Adam's Task

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Adam's Task

Calling Animals by Name

By Vicki Hearne; Donald McCaig (Introduction by)

Skyhorse Publishing, Paperback, 9781602390027, 274pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2007

In it Vicki Hearne asserts that animals that interact with humans are more intelligent than we assume. In fact, they are capable of developing an understanding of the good, a moral code that influences their motives and actions. Hearne's thorough studies led her to adopt a new system of animal training that contradicts modern animal behavioral research, butas her examples showis astonishingly effective. Hearne's theories will make every trainer, animal psychologist, and animal-lover stop, think, and question.

About the Author
Vicki Hearne (1946-2001) was a poet, writer, and dog and horse trainer. She is the author of several books, including "Nervous Horses" and "Adam's Task: Calling Animals by Name."
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John Hollander is the Sterling Professor Emeritus of English at Yale University. He is the author of numerous works of poetry and criticism, most recently of "The Work of Poetry,"

Donald McCaig is the award-winning author of "Jacob s Ladder", designated the best civil war novel ever written by "The Virginia Quarterly". "People" magazine raved Think "Gone With the Wind", think "Cold"" ""Mountain". It won the Michael Shaara Award for Civil War Fiction and the Library of Virginia Award for Fiction.