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How smart are animals?

Author: Neil deGrasse TysonJulia CortDoug HamiltonRushmore DeNooyerDana Rae WarrenAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Distribution, ©2011.
Series: Nova scienceNOW, 2011, episode 4.; PBS explorer collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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New discoveries are revealing that "man's best friend" is smarter then we ever thought, with a brain that resembles our own in ways we never imagined. Travel to Wolf Park, where scientists are tracing the evolutionary path that turned wild animals into our cuddly companions ... and meet a superdog with a vocabulary of over 1000 words. Episodes include: Dog genius; Creative dolphins; Octopus & cuttlefish; and Profile  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Animal television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Science television programs
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil deGrasse Tyson; Julia Cort; Doug Hamilton; Rushmore DeNooyer; Dana Rae Warren; Joshua Seftel; Jesse Sweet; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); PBS Distribution (Firm)
ISBN: 9781608835010 1608835014
OCLC Number: 792946102
Language Note: Closed-captioned; includes optional described video for the visually impaired.
Notes: Originally broadcast Feb. 9, 2011, as an episode of the PBS television series: Nova ScienceNOW.
Originally packaged in 4 disc set : "Dogs: man's best friend."
Credits: Executive producer, Samuel Fine; executive editor, Neil Degrasse Tyson; senior executive producer, Paula S. Apsell.
Performer(s): Host: Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen; stereo.
Contents: How smart are dogs? / written, produced & directed by Julia Cort --
How smart are dolphins? / produced by Doug Hamilton --
How smart is an octopus? / written by Rusmore Denooyer ; produced & directed by Rushmore Denooyer & Dana Rae Warren --
Profile: Irene Pepperberg & Alex / produced by Joshua Seftel & Jesse Sweet ; written & directed by Joshua Seftel.
Series Title: Nova scienceNOW, 2011, episode 4.; PBS explorer collection.
Other Titles: Nova (Television program)
Nova scienceNow (Television program)
Dogs, man's best friend.
Responsibility: produced for WGBH/Boston by Nova.

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New discoveries are revealing that "man's best friend" is smarter then we ever thought, with a brain that resembles our own in ways we never imagined. Travel to Wolf Park, where scientists are tracing the evolutionary path that turned wild animals into our cuddly companions ... and meet a superdog with a vocabulary of over 1000 words. Episodes include: Dog genius; Creative dolphins; Octopus & cuttlefish; and Profile - Irene Pepperberg and her talking parrot, Alex.

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