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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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Language
eng
Summary
From world-renowned biologist and primatologist Frans de Waal comes this groundbreaking work on animal intelligence destined to become a classic.What separates your mind from an animals? Maybe you think its 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 planets preeminent species. But in recent decades, these claims have been eroded--or even disproved 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 flash 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 both the scope and the depth of animal intelligence. He offers a firsthand account of how science has stood traditional behaviorism on its head by revealing how smart animals really are--and how weve underestimated their abilities for too long.People often assume a cognitive ladder, from lower to higher forms, with our own intelligence at the top. But what if it is more like a bush, with cognition taking different, often incomparable, forms? Would you presume yourself dumber than a squirrel because youre less adept at recalling the locations of hundreds of buried acorns? Or would you judge your perception of your surroundings as more sophisticated than that of a echolocating bat?De Waal reviews the rise and fall of the mechanistic view of animals and opens our minds to the idea that animal minds are far more intricate and complex than we have assumed. De Waals landmark work will convince you to rethink everything you thought you knew about animal--and human--intelligence
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
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Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10481664
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DLC
Dewey number
590
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
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
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=485BCAEB-620F-418B-9C2E-44F9F6EDF51E
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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ocn947844682
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (340 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780393246193
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia.
Media type code
c
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illustrations.
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
485BCAEB-620F-418B-9C2E-44F9F6EDF51E
System control number
(OCoLC)947844682
Label
Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are?, Frans de Waal ; with drawings by the author
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=485BCAEB-620F-418B-9C2E-44F9F6EDF51E
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn947844682
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (340 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780393246193
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
485BCAEB-620F-418B-9C2E-44F9F6EDF51E
System control number
(OCoLC)947844682

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