When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals

When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson


This nationwide bestseller exploring the advanced emotional lives of animals used to be hailed as "a masterpiece" by way of Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and as "marvelous" via Jane Goodall.

The acclaim for while Elephants Weep has swept the country, as writer Jeffrey Masson seemed on Dateline NBC, sturdy Morning America, and used to be profiled in People for his ground-breaking and engaging research. no longer on account that Darwin's The Expression of feelings in guy and Animals has a ebook so completely and successfully explored the complete diversity of feelings that exist during the animal state.

From dancing squirrels to bashful gorillas to spiteful killer whales, Masson and coauthor Susan McCarthy bring about interesting anecdotes and illuminating insights that provide strong evidence of the life of animal emotion. Chapters on love, pleasure, anger, worry, disgrace, compassion, and loneliness are framed through a provocative second look of the way we deal with animals, from looking and consuming them to clinical experimentation. Forming an entire and compelling photo of the internal lives of animals, When Elephants Weep assures that we are going to by no means examine animals within the similar manner back.

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