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Mama's last hug : animal emotions and what they tell us about ourselves
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Published:
New York :
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
viii, 326 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Status:
16 copies, 31 people are on the wait list.
Description
Frans de Waal has spent four decades at the forefront of animal research. Following up on the best-selling Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, which investigated animal intelligence, Mama's Last Hug delivers a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals.Mama's Last Hug begins with the death of Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with biologist Jan van Hooff. When Mama was dying, van Hooff took the unusual step of visiting her in her night cage for a last hug. Their goodbyes were filmed and went viral. Millions of people were deeply moved by the way Mama embraced the professor, welcoming him with a big smile while reassuring him by patting his neck, in a gesture often considered typically human but that is in fact common to all primates. This story and others like it form the core of de Waal's argument, showing that humans are not the only species with the capacity for love, hate, fear, shame, guilt, joy, disgust, and empathy.De Waal discusses facial expressions, the emotions behind human politics, the illusion of free will, animal sentience, and, of course, Mama's life and death. The message is one of continuity between us and other species, such as the radical proposal that emotions are like organs: we don't have a single organ that other animals don't have, and the same is true for our emotions. Mama's Last Hug opens our hearts and minds to the many ways in which humans and other animals are connected, transforming how we view the living world around us.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780393635065, 0393635066

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (281-304) and index.
Description
Mama?s Last Hug opens with the dramatic farewell between Mama, a dying fifty-nine-year-old chimpanzee matriarch, and biologist Jan Van Hooff. This heartfelt final meeting of two longtime friends, widely shared as a video, offers a window into how deep and instantly recognizable these bonds can be. So begins Frans de Waal?s whirlwind tour of new ideas and findings about animal emotions, based on his renowned studies of the social and emotional lives of chimpanzees, bonobos, and other primates. De Waal discusses facial expressions, animal sentience and consciousness, Mama?s life and death, the emotional side of human politics, and the illusion of free will. He distinguishes between emotions and feelings, all the while emphasizing the continuity between our species and other species. And he makes the radical proposal that emotions are like organs: we don?t have a single organ that other animals don?t have, and the same is true for our emotions. (From Goodreads)
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APA Citation (style guide)

Waal, F. B. M. d. 1. Mama's last hug: animal emotions and what they tell us about ourselves. First edition. New York.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Waal, F. B. M. de 1948-. Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves. New York.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Waal, F. B. M. de 1948-, Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves. New York.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Waal, F. B. M. de 1948-. Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves. First edition. New York, Print.

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