Reviews for Animal Wise : The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures: Library Edition

Library Journal Reviews 2013 June #2

Science writer Morell (Ancestral Passions) debunks the behaviorism theory that animals, as a lower life form, rely solely on instinct for survival. Using scientific studies and reported observations, Morell presents a compelling argument that demonstrates that animals from ants to elephants have and use cognitive abilities including intelligence, memories, feelings, and self-awareness. Unfazed by scientific jargon, Kirsten Potter's evenly paced speech expresses Morell's awe and wonder at the animal world. The fascinating subject matter makes this a nice complement to narrower titles such as Lawrence Anthony's Elephant Whisperer and Amy Stewart's The Earth Moved. VERDICT Will appeal to those interested in animals and nature.--Laurie Selwyn, formerly at Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX

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