The Intelligence and Consciousness of Octopuses

Octopuses are highly intelligent, show their cleverness in myriad ways, and love to play. Montgomery describes befriending several of them over a number of years and shares how...

The Wisdom, Insight, and Wit of Birds

Sy Montgomery apprenticed herself to seven different species of birds. What she learned brings us a new understanding of who animals of all species are, and what they're capable...

Kakapo Rescue Saving the World's Strangest Parrot

On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last ninety-one kakapo parrots on earth. These trusting, flightless, and beautiful birds—the largest and...

Tamed and Untamed Close Encounters of the Animal Kind

Extraordinary new insights into the minds and lives of our fellow creatures from two of the world’s top animal authors, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and Sy Montgomery.A Mail...

Guys Read: True Stories

Visiting the dentist-in ancient EgyptSpending a night in the jungle-with giant tarantulasWrestling with a grizzly bear-and living to tell the taleThe fifth installment in the Guys...