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Balcombe, Jonathan P
Second nature : the inner lives of animals / Jonathan Balcombe ; foreword by J.M. Coetzee
1st ed
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QL791 .B26 2009    DUE 03-01-11 BILLED
Subject(s) Animal behavior
Animal intelligence
Animal psychology
Social behavior in animals
Physical Description xiv, 242 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-230) and index
Contents Experience. Introduction ; Tuning in : animal sensitivity ; Getting it : intelligence ; With feeling : emotions ; Knowing it : awareness -- Coexistence. Communicating ; Getting along : sociability ; Being nice : virtue -- Emergence. Rethinking cruel nature ; Homo fallible ; The new humanity
Summary Jonathan Balcombe, animal behaviorist and author of the critically acclaimed "Pleasurable"" Kingdom," draws on the latest research, observational studies and personal anecdotes to reveal the full gamut of animal experience--from emotions, to problem solving, to moral judgment, while at the same time challenging the widely held idea that nature is red in tooth and claw and highlighting animal traits we have disregarded until now

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