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The Resource The inner life of animals : love, grief, and compassion : surprising observations of a hidden world, Peter Wohlleben ; foreword by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson ; translation by Jane Billinghurst

The inner life of animals : love, grief, and compassion : surprising observations of a hidden world, Peter Wohlleben ; foreword by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson ; translation by Jane Billinghurst

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The inner life of animals : love, grief, and compassion : surprising observations of a hidden world
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The inner life of animals
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love, grief, and compassion : surprising observations of a hidden world
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Peter Wohlleben ; foreword by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson ; translation by Jane Billinghurst
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  • ger
  • eng
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"Through vivid stories of devoted pigs, two-timing magpies, and scheming roosters, The Inner Life of Animals weaves Peter Wohlleben's wealth of personal experience observing nature in forests and fields with the latest scientific research into how animals interact with the world. Horses feel shame, deer grieve, and goats discipline their kids. Ravens call their friends by name, rats regret bad choices, and butterflies choose the very best places for their children to grow up. Peter Wohlleben follows the hugely successful The Hidden Life of Trees with insightful stories into the emotions, thoughts, and intelligence of animals around us. Animals are different from us in amazing ways--and they are also much closer to us than we ever would have thought"--Dust jacket flap
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  • German forester and author Wohlleben follows The Hidden Life of Trees by turning his attention from flora to fauna, thoughtfully exploring questions about the range of emotions experienced by animals. In 41 short chapters, he considers examples of animals exhibiting humanlike feelings, including love, courage, desire, grief, regret, and playfulness, weaving a web of delightful and stirring anecdotes drawn from personal observations and scientific studies. The mating rituals of Wohlleben’s family’s billy goat may be attributed to instinct, but his descriptions of more complex emotions, such as the embarrassment he says the younger of their two horses shows if they reprimand her in front of an older horse or the gratitude demonstrated by crows, are more intriguing. Wohlleben’s anecdotes are enjoyable and thought-provoking, and take on a certain heft when shared alongside examples he takes from published scientific research, such as Koko, a female gorilla who learned to use sign language with help from a researcher at Stanford University. Wohlleben quickly whisks readers from one example to another, but they will find the brief encounters and Wohlleben’s musings enchanting and enlightening. (Nov.) --Staff (Reviewed 01/29/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 5, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ Forester Wohlleben (<i>The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World</i>, 2016) turns his attention to how animals feel.<br><br>Writing nontechnically but with obvious depth of knowledge, the author invites readers to imagine that animals have many of the same feelings we do. His argument might not pass the most rigorous of scientific challenges, but it makes good sense. "Basically," he writes, "emotions are linked to the unconscious part of the brain. If animals lacked consciousness, all that would mean is that they would be unable to have thoughts." That does not presuppose, however, that animals cannot have emotions, since animals certainly have the same sorts of automatic nervous system responses humans have; in that view, maternal love may be hard-wired in deer or frogs just as much as it is in humans. All vertebrates, argues Wohlleben, share the same hardware, so to speak, for emotions, and he takes this down into other orders, noting, for instance, that fish produce oxytocin, "the hormone that not only brings joy to mothers, but also strengthens the love between partners," and that even single-celled animals can perform complex tasks involving awareness of their surroundings and, therefore, at least a kind of intelligence. And what of the love that an animal might feel for a human? In that instance, the author observes, the driving force may not be anything quite so immutable but instead a more variable quality: the ability to have curiosity about the world. The upshot is that humans need to give animals more credit for feeling—and therefore should not be so quick to eat them, to say nothing of other kinds of maltreatment. Indeed, on reading this gently learned book, readers will pay more attention to animals generally and learn how to be better neighbors to them.<br><br>Can squirrels be said to be good or bad? For an answer to questions of that sort, this is the book to read. A treat for animal lovers of all stripes.(Kirkus Reviews, October 1, 2017)
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1964-
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Wohlleben, Peter
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591.5
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Translated from the German
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QL785
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.W6413 2017
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non fiction
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  • 1941-
  • 1958-
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  • Masson, J. Moussaieff
  • Billinghurst, Jane
  • David Suzuki Institute
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Mysteries of nature trilogy
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0002
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  • Animal psychology
  • Animal intelligence
  • Animal behavior
  • Emotions in animals
  • NATURE
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Animal behavior
  • Animal intelligence
  • Animal psychology
  • Emotions in animals
  • Emotions in animals
  • Animal psychology
  • Animal intelligence
  • Animal behavior
  • Animal intelligence
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The inner life of animals : love, grief, and compassion : surprising observations of a hidden world, Peter Wohlleben ; foreword by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson ; translation by Jane Billinghurst
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Translation of: Das Seelenleben der Tiere : Liebe, Trauer, Mitgefèuhl : erstaunliche Einblicke in eine verborgene Welt. 2016
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-262) and index
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Foreword / by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson -- Introduction -- Selfless mother love -- Instinct--a second-rate emotion? -- Loving people -- Anybody home? -- Pig smarts -- Gratitude -- Lies and deception -- Stop, thief! -- Take courage! -- Black and white -- Cold hedgehogs, warm honey bees -- Crowd intelligence -- Hidden agendas -- Simple sums -- Just for fun -- Desire -- Till death do us part -- What's in a name? -- Grief -- Shame and regret -- Empathy -- Altruism -- Upbringing -- Getting rid of the kids -- Once wild, forever wild -- Snipe mess -- Something special in the air -- Comfort -- Weathering the storm -- Pain -- Fear -- High society -- Good and evil -- Hey, Mr. Sandman -- Animal oracles -- Animals age, too -- Alien worlds -- Artificial environments -- In the service of humanity -- Communication -- Where is the soul?
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20 cm
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x, 277 pages
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9781771643016
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(OCoLC)978565736
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The inner life of animals : love, grief, and compassion : surprising observations of a hidden world, Peter Wohlleben ; foreword by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson ; translation by Jane Billinghurst
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: Das Seelenleben der Tiere : Liebe, Trauer, Mitgefèuhl : erstaunliche Einblicke in eine verborgene Welt. 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-262) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
Foreword / by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson -- Introduction -- Selfless mother love -- Instinct--a second-rate emotion? -- Loving people -- Anybody home? -- Pig smarts -- Gratitude -- Lies and deception -- Stop, thief! -- Take courage! -- Black and white -- Cold hedgehogs, warm honey bees -- Crowd intelligence -- Hidden agendas -- Simple sums -- Just for fun -- Desire -- Till death do us part -- What's in a name? -- Grief -- Shame and regret -- Empathy -- Altruism -- Upbringing -- Getting rid of the kids -- Once wild, forever wild -- Snipe mess -- Something special in the air -- Comfort -- Weathering the storm -- Pain -- Fear -- High society -- Good and evil -- Hey, Mr. Sandman -- Animal oracles -- Animals age, too -- Alien worlds -- Artificial environments -- In the service of humanity -- Communication -- Where is the soul?
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 277 pages
Isbn
9781771643016
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)978565736

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