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Clever as a fox : animal intelligence and what it can teach us about ourselves

Author: Sonja Ingrid Yoerg
Publisher: New York : Bloosmbury : Distributed to the trade by St. Martin's Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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The author attempts to determine how instinct differs from intelligence and draws a scientific history, from B.F. Skinner's behaviorism to evolutionary biology, evaluating our complex relationship with animals.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sonja Ingrid Yoerg
ISBN: 158234115X 9781582341156
OCLC Number: 123104400
Description: ix, 228 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Dim and clouded eye --
Interspecies cognitive olympics --
Angels to insects --
Appearances and acquaintances --
You can lead a horse to water, by you can't make it think --
Unpacking the black box --
Is the Clark's nutcracker an idiot servant? --
Hotbeds of intelligence --
Crocodile tears and alligator shoes --
Meaningful arrangements.
Responsibility: Sonja Yoerg.

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The author attempts to determine how instinct differs from intelligence and draws a scientific history, from B.F. Skinner's behaviorism to evolutionary biology, evaluating our complex relationship with animals.

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