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When Elephants Weep - The Emotional Lives of Animals (Hardcover) Loot Price: R426
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When Elephants Weep - The Emotional Lives of Animals (Hardcover): J. Masson
When Elephants Weep - The Emotional Lives of Animals (Hardcover): J. Masson

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When Elephants Weep - The Emotional Lives of Animals (Hardcover)

J. Masson

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With chapters on love, joy, anger, fear, shame, compassion, and loneliness, all framed by a provocative reevaluation of how we treat animals, When Elephants Weep is the first book since Darwin's time to explore the full range of emotions throughout the animal kingdom, and it features a cast of hundreds. Meet Siri the Indian elephant, whose expressive sketches have been praised by artists Willem and Elaine de Kooning. Meet Koko, a bashful gorilla proficient in sign language who loves to play house with dolls - but only when no one is looking - and Michael, another signing gorilla, who cannot be disturbed whenever Pavarotti sings on television. Then there's Moja, the joyful mongoose who waltzes with squirrels; Toto, the steadfast chimpanzee who literally nursed his malaria-stricken human observer back to health; and Alex, an African grey parrot with an astonishing vocabulary, who, when left at the veterinarian's office, shrieked, "Come here! I love you. I'm sorry. I want to go back". By contrast, you'll also meet scores of biologists, ethologists, and animal behaviorists whose anecdote-rich field notes and studies paint compelling portraits of their subjects' rich emotional lives, yet whose conclusions frequently appear as fancy footwork around the obvious. When Elephants Weep also draws upon the illuminating experiences of animal trainers - from Sea World and the Ringling Bros. circus to Guide Dogs for the Blind - and is sprinkled with insights from pet owners, literature, myth, and fable to create a riveting and revolutionary portrayal of animals' lives that will permanently change and enrich the way you look at animals.

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Imprint: Turtleback Books
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 1996
First published: May 1996
Authors: J. Masson
Dimensions: 208 x 128 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Unsewn / adhesive bound
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-0-613-65682-5
Barcode: 9780613656825
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LSN: 0-613-65682-2

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