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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
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
WILDLIFE: GENERAL INTEREST. 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 preeminent species on Earth. But in recent decades, these claims have been eroded, or disproven outright, by a revolution in the study of animal cognition. Take the way octopuses use coconut shells as tools; elephants that classify humans by age, gender, and language; or Ayumu, the young male chimpanzee at Kyoto University whose photographic 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 explores the scope and the depth of animal intelligence, revealing how we have grossly underestimated their abilities. People often assume there is a cognitive ladder, from lower to higher forms, with human intelligence at the top
Cataloging source
WWBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Waal, F. B. M. de
Dewey number
591.513
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intellect
  • Animal intelligence
  • Psychology, Comparative
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 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • 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
000058833164
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781783783045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)939710302
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 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • 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
000058833164
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781783783045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)939710302

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