How Animals Can Save Us

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By Ben Sherwood, Jennifer Holland (Hardcover Book, 2016)

A cat purrs next to a fireplace. A dog sniffs the trunk of a tree. A horse canters in a green meadow. A giraffe bends down to drink at a watering hole. A hippo splashes in a river. A gecko darts up a wall.

The natural world compels us to pay attention because of its beauty and endless surprises. But there is another reason to pay attention: Animals have the answer to many of the problems we face.

And not just answers to the small messes, but answers to the big threats like terrorism, heart disease, cancer, domestic violence, drug addiction, and global warming. When we cuddle our dogs and snuggle our cats, it turns out that answers to our greatest predicaments are sitting in our laps.

In this book, acclaimed journalist Ben Sherwood offers ideas, inspirations, and even detailed blueprints to help us stop terrorists, prevent deadly infections, make us more successful at work, repair broken families, raise happier babies, and even reverse the polar melt...to name just a few. While it's certainly true that nature needs to be protected and conserved for its own sake, there is also another compelling reason: We need to save the animals to save ourselves.

The solutions in this book are practical and grounded in cutting-edge science. They will change the way you see nature. And in the end, they may change the way you see your own life.
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $27.00 US/$30.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446580250

    • On Sale Date: 01/01/2016

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    • Imprint: Grand Central Publishing

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A cat purrs next to a fireplace. A dog sniffs the trunk of a tree. A horse canters in a green meadow. A giraffe bends down to drink at a watering hole. A hippo splashes in a river. A gecko darts up a wall.

The natural world compels us to pay attention because of its beauty and endless surprises. But there is another reason to pay attention: Animals have the answer to many of the problems we face.

And not just answers to the small messes, but answers to the big threats like terrorism, heart disease, cancer, domestic violence, drug addiction, and global warming. When we cuddle our dogs and snuggle our cats, it turns out that answers to our greatest predicaments are sitting in our laps.

In this book, acclaimed journalist Ben Sherwood offers ideas, inspirations, and even detailed blueprints to help us stop terrorists, prevent deadly infections, make us more successful at work, repair broken families, raise happier babies, and even reverse the polar melt...to name just a few. While it's certainly true that nature needs to be protected and conserved for its own sake, there is also another compelling reason: We need to save the animals to save ourselves.

The solutions in this book are practical and grounded in cutting-edge science. They will change the way you see nature. And in the end, they may change the way you see your own life.

Ben Sherwood is a bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and the president of ABC News. His novel The Man Who Ate the 747 has been published in 13 languages, and his other novel, The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud, was made into a feature film starring Zac Efron. A former broadcast producer for NBC Nightly News, he joined Good Morning America in April 2004 as executive producer and stayed in that position until Fall 06. He lives with his wife and sons in New York City.
  • Praise for The Survivors Club

  • The book is absolutely fantastic. (The Glenn Beck Show, Fox News).

  • A must-read. (The New York Times).

  • Editor's Choice:  These are days when a survival guide really comes in handy.  This entertaining book is a mix of helpful hints...and tales of bearing witness to survival. (Chicago Tribune).

  • It's difficult to pass up a book whose prologue opens with, "First they tell you not to panic and then they try to drown you."...Will be particularly appealing to those who liked Outliers. (Detroit Free Press).

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  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $27.00 US/$30.00 CAN
  • Pages: 272
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780446580250
  • On Sale Date: 01/01/2016
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