Media Center: 'Zoobiquity' by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers
Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D. and Kathryn Bowers
ZOOBIQUITY: What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing
WHEN: Published by Knopf June 12, 2012
WHERE: Authors touring to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC
“Fascinating and instructive…astute and funny.
“Our ancestors knew that animals suffer the same diseases as humans, but as modern medicine developed, a great schism grew between physicians and veterinarians. Cardiologist and psychiatrist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz now calls for a new ‘species-spanning’ approach to medicine and health. She and science writer Kathryn Bowers coined the term zoobiquity for this emerging field, and they present their case with winning enthusiasm and expertise.
“Natterson-Horowitz, astute and funny, recounts her mind-expanding expeditions involving a remarkable array of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and insects and explicates the genetic and evolutionary roots of her revelatory discoveries. Not only do animals faint, but fainting can be essential to survival, leading Natterson-Horowitz to modify a classic phrase to ‘Fight, flight, or faint.’ Even more arresting are her revelations about animals, intoxication, and addiction. Her investigation into animal sex redefines ‘natural acts,’ and her coverage of animal adolescence and eating disorders is fascinating and instructive.
“Clearly, we have much to learn from animals and from this profoundly illuminating ‘new fusion of veterinary, human, and evolutionary medicine.’ Zoobiquity is as clarion and perception-altering as works by Oliver Sacks, Michael Pollan, and E. O. Wilson.” —Donna Seaman, in a starred review for BOOKLIST
“You are guaranteed never to look at your dog, cat, or any other animal the same way again.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“Useful and engaging.” —KIRKUS
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