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Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom Paperback – Jun 21 2011


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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; 1st Edition edition (June 21 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780761159131
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761159131
  • ASIN: 0761159134
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #48,382 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jennifer S. Holland is a contributing writer for National Geographic, and she also writes for the Earth Touch News Network and other online science news organizations. She lives with her husband, two dogs, and dozens of snakes and geckos, and divides her time between Silver Spring, Maryland, and a cabin in the woods near Charlottesville, Virginia.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brian Griffith TOP 500 REVIEWER on Dec 16 2013
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A collection of stories about oddball animal friendships, documented with great photos. Among the 47 cases of strange affection, we have a cow snuggling with a wild leopard, a cat with an iguana, sled dog with polar bear, or a cat serving as a seeing-eye guide for a blind dog. This could be a bunch of silly anecdotes, but the collection shows that even fish, birds, and reptiles have quirks of personality that can override instinct, allowing for long-term friendly relations that break every mold. These friendships are like mutations in emotional possibility, which can lead to new social patterns among beasts and people. I suspect our first domestications of animals arose from such oddball friendships between species, which became learned behavior for the future generations of those concerned.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karl - Tiny Thought Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on Aug. 27 2014
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Looking at the majority of reviews that I have written you will quickly notice that, “One of these books is not like the others” and rather than make you guess which one it is, I will share the secret: it’s this book =:0)

Unlikely Friendships shares 47 amazing accounts of animals of different species who have formed bonds with one another. Granted, some of the animals pairing might not seem outlandish, like a rabbit and a guinea pig; however, a pit bull, cat and baby chicks or a leopard and a cow make for very uncommon friends. Some of the animals are cute and cuddly, some of them are large predators, some are basic domestic pets and others are traditionally found in the wild, yet all of these creatures have formed inspiring bonds with fellow members of the animal kingdom.

Regardless of how one defines a “friend” these creatures are proof that the desire to have a companion, the ability to show compassion and the ability to go beyond appearances, or any physical boundary for that matter, transcends logic. As is often the case, humans can learn a great deal from these compassionate companions – if we look with our hearts.

If the stories in this book don’t put a big grin on your face or give you a big bucket of “awww’s” then the lovely photos that go along with the stories will likely give even the most ‘hard-hearted’ a reason to smile.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Lalonde on Jan. 11 2013
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Good book. Lots of cute pictures and interesting little stories. I recommend this to anyone who likes animals and enjoys quirky stories.
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This is a lovely high quality book full of photos, brilliant layout and heartfelt stories. I would have left out the dates so, as a reader, I could imagine that all these lovely animal relationships were still current. But, when I see 2002 and a bird story I know that isn't the case. Other than that, it's a unique book for all lovers of animals wild and domestic. Well done!
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