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Author Balcombe, Jonathan P.

Title The exultant ark : a pictorial tour of animal pleasure / Jonathan Balcombe.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (214 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-206) and index.
Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Play; Food; Touch; Courtship and Sex; Love; Comfort; Companionship; Other Pleasures; Conclusion: Implications of Animal Pleasure; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Summary Nature documentaries often depict animal life as a grim struggle for survival, but this visually stunning book opens our eyes to a different, more scientifically up-to-date way of looking at the animal kingdom. In more than one hundred thirty striking images, The Exultant Ark celebrates the full range of animal experience with dramatic portraits of animal pleasure ranging from the charismatic and familiar to the obscure and bizarre. These photographs, windows onto the inner lives of pleasure seekers, show two polar bears engaged in a bout of wrestling, hoary marmots taking time for a friendly.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Emotions in animals.
Emotions in animals -- Pictorial works.
Animal behavior.
Animal behavior -- Pictorial works.
Pleasure -- Pictorial works.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Pictorial works.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780520948648 (electronic bk.)
0520948645 (electronic bk.)