Mama's last hug : animal emotions and what they tell us about ourselves (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Mama's last hug : animal emotions and what they tell us about ourselves

Author: F B M de Waal
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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« Mama's Last Hug is a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals, beginning with Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with biologist Jan van Hooff. Her story and others like it--from dogs "adopting" the injuries of their companions, to rats helping fellow rats in distress, to elephants revisiting the bones of their loved ones--show that humans are not the only species with the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F B M de Waal
ISBN: 9780393635065 0393635066
OCLC Number: 1097591106
Description: viii, 326 pages, 12 pages de planche : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Mama's last hug : an ape matriarch's farewell --
Window to the soul : when primates laugh and smile --
Body to body : empathy and sympathy --
Emotions that make us human : disgust, shame, guilt, and other discomforts --
Will to power : politics, murder, warfare --
Emotional intelligence : on fairness and free will --
Sentience : what animals feel --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Frans de Waal ; with photographs and drawings by the author.

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« Mama's Last Hug is a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals, beginning with Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with biologist Jan van Hooff. Her story and others like it--from dogs "adopting" the injuries of their companions, to rats helping fellow rats in distress, to elephants revisiting the bones of their loved ones--show that humans are not the only species with the capacity for love, hate, fear, shame, guilt, joy, disgust, and empathy. Frans de Waal opens our hearts and minds to the many ways in which humans and other animals are connected. »--

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