When Elephants Weep The Emotional Lives of Animals

ISBN-10: 0385314280
ISBN-13: 9780385314282
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/2/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

This national bestseller exploring the complex emotional lives of animals was hailed as "a masterpiece" by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and as "marvelous" by Jane Goodall. The popularity of When Elephants Weep has swept the nation, as author Jeffrey Masson appeared on Dateline NBC, Good Morning America, and was profiled in People for his ground-breaking and fascinating study. Not since Darwin's The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals has a book so thoroughly and effectively explored the full range of emotions that exist throughout the animal kingdom. From dancing squirrels to bashful gorillas to spiteful killer whales, Masson and coauthor Susan McCarthy bring forth fascinating anecdotes and illuminating insights that offer powerful proof of the existence of animal emotion. Chapters on love, joy, anger, fear, shame, compassion, and loneliness are framed by a provocative re-evaluation of how we treat animals, from hunting and eating them to scientific experimentation. Forming a complete and compelling picture of the inner lives of animals, When Elephants Weep assures that we will never look at animals in the same way again.

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson is the author of "Dogs Never Lie About Love: Reflections on the Emotional World of Dogs"; "When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals"; "My Father's Guru: A Journey Through Spirituality & Disillusion"; "Final Analysis: The Making & Unmaking of a Psychoanalyst"; & "The Assault on Truth: Freud's Suppression of the Seduction Theory", among other books. After receiving his undergraduate degree & a Ph.D. in Sanskrit & Indian Studies from Harvard University, he completed a full clinical training program in psychoanalysis at the Toronto Psychoanalytic Institute from 1970 to 1978. Masson served for one year as Projects Director of the Sigmund Freud Archives in London.

Susan McCarthy is co-author (with Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson) of the New York Times bestseller When Elephants Weep . She holds degrees in biology and journalism, writes regularly for Salon.com, and has contributed to Best American Science Writing . She lives in San Francisco.

Acknowledgments
Prologue: Searching the Heart of the Other
In Defense of Emotions
Unfeeling Brutes
Fear, Hope, and the Terrors of Dreams
Love and Friendship
Grief, Sadness, and the Bones of Elephants
A Capacity for Joy
Rage, Dominance, and Cruelty in Peace and War
Compassion, Rescue, and the Altruism Debate
Shame, Blushing, and Hidden Secrets
Beauty, the Bears, and the Setting Sun
The Religious Impulse, Justice, and the Inexpressible
Conclusion: Sharing the World with Feeling Creatures
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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