Dogs That Know When Their Owners are Coming Home

Dogs That Know When Their Owners are Coming Home : And Other Unexplained Powers of Animals

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Many people who have ever owned a pet will swear that their dog or cat or other animal has exhibited some kind of behaviour they just can't explain. How does a dog know when its owner is returning home at an unexpected time? Filled with captivating stories and thought-provoking analysis, Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home is a groundbreaking exploration of animal behaviour that will profoundly change the way we think about animals, and ourselves. After five years of extensive research involving thousands of people who own and work with animals, Rupert Sheldrake conclusively proves what many pet owners already know - that there is a strong connection between humans and animals that lies beyond present-day scientific understanding.

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 190 x 26mm | 300g
  • Cornerstone
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099255871
  • 9780099255871
  • 81,618

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"Delightful ... this book will turn our understanding of animals inside out" -- Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of When Elephants Weep "Wonderful ... splendid and thought-provoking" Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Hidden Life of Dogs

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How does a dog know when its owner is returning home at an unexpected time? How do cats know when it is time to go to the vet, even before the cat carrier comes out? And how can some pets predict that their owners are about to have an epileptic fit? Many pet owners will swear that their dog, cat or other animal has shown some kind of behaviour that they just can't explain. Filled with charming stories and thought-provoking investigation, Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home is a groundbreaking exploration of animal behaviour that will change the way we think about animals, and ourselves. After years of extensive research, Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world’s most innovative scientists, conclusively proves that there is a strong connection between humans and animals that lies beyond everyday scientific understanding. Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home provides fascinating insight into animal and human behaviour and deserves a place next to the most beloved and valuable books on animals.

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How do cats know when it's time to go to the vet, even before the cat carrier comes out? How do dogs know when their owners are returning home at unexpected times? How can horses find their way back to the stable over completely unfamiliar terrain? With a scientist's mind and an animal lover's compassion, world-renowned biologist Rupert Sheldrake presents a groundbreaking exploration of animal behavior that will profoundly change the way we think about animals -- and ourselves. After five years of extensive research involving thousands of people who have pets and work with animals, Dr. Sheldrake proves conclusively what many pet owners already know: there is a strong connection between humans and animals that defies present-day scientific understanding. This remarkable book deserves a place next to the most beloved and valuable books on animals, including When Elephants Weep, Dogs Never Lie About Love, and The Hidden Life of Dogs.

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About Rupert Sheldrake

Dr Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of more than eighty scientific papers and ten books. A former Research Fellow of the Royal Society, he studied natural sciences at Cambridge University where he took a PhD in biochemistry, and philosophy at Harvard University, where he was Frank Knox Fellow. He was Director of Studies in cell biology and biochemistry at Clare College, Cambridge, where he was also a Fellow. He has appeared in many TV programs in Britain and overseas, and has taken part in BBC and other radio programmes. He has written for newspapers such as the Guardian, where he had a regular monthly column, The Times, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail and Sunday Times, and has contributed to a variety of magazines, including New Scientist, Resurgence, the Ecologist and the Spectator. He is currently a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences near San Francisco and he lives in London with his wife and two sons.

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I find it scary just how true it is. I remember my childhood dog Shade. My father was a security guard, his hours constantly changed. YetShade would be waiting at the front door or him a good ten minutes before he came up the drive way. Mum always knew when to put the kettle on.show more
by Katrina De Vries
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