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The Smartest Animals on the Planet Extraordinary Tales of the Natural World's Cleverest Creatures

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By: Sally Boysen(Author)
192 pages, 300 colour illustrations
Publisher: A & C Black
The Smartest Animals on the Planet
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We have all heard talk of the intelligence of dolphins, elephants or great apes, or even, in different ways, ants and bees. But what is this intelligence all about? How do we know which animals are smart, and how do they use this superior intelligence?

Written by one of the world's authorities in this field, this riveting book cover the themes of tool use, language, communication, imitation and social learning, numerical abilities, social cognition, emotion, self-recognition and awareness, drawing together the most recent and remarkable global research relating to almost every "smart" species.

Fully illustrated, and including step-by-step illustrations to show experiments and observations both in the field and in captivity, Covering the core themes of, this book delivers cutting-edge scientific research about a topic fascinating to anyone interested in the natural world.

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Sally Boysen received her Ph.D .in Physiological/Comparative Psychology in 1984 from Ohio State University. She is recognised internationally for her work in chimpanzee cognition. Dr. Boysen has published more than 100 scientific papers, and her research has been showcased on television programs for NOVA and BBC Horizon.

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By: Sally Boysen(Author)
192 pages, 300 colour illustrations
Publisher: A & C Black
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"This is a fascinating book [...] really a very good read, suitable for both students of zoology and other animal enthusiasts with the inclination to understand as well as simply admire."
- Mammal UK (Autumn 2009)

"From singing whales to von Osten's horse Clever Hans, every chapter is fascinating [...] a light-hearted, yet informative book, which will be enjoyed by all."
- The Biologist (October 2010)

"I would highly recommend this book"
- Bulletin of the British Ornothologists Union (2010)

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