The Emotional Lives Of Animals: A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy - and Why They Matter by Marc Bekoff

The Emotional Lives Of Animals: A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy - and…

byMarc BekoffForeword byJane Goodall

Paperback | May 28, 2008

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One of the world?s most prominent researchers of animal emotions explores the overwhelming evidence for animal emotions and how they should affect our relationship with our animal kin.Based on award-winning scientist Marc Bekoff's years studying social communication in a wide range of species, this important book shows that animals have rich emotional lives. Bekoff skillfully blends extraordinary stories of animal joy, empathy, grief, embarrassment, anger, and love with the latest scientific research confirming the existence of emotions that common sense and experience have long implied. Filled with Bekoff's light humor and touching stories, The Emotional Lives of Animals is a clarion call for reassessing both how we view animals and how we treat them.

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Jane Goodall, 1934 - Jane Goodall, a well-respected English zoologist, is famous for her fieldwork with chimpanzees in Africa. An early interest in African wild animals and the opportunity, at age 18, to stay on a friend's farm in Kenya, led her to Dr. Louis Leakey; then curator of the National Museum of Natural History in Nairobi. Alm...

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Title:The Emotional Lives Of Animals: A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy - and…Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.49 inPublished:May 28, 2008Publisher:New World LibraryLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781577316299

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'Anyone interested in animal emotion will want a copy of this book. Bekoff speaks with the unique authority of an expert who is experiencing the success of a revolution in science and ethics that he helped make and that will endure (if we endure) as one of the signal achievements - along with the expansion of human rights and environmentalism - of the late twentieth century.'- The BARk 'This thought-provoking book could very likely change your life.'- The Animals Voice 'Marc Bekoff ably presents the richness and variety of the emotions in nonhuman animals - and doesn't hesitate to draw the ethical conclusions implicit in his findings. I hope this book will be widely read by those who care about animals - and even more widely by those who don't.'- Peter Singer , professor of bioethics, Princeton University