Elephant Sense and Sensibility

Written By Michael Garstang
Elephant Sense and Sensibility
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 12 February 2015
  • ISBN : 0128024879
  • Pages : 152 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Elephant Sense and Sensibility written by Michael Garstang which was release on 12 February 2015, this book published by Academic Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Elephant Sense and Sensibility is a comprehensive treatment of the full range of elephant behavior. Beginning with chapters on evolution and the elephant’s brain, this book is an integrated presentation of the elephant’s capacity for memory, morality, emotion, empathy, altruism, language, intelligence, learning and teaching. Grounded primarily in scientific research, the book also draws upon anecdotal and visual evidence showing elephants thinking, acting, feeling and behaving in ways that we, as humans, recognize. This complete treatment of elephant behavior supported by the extensive literature, along with anecdotal and photographic material, provides an overview not available in any other text. Covers a variety of aspects that relate to behavior, ranging from brain function and sensory input to communication, learning, and intelligence Features a comprehensive treatment of elephant behavior supported by the extensive literature, anecdotal information, and striking photographic material, providing an overview not available in any other text Features an interdisciplinary approach to behavior, with vital information included and integrated from several key disciplines

Elephant Sense and Sensibility

Elephant Sense and Sensibility
  • Author : Michael Garstang
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-12
  • Total pages : 152
  • ISBN : 0128024879
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Summary : Elephant Sense and Sensibility is a comprehensive treatment of the full range of elephant behavior. Beginning with chapters on evolution and the elephant’s brain, this book is an integrated presentation of the elephant’s capacity for memory, morality, emotion, empathy, altruism, language, intelligence, learning and teaching. Grounded primarily in ...

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