Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves

Frans de Waal (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$31.99
Publisher
Thorndike Press Large Print
Publish Date
July 10, 2019
Pages
522
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.0 X 8.7 inches | 1.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Library Binding
EAN/UPC
9781432865610

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About the Author

Frans de Waal, author of Mama's Last Hug and Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, is a professor of psychology at Emory University and director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Reviews

Another fascinating book from Frans de Waal. Once again, he makes us think long and hard about the true nature of animal emotions.--Desmond Morris, author of The Naked Ape
Before I realized Frans de Waal's connection to Mama's actual last hug, I sent the online video link to a large group of scientists saying, 'I believe it is possible to view this interaction and be changed forever.' Likewise, I believe that anyone reading this book will be changed forever. De Waal has spent so many decades watching intently and thinking deeply that he sees a planet that is deeper and more beautiful than almost anyone realizes. In these pages, you can acquire and share his beautiful, shockingly insightful view of life on Earth.--Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel
De Waal is a skilled storyteller, and his love for animals always shines through...[He] turns his years of research into a delightful and illuminating read for nonscientists, a book that will surely make readers want to grab someone's arm and exclaim, 'Listen to this!'
A captivating and big-hearted book, full of compassion and brimming with insights about the lives of animals, including human ones.--Yuval Noah Harari, New York Times best-selling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Illuminating--and remarkably moving....De Waal's masterful work of evolutionary psychology will leave both fellow academics and intellectually curious layreaders with much food for thought.
Game-changing....For too long, emotion has been cognitive researchers' third rail....But nothing could be more essential to understanding how people and animals behave. By examining emotions in both, this book puts these most vivid of mental experiences in evolutionary context, revealing how their richness, power and utility stretch across species and back into deep time....The book succeeds most brilliantly in the stories de Waal relates.--Sy Montgomery