In our modern world of social media and relentless technological advancement, we are more connected than ever before. Though the scale of this connectivity is new, the instinctive desire to gather with our own kind has ancient roots. We can see the origins of our own societies in the social behaviour of the animals that share the planet with us. What’s more, human characteristics such as altruism, empathy, leadership and language can also be witnessed among animal groups.
Join Biologist Ashley Ward as he takes listeners into the intimate worlds of social animals. Journeying from Aysgarth Falls to the Great Barrier Reef, it becomes clear that animals are not so far removed from us as we might imagine. In a time where humans are struggling to navigate cityscapes, isolation and a loneliness epidemic, Ward shows us that studying the social behaviour of animals offers insights valuable in their own right as well as a window into the evolutionary basis of our own species.
Animal Societies is read by Ashley Ward and his passion clearly comes across, as does his humour. It’s full of marvellous descriptions, such as a storm at sea and fascinating insights into the social nature of the animal world.
It covers the behaviours of so many different species, including krill, cockroaches, bees, fish, baboons, chimps and even whales. I’ve learnt so much, from a bees waggle dance to the features of whale pooh…….oh that image !
Great narration and an amazing subject makes this an absolutely engrossing listen, perfect for anyone with an interest in the mysterious world of animal behaviour.
Thank you to Amber at Midas PR for the opportunity to listen to this audiobook from Audible.com, to take part in this blog tour and for the promotional material. This is my honest and unbiased review.
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