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Animal architects : building and the evolution of intelligence

Author: James L Gould; Carol Grant Gould
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Basic Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From two of the world's most distinguished experts in animal behavior, a radical, creative, and accessible new approach to understanding animal minds through the structures they build.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gould, James L., 1945-
Animal architects.
New York, N.Y. : Basic Books, ©2007
(DLC) 2006036042
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James L Gould; Carol Grant Gould
ISBN: 9780465028399 046502839X
OCLC Number: 787845815
Awards: Commended for L.A. Times Book Prize (Science/Technology) 2007
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 324 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface --
1. Why animals build --
2. Building with silk --
3. Instinct and the solitary insect --
4. Social intelligence of wasps and ants --
5. Bees and termites --
6. Bird nests : the modest beginnings --
7. Bird nests : molding, felting, and weaving --
8. Bowers --
9. Civil engineering --
10. Building and the animal mind --
Readings --
Credit lines for figures --
Index.
Responsibility: James L. Gould, Carol Grant Gould.
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