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Wildhood : the epic journey from adolescence to adulthood in humans and other animals / Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers.

Natterson-Horowitz, Barbara, author. (Author). Bowers, Kathryn, author. (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 305.2355 NAT (Text) 33500013134630 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library 305.2355 NAT (Text) 33500013134648 New Checked out 10/28/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 1501164694
  • ISBN: 9781501164699
  • Physical Description: xii, 354 pages : illustrations, maps, charts ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical resources (pages 279-330) and index.
Summary, etc.: " In their critically acclaimed bestseller, Zoobiquity, the authors revealed the essential connection between human and animal health. In Wildhood, they turn the same eye-opening, species-spanning lens to adolescent young adult life. Traveling around the world and drawing from their latest research, they find that the same four universal challenges are faced by every adolescent human and animal on earth: how to be safe, how to navigate hierarchy; how to court potential mates; and how to feed oneself. Safety. Status. Sex. Self-reliance. How human and animal adolescents and young adults confront the challenges of wildhood shapes their adult destinies"--Amazon.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    *Starred Review* The developmental years of adolescence seem unique to the human experience, rife with the awkwardness of puberty, conflicts with parents, drama between friends, and the push to find an identity away from home. Natterson-Horowitz and Bowers utilize years of research to illustrate how, in fact, adolescence is an experience shared across many species. This time between childhood and adulthood, which the authors call "wildhood," has four core competencies: safety, status, sex, and self-reliance. Readers follow four animals' adolescence, each highlighting one of the challenges of wildhood. Ursula, a king penguin, must stay safe in the predator-filled waters of the Atlantic. Shrink, a spotted hyena, navigates how to live with others and climb the status hierarchy of his clan. Salt, a humpback whale, learns how to communicate sexually in order to find a mate each year. And, finally, Slavc, a wolf, ventures away from home to survive on his own. Thanks to the authors' research, teenagers can rest assured that they have a "temporary membership in a planet-wide tribe of adolescents." An incredibly fascinating read, Wildhood illuminates what humans can learn from the animal world and how all species are more connected to one another than they may appear. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1
    *Starred Review* The developmental years of adolescence seem unique to the human experience, rife with the awkwardness of puberty, conflicts with parents, drama between friends, and the push to find an identity away from home. Natterson-Horowitz and Bowers utilize years of research to illustrate how, in fact, adolescence is an experience shared across many species. This time between childhood and adulthood, which the authors call "wildhood," has four core competencies: safety, status, sex, and self-reliance. Readers follow four animals' adolescence, each highlighting one of the challenges of wildhood. Ursula, a king penguin, must stay safe in the predator-filled waters of the Atlantic. Shrink, a spotted hyena, navigates how to live with others and climb the status hierarchy of his clan. Salt, a humpback whale, learns how to communicate sexually in order to find a mate each year. And, finally, Slavc, a wolf, ventures away from home to survive on his own. Thanks to the authors' research, teenagers can rest assured that they have a "temporary membership in a planet-wide tribe of adolescents." An incredibly fascinating read, Wildhood illuminates what humans can learn from the animal world and how all species are more connected to one another than they may appear. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, MD, is a Visiting Professor at Harvard University in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology. She is also Professor of Medicine/Cardiology at UCLA where she co-founded the Evolutionary Medicine program. She is the coauthor of Zoobiquity and Wildhood.

Kathryn Bowers is a science journalist who has taught medical narrative and comparative literature at UCLA. She&;s a Future Tense Fellow at New America in Washington, DC, and was an editor at Zócalo Public Square in Los Angeles. She is the coauthor of Zoobiquity and Wildhood

Subject: Puberty > Animal models.
Adolescence.
Mammals.
Adolescent psychology.
Parent and teenager.

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