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Beyond words : what animals think and feel / Carl Safina

Safina, Carl, 1955- (author.).

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Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 591.56 SAFINA (Text) 37500004378473 Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250094599
  • Physical Description: xv, 461 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Picador edition
  • Publisher: New York : Picador, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note: "A John Macrae Book."
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [413]-438) and index
Formatted Contents Note: Into the mine field -- Trumpets of elephants. The big question ; The same basic plan ; Distinctly human? ; Deep and ancient circuits ; We are family ; Motherhood happens ; Do elephants love their babies? ; Elephant empathy ; Good grief ; I don't know how you say good-bye ; I say hello ; Holding back, letting go ; Troubled minds ; Ebony and ivory ; Where baby elephants come from -- Howls of wolves. Into the Pleistocene ; A perfect wolf ; Packing and unpacking ; The wolf named Six ; A shattering of promises ; In a time of truce ; Magnificent outcasts ; Where the wolf birds lead us ; Wolf music ; The hunter is a lonely heart ; A will to live ; Domestic servants ; Two ends of the same leash -- Whines and pet peeves. Never mind theory ; Sex, lies, and humiliated seabirds ; conceit and deceit ; Chuckles and wacky ideas ; Mirror, mirror ; And speaking of neurons ; People of an ancient nation -- Killer wails. Sea rex ; A more complex killer ; Just very sexual ; Inner visions ; Diverse minds ; Intelligent in what way? ; The social brain ; Woo-woo ; Helping in mind ; Do not disturb ; To have and to hold ; Expect personality ; A vision true and mighty -- Final scratch
Summary, etc.: "Weaving decades of field observations with exciting new discoveries about the brain, Carl Safina's landmark book offers an intimate view of animal behavior to challenge the fixed boundary between humans and nonhuman animals. In Beyond Words, readers travel to Amboseli National Park in the threatened landscape of Kenya and witness struggling elephant families work out how to survive poaching and drought, then to Yellowstone National Park to observe wolves sort out the aftermath of one pack's personal tragedy, and finally plunge into the astonishingly peaceful society of killer whales living in the crystalline waters of the Pacific Northwest. Beyond Words brings forth powerful and illuminating insight into the unique personalities of animals through extraordinary stories of animal joy, grief, jealousy, anger, and love. The similarity between human and nonhuman consciousness, self-awareness, and empathy calls us to re-evaluate how we interact with animals" -- provided by publisher
Subject: Animal psychology.
Animal behavior.
Elephants > Psychology.
Wolves > Psychology.
Whales > Psychology.
Psychology, Comparative.
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Prologue: Into the Mind Field 1(4)
PART ONE TRUMPETS OF ELEPHANTS
5(132)
The Big Question
9(7)
The Same Basic Brain
16(9)
Distinctly Human?
25(6)
Deep and Ancient Circuits
31(5)
We Are Family
36(6)
Motherhood Happens
42(7)
Do Elephants Love Their Babies?
49(9)
Elephant Empathy
58(8)
Good Grief
66(9)
I Don't Know How You Say Good-bye
75(11)
I Say Hello
86(9)
Holding Back, Letting Go
95(5)
Troubled Minds
100(8)
Ebony and Ivory
108(18)
Where Baby Elephants Come From
126(11)
PART TWO HOWLS OF WOLVES
137(104)
Into the Pleistocene
139(4)
A Perfect Wolf
143(8)
Packing and Unpacking
151(9)
The Wolf Named Six
160(7)
A Shattering of Promises
167(10)
In a Time of Truce
177(6)
Magnificent Outcasts
183(8)
Where the Wolf Birds Lead Us
191(9)
Wolf Music
200(10)
The Hunter Is a Lonely Heart
210(6)
A Will to Live
216(5)
Domestic Servants
221(8)
Two Ends of the Same Leash
229(12)
PART THREE WHINES AND PET PEEVES
241(54)
Never Mind Theory
243(7)
Sex, Lies, and Humiliated Seabirds
250(8)
Conceit and Deceit
258(8)
Chuckles and Wacky Ideas
266(7)
Mirror, Mirror
273(7)
And Speaking of Neurons
280(6)
People of an Ancient Nation
286(9)
PART FOUR KILLER WAILS
295(115)
Sea Rex
297(7)
A More Complex Killer
304(4)
Just Very Sexual
308(8)
Inner Visions
316(9)
Diverse Minds
325(11)
Intelligent in What Way?
336(9)
The Social Brain
345(6)
Woo-Woo
351(16)
Helping in Mind
367(8)
Do Not Disturb
375(8)
To Have and to Hold
383(9)
Expect Personality
392(7)
A Vision True and Mighty
399(11)
Epilogue: Final Scratch 410(3)
Notes 413(24)
Selected Bibliography 437(2)
Acknowledgments 439(4)
Index 443


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