Between Light and Storm

Author(s): Esther Woolfson

Natural History

A landmark new book about the fraught relationship between humans and animals that takes us from Genesis to climate change.

Beginning with the very origins of life on Earth, Woolfson considers pre-historic human-animal interaction and traces the
millennia-long evolution of conceptions of the soul and conscience in relation to the animal kingdom, and the
consequences of our belief in human superiority. She explores our representation of animals in art, our consumption of
them for food, our experiments on them for science, and our willingness to slaughter them for sport and fashion, as well
as examining concepts of love and ownership.
Drawing on philosophy and theology, art and history, as well as her own experience of living with animals and coming to
know, love and respect them as individuals, Woolfson examines some of the most complex ethical issues surrounding our
treatment of animals and argues passionately and persuasively for a more humble, more humane, relationship with the
creatures who share our world.


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General Fields

  • : 9781783782796
  • : Granta Books
  • : Granta Books
  • : September 2020
  • : --- length: - '23.4' width: - '15.6' units: - Centimeters
  • : November 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Esther Woolfson
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 304.2709
  • : 368