The Emotional Lives of Animals

A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy--and Why They Matter
Bekoff, Marc (Book - 2007)
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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.
Authors: Bekoff, Marc
Title: The emotional lives of animals
a leading scientist explores animal joy, sorrow, and empathy--and why they matter
Publisher: Novato, Calif. : New World Library, c2007.
Characteristics: xxiv, 214 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Foreword / by Jane Goodall
Preface : the gift of animal emotions
The case for animal emotions and why they matter
Cognitive ethology : studying animal minds and hearts
Beastly passions : what animals feel
Wild justice, empathy, and fair play : finding honor among beasts
Hard questions : answering skeptics and addressing uncertainty in science
Ethical choices : what we do with what we know.
Local Note: bt/pjs/crj
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ISBN: 1577315022
Statement of Responsibility: Marc Bekoff ; foreword by Jane Goodall
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-202) and index.
Subject Headings: Emotions in animals.
Topical Term: Emotions in animals.
LCCN: 2006038278
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