Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are? / Frans de Waal ; with drawings by the author.
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- ISBN: 9780393246193
- ISBN: 0393246191
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (340 pages) : illustrations.
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2016.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-318) and index.
"People often assume a cognitive ladder, from lower to higher forms, with our own intelligence at the top. But what if it is more like a bush, with cognition taking different forms that are often incomparable to ours? Would you presume yourself dumber than a squirrel because you're less adept at recalling the locations of hundreds of buried acorns? Or would you judge your perception of your surroundings as more sophisticated than that of a echolocating bat? De Waal reviews the rise and fall of the mechanistic view of animals and opens our minds to the idea that animal minds are far more intricate and complex than we have assumed"--Dust jacket flap.
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