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How animals grieve

Author: Barbara J King
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. ; London, U.K. : The University of Chicago Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An anthropologist proves that animals really do experience emotions, describing through a number of specific cases how elephants, housecats and baboons exhibited signs of grieving upon experiencing a loss of a mate, sibling or child.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara J King
ISBN: 9780226436944 0226436942
OCLC Number: 839672984
Description: 193 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : On grief and love --
Keening for Carson the cat --
A dog's best friend --
Mourning on the farm --
Why bunnies get depressed --
Elephant bones --
Do monkeys mourn? --
Chimpanzees : cruel to be kind --
Bird love --
Sea of emotion : dolphins, whales, and turtles --
No boundaries : cross-species grief --
Animal suicide? --
Ape grief --
On bison death in Yellowstone and obituaries of animals --
Writing grief --
The prehistory of grief --
Afterward.
Responsibility: Barbara J. King.

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From the time of our earliest childhood encounters with animals, we casually ascribe familiar emotions to them. The author argues that we can - and should - attend to animal emotions. She draws our  Read more...

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"Poignant, thoughtful, and sometimes heartbreaking. Barbara J. King once again elevates the discussion of animal emotion. She tackles a tricky subject with a scientist's care and an animal lover's Read more...

 
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