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The Resource Why dogs hump and bees get depressed : the fascinating science of animal intelligence, emotions, friendship, and conservation, Marc Bekoff

Why dogs hump and bees get depressed : the fascinating science of animal intelligence, emotions, friendship, and conservation, Marc Bekoff

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Why dogs hump and bees get depressed : the fascinating science of animal intelligence, emotions, friendship, and conservation
Title
Why dogs hump and bees get depressed
Title remainder
the fascinating science of animal intelligence, emotions, friendship, and conservation
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Marc Bekoff
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 2009, Marc Bekoff was asked to write on animal emotions for Psychology Today. Some 500 popular, jargon-free essays later, the field of anthrozoology, the study of human-animal interactions, has grown exponentially, as have the data showing how smart and emotional nonhuman animals are. Here Bekoff updates selected essays that showcase animal cognitive abilities as well as empathy, grief, humor, and love. Humpback whales protect gray whales from orca attacks, combat dogs suffer from PTSD, and bees reveal thrill-seeking tendencies. While the science prompts questions about biomedical research and industrial agriculture, Bekoff's handling of it offers what Good Morning America veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker calls an "ethical compass" and reminds us that, as His Holiness the Dalai Lama put it in writing about Bekoff's work, "the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well being becomes." "--
  • ""Updates and perspectives on the science of animal emotion and human-animal interaction by a professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology. Topics include animal emotion, behavior, and cognitive abilities; ethical issues surrounding animals in captivity and human diet; and media representations of animals. Collected from essays for Psychology Today's website"--Provided by publisher"--
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DLC
Dewey number
591.5
Index
index present
LC call number
QL751
LC item number
.B3655 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Why dogs hump and bees get depressed : the fascinating science of animal intelligence, emotions, friendship, and conservation, Marc Bekoff
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-361) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Animals and us: Reflections on our challenging, frustrating , confusing, and deep interrelationships with other animals -- Against speciesism: Why all individuals are unique and special -- Media and the (mis)representation of animals -- Why dogs hump: Or, what we can learn from our special friends -- Consciousness, sentience, and cognition: A potpourri of current research on flies, fish, and other animals -- The emotional lives of animals: The ever-expanding circle of sentience includes depressed bees and empathic chickens -- Wild justice and moral intelligence: Don't blame other animals for our destructive ways -- The lives of captive creatures: Why are they even there? -- Who we eat is a moral question -- Who lives, who dies, and why: Redecorating nature, peaceful coexistence, and compassionate conservation -- Rewilding our hearts: The importance of kindness, empathy, and compassion for all beings
Control code
ocn853618595
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Paperback.
Extent
xvii, 381 pages
Isbn
9781608682195
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013024533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)853618595
Label
Why dogs hump and bees get depressed : the fascinating science of animal intelligence, emotions, friendship, and conservation, Marc Bekoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Animals and us: Reflections on our challenging, frustrating , confusing, and deep interrelationships with other animals -- Against speciesism: Why all individuals are unique and special -- Media and the (mis)representation of animals -- Why dogs hump: Or, what we can learn from our special friends -- Consciousness, sentience, and cognition: A potpourri of current research on flies, fish, and other animals -- The emotional lives of animals: The ever-expanding circle of sentience includes depressed bees and empathic chickens -- Wild justice and moral intelligence: Don't blame other animals for our destructive ways -- The lives of captive creatures: Why are they even there? -- Who we eat is a moral question -- Who lives, who dies, and why: Redecorating nature, peaceful coexistence, and compassionate conservation -- Rewilding our hearts: The importance of kindness, empathy, and compassion for all beings
Control code
ocn853618595
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Paperback.
Extent
xvii, 381 pages
Isbn
9781608682195
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013024533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)853618595

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