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Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are

Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are
  • Author : Frans de Waal
  • Publsiher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 25 April 2016
  • ISBN : 0393246191
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 11 ratings
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A New York Times bestseller: "A passionate and convincing case for the sophistication of nonhuman minds." —Alison Gopnik, The Atlantic Hailed as a classic, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? explores the oddities and complexities of animal cognition—in crows, dolphins, parrots, sheep, wasps, bats, chimpanzees, and bonobos—to reveal how smart animals really are, and how we’ve underestimated their abilities for too long. Did you know that octopuses use coconut shells as tools, that elephants classify humans by gender and language, and that there is a young male chimpanzee at Kyoto University whose flash memory puts that of humans to shame? Fascinating, entertaining, and deeply informed, de Waal’s landmark work will convince you to rethink everything you thought you knew about animal—and human—intelligence.


Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
  • Author : Frans de Waal
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 25 April 2016
GET THIS BOOKAre We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

A New York Times bestseller: "A passionate and convincing case for the sophistication of nonhuman minds." —Alison Gopnik, The Atlantic Hailed as a classic, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? explores the oddities and complexities of animal cognition—in crows, dolphins, parrots, sheep, wasps, bats, chimpanzees, and bonobos—to reveal how smart animals really are, and how we’ve underestimated their abilities for too long. Did you know that octopuses use coconut shells as tools, that


The Forest Unseen

The Forest Unseen
  • Author : David George Haskell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 15 March 2012
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A biologist reveals the secret world hidden in a single square meter of old-growth forest--a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Pen/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Look out for David Haskell's new book, The Songs of Tree: Stories From Nature's Great Connectors, coming in April of 2017 In this wholly original book, biologist David Haskell uses a one- square-meter patch of old-growth Tennessee forest as a window onto the entire natural world. Visiting it almost daily for


The Genius of Birds

The Genius of Birds
  • Author : Jennifer Ackerman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 12 April 2016
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An award-winning science writer tours the globe to reveal what makes birds capable of such extraordinary feats of mental prowess Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. According to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores their newly discovered brilliance and how it came about. As she travels around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research, Ackerman not only tells the


Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves

Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves
  • Author : Frans de Waal
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 12 March 2019
GET THIS BOOKMama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves

New York Times best-selling author and primatologist Frans de Waal explores the fascinating world of animal and human emotions. Frans de Waal has spent four decades at the forefront of animal research. Following up on the best-selling Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, which investigated animal intelligence, Mama’s Last Hug delivers a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals. Mama’s Last Hug begins with the death of Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch who



Our Inner Ape

Our Inner Ape
  • Author : Frans de Waal,Frans B. M. Waal
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 28 February 2021
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Argues that such social virtues as cooperation, empathy, and morality are as genetically inherent as aggressive and competitive behaviors, drawing on research with two ape species whose DNA most closely resembles that of humans to explain how ape instincts can inform readers about human behavior. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.



How Animals Think and Feel: An Introduction to Non-Human Psychology

How Animals Think and Feel: An Introduction to Non-Human Psychology
  • Author : Ken Cheng
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 03 October 2016
GET THIS BOOKHow Animals Think and Feel: An Introduction to Non-Human Psychology

This highly accessible book explains key scientific findings in the areas of animal cognition, emotion, and behavior in easy-to-understand language. • Offers readers a holistic view of the subject via a thematic chapter format that explores the subject from a variety of angles • Presents debate sections that offer insights into current controversies and model critical thinking and argument development skills • Includes profiles of specific animal species that allow readers to easily look up information about that animal


Chimpanzee Politics

Chimpanzee Politics
  • Author : Frans B. M. Waal
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 28 February 1982
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"Precise but eminently readable and indeed exciting... This excellent book achieves the dual goal which eludes so many writers about animal behavior -- it will both fascinate the non-specialist and be seen as an important contribution to science." -- Times Literary Supplement


The Ape And The Sushi Master

The Ape And The Sushi Master
  • Author : Franz De Waal,Franz Waal
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 05 August 2008
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What if apes had their own culture rather than an imposed human version? What if they reacted to situations with behavior learned through observation of their elders (culture) rather than with pure genetically coded instinct (nature)? In answering these questions, eminent primatologist Frans de Waal corrects our arrogant assumption that humans are the only creatures to have made the leap from the natural to the cultural domain.The book's title derives from an analogy de Waal draws between the way


Animal Wise

Animal Wise
  • Author : Virginia Morell
  • Publisher : Crown Pub
  • Release : 28 February 2021
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Looks at the interactions that have occurred between scientists and animal subjects and explains what is being discovered about how and what animals think and feel and the ethical questions that these new findings are raising.


Beyond Words

Beyond Words
  • Author : Carl Safina
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release : 14 July 2015
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I wanted to know what they were experiencing, and why to us they feel so compelling, and so-close. This time I allowed myself to ask them the question that for a scientist was forbidden fruit: Who are you? Weaving decades of field observations with exciting new discoveries about the brain, Carl Safina's landmark book offers an intimate view of animal behavior to challenge the fixed boundary between humans and nonhuman animals. In Beyond Words, readers travel to Amboseli National Park


The Age of Empathy

The Age of Empathy
  • Author : Frans de Waal
  • Publisher : Souvenir Press
  • Release : 01 January 2011
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'Kindness and co-operation have played a crucial role in raising humans to the top of the evolutionary tree ... We have thrived on the milk of human kindness.' Observer BY THE AUTHOR OF ARE WE SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW HOW SMART ANIMALS ARE? 'There is a widely-held assumption that humans are hard-wired for relentless and ruthless competition ... Frans de Waal sees nature differently - as a biological legacy in which empathy, not mere self-interest, is shared by humans, bonobos and


Blood Gun Money

Blood Gun Money
  • Author : Ioan Grillo
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 23 February 2021
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“An eye-opening and riveting account of how guns make it into the black market and into the hands of criminals and drug lords.” –Adam Winkler The gun control debate is revived with every mass shooting. But far more people die from gun deaths on the street corners of inner city America and across the border as Mexico's powerful cartels battle to control the drug trade. Guns and drugs aren't often connected in our heated discussions of gun control-but they should


Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?
  • Author : William Poundstone
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Spark
  • Release : 04 January 2012
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Are you Smart Enough to Work at Google? guides readers through the surprising solutions to dozens of the most challenging interview questions. Learn the importance of creative thinking, how to get a leg up on the competition, what your Facebook page says about you, and much more. You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do? If you want to work at Google, or any