Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures (9780307461445): Virginia Morell

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Date: February 26, 2013 ISBN-10: 0,307,461,440 ISBN-13 :978-0,307,461,445
Noted science writer Virginia Morrell cutting-edge research on the animal’s cognitive and emotional exploration, explore the amazing and touched the hearts and minds of the wild and domesticated animals.

You know, the ants teach, earthworms decision, rats love to be tickled and chimpanzees sad? You know, some dogs have a million words of vocabulary and birds practice songs in their sleep? Improvisation tool crows, blue jays rainy day, caterpillars and moths Remember life?

Animal wise, our inner world of animals on a dazzling Odyssey, the wolf from ants to elephants, sharp shooting, archerfish like pods rival street gangs, the rumbling of dolphins. Has more than 30 years of experience covering science, Morrell with her ​​powerful gifts as a storyteller transported to the scene and laboratories around the world, told us about the pioneering animal cognition researchers and their surprisingly intelligent and sensitive topic. She discussed how this fast-growing and controversial field only in recent overthrow of the old ideas why animal behavior, because they do. Moral and ethical awareness of the plight of her probe, even if it is a “small animal” cognitive abilities, such as memory, emotion, personality, self-awareness – qualities in the twentieth century, that is unique to humans.

Standing behaviorism on its head, Morel bring the world’s natural good to live in a nuanced and deeply felt human-animal bond appreciation, and she shared her admiration men and women at the same time weaken our idea, unique at the same time provide our own ability to glimpse into.