Modern Cat Book Club: Animal Wise

Modern Cat Book Club: Animal Wise
October 22, 2016 by Modern Cat Magazine

Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of our Fellow Creatures

Written by: Virginia Morell

Published by: Random House Inc.

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Summary from the Publisher

Animal Wise takes us on a dazzling odyssey into the inner world of animals, from ants, elephants, and wolves to sharp-shooting archerfish and pods of dolphins that rumble like rival street gangs.  With thirty years of experience covering the sciences, Morell uses her formidable gifts as a storyteller to transport us to field sites and laboratories around the world, introducing us to pioneering animal-cognition researchers and their surprisingly intelligent and sensitive subjects.  She explores how this rapidly evolving, controversial field has only recently overturned old notions about why animals behave as they do.  She probes the moral and ethical dilemmas of recognizing that even “lesser animals” have cognitive abilities such as memory, feelings, and self-awareness---traits that many in the twentieth century felt were unique to human beings.  

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