Clever as a Fox: Animal Intelligence and What It Can Teach Us about Ourselves / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Harvard University Press
With forays into evolutionary biology, behavioral science, and comparative psychology, Clever as a Fox reveals the promise and pitfalls inherent in any attempt to assess animal intelligence. Along with the concepts we deploy to define and compare intelligence, Yoerg looks at the expectations and prejudices that cloud our judgment of the animal mind, perceptions shaped as much by Aesop and Disney as by direct observation of our fellow creatures. And because such perceptions are inextricably linked with judgments of valueideas about animal mentality have much to do with which species end up on our laps and which on our platesthis deeply revealing look at how we think about animal intelligence should help us use our own intelligence more wisely.
|Publisher:||Harvard University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Sonja Yoerg is an American author of contemporary fiction and nonfiction who grew up in Stowe, Vermont. Her books include Clever as a Fox, a non-fiction book about animal intelligence, the novel The Middle of Somewhere, and House Broken, her acclaimed debut novel. She currently lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband in a 1920s farmhouse.