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The Resource Animal wise : the thoughts and emotions of our fellow creatures, Virginia Morell

Animal wise : the thoughts and emotions of our fellow creatures, Virginia Morell

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Animal wise : the thoughts and emotions of our fellow creatures
Title
Animal wise
Title remainder
the thoughts and emotions of our fellow creatures
Statement of responsibility
Virginia Morell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the frontiers of research on animal cognition and emotion, offering a surprising examination into the hearts and minds of wild and domesticated animals. 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 have discovered that dogs have thousand-word vocabularies and that birds practice their songs in their sleep. But how do scientists know these things? This book 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. Here the author transports 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 she brings the world of nature brilliantly alive in a nuanced, deeply felt appreciation of the human-animal bond. -- From book jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morell, Virginia
Dewey number
591.5/13
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL785
LC item number
.M655 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cognition in animals
  • Human-animal communication
Label
Animal wise : the thoughts and emotions of our fellow creatures, Virginia Morell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ant teachers -- Among fish -- Birds with brains -- Parrots in translation -- The laughter of rats -- Elephant memories -- The educated dolphin -- The wild minds of dolphins -- What it means to be a chimpanzee -- Of dogs and wolves
Control code
1407785
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780307461445
Lccn
2012031503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1407785
  • (OCoLC)814389446
Label
Animal wise : the thoughts and emotions of our fellow creatures, Virginia Morell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ant teachers -- Among fish -- Birds with brains -- Parrots in translation -- The laughter of rats -- Elephant memories -- The educated dolphin -- The wild minds of dolphins -- What it means to be a chimpanzee -- Of dogs and wolves
Control code
1407785
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780307461445
Lccn
2012031503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1407785
  • (OCoLC)814389446

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