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Mama's last hug : animal emotions and what they teach us about ourselves

Author: F B M de Waal
Publisher: London : Granta, 2020. ©2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Mama's Last Hug opens with the moving farewell between Mama, a dying 59-year-old chimpanzee matriarch, and Jan Van Hoof, who was Frans de Waal's mentor and thesis advisor. The filmed event has since gone viral (over 9.5 million views on YouTube), and so begins Frans de Waal's whirlwind tour of new ideas and new findings about animal emotions, based on his renowned studies of the social and emotional lives of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F B M de Waal
ISBN: 9781783784110 1783784113
OCLC Number: 1153918167
Description: viii, 324 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: 1. Mama's last hug: an ape matriarch's farewell --
2. Window to the soul: when primates laugh and smile --
3. Body to body: empathy and sympathy --
4. Emotions that make us human: disgust, shame, guilt, and other discomforts --
5. Will to power: politics, murder, warfare --
6. Emotional intelligence: on fairness and free will --
7. Sentience: what animals feel --
8. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Frans de Waal, with photography and drawings by the author.


A groundbreaking, approachable book on the role of emotions in animal and human societies, from the world-renowned primatologist and author of Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?  Read more...


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