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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books; Main edition (4 Aug. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781255350
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781255353
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,197 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Transcendentally eccentric nature writing of the first order. Charles Foster digs deep under the skin of other animals, uncovering gems of wisdom that our usually superficial gaze will otherwise miss (Hugh Warwick)

Gleefully lascivious in its physical curiosity, Being a Beast advocates for our highest animality by expanding our sensory intelligence. A flabbergasting, thunderstriking, stupendous, brilliant book (Jay Griffiths)

Thrilling, brilliant, bonkers... a strange kind of masterpiece: the song of a satyr, perhaps, or nature writing as extreme sport. (Financial Times)

Charles Foster's chronicle of the sensory lives of beasts and his own forays into self re-wilding is like nothing you have ever read. Deeply serious and at times laugh-out-loud funny, this is an extraordinary book. (Caspar Henderson)

Unimaginably different from any book you have ever read - an exploration of our deep kinship with animals that is thought-provoking, funny and full of adventure all at once, brilliantly written, and sparkling with ideas (Iain McGilchrist)

Foster is funny and profound and his empathic mission shows our kinship with other species (Patrick Barkham Guardian)

Extraordinary... very funny... Foster is well read and writes beautifully. (The Sunday Times)

A wild and whimsical memoir. (The Times)

Takes nature writing to new levels... his work is a triumph. (Kate Green Country Life)

Very funny... hones senses long neglected... Mr Foster is the real thing, going truly feral and in the process discovering a whole new world. It is not a midlife crisis so much as a lifelong passion. (Economist 2016-02-27)

Funny, exuberant and courageous, nudging closer and closer to how it might feel to enter the non-human world. (Guardian, readers' BOTY 2016)

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A lyrical exploration of what it is really like to 'be a beast', from swimming with otters to burrowing with badgers, and what this can tell us about the beast inside us all.

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