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Beyond words : what animals think and feel

Author: Carl Safina
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Weaving decades of field observations with exciting new discoveries about the brain, Carl Safina's book offers an intimate view of animal behavior to challenge the fixed boundary between humans and nonhuman animals. In Beyond Words, readers travel to Amboseli National Park in the threatened landscape of Kenya and witness struggling elephant families work out how to survive poaching and drought, then to Yellowstone  Read more...
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Named Person: Wolf
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Safina
ISBN: 9780805098884 0805098887
OCLC Number: 896954325
Notes: "A John Macrae Book."
Description: xiii, 461 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: Into the mind field --
Trumpets of elephants : The big question ; The same basic brain ; 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 --
Epilogue: Final scratch.
Responsibility: Carl Safina.
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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  Read more...

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