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Book Title: Beauty in the Beasts: True Stories of Animals Who Choose to Do Good|
The author of the book: Kristin von Kreisler
ISBN 13: 9781585420933
Date of issue: May 7th 2001
Format files: PDF
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A collection of heartwarming and inspiring true stories of animals who demonstrate virtuous characteristics, including courage, generosity, resourcefulness, and compassion. Well-known animal writer and advocate Kristin von Kreisler is, says Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, "among the leaders in an exciting new field of scholarship where we find that not only do we not own an animal, but that giving up that concept allows a new and deeper kind of friendship". In this book, von Kreisler has collected hundreds of accounts of that friendship: true stories from all over the world of cats, dogs, bears, horses, and more whose behavior proves that animals are capable of strong feelings, and that they can, as a result, choose to behave in ways that are virtuous and moral. Focusing on eight virtuous characteristics-compassion, loyalty, fortitude, courage, resourcefulness, sensitivity, cooperation, and generosity-von Kreisler combines moving anecdotes with fascinating interviews with scientists and animal experts to debunk the idea that the behavior of these creatures is driven only by instinct or self-interest. Animals, like people, can be hoodlums and troublemakers. But these real-life accounts show that they're also as capable of being "good" as we are. Bibliography.
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Read information about the authorKristin von Kreisler was born on October 4, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, and all her life she has loved and rescued animals. She writes bestselling books about them and has spoken about their welfare on Coast to Coast to 560 U.S. cities and on the Voice of America to 123 million people.
Her most recent novel, A Healing Justice, tells the story of a woman police officer and her K-9 German shepherd after a brutal attack. Kristin's other novels are Earnest, about a couple in conflict over custody of their Labrador retriever, and An Unexpected Grace, about a woman and a golden retriever helping each other recover from violence and abuse. A memoir, For Bea, is about Kristin's beagle who came from a medical lab and influenced her to become an animal writer. Her award-winning books have been translated into ten languages.
Kristin lives on an island in Washington, where, she says, she'd rather work in her garden than breathe. Her kale grows to looming giants, and her lavender and catmint are sirens calling bees. From her desk she watches ospreys and seals, and every hour a ferry passes by. She and her husband have just renovated a historic Victorian farmhouse, where the island's first postmistress and sheriff once lived with their seven children.
Before moving to the island, Kristin lived in California and freelanced for magazines and newspapers. Her articles have appeared in anthologies and textbooks and in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Woman's Day, and Reader's Digest, where she was a staff writer. She has taught English at the University of Hawaii and journalism at California State University at San Jose.