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Deep thinkers : inside the minds of whales, dolphins, and porpoises

Author: Janet Mann
Publisher: London : Ivy Press, [2017] ©2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whales, dolphins, and porpoises are the smartest creatures in the sea. We know of their self-recognition, complex songs, their intricate societies and their ability to relate to humans. But how do we know just how intelligent these creatures are? And what is the extent of our knowledge? This insightful scientific study brings together the top researchers in this field to explain their findings in a straightforward  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Mann
ISBN: 9781782405078 1782405070
OCLC Number: 1005919496
Description: 192 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Janet Mann --
Beneath the surface / Janet Mann & Andrew Read --
The cetacean brain / Camilla Butti & Patrick Hof --
Cognition / Heidi E. Harley --
Cetacean communication / Laela Sayigh & Vincent Janik --
Quintessentially social cetaceans / Janet Mann --
Deep culture / Hal Whitehead & Luke Rendell --
Cetacean tool use / Eric Patterson & Janet Mann --
Us & them / Andrew Read.
Responsibility: edited by Janet Mann [and 9 others].

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Deep Thinkers examines cetacean brains, study in the field and in captivity, it compares intelligence markers of cetaceans with birds, bats, primates, and asks how we define intelligence in  Read more...

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