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

Category: Book
By (author): Bekoff, Marc
Foreword By: Goodall, Jane
Subject:  NATURE / Animals / General
  NATURE / Essays
  SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General
  SELF-HELP / Emotions
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: New World Library
Published: June 2008
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.50in x 5.50in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*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.
From The Publisher*The latest scientific research confirms that humans and animals share brain structures which are important in processing emotions. Based on his years of experience studying patterns of social communication in a wide range of species, award-winning scientist Marc Bekoff skillfully blends research findings with extraordinary stories of animal joy, empathy, grief, embarrassment, anger, and love. Animal emotions not only teach us about our own emotions, argues Bekoff, but they require us to radically rethink our current relationship of domination and abuse of animals. 240 pp.
Review Quote*"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