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This engaging and authoritative portrait of animals' emotional lives is as groundbreaking as Darwin's Origin of Species in the facts and insights it presents about the animal kingdom. You'll meet an Indian elephant known for his facial expressions, a shy gorilla who is proficient in sign language and loves to play house with dolls, and an African grey parrot who, when left at the veterinarian's, cried, Come here! I love you. I'm sorry. I want to go back. Animal lovers know that their dogs, cats, and birds have complex emotional lives, and now scientists have begun to chip away at this traditional scientific taboo.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ameer | 5/12/2011

    " i absolutely loved this book. very very fascinating "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Debra | 2/13/2011

    " This is a must read for anyone who is interested in animals. The research is astounding into the emotional and intellectual lives of many animals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by CJ | 1/20/2011

    " Interesting book. Lays out the divide between the classical scientific approach to animal emotions and the common sense approach of most animal lovers. I really could have done without the graphic descriptions of animal experimentation. Be warned, they are upsetting to the core.

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michigankim | 1/7/2011

    " Fantastic insight into the emotions of animals from someone who knows them well. "

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About the Author
Author Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson is an American author who wrote many bestselling books about animals. He was professor of Sanskrit at the University of Toronto, where he also trained as a Freudian analyst, becoming, briefly, director of the Freud Archives. He has written books critical of psychoanalysis (The Assault on Truth, Final Analysis, and Against Therapy), psychiatry (A Dark Science), gurus (My Father’s Guru), and wolf children (Kaspar Hauser) before turning his attention to the emotional lives of animals. Masson lives on a beach outside Auckland with four cats; Benjy the failed guide dog; his wife, Leila (a pediatrician); and two sons, Manu and Ilan.