Animal Wise

Animal Wise

The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures

eBook - 2013
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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-forbidden 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.

Publisher: New York :, Crown,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ♭2013
ISBN: 9780307461469
0307461467
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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