This national bestseller exploring the complex emotional lives of
animals was hailed as "a masterpiece" by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
and as "marvelous" by Jane Goodall.
The popularity of" When Elephants Weep" has swept the nation, as
author Jeffrey Masson appeared on Dateline NBC, Good Morning
America, and was profiled in "People" for his ground-breaking and
fascinating study. Not since Darwin's "The Expression of Emotions
in Man and Animals" has a book so thoroughly and effectively
explored the full range of emotions that exist throughout the
From dancing squirrels to bashful gorillas to spiteful killer
whales, Masson and coauthor Susan McCarthy bring forth fascinating
anecdotes and illuminating insights that offer powerful proof of
the existence of animal emotion. Chapters on love, joy, anger,
fear, shame, compassion, and loneliness are framed by a provocative
re-evaluation of how we treat animals, from hunting and eating them
to scientific experimentation. Forming a complete and compelling
picture of the inner lives of animals, "When Elephants Weep"
assures that we will never look at animals in the same way
"Fascinating...Compassionate...A book to be read more than
once...A kind of nature lover's rendezvous with reality".--
"In this impassioned volume [Masson and McCarthy] argue their
case with intriguing examples culled from scientific
literature...In addition to offering a fascinating array of
animals, it convincingly argues that their emotional life is an
area worthy of scientific exploration".-- "People"
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