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Animal Wisdom - Michael Archinal


Published: 1st October 2013
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Michael Archinal is not just a well-known Australian vet. He is a passionate animal lover and devoted owner of pets. He travels Australia and the world looking at how we interact with animals and what we can learn from observing animal behaviour. His conclusion is this: animals can teach us how to become better at being human in all sort of ways. Animals know when to rest, how to eat right, how to socialise, and how to organise a hierarchy. They know how to be in the moment, love the one you're with, and bond unconditionally with the pack. Michael draws on a large body of research that proves animals enrich our lives in every possible way, then interweaves the science with delightful stories from his decades of veterinarian practice. There are chapters on animals teaching us by example to become better at: dealing with stress, loving more, using our instincts, working smarter, helping children exercise, and eating well.

About the Author

Dr Michael Archinal is a vet with over twenty-six years' experience. He is the director of four veterinary clinics in Canberra and has a national media profile due to his print, radio and television contributions. Michael has been a weekly guest presenter for thirteen years on Channel Nine's Mornings, a guest on ABC radio talk-back for fourteen years, a columnist for Dog's Life magazine for nine years and he contributes to National ABC afternoon radio. Michael is also a qualified acupuncturist, having been awarded the IVAS diploma in acupuncture and has undertaken post-graduate training in dermatology and animal behaviour.


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By Bushbaby

from Queensland

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Informative
  • Well Written


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    • Animal Lovers Of All Ages

    This is a beautiful book and a must read - not only for all we animal lovers/pet owners but also for all people in general. It contains some extremely valuable though simple and basic lessons on "life"

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    ISBN: 9781742611990
    ISBN-10: 1742611990
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 208
    Published: 1st October 2013
    Dimensions (cm): 13.3 x 19.6  x 1.3
    Weight (kg): 0.17