When Elephants Weep

the Emotional Lives of Animals
Jan 02, 2013forbesrachel rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Thought provoking, and full of a wide range of examples, "When Elephants Weep" is a brilliant look at the idea that many of the emotions we believe are exclusive to humans, are really not. A methodical approach is used to look at each emotion type; by looking at what scientists often limit to behaviour, what field researchers have noted, and by using commonsense comparisons to humans, a definitive case is made for the fact that, not only do elephants weep, but many other animals do too.