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Animal Wise characters ↠ 104 Ì ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☁ Animal Wise ✍ Author Virginia Morell – Did you know that ants teach earthworms make decisions rats love to be tickled and chimps grieve Did you know that some dogs have thousand word vocabularies and that birds practice songs in their slee Did you know that aSelf awareness traits that many in the twentieth century felt were uniue to human beingsBy standing behaviorism on its head Morell brings the world of nature brilliantly alive in a nuanced deeply felt appreciation of the human animal bond and she shares her admiration for the men and women who have simultaneously chipped away at what we think makes us distinctive while offering a glimpse of where our own abilities come fr. This book may change the way you look at the animals that we share this planet with The author tells us about many groundbreaking studies of animal thinking Contrary to long held beliefs there is and evidence that many animals make conscious decisions have emotions and can create tools to accomplish tasks The author interviews and watches many scientists working with their test animals in labs and in the wild Included are studies of ants fish birds rats elephants dolphins chimpanzees and dogs and wolves Virginia Morell has a very readable style and tells a great story of each team of scientists and their animals of choice Although I was not surprised by most of the insights there were also many new things I learned Any pet owners will be reaffirmed by several things that they have suspected all along My guinea pig Scamper definitely had a great personality She was so cute when she stood on her hind legs and sueaked at me Don't get me started on my cat Sweetie Pie That said a lot of the problems with studying animal cognizance have arisen from the tendency to explain animal behavior in human terms Even though animals have been found to think and even have emotions the studies need to be designed to assure that the animals true reasoning and motivation can be accurately and decisively discovered The extensive work and devotion of these scientists is amazing to me It was also interesting that many of them ended up studying animals very different than those that they began working with There will always be areas to study and some views may change but if you are intrigued by this subject this book is the perfect place to begin I must disclose that I received this book free in a Goodreads giveaway

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G exploration into the hearts and minds of wild and domesticated animalsAnimal Wise takes us on a dazzling odyssey into the inner world of animals from ants to elephants to wolves and from sharp shooting archerfish to pods of dolphins that rumble like rival street gangs Morell probes the moral and ethical dilemmas of recognizing that even “lesser animals” have cognitive abilities such as memory feelings personality and. I really enjoyed the book I liked the way the author wrote about the scientists who were studying the different animals from ants to dolphins All of the storys were clearly detailed with background information and literature from other sources I thought the stories were well done with respect to the research and the people doing the research There was just enough scientific details to carry the stories along without getting bogged down into difficult words and terms I liked that there were so many stories and how they moved from one to another All of the years that have been spent trying to understand what animals are thinking and how they do what they do and why I admire the researchers who have dedicated so many years of their lives to do what they do and still find it exciting and new everydayWhat a great job To be able to travel all over the world and meet so many different researchers and their animals and watch the testing being done and then to put it all together into a book for everyone to read Thank you

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Animal WiseDid you know that ants teach earthworms make decisions rats love to be tickled and chimps grieve Did you know that some dogs have thousand word vocabularies and that birds practice songs in their sleep That crows improvise tools blue jays plan ahead and moths remember living as caterpillarsNoted science writer Virginia Morell explores the frontiers of research on animal cognition and emotion offering a surprising and movin. I liked this book I do recommend it to others It begins with a brief history of how we have in the past viewed the cognition and emotions of animals starting with Aristotle moving ahead to the Stoics then René Descartes Voltaire Darwin the Behaviorists Konrad Lorenz Jane Goodall and showing how Donald Redfield Griffin in the 1970s opened up research into cognitive ethology Previously research into how animals think and feel was uite simply not taken seriously It had only been on the level of Skinner’s operant conditioning through the reinforcement of desired behaviors and the punishment of undesired ones After the brief history of animal cognition we progress chapter by chapter from simple creatures to complex ones from ants archer fish parrots rats elephants dolphins gorillas chimpanzees to finally wolves and dogs Looking at specific studies carried out in the late 20th century and the first decade of the 21st century conclusions are drawn about the respective animals’ cognitive abilities self awareness personality traits and emotions The studies have been conducted in countries all over the world Japan Hungary Germany Austria Tanzania the United States and The author is a science writer not a scientist This book grew from her writing in The National Geographic The book reads as an article in the magazine Terms are clearly defined It is well organized and easy to follow Due to our evolutionary background there is that makes us similar to than makes us different from other species It is just nonsense to think that humans alone think and feel This is the book’s central thesis and what it shows It also gives examples of where our capabilities are not as good as in other species and that there is strength in diversity It is time we open our eyes to both what species share and how we differ Why must we incessantly see ourselves at the top of a pinnacle with all other creatures below If we are made aware of and begin to appreciate the abilities and beauty of other creatures perhaps then we can stop or at least decrease the mass extinction that is occurring today Crassly put can we afford to lose what these creatures can teach us Perhaps you are wondering what I am so scared of losing I will give just one example Chimpanzees have an instantaneous flash memory MUCH better than humans They are shown a picture for just a teeny bit of a second and they can remember and replicate it I followed the experiment and thought gosh I cannot do that only to discover that no humans can do what they do As we discover other creatures’ abilities they become beautiful in our eyes and we value them We must prevent further extinctionOK so why am I not giving this stars It is well organized intelligible and has an important message It covers modern day studies The simple answer is that I uite simply liked it but don’t feel I can say I liked it a lot It left my heart unmoved There is a spark that is missing Animals do think and they do share our emotions; that is shown Yet the evidence stays on a clinical level The reader does not get to know any one specific individual creature well; there is no emotional connection When I read Beyond Words What Animals Think and Feel I was so emotionally moved that I felt horrified at the thought of even stepping on a bug Such an emotional response just did not happen here The audiobook is wonderfully read by Kirsten Potter She does nothing wrong The speed and the clarity of the spoken words are perfect