The Emotional Lives of Animals

The Emotional Lives of Animals

A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy-- and Why They Matter

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.
Publisher: Novato, Calif. : New World Library, c2007
ISBN: 9781577315025
Characteristics: xxiv, 214 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Call Number: 591.5 BEK

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Dec 26, 2016

Disappointing. More or less devoid of science. Mostly anecdotal stories. The worst was about a horse that spelled out the word ¨F-R-U-I-T-L-E-S-S¨ after a journalist arrived without a treat (reportedly warned in advance they should bring a fruit to induce the animal to answer their questions!) And of course numerous stories about humans who looked into the eyes of animals and ¨knew¨ what the animal was trying to tell them.


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