Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

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"So, are we 'smart enough to know how smart animals are?' The question will occur to you many times as you read Frans de Waal's remarkable distillations of science in this astonishingly broad-spectrum book. I guarantee one thing: readers come away a lot smarter. As this book shows, we are here on Planet Earth with plenty of intelligent company." -- Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel "Are we Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? will completely change your perceptions of the abilities of animals. This book takes the reader on a fascinating journey of discovery into the world of animal problem solving." -- Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human

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What separates your mind from an animal's? Maybe you think it's your ability to design tools, your sense of self, or your grasp of past and future-all traits that have helped us define ourselves as the planet's preeminent species. But in recent decades, these claims have been eroded, or even disproven, by a revolution in the study of animal cognition: take the octopuses that use coconut shells as tools; the elephants that classify humans by age, gender, and language; or Ayumu, the young male chimpanzee at Kyoto University whose flash memory puts that of humans to shame. Based on research involving crows, dolphins, parrots, sheep, wasps, bats, whales, and of course chimpanzees and bonobos, Frans de Waal demonstrates that we have grossly underestimated both the scope and the depth of animal intelligence. He offers a firsthand account of how science has stood traditional behaviorism on its head by revealing how smart animals really are.

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Frans de Waal
Verlag: Norton & Company Apr 2016 (2016)
ISBN 10: 0393246183 ISBN 13: 9780393246186
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Buchbeschreibung Norton & Company Apr 2016, 2016. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. 241x161x32 mm. Neuware - A Time magazine Top 100 influential notable and the author of Our Inner Ape presents a groundbreaking work on animal intelligence that offers a revolutionary exploration of the intricate and complex nature of the animal mind. Illustrations. Tour 340 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780393246186

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