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Jonathan Balcombe

Jonathan Balcombe
by Amie Chou / For the HSUS

Jonathan Balcombe is the director of animal sentience at the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy and the author of Second Nature and Pleasurable Kingdom. A popular commentator, he has appeared on The Diane Rehm Show, the BBC, and the National Geographic Channel, and in several documentaries, and is a contributor of features and opinions to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Nature, and other publications. He lives in Maryland.

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by Amie Chou / For the HSUS

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What a Fish Knows

Jonathan Balcombe
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

An underwater exploration that overturns myths about fishes and reveals their complex lives, from tool use to social behavior

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Second Nature

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Jonathan Balcombe, foreword by J. M. Coetzee
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

Do baboons have a sense of right and wrong? Do cats and dogs have their feelings hurt? Animal behavior expert Jonathan Balcombe makes the case that animals, once viewed only as mindless automatons,...

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Pleasurable Kingdom

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Jonathan Balcombe
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

A rousing case for animal pleasure and its ethical and evolutionary implications

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