This item: Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Teach Us about Ourselves by Frans de Waal Hardcover £11.32 Only 15 left in stock (more on the way). I think Mama's Last Hug is one of his best. Mama's Last Hug is a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals-- beginning with Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with biologist Jan van Hooff. Chimps are so similar to us, really we should be called Pan potamus not Homo sapiens. In his latest highly illuminating exploration of the inner lives of … ‘Mama’s Last Hug’ showcases the emotional lives of animals Primatologist Frans de Waal explores the roots of fear, laughter, empathy and more —Sy Montgomery, New York Times Book Review , Mama's Last Hug, Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves, Frans de Waal, 9780393357837 It deals with animal emotions and how closely connected they are to ours by our common hormones like oxytocin and serotonin. Mama's Last Hug NPR coverage of Mama's Last Hug: Animal and Human Emotions by Frans De Waal. A New York Times Bestseller and winner of the PEN / E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award "Game-changing." To order a copy go to or call 0330 333 6846. Sent from and sold by Amazon. Free UK p&p over £15, online orders only. • Mama’s Last Hug is published by Granta (£14.99). MAMA'S LAST HUG ANIMAL EMOTIONS AND WHAT THEY TELL US ABOUT OURSELVES by Frans de Waal illustrated by Frans de Waal ‧ RELEASE DATE: March 12, 2019 Once again, the eminent primatologist takes readers deep into the world of animals to show us that we humans are not the unique creatures we like to think we are. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. But de Waals tells a wealth of fascinating stories along the way, challenging us to expand our restrictive notions about animal emotions and cognition. My new book Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They tell Us about Ourselves will be published by Norton, New York, on March 12, 2019.