Animal Wise

Animal Wise

The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures

eBook - 2013
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Did you know that dolphins are self-aware, rats love to be tickled, chimps grieve, killer whales have cultures and octopuses have personalities? Did you know that dogs have extensive vocabularies and birds practice songs in their sleep?Animal Wise takes us on a dazzling exploration into the minds and emotions of animals, through the unusual and committed researchers who study them. Looking at insects, parrots, crows, blue jays, fish, rats, elephants, dolphins, chimpanzees, wolves and dogs, Morell examines the amazing inroads made in the field of animal cognition; the unique personalities of the pioneering researchers involved; the moral and ethical issues raised; and the dilemmas involving how we can accurately uncover animals' cognitive abilities like memory, feelings, personality and self-awareness – traits that many in the 20th century felt were unique only to humans.By standing behaviourism on its head, Morell brings the world of nature brilliantly alive in a nuanced, deeply-felt appreciation of the human–animal bond.
Publisher: 2013
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Scientists all over the world are studying how animals think, from ants to elephants and wolves to dogs.


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Aug 04, 2017

Incredibly informative, captivating and interesting book. The parallels that are drawn between humans and animals are present form the cover page ("the thoughts and emotions of our FELLOW CREATURES"), and continue throughout the book. I leanred a lot from "Animal Wise".

inotherwords Aug 02, 2013

I just finished listening to this excellent interview with the author and thought I should share the link!

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/allinthemind/animal-minds/4757914

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