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Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?



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Author
de Waal, Frans
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Human/Animal Relations
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21st Century
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Summary
What makes the human mind different from an animal's? Many examples of how complex the minds of various creatures from the animal kingdom are provided. The author reviews the changes in traditional scientific theories that have taken place over the last century.
Critique
Frans de Waal, a primatologist, will make you question what you think you know about intelligence. He provides an overview with many examples from our closest ape relatives to other mammals, birds in the Corvidae family (ravens and crows), and octopuses. This isn't the first book I've read by de Waal. Some of his anecdotes are repeated from his previous work. I actually listened to this book on CD. I found it fascinating. Many of the studies are surprising and challenge assumptions.
ISBN
9780393353662
  iBistro
# of Pages
352
Published
2016
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Reviewer's Initials: BB


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