5. HITLER'S POPE, John Cornwell (2) .............4
6. STIFFED, Susan Faludi (1)
7. PAPER SHADOWS, Wayson Choy (2)............5
8. WILLIAM OSLER, Michael Bliss (1)
9. BALTIMORE’S MANSION,
Wayne Johnston (4).........................8
10. THE FIRSTW0RLD WAR, John Keegan (7)........6
( ) Weeks on list Compiled by Brian Bethune
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson is probably the world’s most prominent—and controversial—exponent of the theory that animals have emotions as complex and intense as humans. In his new book, The Emperor’s Embrace (Simon & Schuster), the Freudian analyst turned animal behaviourist discusses fatherhood in the natural world. Masson examines the paternal roles of “good” animal fathers, from the emperor penguin—who incubates his mate’s egg throughout the Antarctic winter—to the beaver who carries his offspring about on his tail. Where most scientists see evolutionary adaptation at work, Masson perceives true protectiveness, “a profound, allencompassing experience” akin to what human fathers feel.
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