Smile of a Dolphin: Remarkable Accounts of Animal Emotionsby Marc A. Bekoff, Marc Bekoff
Kanzi is jealous of his younger sister. He scatters her crayons on the floor. When she displays her talent on the electric guitar, he tears off
The surprisingly complex emotional lives of animals are revealed in these first-hand stories by leading animal behavior researchers and in compelling photographs that capture emotions once thought to belong only to humans.
Kanzi is jealous of his younger sister. He scatters her crayons on the floor. When she displays her talent on the electric guitar, he tears off the arms of a toy panda. Ashamed by his actions, he tries to put them back on. When he fails, he is unable to look anyone in the eye. Kanzi is a bonobo chimpanzee.
In The Smile of a Dolphin, Marc Bekoff gathers accounts from more than 50 researchers who've spent their careers observing animals ranging from great apes to guppies. These stories offer compelling evidence that humans are not the only creatures with rich, emotional lives, and will appeal to the same audience that loved The Hidden Life of Dogs and When Elephants Weep. Contributors include Sue Savage-Rumbaugh of Georgia State University; Jane Goodall, researcher in residence of the National Geographic Society' Roger and Deborah Fouts of Central Washington University; and Irene Pepperberg of the University of Arizona.
Covering "Love," "Fear, Aggression, and Anger," "Joy and Grief," and "Fellow Feeling," and featuring 120 photographs from some of the world's best wildlife photographers themselves, The Smile of a Dolphin will be one of the most talked-about works ever created on the subject of animal emotions.
About the Author
Marc Bekoff, Ph.D., is professor of organismic biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the author of numerous books on animals.
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I read this book because I had to write a paper about animal emotion for my college English class. The book is amazing. There are loads of beautiful color pictures along with some wonderful, true stories of animal emotion. I recommend this book to anyone who loves animals!!!!