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Beyond words : what animals think and feel / Carl Safina.


Carl Safina's childhood by the long island shore launched a life-long passion for animals. In his new book, Safina delves deeply into the lives of animals, witnessing their profound capacity for perception, thought, and emotion. He delivers a examination of how animals truly think and feel and what really does make us human.

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  • ISBN: 0805098887 : (hc.) ;
  • ISBN: 9780805098884 : (hc.)
  • Physical Description: 461 p. : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A John Macrae Book"--Title page.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-438) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Into the mine field -- Trumpets of elephants. The big question ; The same basic plan ; Distinctly human? ; Deep and ancient circuits ; We are family ; Motherhood happens ; Do elephants love their babies? ; Elephant empathy ; Good grief ; I don't know how you say good-bye ; I say hello ; Holding back, letting go ; Troubled minds ; Ebony and ivory ; Where baby elephants come from -- Howls of wolves. Into the Pleistocene ; A perfect wolf ; Packing and unpacking ; The wolf named Six ; A shattering of promises ; In a time of truce ; Magnificent outcasts ; Where the wolf birds lead us ; Wolf music ; The hunter is a lonely heart ; A will to live ; Domestic servants ; Two ends of the same leash -- Whines and pet peeves. Never mind theory ; Sex, lies, and humiliated seabirds ; conceit and deceit ; Chuckles and wacky ideas ; Mirror, mirror ; And speaking of neurons ; People of an ancient nation -- Killer wails. Sea rex ; A more complex killer ; Just very sexual ; Inner visions ; Diverse minds ; Intelligent in what way? ; The social brain ; Woo-woo ; Helping in mind ; Do not disturb ; To have and to hold ; Expect personality ; A vision true and mighty -- Final scratch.
Citation/References Note:
Kirkus Reviews, June 01, 2015.
Library Journal, May 15, 2015.
Publishers Weekly, May 11, 2015.
Library Journal Prepub Alert, February 02, 2015.
Target Audience Note:
Adult. Brodart.
Adult. Brodart.
Subject: Animal psychology.
Animal behavior.
Elephants > Psychology.
Wolves > Psychology.
Whales > Psychology.
Psychology, Comparative.

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