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When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals
by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Susan McCarthy

Published: 1996-05-02
Paperback : 320 pages
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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 ...
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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 animal kingdom.

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 again.

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  "Slow read"by peachylynch (see profile) 10/08/13

This book was very hard to get into. It seems like a doctoral dissertation that has been made into a book.

 
  "Interesting data but a lot like reading a long essay"by jaegeral (see profile) 10/08/13

Lots of data on animals and feelings but book never built to anything and author indicated that "anyone who has a pet knows animals have feelings" in the first chapter and then never really went beyond... (read more)

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