The Emotional Lives of Animals: A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy — and Why They Matter

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New World Library, Oct 5, 2010 - Nature - 240 pages
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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.
 

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Any dog owner knows that her own pet has feelings, but what evidence exists beyond the anecdotal, and what does this evidence teach us? Bekoff, professor emeritus of biology at the University of ... Read full review

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A beautifully written book detailing the argument for better treatment of animals. Thought provoking and well researched, I very much enjoyed it. Read full review

Contents

Finding Honor among Beasts
85
CHAPTER5
111
CHAPTER6
133
ENDNOTES
167
BIBLIOGRAPHY
193
INDEX
203
ABOUTTHEAUTHOR
213
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Marc Bekoff is a professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The author of many books, including The Smile of a Dolphin and The Ten Trusts (with Jane Goodall), he lives in Boulder, Colorado, and lectures throughout the world.

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