Inside the Animal Mind by George Page

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In the bestselling tradition of When Elephants Weep and Dogs Don't Lie About Love, Inside the Animal Mind is a groundbreaking exploration of the nature and depth of animal intelligence.

While in the past scientists have refused to acknowledge that animals have anything like human intelligence, a growing body of research reveals otherwise. We’ve discovered ants that use leaves as tools to cross bodies of water, woodpecker finches that hold twigs in their beaks to dig for grubs, and bonobo apes that can use sticks to knock down fruit or pole-vault over water. Not only do animals use tools–some also display an ability to learn and problem-solve.

Based on the latest scientific and anecdotal evidence culled from animal experts in the labs and the field, Inside the Animal Mind is an engrossing look at animal intelligence, cognitive ability, problem solving, and emotion. George Page, originator and host of the long-running PBS series Nature, offers us an informed, entertaining, and humanistic investigation of the minds of predators and scavengers, birds and primates, rodents and other species. Illustrated with twenty-four black-and-white photographs, the book is the companion to the three-part, hour-long show of the same name, hosted by Page.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

About George Page

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George Page is the creator and host of Nature. Now in its nineteenth season, Nature is TV’s longest-running weekly natural history program and PBS’s most popular ongoing series. Page lives in the New York City metropolitan region.From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published August 2, 2001 by Broadway Books. 322 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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The creator and host of PBS's Nature series provides an informative, sweeping, but often unconvincing survey of animal behavior in this companion to a forthcoming television series.

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Do cats get depressed? Does the beaver have the dam in mind? Can we say animals think and feel as we do? If so, which animals? If not, why not? Such questions, and the relations among them, prompt

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Following in particular Donald Griffin's Animal Minds, Page also brings in Elizabeth Marshall Thomas's compelling if anecdotal writings on dogs;

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