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Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good
(2006)
  • Jonathan P Balcombe, Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy
Abstract
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.
Keywords
  • animal sentience,
  • animal emotions,
  • animal psychology,
  • pleasure
Disciplines
Publication Date
2006
Publisher
Macmillan
ISBN
9781403986016
Citation Information
Jonathan P Balcombe. Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good. London(2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jonathan_balcombe/5/