Pleasurable Kingdom : Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good
- New York : Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2006
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- Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Prologue; Part I Why animal pleasure?; 1 Survival of the happiest; 2 Forbidden pleasure; 3 Feeling smart; Part II What animal pleasure?; 4 Play; 5 Food; 6 Sex; 7 Touch; 8 Love; 9 Transcendent pleasures; 10 From flies to fish; Part III From animal pleasure; 11 Feeling good, doing good; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
- Print version:: Balcombe, J. Pleasurable Kingdom : Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good New York : Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.,c2006 ; ISBN: 9781403986016
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- Animal behaviour expert, Dr Jonathan Balcombe, combines rigorous evidence, elegant argument and amusing anecdotes to show that that animals, like humans, enjoy themselves. It debunks the popular perception that life for most is a continuous struggle for survival and suggests that creatures feel good thanks to play, sex, food, comfort and more.