The New York Times Bestseller that explores animal intelligence and will alter the way we as humans view other species.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 lo...
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books; Reprint edition (March 25, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 100139
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I have been writing about the environment and endangered species for more than 30 years. I have also interviewed dozens of respected ecologists and animal experts, but few have managed to walk the line between story and facts as well as Virginia More...
ckled. They’ve discovered that dogs have thousand-word vocabularies and that birds practice their songs in their sleep. But how do scientists know these things?Animal Wise takes us on a dazzling odyssey into the inner world of animals and among the pioneering researchers who are leading the way into once-uncharted territory: the animal mind. Morell uses her formidable gifts as a storyteller to transport 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 surprising and moving book, Morell brings the world of nature brilliantly alive in a nuanced, deeply felt appreciation of the human-animal bond.