Emotional Lives of Animals A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy - and Why They Matter

ISBN-10: 1577316290
ISBN-13: 9781577316299
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: New World Library
Publication date: 5/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Marc Bekoff is professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado Boulder. He has published numerous books, including The Emotional Lives of Animals, and has provided expert commentary for many media outlets, including the New York Times, CNN, and the BBC.

Jane Goodall, 1934 - Jane Goodall, a well-respected English zoologist, is famous for her fieldwork with chimpanzees in Africa. An early interest in African wild animals and the opportunity, at age 18, to stay on a friend's farm in Kenya, led her to Dr. Louis Leakey; then curator of the National Museum of Natural History in Nairobi. Almost immediately Leakey hired Goodall as his assistant secretary, and she was soon accompanying Leakey and his wife on their expeditions. Following Leakey's suggestion that a field study of some of the higher primates would be a major contribution to the understanding of animal behavior, she began studying the chimpanzees of the Gombe Stream Research Center in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) in 1960. Although she had no undergraduate degree, Goodall earned a Ph.D. from Cambridge University in 1965, based on her first five years of research at the Gombe Center. After more than 20 years of extensive study and direct contact with wild chimpanzees in their natural habitat, Goodall continues to research, teach, and write about primate behavior today.

Foreword
Preface: The Gift of Animal Emotions
Acknowledgments
The Case for Animal Emotions and Why They Matter
Cognitive Ethology: Studying Animal Minds and Hearts
Beastly Passions: What Animals Feel
Wild Justice, Empathy, and Fair Play: Finding Honor among Beasts
Hard Questions: Answering Skeptics and Addressing Uncertainty in Science
Ethical Choices: What We Do with What We Know
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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