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The genius within : discovering the intelligence of every living thing

Author: Frank T Vertosick
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Can bacteria be as smart as we are? Can ants think? And fish? Yes, says Frank Vertosick, a neurosurgeon who combats our elitism about intelligence in this brilliant book. Gifted writer and author of the widely praised Why We Hurt, Vertosick shows us that intelligence--the ability to react to the outside world, to change behavior, and survive-can be found wherever life exists. He demonstrates the keen intelligence of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vertosick, Frank T.
Genius within.
New York : Harcourt, ©2002
(OCoLC)623601132
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank T Vertosick
ISBN: 0151005516 9780151005512
OCLC Number: 47650924
Description: 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Small --
Microbial mind --
Immune intellect --
Enzyme compute --
Abstract --
Yang and the um --
Networks --
Selfish neuro --
Large --
Wider than the sky --
Superorganisms --
Magister ludi --
Addenda --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Frank T. Vertosick, Jr.
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Wherever there's life, there's intelligence, according to a neurosurgeon who explains the smarts of the smallest living things, including germs, cells, and antibodies.  Read more...

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PRAISE FOR "WHY WE HURT""Writing with eloquence, clarity and wit, Dr. Vertosick has given us a masterful book on a subject of concern to us all."--Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of "When Bad Things Read more...

 
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