Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jonathan Balcombe

Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jonathan Balcombe year 2007
  • Book name: Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good
  • Author: Jonathan Balcombe
  • Release date: 2007/3/8
  • Publisher: PALGRAVE USA
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Natural History
  • ISBN: 9781403986023
  • Rating: 9.96 of 10
  • Votes: 538
  • Review by: Shelby Patel
  • Review rating: 9.46 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/26
  • Total pages: 360
  • Includes a PDF summary of 36 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Pleasurable Kingdom marshalls the latest evidence that animals, like humans, enjoy themselves. It debunks the popular perception that life for most is a continuous, grim struggle for survival. Instead it suggests that creatures from birds to bats to baboons may feel good thanks to play, sex, touch, food, anticipation, comfort, aesthetics and more. Combining rigorous evidence, elegant argument and amusing anecdote, leading animal behaviour researcher Dr Jonathan Balcombe proposes that evolution favours sensory rewards because they drive living things to stay alive and reproduce. Animal pain and stress, once controversial, are now acknowledged by legislation in many countries. Likewise the possibility of positive feelings in creatures other than humans has important ramifications for science and society and is thus ripe for informed debate, Balcombe concludes.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 21H
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Animal Behaviour, Animals & Society, Popular Science, Evolution, Zoology & Animal Sciences, Wildlife: General Interest
  • Available formats: TXT, LRF, WORD, TIFF, PDF, EPUB, DOC, TCR. Compressed in TZ, RAR, CBZ, ZIP, BZ, CAB
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 21.21 USD
  • Dimensions: 127x195.58x20.32mm
  • Weight: 272.15g
  • Printed by: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Published in: Gordonsville, United States
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