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Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Teach Us about Ourselves
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Frans de Waal
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Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Teach Us about Ourselves

Frans de Waal


9781783784103

Granta


Mathematics & Sciences;
Zoology: Mammals


Hardback

348 pages

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Mama's Last Hug is a whirlwind tour of new ideas and findings about animal emotions, based on Frans de Waal's renowned studies of the social and emotional lives of chimpanzees, bonobos and other primates.

It opens with the moving farewell between Mama, a dying 59-year-old chimpanzee matriarch, and Jan Van Hoof, who was Frans de Waal's mentor and thesis advisor. The filmed event has since gone viral (over 9.5 million views on YouTube).

De Waal discusses facial expressions, animal sentience and consciousness, the emotional side of human politics, and the illusion of free will. He distinguishes between emotions and feelings, all the while emphasising the continuity between our species and other species. And he makes the radical proposal that emotions are like organs: we haven't a single organ that other animals don't have, and the same is true for our emotions.

By:   Frans de Waal
Imprint:   Granta
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 223mm,  Width: 143mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   440g
ISBN:   9781783784103
ISBN 10:   1783784105
Pages:   348
Publication Date:   April 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Frans de Waal has been named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People. The New York Times bestselling author of Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? (Granta, 2016) and Our Inner Ape (Granta, 2005) among many other works, he is the C. H. Candler Professor in Emory University's Psychology Department and director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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