When Elephants Weep
The Emotional Lives of Animals
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When Elephants Weep by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Book DescriptionFor more than 100 years, scientists have denied that animals experience emotions, yet this remarkable and ground breaking book proves what animal-lovers have known to be true: wolves, tigers, giraffes, elephants and many other creatures exhibit all kinds of feelings - hope, fear, shame, love, compassion. From Ola, the irritable whale, to Toto, the chimpanzee who nursed his owner back to health, this book collects together for the first time a vast range of case histories which show the extraordinary complexity of the animal world, and the tumult of emotions that govern it.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099478911
(197mm x 128mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 11-Jan-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Dogs Make Us Human, Hardback (November 2012)
From New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson and premier wildlife photographer Art Wolfe comes a groundbreaking tribute to canine and human friendship around the globe-inspired by the classic photography book The Family of Man.
Dog Who Couldn't Stop Loving, Paperback (November 2011)
Over the past forty thousand years a collective domestication has occurred that brings us to where we are today - humans have formed intense bonds with dogs, and the adoration is almost always reciprocal. This title considers the far-reaching consequences of the coevolution of dogs and humans, drawing upon scientific research.
Face on Your Plate, Paperback (June 2010)» View all books by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
"It's a challenge to create transformative moments with books, but [Masson] does it."-Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times
UK Kirkus Review » Most people readily believe that their pet has feelings. They not only believe it but seem to have constant evidence of it before their eyes. However, most modern scientists disagree with this view and dismiss the 'evidence' as invalid anthropomorphism. Full of anecdotes and psychological insight, this absorbing book from the author of Dogs Never Lie About Love opens a door that has been firmly closed in the academic world for many years and, in so doing, makes a compelling argument for animal sensibility. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Jeffrey Masson graduated from the Toronto Psychoanalytic Institute and was briefly Projects Director of the Sigmund Freud Archives. The book he wrote with Susan McCarthy on animal emotions, When Elephants Weep (1994), became a bestseller in the United States. SInce then he has published nine books on animals and their emotions, including Dogs Never Lie About Love, The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats and most recently, The Dog Who Couldn't Stop Loving. He lives with his family in Auckland, New Zealand.
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