Much Like Us

What Science Reveals about the Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviour of Animals

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Pub Date 01 Jul 2022 | Archive Date 03 Jun 2022

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What really differentiates us from our relatives in the animal world? And what can they teach us about ourselves? Taking these questions as his starting point, Norbert Sachser presents fascinating insights into the inner lives of animals, revealing what we now know about their thoughts, feelings and behaviour. By turns surprising, humourous and thought-provoking, Much Like Us invites us on a journey around the animal kingdom, explaining along the way how dogs demonstrate empathy, why chimpanzees wage war and how crows and ravens craft tools to catch food. Sachser brings the science to life with examples and anecdotes drawn from his own research, illuminating the vast strides in understanding that have been made over the last 30 years. He ultimately invites us to challenge our own preconceptions – the closer we look, the more we see the humanity in our fellow creatures.

What really differentiates us from our relatives in the animal world? And what can they teach us about ourselves? Taking these questions as his starting point, Norbert Sachser presents fascinating...


Advance Praise

‘A masterful synthesis of science and storytelling by one of the world’s leading experts in animal behaviour. In Much Like Us, Sachser’s remarkable ability to communicate scientifically complex concepts with clarity and humour is on full display. The result: a remarkable book providing a new understanding of the origins and nature of ‘animal’ (non-human and human) behaviour. His remarkable new book contains many of the insights his scientific colleagues have admired for decades. Yet, his engaging and elegant writing make this book deeply accessible for a wide range of audiences: from the academic scholars and their students to anyone interested in why and how we human animals came to behave as we do. A deeply insightful and powerful book, which transforms our understanding of not only behaviour, but of our place as humans within the tree of life.’ B. Natterson-Horowitz, Harvard Medical School

‘A masterful synthesis of science and storytelling by one of the world’s leading experts in animal behaviour. In Much Like Us, Sachser’s remarkable ability to communicate scientifically complex...


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