Animal Passions and Beastly Virtues: Reflections on Redecorating Nature

Animal Passions and Beastly Virtues: Reflections on Redecorating Nature

Paperback

$29.44 $30.95 Save 5% Current price is $29.44, Original price is $30.95. You Save 5%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Get it by Friday, September 29 , Order now and choose Expedited Delivery during checkout.

Overview

Animal Passions and Beastly Virtues: Reflections on Redecorating Nature by Marc Bekoff

What is it really like to be a dog? Do animals experience emotions like pleasure, joy, and grief? Marc Bekoff's work draws world-wide attention for its originality and its probing into what animals think about and know as well as what they feel, what physical and mental skills they use to live successfully within their social community. Bekoff's work, whether addressed to scientists or the general public, demonstrates that investigations into animal thought, emotions, self-awareness, behavioral ecology, and conservation biology can be compassionate as well as scientifically rigorous.

In Animal Passions and Beastly Virtues, Bekoff brings together essays on his own ground-breaking research and on what scientists know about the remarkable range and flexibility of animal behavior. His fascinating and often amusing observations of dogs, wolves, coyotes, prairie dogs, elephants, and other animals playing, leaving and detecting scent-marks ("yellow snow"), solving problems, and forming friendships challenge the idea that science and the ethical treatment of animals are incompatible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592133482
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 12/28/2005
Series: Animals Culture And Society Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Marc Bekoff is professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado Boulder. He has published numerous books, including The Emotional Lives of Animals, and has provided expert commentary for many media outlets, including the New York Times, CNN, and the BBC.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews