Mama's Last Hug

Mama's Last Hug by renowned primatologist and animal behaviorist, Frans de Waal, offers a breakthrough look at the emotional complexity of animals. Based largely on his research with a troupe of captive chimpanzees and their matriarch, Mama, this work shatters the outdated and wrongheaded science that maintains humans alone experience a range of emotions from joy to sadness. I found his compilation of laughter research especially interesting–it turns out even rats laugh when tickled. This is soft-science at its best. – Kelly

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ISBN: 9780393635065
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 12th, 2019

A New York Times Bestseller and winner of the PEN / E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

Primatologist Frans de Waal explores the fascinating world of animal and human emotions.