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Minding Animals by Marc Bekoff
Book DescriptionIn Minding Animals, Marc Bekoff takes us on an exhilarating tour of the emotional and mental world of animals, where we meet creatures who do amazing things and whose lives are filled with mysteries. Following in the footsteps of Konrad Lorenz and Niko Tinbergen, Bekoff has spent the last 30 years studying animals of every stripe-from coyotes in Wyoming to penguins in Antarctica. He draws on this vast experience, as well as on the observations of other naturalists, to offer readers fascinating stories of animal behavior, including grooming and gossip, feeding patterns, dreaming, dominance, and mating behavior. He offers a thought-provoking look at animal cognition, intelligence, and consciousness and he presents vivid examples of animal passions, highlighting the deep emotional lives of our animal kin. All this serves as background for his thoughtful conclusions about humility and animal protection and animal well-being, where he urges a new paradigm of respect, grace, compassion, and love for all animals. Minding Animals is an important contribution to our understanding of animal consciousness, a major work that will be a must read for anyone who loves nature. "To find out about the rich emotional life of nonhuman species, read Minding Animals."--Natural History
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195163377
(233mm x 154mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Marc Bekoff
Jane Effect, Paperback (February 2015)
"An anthology of nearly two hundred testimonies by groundbreaking primatologist Jane Goodall's friends and colleagues honoring her as a scientific pioneer, inspiring teacher, devoted friend, and engaging spirit whose complex personality tends to break down usual categories"--
Ignoring Nature No More, Paperback (June 2013)» View all books by Marc Bekoff
For far too long humans have been ignoring nature. This title features a host of renowned contributors who argue that we need a new mind-set about nature, one that centers on empathy, compassion, and being proactive.
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Author Biography - Marc Bekoff
Marc Bekoff is Professor of Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society. A founder with Jane Goodall of Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, he is the editor of the best-selling The Smile of a Dolphin: Remarkable Accounts of Animal Emotions and author of Strolling With Our Kin.
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