When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals (Google eBook)
This national bestseller exploring the complex emotional lives of animals was hailed as "a masterpiece" by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and as "marvelous" by Jane Goodall.
The popularity of When Elephants Weep has swept the nation, as author Jeffrey Masson appeared on Dateline NBC, Good Morning America, and was profiled in People for his ground-breaking and fascinating study. Not since Darwin's The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals has a book so thoroughly and effectively explored the full range of emotions that exist throughout the animal kingdom.
From dancing squirrels to bashful gorillas to spiteful killer whales, Masson and coauthor Susan McCarthy bring forth fascinating anecdotes and illuminating insights that offer powerful proof of the existence of animal emotion. Chapters on love, joy, anger, fear, shame, compassion, and loneliness are framed by a provocative re-evaluation of how we treat animals, from hunting and eating them to scientific experimentation. Forming a complete and compelling picture of the inner lives of animals, When Elephants Weep assures that we will never look at animals in the same way again.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of AnimalsUser Review - Margo - Goodreads
Unfortunately, the author is preaching to the choir. I'm sure people who already are aware of animal emotions will read this, and those who aren't will ignore it. However, it even illustrates (briefly ... Read full review
Review: When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of AnimalsUser Review - Florence - Goodreads
For some reason most scientists discount all evidence that animals are emotional beings, discarding the evidence as anthropomorphism. This author makes a convincing case that animals do, in fact ... Read full review
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