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Dale Peterson has written about anthropology, art, computers, literature, psychiatry, and travel, but his primary subject is animals

Dale Peterson has written about anthropology, art, computers, literature, psychiatry, and travel, but his primary subject is animals: their lives, meaning, and fate. He has traveled the world, from South America to Africa and Southeast Asia— looking for wild animals.

He's also examined how people treat animals, conducting undercover investigations in the U.S., surveying wild animal meat markets in Central Africa and Asia, interviewing gorilla hunters and elephant marketers in Africa, and following the trail of illegal animal body parts from Burma into China. His friendship with Jane Goodall has lent yet another angle…

Giraffe Reflections

"[A] magnificent book… This is engrossing natural history about one of nature's most intriguing animals. Highly recommended for all who enjoy learning about wildlife." —Library Journal (starred review)

The Moral Lives of Animals

"The Moral Lives of Animals… should change the way we look at the workings of the hearts and minds of other species—as well as our own. " —Sy Montgomery, author of The Good Good Pig

Elephant Reflections

Elephant Reflections: "This gorgeous book… will convince you that the elephant is one of nature’s greatest and most original works." —Scientific American

The Jane Effect: Celebrating Jane Goodall

"Jane Goodall is an unusually warm and generous person who has always opened her home to visitors, her camp to colleagues and students, her attention to fellow travelers, and her heart to animals and the plight of animals in our contemporary world." —Dale Peterson