Intelligence in nature : an inquiry into knowledge (Audiobook on CD, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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Intelligence in nature : an inquiry into knowledge

Author: Jeremy Narby
Publisher: Old Saybrook, CT : Tantor Media Inc., ©2017.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : MP3 : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Anthropologist Jeremy Narby travels throughout the globe - from the Amazon basin to the Far East - to probe what traditional healers and pioneering researchers understand about the intelligence present in all forms of life."
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Narby
ISBN: 9781541468597 1541468597 0739464450 9780739464458 1585424617 9781585424610
OCLC Number: 1089849644
Notes: MP3 format compact disc. Will only play on CD players adapted for MP3 format.
Description: 1 audio disc (4.5 hr.) : digital, MP3 ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software.
Contents: Introduction: Searching for intelligence in nature --
Brainy birds --
Agnostic visions --
Transformers --
Cabin fever --
Insect minds --
Predators --
Plants as brains --
Smart slime --
Japanese butterfly machines --
Mystery jelly --
Chi-sei and knowing nature.
Responsibility: Jeremy Narby.

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"Anthropologist Jeremy Narby travels throughout the globe - from the Amazon basin to the Far East - to probe what traditional healers and pioneering researchers understand about the intelligence present in all forms of life."

"Intelligence in Nature presents overwhelming illustrative evidence that independent intelligence is not unique to humanity alone. Indeed bacteria, plants, animals, and other forms of nonhuman life display an uncanny penchant for self-deterministic decisions, patterns, and actions. The Japanese possess a word for this universal knowing: chi-sei (pronounced CHEE-SAY). For the first time, Narby presents an in-depth anthropological study of this concept in the West. He not only uncovers a mysterious thread of intelligent behavior within the natural world but also probes the question of what humanity can learn from nature's economy and knowingness in its own search for a saner and more sustainable way of life."--Jacket.

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