Publication Date: 02/09/2021 ISBN: 9781783782802 Category:

Between Light and Storm

Esther Woolfson

Publisher: Granta Books
Publication Date: 02/09/2021 ISBN: 9781783782802 Category:
Paperback / Softback




Humans have long believed themselves to be the superior species: we consume other animals for food, experiment on them and slaughter them for sport. But as well as the ethical issues surrounding our treatment of other animals, our attitudes are responsible for massive species loss and extinctions, the extensive destruction of habitats and a growing threat of zoonotic pandemics.

Drawing on philosophy and theology, art and history, Between Light and Storm is a penetrating account of our fraught relationship with animals. It is also a timely and necessary plea for a more humane approach to those with whom we share a planet.

Publisher Review

'Elegiac, haunting and piercingly intelligent, Esther Woolfson's exploration of our relationship with other species is sometimes painful to read but her articulacy and lightness of touch, and her own beautifully observed experiences, are a joy. A profoundly moving and important book' - Isabella Tree 'A powerful, poignant, and urgently important reflection on our relations with the non-human world. Immaculately researched and compulsively readable' - Charles Foster, author of Being a Beast 'We live in a time in which our disrespect for nature is coming back to bite us. Timely and wide-ranging, Esther Woolfson's book offers sensitive reflections on how we relate to the animals around us as well as the animal within' - Frans de Waal

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