Books Barbara J. King Books by Barbara J. King Barbara J. King has written books about: Nonfiction Science & Health Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Barbara J. King Getty Images 13.7: Cosmos And Culture A Look At The Personalities On Our Plates March 16, 2017 In her new book, anthropologist and NPR commentator Barbara J. King takes a look at how "food animals" think and feel — and what that means for us. Author Interviews Questions For Barbara J. King, Author Of 'How Animals Grieve' May 27, 2013 Do animals grieve? A new book says yes: While there's little clinical research on animal grief, observation suggests that many animals, including ducks, cats, rabbits, horses and more, are capable of loving other animals, and grieving their loss. A visitor walks through the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, also known as the Holocaust Memorial, in Berlin, Germany. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Sean Gallup/Getty Images 13.7: Cosmos And Culture When Humans Mourn: The Mozart Requiem And A Matter Of Scale April 25, 2013 A performance of Mozart's Requiem has commentator Barbara J. King thinking about the ways humans grieve. Of all species on Earth, we alone mourn across time and space for people we have never met. An elephant at the Emmen, Netherlands, zoo stands at the edge of a ditch in 2009, a day after another elephant fell into the ditch and died. Olaf Kraak/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Olaf Kraak/AFP/Getty Images 13.7: Cosmos And Culture When Animals Mourn: Seeing That Grief Is Not Uniquely Human April 11, 2013 When animals die, their close relatives and friends may be plunged into mourning. Commentator Barbara J. King writes about animal grief in her new book, citing examples seen in animals large and small. She finds solace in the knowledge that humans are not the only animals who feel loss.