Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About Human Nature
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Title: Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About Human Nature Author: MASSON JEFFREY MOUSSAIEFF Format: HARDCOVER Publication date: 13/03/2014 Imprint: BLOOMSBURY Price: $18.95 Publishing status: Active
Orcas are one of the planet's supreme predators; alongside humans, they have the most complex brains to be found in nature. But while we humans have killed 200 million of our own kind in the 20th century alone, the orca has engaged in no such fratricide. There is something different about humans, points out the author of Dogs Make Us Human and When Elephants Weep. Humans—particularly in our modern industrialized world—are the most violent species in existence. We lack what so many other animals have: a check on aggression that serves the species rather than destroys it. And it is here, as Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson explains in detail, that animals have something vitally important to teach us about ourselves.
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