|Foreword by:||Goodall, Jane|
|Publish Date:||May 2008|
|Number of Pages:||214|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.0|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.6 x 0.55 x 8.4|
Jane Goodall, 1934 - Jane Goodall, a well-respected English zoologist, is famous for her fieldwork with chimpanzees in Africa. An early interest in African wild animals and the opportunity, at age 18, to stay on a friend's farm in Kenya, led her to Dr. Louis Leakey; then curator of the National Museum of Natural History in Nairobi. Almost immediately Leakey hired Goodall as his assistant secretary, and she was soon accompanying Leakey and his wife on their expeditions.
Following Leakey's suggestion that a field study of some of the higher primates would be a major contribution to the understanding of animal behavior, she began studying the chimpanzees of the Gombe Stream Research Center in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) in 1960. Although she had no undergraduate degree, Goodall earned a Ph.D. from Cambridge University in 1965, based on her first five years of research at the Gombe Center. After more than 20 years of extensive study and direct contact with wild chimpanzees in their natural habitat, Goodall continues to research, teach, and write about primate behavior today.
|Preface: The Gift of Animal Emotions||p. xvii|
|The Case for Animal Emotions and Why They Matter||p. 1|
|Cognitive Ethology: Studying Animal Minds and Hearts||p. 29|
|Beastly Passions: What Animals Feel||p. 43|
|Wild Justice, Empathy, and Fair Play: Finding Honor among Beasts||p. 85|
|Hard Questions: Answering Skeptics and Addressing Uncertainty in Science||p. 111|
|Ethical Choices: What We Do with What We Know||p. 133|
|About the Author||p. 213|
Biologist Marc Bekoff is one of the world's foremost experts on animal emotions. After years of fieldwork studying the communication patterns of coyotes and domestic dogs, Bekoff began challenging the scientific status quo that argued that no scientific proof existed that animals even have emotions, an argument that stubbornly persists today. In The Emotional Lives of Animals, Bekoff moves beyond this academic argument to address what every animal lover and pet owner knows from everyday observation: that animals have rich emotional lives that not only can teach us about love, empathy and compassion but that require us to alter radically our current relationship of domination and abuse with them.
Here Bekoff skillfully blends extraordinary stories and anecdotes of animal grief, joy, embarrassment, anger and love with the latest scientific research confirming emotions that simple, commonsense observation has long pointed to. Filled with Bekoff's light humour and touching stories from animals around the world, The Emotional Lives of Animals will 'cause readers to reassess both how they view animals and how they treat them.
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