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The Smile of a Dolphin

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ISBN13: 9781563319259
ISBN10: 156331925x
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The surprisingly complex emotional lives of animals are revealed in these first-hand stories by leading animal behavior researchers and in compelling photographs that capture emotions once thought to belong only to humans.

Kanzi is jealous of his younger sister. He scatters her crayons on the floor. When she displays her talent on the electric guitar, he tears off the arms of a toy panda. Ashamed by his actions, he tries to put them back on. When he fails, he is unable to look anyone in the eye. Kanzi is a bonobo chimpanzee.

In The Smile of a Dolphin, Marc Bekoff gathers accounts from more than 50 researchers who've spent their careers observing animals ranging from great apes to guppies. These stories offer compelling evidence that humans are not the only creatures with rich, emotional lives, and will appeal to the same audience that loved The Hidden Life of Dogs and When Elephants Weep. Contributors include Sue Savage-Rumbaugh of Georgia State University; Jane Goodall, researcher in residence of the National Geographic Society' Roger and Deborah Fouts of Central Washington University; and Irene Pepperberg of the University of Arizona.

Covering "Love," "Fear, Aggression, and Anger," "Joy and Grief," and "Fellow Feeling," and featuring 120 photographs from some of the world's best wildlife photographers themselves, The Smile of a Dolphin will be one of the most talked-about works ever created on the subject of animal emotions.

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This collection of accounts from more than 50 animal behavior researchers offers the surprisingly complex emotional lives of animals. Compelling full-color photos capture emotions once thought to belong to only humans.

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Jeane, April 4, 2008 (view all comments by Jeane)
In this wonderful book Mark Bekoff has collected anecdotal stories from some fifty different scientists and behavioral researches, showing animals expressing a myriad of emotions. Each story is fairly brief. They are by turns curious, fascinating, amusing and sad. Some are also really dry and boring. I felt this had more to do with the variety of writing styles than the actual stories themselves. The awesome photographs more than make up for a few hard-to-read paragraphs. This is a book any animal lover will appreciate, and one skeptics of animal emotions would do good to read!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781563319259
Subtitle:
Remarkable Accounts of Animal Emotions
Foreword:
Gould, Stephen Jay
Foreword:
Gould, Stephen Jay
Author:
Bekoff, Marc A.
Author:
Bekoff, Marc
Publisher:
Discovery Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Zoology
Subject:
Animal behavior
Subject:
Emotions in animals
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
v. 230
Publication Date:
October 2000
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.29x9.37x.80 in. 2.32 lbs.

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