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If a Lion Could Talk: Animal Intelligence and the Evolution of Consciousness

By: Stephen Budiansky(Author)

256 pages, no illustrations

Free Press

Paperback | Nov 2015 | #228950 | ISBN-13: 9781501142741
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Paperback | Dec 1998 | #95500 | ISBN: 0753807726
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Hardback | Dec 1998 | #82861 | ISBN: 0297819321
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About this book

The study of animal intelligence has developed enormously over the last decade. Herons 'fish' using twigs as bait, monkeys add and subtract, ravens solve complex puzzles. Stephen Budiansky steers clear of sentimental attempts to equate animals with humans, showing us how superbly well adapted animal `intelligence' is for the survival of animals – large and small, wild and domestic – in the evolutionary contest. We can thus learn a true respect for their remarkable evolutionary heritage on Earth.

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Stephen Budiansky is a military historian and the author of several books about military history, intelligence and espionage, science, and the natural world, including Battle of Wits, The Bloody Shirt, and Her Majesty's Spymaster.

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