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The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals 
 
  
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Published 1999 
  
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"Even cows, when they frisk about from pleasure, throw up their tails in a ridiculous fashion." So writes Charles Darwin in his magnum opus on how humans and animals display such emotions as fear, anger, disdain, and pleasure; it is work that has in most respects been sustained by later scientific research. First published in 1872, Darwin's greatest work was never issued in quite the shape its author intended: bits and pieces were left out of subsequent printings, most of them released after Darwin's death, and later editors made additions to suit the intellectual fashion of their times. This definitive edition, heavily annotated, brings us the book that Darwin would have wanted, and it is essential to any naturalist's library. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.  
  
Scientific American, Mark Ridley 
  
Ekman's edition is no mere reprint plus introduction. The text itself is not a reprint, because Ekman has collated the previous editions and Darwin's manuscripts and corrected some errors. He has also added a particularly good afterword, in which he describes the 20th-century debate about whether emotional expressions are a human universal.... The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals is one of Darwin's most readable works. It is alive with anecdotes, literary quotations and his own observations of his friends and children. Artificial-intelligence nerds, neuropsychiatric white-coats and magazine psychobabblers all have some way to go in understanding the emotions, and there will be no better inspiration for them (and the rest of us) than the ideas of one of the master intellects of all time, in this smart new edition. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.  
  
New Scientist, Laurence Hurst 
  
You might reasonably ask why anyone should read this book, apart from its obvious interest as an historical classic. Ekman's essay on universality is a good reason, as is Phillip Prodger's very closely researched discussion of the book's photographs.... The editor also provides very helpful commentaries in the text on the current status of Darwin's ideas. Ekman's scholarship extends to updating and correcting the text to be as near to what Darwin intended as possible. Much to the editor's credit, the book is both scholarly and lively. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.  
  
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In his study of infants and children (including observations of his own baby's smiles and pouts), of the insane, of painting and sculpture, of cats and dogs and monkeys, and of the ways that people in different cultures express their feelings, Darwin's insights have not been surpassed by modern science.  
  
This definitive edition of Darwin's masterpiece contains a substantial new Introduction and Afterword by Paul Ekman. Ekman also provides commentaries that use the latest scientific knowledge to elaborate, support, and occasionally challenge Darwin's study. For this edition, Ekman has returned to Darwin's original notes in order to produce for the first time a corrected, authoritative text illustrated by drawings and photographs positioned exactly as its author intended.  
  
"This new edition of Darwin's extraordinary book is a major event in the human sciences."-Steven Pinker  
  
"This new comprehensive edition of Expression will introduce a new generation of readers to Darwin's masterpiece, undiminished and intensely relevant even 125 years after publication."-Oliver Sacks  
  
"Ekman's contribution to his edition of Darwin's 1872 monograph can count as a book in its own right."-Ian Hacking, Times Literary Supplement --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
 
  
 
  

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The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals 
  
Charles Darwin; Paul Ekman; & Phillip Prodger
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