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Read & download  Animal Wise Å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free î ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☁ Animal Wise ✍ Author Virginia Morell – Did you know that ants teach earthworms make decisions rats love to be tickled and chimps grieve Did you know that some dogsSelf awareness traits that many in the twentieth century felt were uniue to human beingsBy standing behaviorism on its head Morell brings the world of nature brilliantly alive in a nuanced deeply felt appreciation of the human animal bond and she shares her admiration for the men and women who have simultaneously chipped away at what we think makes us distinctive while offering a glimpse of where our own abilities come fr. Won an Advanced Reader's Copy from Read It ForwardAs one scientist interviewed for this book states I really do not understand this need for us humans always to be superior in all domains Or to be so separate so uniue from every other animal We are not we are members of the animal kingdom I would guess that most people who would choose to read this book would agree with this sentiment as I do Which means that the author's message that animals are thinking and feeling creatures much similar to us than we tend to realize will likely be preaching to the choir for most However even if you already believe the basic premise it's entertaining and validating to read lots of scientific experiments conducted on a wide variety of animals by scientists all over the world that reinforce your own personal view I enjoyed reading it

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G exploration into the hearts and minds of wild and domesticated animalsAnimal Wise takes us on a dazzling odyssey into the inner world of animals from ants to elephants to wolves and from sharp shooting archerfish to pods of dolphins that rumble like rival street gangs Morell probes the moral and ethical dilemmas of recognizing that even “lesser animals” have cognitive abilities such as memory feelings personality and. I really enjoyed the book I liked the way the author wrote about the scientists who were studying the different animals from ants to dolphins All of the storys were clearly detailed with background information and literature from other sources I thought the stories were well done with respect to the research and the people doing the research There was just enough scientific details to carry the stories along without getting bogged down into difficult words and terms I liked that there were so many stories and how they moved from one to another All of the years that have been spent trying to understand what animals are thinking and how they do what they do and why I admire the researchers who have dedicated so many years of their lives to do what they do and still find it exciting and new everydayWhat a great job To be able to travel all over the world and meet so many different researchers and their animals and watch the testing being done and then to put it all together into a book for everyone to read Thank you

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Animal WiseDid you know that ants teach earthworms make decisions rats love to be tickled and chimps grieve Did you know that some dogs have thousand word vocabularies and that birds practice songs in their sleep That crows improvise tools blue jays plan ahead and moths remember living as caterpillarsNoted science writer Virginia Morell explores the frontiers of research on animal cognition and emotion offering a surprising and movin. Oh my gosh I'm going to get to read this sooner than I'd thought because I just won my FIRST EVER FIRST READS GIVEAWAY HEE HEE HEE HEE HEE And this is a perfect first winner too because if it's here in time for Christmas I can read it with my niece who is interested in animals and their thoughts and emotionsI AM SO EXCITEDFeb 2012 I have finished this book Thank you First Reads for making me a winnerAnd now my thoughtsI had so much fun reading this I mean first off it's really nice to know that other people in the world do not scoff at the idea of animals being able to think I watch my cats all the time and wonder what schemes they're scheming what dreams they're dreaming what weird little kitty thoughts are happening in their heads because it seems so obvious to me that there IS something going on in there something than just prowling for mice and finding warm spots of sunshineAnother reviewer had mentioned she'd known most of the information contained in the book because she watches nature shows on TV Well I don't get any sort of television programming in my house so many of these stories were news to me Ok I did know about elephants and chimpanzeesbonobosother ape friends But many of the chapters were surprising and funwell except the chapter about Alex That was not surprising or fun and it made me cry StillI think one of the things that excited me most was that I was able to remember my own encounters with creatures while I was reading each chapter While reading about ants and I really hope the little ant symbol at the bottom of the first chapter page remains in the retail copy I remembered that I had a friend ant named Cindy when I was little; for a few weeks one summer I'd run out back every morning and lie on my stomach next to Cindy's ant hill and would call for her The first ant that came out would stand and look at me and I knew she was my friend Cindy It made sense when I was four It doesn't now but I had just assumed this little black ant lived in a family similar to mine and wanted to play with me every day would leave her breakfast table and come running to see me when I called at her front door I loved remembering that as much as I loved reading about little colored dots on tiny busy antsI also remember playing tag with a funny little fish in Greece I was kneeling in the water looking for perfect rocks and this fish a minnow maybe about the size of my pinky came darting up between my thighs It wasn't looking for caves so don't even go there Anyhow I moved to get a better look and it darted away I put my hand toward it and it swam just out of reach but it stayed looking at me I sat back up and it darted back in I made to grab it and it darted out of reach We did this for a minute or so back and forth and I swear it was giggling Then it darted off stopped and looked at me then swam away I don't know what that was but I like to think we were both having fun And that is what made me believe that archerfish shoot people in the eye because it's funny I do think animals think and feel I also think they have a sense of humor that they can be sad that they can be upset I've never agreed based on nothing than being around animals that humans are the only ones who can do all these things that supposedly make us human Thus I enjoyed nearly every single story in this book because it made me hope that and people will begin to feel the same that animals aren't just automatons but are thinking feeling beingsYes I said nearly every single story because the one that did not strike me though I think I was most excited to read it was the chapter on ticklish rats For some reason that one chapter didn't resonate with me which is odd because I am delighted with the idea of tickling rats I want to find some rats to tickle right nowMy copy is an uncorrected proof I expect several of the little things aside from typos and the like will be corrected before the book is finalized and sent to shelf so I won't go into thatI look very forward to sharing this with my niece; I think she'll enjoy it as much as I did I would highly recommend this to anyone who is fascinated by animals by psychology by zoology or just the overall bigger life picture I would not recommend it to that guy who told me that cats and dogs don't truly feel affection that they're just asking for something or working on instinct because I don't think he'd enjoy this book at all