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Main Title Mama's last hug : animal emotions and what they tell us about ourselves /
Author Waal, F. B. M. de
Publisher W.W. Norton & Company,
Year Published 2019
OCLC Number 1056203428
ISBN 9780393635065; 0393635066
Subjects Emotions in animals. ; Primates--Behavior. ; Chimpanzees--Behavior. ; NATURE / Animals / Primates. ; PSYCHOLOGY / Emotions. ; Schimpanse ; Verhaltensforschung ; Emotionales Verhalten
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  QL785.27.W33 2019 c. 1 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 09/16/2019
EIAM  QL785.27.W33 2019 c. 2 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 09/16/2019
Edition First edition.
Collation viii, 326 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-304) and index.
Contents Notes
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. A whirlwind tour of new ideas and findings about animal emotions, based on de Waal's studies of the social and emotional lives of chimpanzees, bonobos, and other primates. De Waal discusses facial expressions, animal sentience and consciousness, Mama's life and death, the emotional side of human politics, and the illusion of free will. He distinguishes between emotions and feelings, all the while emphasizing the continuity between our species and other species. And he makes the radical proposal that emotions are like organs: we don't have a single organ that other animals don't have, and the same is true for our emotions -- Adapted from publisher's description.