tested when Donald Trump campaigned and the town swung in his favor. Some of the author’s most loyal patients began turning against him, questioning whether he belonged among them. Virji wanted out. But in 2017, just as he was lining up a job in Dubai, a local pastor invited him to speak at her church and address misconceptions about what Muslims practice and believe. That invitation has grown into a well-attended lecture series that has changed hearts and minds across the state, while giving Virji a new vocation that he never would have expected. This is a powerful novel about the consequences of toxic politics and the racism inherent across America, while pushing for a path to acceptance.
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