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In Praise of Animals
A Treasury of Poems, Quotations and Readings
Edward Searl
ISBN: 9781558965119
Book (Paperback)
Skinner House Books
$14.00
5 1/2 x 6 1/2
192 pages
May 1, 2007


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Companionship, love, labor, even survival--animals offer all of these and more. In Praise of Animals honors the animals in our lives. In this unique collection, Edward Searl has gathered poems, prose, blessings, chants— tributes of all kinds, ancient and modern. He explores the varied topics of pets, wildlife, stewardship, ecology, evolution, and the spiritual connection among all creatures.

In Praise of Animals is the ideal gift for animal lovers of all kinds--from those who work with animals to those who are welcoming a new pet or grieving the loss of one, to nature lovers in general. Perfect for animal-blessing ceremonies and other rituals that honor the animal kingdom.

* Inspiring selections culled from a variety of sources, ancient and modern. This collection features poetry and prose from across the ages and around the world and includes passages from fiction, science, and children's literature.

* From pets to wildlife, an anthology unlike any other. Offers selections on mammals, insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds, work animals, and more.

* Edward Searl is a seasoned minister of other successful collected anthologies on such topics as birth, marriage, and death.

Edward Searl has been a Unitarian Universalist minister in the Chicago area for more than 25 years. He is the author of two books, In Memoriam: A Guide to Modern Funeral and Memorial Services and A Place of Your Own. He is also the editor of a four-volume series forthcoming from Skinner House Books in which Bless This Child and Beyond Absence are included.
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