Beyond Words, by Carl Safina, is one of the most beautiful, spiritually alive books I’ve ever read. All the more so coming from a science writer who explores the inner lives of some of the majestic creatures with whom we share a genetic heritage, a dark history, and a fragile planet.
Part travelogue, part adventure novel, part natural science primer, and all heart. Read this book (or listen to the author read the audiobook) and share it with loved ones this holiday season. The world will be a better, kinder place when more humans adopt the kind of humility and reverence that shines from every page.