The Exultant Ark: a Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Exultant Ark: a Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure

4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Nature documentaries often depict animal life as a grim struggle for survival, but this visually stunning book opens our eyes to a different, more scientifically up-to-date way of looking at the animal kingdom. In more than one hundred thirty striking images, The Exultant Ark celebrates the full range of animal experience with dramatic portraits of animal pleasure ranging...more
Hardcover, 214 pages
Published May 9th 2011 by University of California Press (first published April 2nd 2011)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 94)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Terri
Loved the pictures!!! The narrative was definitely written by an animal lover...his study of 'do animals love, laugh, care, feel' made him a vegetarian,..but his stories, sometimes received from other people, do make a great argument that animals have feelings. Although there are lots and lots of pictures, this is not mainly a coffetable book...there is quite a lot of narrative that goes to make the author's point, also. But, the pictures are great.
Melisa
A beautiful book that makes you, at the very least, question what animals think and exactly what motiviates them to do what they do. Beautiful pictures!
Sara Bozzelli
Superb. Stunning photos and compelling, scientific text about animals experiencing life much as humans do.
Katrina
It was okay... would have preferred more pictures, less text
Jenny Checchia
Jenny Checchia is currently reading it
Apr 20, 2014
Christina
Christina marked it as to-read
Mar 02, 2014
Amelia
Amelia marked it as to-read
Dec 18, 2013
Laura
Laura marked it as to-read
Sep 23, 2013
Masha
Masha marked it as to-read
Aug 13, 2013
Suzanna
Suzanna marked it as to-read
Aug 12, 2013
Jason Beyer
Jason Beyer marked it as to-read
Jul 30, 2013
Natalie
Natalie marked it as to-read
Jul 28, 2013
Fred
Fred marked it as to-read
Apr 19, 2013
Katie
Katie added it
Feb 07, 2013
Honor Vallor
Honor Vallor marked it as to-read
Feb 03, 2013
Shannon
Shannon marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2013
Brendan
Brendan marked it as to-read
Dec 18, 2012
Roebek
Roebek marked it as to-read
Oct 04, 2012
Fina Rahmadhani
Fina Rahmadhani marked it as to-read
Oct 01, 2012
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
The Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure

Share This Book