Parrot's Lament, The and Other True Tales of Animal Intrigue, Intelligen

Parrot's Lament, The and Other True Tales of Animal Intrigue, Intelligen

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by Eugene Linden
     
 

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A gorilla shrewdly sells back a missing key chain to the highest bidder. An orangutan picks a lock to let himself out of his zoo enclosure and two elephants adopt a tag-team strategy to keep their handlers from putting them back into theirs. In The Parrot's Lament, noted environmentalist Eugene Linden offers more than one hundred true anecdotes about

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A gorilla shrewdly sells back a missing key chain to the highest bidder. An orangutan picks a lock to let himself out of his zoo enclosure and two elephants adopt a tag-team strategy to keep their handlers from putting them back into theirs. In The Parrot's Lament, noted environmentalist Eugene Linden offers more than one hundred true anecdotes about animal acts of cooperation, heroism, escape—even tales of deception or manipulation of human beings. Drawing on the first-person experiences of veterinarians, field biologists, researchers, and trainers, Linden has compiled a warmly entertaining and powerfully persuasive argument for animal consciousness that, while not human, far exceeds what humans usually grant animals. Scientifically sound and emotionally compelling, The Parrot's Lament contains remarkable stories that are sure to resonate with animal lovers, turning skeptics everywhere into believers.

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"Linden reveals how animals demonstrate aspects of intelligence as they escape from, cheat and outfox humans."—Time magazine

"[Linden's] incisive prose turns even these non-human scoundrels into endearing subjects." —The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452280687
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
935,111
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.49(d)

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"Linden reveals how animals demonstrate aspects of intelligence as they escape from, cheat and outfox humans."—Time magazine

"[Linden's] incisive prose turns even these non-human scoundrels into endearing subjects." —The New York Times Book Review

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