Mamas Last Hug



New York Times best selling author and primatologist Frans de Waal explores the fascinating world of animal and human emotions.Frans de Waal has spent four decades at the forefront of animal research Following up on the best selling Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are , which investigated animal intelligence, Mama s Last Hug delivers a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals.Mama s Last Hug begins with the death of Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with biologist Jan van Hooff When Mama was dying, van Hooff took the unusual step of visiting her in her night cage for a last hug Their goodbyes were filmed and went viral Millions of people were deeply moved by the way Mama embraced the professor, welcoming him with a big smile while reassuring him by patting his neck, in a gesture often considered typically human but that is in fact common to all primates This story and others like it form the core of de Waal s argument, showing that humans are not the only species with the capacity for love, hate, fear, shame, guilt, joy, disgust, and empathy.De Waal discusses facial expressions, the emotions behind human politics, the illusion of free will, animal sentience, and, of course, Mama s life and death The message is one of continuity between us and other species, such as the radical proposal that emotions are like organs we don t have a single organ that other animals don t have, and the same is true for our emotions Mama s Last Hug opens our hearts and minds to the many ways in which humans and other animals are connected, transforming how we view the living world around us. Read Mamas Last Hug – e17streets4all.co.ukMamas Last Hug

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Mamas Last Hug
  • Frans de Waal
  • English
  • 16 October 2017
  • 0393635066

10 thoughts on “Mamas Last Hug

  1. says:

    As a student, realizing that my biology books were of little help explaining chimpanzee behavior, I picked up a copy of Machiavelli s The Prince It offered an insightful, unadorned account of human behavior based on real life observations of the Borgias, the Medici, and the popes The book put me in the right frame of mind to write about ape politics at the zoo We know our own inner states imperfectly and often mislead both ourselves and those around As a student, realizing that my biology books were of little help explaining chimpanzee behavior, I picked up a copy of Machiavelli s The Prince It offered an insight...

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    Frans de Waal s latest book, Mama s Last Hug Animal and Human Emotions, is a survey of various emotions what they are, when they arise, and how they are identified in both animals and humans Each chapter covers a different set of emotions or concepts related to them, such as emotional intelligence and sentience, described with a plentiful assortment of de Waal s firsthand anecdotes from his decades studying primates as well as summaries of other scientific publications In short, he assert Frans de Waal s latest book, Mama s Last Hug Animal and Human Emotions, is a survey of various emotions what they are, when they arise, and how they are identified in both animals and humans Each chapter covers a different set of emotions or concepts related to them, such as emotional intelligence and sentience, described with a plentiful assortment of de Waal s firsthand anecdotes from his decade...

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    Animal Emotions Early ethologists studied animal behavior to understand a shared motivation Their experimental setup was elegant and objective, but the underlying motivation for animal behavior was ignored For example, fear and anger, and the animal reactions to it were carefully examined and conclusions were drawn The prevailing assumption in these studies were that animals had instincts that gave inborn actions triggered by a situation Behavioral biologists have changed this approach becau Animal Emotion...

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    I recently went to the zoo at the behest of a friend of mine I hadn t been to a proper zoo since I was a child and was reminded why I hadn t been in such a long time Animals in small enclosures, appearing listless with nothing to stimulate them, was for me the opposite of entertaining It was profoundly moving but not perhaps in the sense that my acquaintance might have wished Particularly disturbing to me was seeing the macaques, gorillas, chimpanzees, and other primates When my friend se I recently went to the zoo at the behest of a friend of mine I hadn t been to a proper zoo since I was a child and was reminded why I hadn t been in such a long time Animals in small enclosures, appearing listless with nothing to stimulate them, was for me the opposite of entertaining It was profoundly moving but not perhaps in the sense that my acquaintance might have wished Particularly disturbing to me was seeing the macaques, gorillas, chimpanzees, and other primates When my friend sensed that I was not happy to see them despite my love of bonobos and chimpanzees in particular, I explained how sad it was to see these profoundly social animals with intricate friendship and family bonds be isolate...

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    Educational, entertaining, enlightening, evidentiary de Waal is devoted to his subject both intellectually and emotionally, and once you ve read the book, you might believe as I do that that s the same fidelity It took me all of the book to grasp that emotions are not feelings, and it s taken the behaviorist, psychologist, biologist schools decades to sort it as well We and this we perhaps has an arrow pointed at American studies for the perpetuation of this misconception accept that anim Educational, entertaining, enlightening, evidentiary de Waal is devoted to his subject both intellectually and emotionally, and once you ve read the book, you might believe as I do that that s the same fidelity It took me all of the book to grasp that emotions are not feelings, and it s taken the behaviorist, psychologist, biologist schools decades to sort it as well We and this we perhaps has an arrow pointed at American studies for the p...

  6. says:

    I won this in a Goodreads giveaway What a wonderful book I enjoyed it and would highly recommend it

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    If you want to understand some of the whys of how our human society works, read this book If you love animals and want a deeper understanding of our planet mates, this will give it to you If you are interested in increasing your emotional intelligence, this is a fascinating guide Frank de Waal is a master observer, scientist and storyteller Mama s Last Hug is an exquisitely delivered perspective filled with enlightening wisdom emerging from the truth that we are all creatures, equal and uniq If you want to understand some of the whys of how our human society works, read this book If you love animals and want a deeper understanding of our planet mates, this will give it to you If you are interested in increasing your emotional intelligence, this is a fascinating guide Frank de Waal is a master observer, scientist and storyteller Mama s Last Hug is an exquisitely...

  8. says:

    The title of this latest work on primate human emotion and cognition comes from the final act of a matriarchal chimpanzee whom the author, Frans de Waal, had studied at great length This initial image which was also captured in viral social media videos is a deft distillation of many of this book s main points.For much of the 20th century it was taboo among primatologists, evolutionary biologists, and psychologists to speak of, animal emotion, given that they were viewed as not capable of pro The title of this latest work on primate human emotion and cognition comes ...

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    Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are 3 starsRelated books which could be of interest Beyond Words What Animals Think and Feel 4 stars Mind of the Raven Investigations and Adventures with Wolf Birds 4 stars Wesley the Owl The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl 5 stars Alex Me How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process 3 stars The Genius of Dogs How Dogs Are Smarter th Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are 3 starsRelated books which could be of interest Beyond Words What Animals Think and Feel 4 stars Mind of the Raven Investigations and Adventures with Wolf Birds 4 stars Wesley the Owl The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl 5 stars Alex Me How a...

  10. says:

    As a child, we went to the zoo often Being one of 7 kids in our family, we could run around and act like monkeys and not get into trouble From early on, all of us loved going to the ape and chimpanzee house where we were fascinated at how similar they were to us and would stand and watch then forever This beautiful book explains and confirms that what we thought as children actually is true animals arelike us than we think Through extensive research the author tells us that we don t h As a child, we went to the zoo often Being one of 7 kids in our family, we could run around and act like monkeys and not get into trouble From early on, all of us loved going to the ape and chimpanzee house where we were fascinated at how similar they were to us and would stand and watch then forever This beautiful book explains and confirms that what we thought as children actually is true a...

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