Animal Wise

Animal Wise

The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures

eBook - 2013
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Random House, Inc.
The New York Times Bestseller that explores animal intelligence and will alter the way we as humans view other species.
   
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a fish? Or a parrot, dolphin, or an elephant?  Do they experience thoughts that are similar to ours, or have feelings of grief and love? These are tough questions, but scientists are answering them. They know that ants teach and rats love to be tickled. They’ve discovered that dogs have thousand-word vocabularies and that birds practice their songs in their sleep. But how do scientists know these things?

Animal Wise
takes us on a dazzling odyssey into the inner world of animals and among the pioneering researchers who are leading the way into once-uncharted territory: the animal mind. Morell uses her formidable gifts as a storyteller to transport us to field sites and laboratories around the world, introducing us to animal-cognition scientists and their surprisingly intelligent and sensitive subjects. She explores how this rapidly evolving, controversial field has only recently overturned old notions about why animals behave as they do. In this surprising and moving book, Morell brings the world of nature brilliantly alive in a nuanced, deeply felt appreciation of the human-animal bond.

Baker & Taylor
A species-by-species tour of the astonishing interactions that have occurred between scientist and animal subjects explains what is being discovered about how and what animals think and feel, revealing facts about animal communication and awareness and how new findings are raising related moral and ethical issues. By the author of Ancestral Passions. 70,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Crown, [2013]
ISBN: 9780307461469
0307461467
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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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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