The Smartest Animals on the Planet

The Smartest Animals on the Planet

Book - 2012
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"This compelling book is from a world authority in animal intelligence and brings together the cumulative research relating to non-human "smart" species. It reveals how intelligent animals communicate, how they learn behavior, how they show feelings and emotions -- and for some species, how they use tools, count, and pick up a foreign language! Fully illustrated with photographs and step-by-step graphics, and drawing on data from historical and current experiments and observations, the book examines intelligence in the great apes (gorillas, chimpanzees and orangutans), monkeys, and a surprisingly long list of non-primate species: sea otters, eagles, elephants, dolphins, lions, whales, parrots, honeybees, beetles, rats, woodpeckers, crows, and dogs."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2012
Edition: Rev. and updated
ISBN: 9781554079650
Characteristics: 192 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Custance, Deborah


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Dec 23, 2009

Excellent, a series of chapters with concise summaries of the most recent findings on how smart animals are. I recall reading about some of the findings only this year. Enjoyable look at the rest of the planet's inhabitants.

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