Shop Content Created By Professionals For Professionals

Free Delivery On Orders Above $20 In Singapore


On the Animal Trail

Paperback By Baptiste Morizot, Andrew Brown
Regular price
Sale price
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price

- FREE Delivery on orders above $20 within Singapore.
- International Shipping & Tax calculated at checkout.

Product Description

From the forests of Yellowstone to the steppes of the Haut-Var, the French philosopher and environmentalist Baptiste Morizot invites us to develop a different relationship to nature: to become detectives of nature and to follow the footprints of the many wonderful and extraordinary animals with which we share the Earth. By deciphering and interpreting an animal’s footprints and other signs, we gradually discover not only which animal it is, but the animal’s motives too. Through this kind of ‘philosophical tracking’, we come to see the world from the animal’s point of view, to learn to live in this world from the perspective of another species. We begin to let go of our anthropocentric point of view and to recapture the kind of perspective that our ancestors once had when they had no choice but to adopt an animal point of view if they wanted to survive.

In short, by following animal trails, we learn how to pay increased attention to the living world around us and how to cohabit this world with others, thereby enriching our understanding of other species, of the world we share with them and of ourselves.

Product Details

Format: Paperback, 180 pages Language: English
Dimension: 19.56cm x 12.7cm x 1.78cm ISBN10: 1509547185
Weight: 249g ISBN13: 9781509547180
Publication Date: 18 Jun 2021 Publisher: Polity Press

About Author

Baptiste Morizot teaches philosophy at Aix-Marseille University

Product Reviews


‘Morizot practises an entirely new genre of experimental philosophy: he shuns thought experiments, seeking instead to experience how non-human animals perceive the world by looking for traces of their actions and, eventually, encountering some of them. Tracking wolves in the Alps, bears in Yellowstone or snow leopards in Kyrgyzstan is not for him the mere hobby of a nature-lover; it is a deeply philosophical exercise: it means experiencing the world from the point of view of other animals, hence partially transforming one’s body into theirs so as to imagine what it is to inhabit a place from a non-human perspective.

’Philippe Descola, author of Beyond Nature and Culture"[A]n impressive work of philosophy written in a beautifully lyrical form. Part memoir, travelogue, and science writing, the book’s structure is almost novelistic with a strong narrative voice, characterization, compelling plot, and literary elements."Leonardo Reviews


Domestic Delivery (Singapore)
- Your order will be delivered to you within 1-3 business days.
- We are delighted to be able to offer FREE delivery on all orders above $20 in Singapore.

International Delivery
- Your order will be delivered to you within 7-30 business days.
- Any applicable import duties, taxes (including VAT) and shipping charges will depend on your destination country. All chargers will be displayed at checkout.

All prices shown on the Content Binded website are in Singaporean dollars. The prices shown are inclusive of GST.

The best way to contact us is by filling in the online contact form within the Contact Us section. The form is designed to help you specify the query that you have and then direct it to a member of our customer support team that is best suited to deal with it.

We work hard to deal with your queries within 24 hours.We also welcome to receiving any suggestions or feedback as to how we can improve. All emails are read by a member of a customer support team. Please send your emails to

We currently ship to countries and regions seen below.

- Singapore
- Brunei Darussalam
- Hong Kong
- Indonesia
- Japan
- Korea (South)
- Macau
- Malaysia
- Philippines
- Taiwan
- Thailand
- Vietnam