Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good(2006)
Pleasurable Kingdom is the first book to focus on new 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.
- animal sentience,
- animal emotions,
- animal psychology,
Citation InformationJonathan P Balcombe. Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good. London(2006)
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