Book Review: “Rewinding Our Hearts: Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence”

Marc Bekoff (2014) New World Library, Novato CA.
A. Matamonasa

I met author Marc Bekoff and had the opportunity to hear his plenary address at the Minding Animals Conference in 2012 in the Netherlands. This reviewed work was in progress at that time and I was struck by the number of times he used the term paradigm shift in his address. Bekoff is a prolific writer with over twenty-six books and hundreds of scientific essays to his credit and many students and scholars within HAI are familiar with his work. He is an evolutionary biologist and animal activist whose work on animal intelligence and sentience includes collaboration with the legendary Jane Goodall. This work, his latest book (2014) in many ways captures the heart of his conference address, in fact paradigm shift also appears throughout this book.

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