Download Book Õ Animal Wise 304 pages Ò Virginia morell

Mobi ☆ Animal Wise ☆ Virginia Morell

Did 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 caterpillars?Noted science writer Virginia Morell explores the frontiers of research on animal cognition and emotion offering a surprising and mov 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

Mobi Animal Wise

Animal WiseIng 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 an yes catch and release hurts fish of who knew birds were such drama ueens? great book for everyone

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Download Book Õ Animal Wise 304 pages Ò Virginia morell ✓ ❮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 dogs have thousand word vocabularD self 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 This book may change the way you look at the animals that we share this planet with The author tells us about many groundbreaking studies of animal thinking Contrary to long held beliefs there is and evidence that many animals make conscious decisions have emotions and can create tools to accomplish tasks The author interviews and watches many scientists working with their test animals in labs and in the wild Included are studies of ants fish birds rats elephants dolphins chimpanzees and dogs and wolves Virginia Morell has a very readable style and tells a great story of each team of scientists and their animals of choice Although I was not surprised by most of the insights there were also many new things I learned Any pet owners will be reaffirmed by several things that they have suspected all along My guinea pig Scamper definitely had a great personality She was so cute when she stood on her hind legs and sueaked at me Don't get me started on my cat Sweetie Pie That said a lot of the problems with studying animal cognizance have arisen from the tendency to explain animal behavior in human terms Even though animals have been found to think and even have emotions the studies need to be designed to assure that the animals true reasoning and motivation can be accurately and decisively discovered The extensive work and devotion of these scientists is amazing to me It was also interesting that many of them ended up studying animals very different than those that they began working with There will always be areas to study and some views may change but if you are intrigued by this subject this book is the perfect place to begin I must disclose that I received this book free in a Goodreads giveaway