For more than 100 years, scientists have denied that animals experience emotions, yet this remarkable and groundbreaking book proves what animal-lovers have known to be true: wolves, tigers, giraffes, elephants and many other creatures exhibit all kinds of feelings - hope, fear, shame, love, compassion. From Ola, the irritable whale, to Toto, the chimpanzee who nursed his owner back to health, this book collects together for the first time a vast range of case histories which show the extraordinary complexity of the animal world, and the tumult of emotions that govern it.
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"A masterpiece... The most comprehensive and compelling argument for animal sensibility that I've yet seen"
"A powerful case for re-examining our entire relationship with the animal world"
"Among animal experts, When Elephants Weep is being hailed as a milestone in the battle to make man understand he is only one member of an enormous family"