The author is the editor and columnist of "State of the Ark" with Organic Spa Magazine and has contacts with the Animals & Society Institute and Humane Society of the United States to help promote the book and explore special sales opportunities.Ethology is a rapidly growing field and trending topic. Videos on amazing animal behavior trend on news outlets like Huffington Post and especially on social media like Facebook, where they go viral. Hundreds of amazing animal behavior videos on YouTube have been viewed over a million times.Unlike ethology books on the market that are either scientific narratives or children's picture books, this book packages together narrative science with photography, illustrations, and designed graphics.
Belinda Recio is a recipient of the Humane Society's Award for Innovation in the Study of Animals and Society, and a contributing editor for Organic Spa Magazine, where she writes the "State of the Ark" column on animals. She has developed science curricula for educational television, museums, and publishers; and has authored books on a variety of subjects, ranging from animals and nature to sacred arts and symbolism. Recio runs True North Gallery (www.truenorthgallery.net), where she exhibits art that connects people with animals, nature, and native traditions. She lives in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. Jonathan Balcombe is an ethologist, author, and speaker. He has published over fifty scientific papers on animal behavior and animal protection. He is the director of Animal Sentience with the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy and the author of five books, including What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins.