Inside the Animal MindBook - 1999 | 1st ed
In the past, scientists have refused to acknowledge that animals have anything like human intelligence. But a growing body of research reveals otherwise. We've discovered ants that use leaves as tools to cross bodies of water, woodpecker finches that hold twigs in their beaks to dig for grubs, and bonobo chimps that can use sticks to knock down fruit or pole-vault over water. Not only do animals use tools--some display an ability to learn and problem-solve, as well. Based on the latest scientific and anecdotal evidence culled from animal experts in the field and in the labs,Inside the Animal Mindis an engrossing look at animal intelligence, cognitive ability, problem solving, and emotion. George Page, originator and host of the long-running PBS seriesNature,offers us an informed, entertaining, and humanistic investigation of the minds of predators and scavengers, birds and primates, rodents, and other species. In the bestselling tradition ofThe Hidden Life of Dogs,When Elephants Weep, andDogs Don't Lie About Love,Inside the Animal Mindis a fascinating narrative explaining the nature and depth of animal intelligence.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1999
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 591.513 P13I
Characteristics: xv, 285 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm