Frans de Waal has spent four decades at the forefront of animal research. Following up on the best-selling Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, which investigated animal intelligence, Mama's Last Hug delivers a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals.
For centuries, the kingdom of Iraden has been protected by the god known as the Raven. He watches over his territory from atop a tower in the powerful port of Vastai. His will is enacted through the Raven's Lease, a human ruler chosen by the god himself. His magic is sustained via the blood sacrifice that every Lease must offer. And under the Raven's watch, the city flourishes.
"In The History of the Future, McPherson explores America in all its beauty and strangeness. He is funny and searching--a joy to read."--Elizabeth Kolbert
Praise for Edward McPherson:
"Mr. McPherson is an intrepid traveler. . . a charming and literate companion, and he approaches his task with becoming modesty."--The Wall Street Journal