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The Animal Mind

TextbookOut of Print

Series: Scientific American Library

Edited By: JL Gould and CG Gould

236 pages, Col photos,b/w photos, illus, figs

W.H. Freeman & Co. Ltd

Paperback | Jan 2000 | #105815 | ISBN: 0716760355
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Hardback | Aug 1994 | #38042 | ISBN: 0716750465
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Green Herons toss breadcrumbs into the water to attract fish – have they been watching human anglers? Do they "know" what they are doing? Termites cut air shafts into their nests – do they understand? This suggests a sophisticated planning ability. In The Animal Mind, the Goulds examine the evidence of the mental capacities of animals, moving from primary perceptual processing to what are usually considered the most advanced forms of thought and language, with a final chapter on that animal we see in the mirror every day. Throughout The Animal Mind, the Goulds challenge basic assumptions about animal cognition and ask "are animals capable of thought and awareness?

"A very readable introduction to the study of cognition in animals."
- Nature

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