Minding Animals: Awareness, Emotions, and Heart

Minding Animals: Awareness, Emotions, and Heart

by Marc Bekoff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195163370

ISBN-13: 9780195163377

Pub. Date: 06/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In 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

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In 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195163377
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1Chasing Coyotes and Moving "Yellow Snow"3
2Representing and Misrepresenting Animals40
3The Richness of Behavioral Diversity: A Potpourri of Animal Behavior56
4Animal Minds and What's in Them84
5Animal Emotions: Passionate Natures and Animal Feelings100
6Play, Cooperation, and the Evolution of Social Morality: Foundations of Fairness120
7Animal Welfare, Animal Rights, and Animal Protection133
8Human Intrusions into Animals' Lives162
9Science, Nature, and Heart: Minding Animals and Redecorating Nature174
10Animals and Theology: Stepping Lightly with Grace, Humility, Respect, Compassion, and Love193
References201
Index217

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