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The Resource Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are?, Frans de Waal ; with drawings by the author

Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are?, Frans de Waal ; with drawings by the author

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Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are?
Title
Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are?
Statement of responsibility
Frans de Waal ; with drawings by the author
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What separates your mind from that of an animal? Is it the ability to design tools; a sense of self; or the grasp of past and future? In recent decades these claims have eroded, or even been disproven outright, by a revolution in the study of animal cognition. Waal explores both the scope and the depth of animal intelligence, offering a firsthand account of how science has stood traditional behaviorism on its head by revealing how smart animals really are, and how we've underestimated their abilities for too long
Summary
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. 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
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10481664
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
591.5/13
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL785
LC item number
.W127 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are?, Frans de Waal ; with drawings by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Magic wells -- A tale of two schools -- Cognitive ripples -- Talk to me -- The measure of all things -- Social skills -- Time will tell -- Of mirrors and jars -- Evolutionary cognition
Control code
20631523
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780393246186
Lccn
2015049994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn921868861
Label
Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are?, Frans de Waal ; with drawings by the author
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Magic wells -- A tale of two schools -- Cognitive ripples -- Talk to me -- The measure of all things -- Social skills -- Time will tell -- Of mirrors and jars -- Evolutionary cognition
Control code
20631523
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780393246186
Lccn
2015049994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn921868861

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