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

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

by Eugene Linden

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780452280687
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/2000
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 895,522
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Eugene Linden is an award-winning journalist and the author of The Parrot’s Lament, The Future in Plain Sight, Silent Partners, and other books on animals and the environment. He has consulted for the U.S. State Department, the UN Development Program, and he is a widely traveled speaker and lecturer. Yale University named Linden a Poynter Fellow in recognition of his writing on the environment. He lives in Nyack, New York, and Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction

The Wolf Who Made Friends with a Goat Games and Humor
"She Didn't Know Human, and He Didn't Know Gorilla . . . " Trade and Barter
Ah, Treachery Deception
I Think that You Think that I Think that You Think . . . Mind Reading and Mental Chess
The Pig Who Ran to Work Cooperation in Work, Conflict, and Healing
Orangutan Engineers and Nut-Cracking Chimps Tools and Intelligence
Escape from Topeka . . . And Omaha, and Brownsville, and . . .
Love! Valor! Compassion! Empathy and Heroism
What Do They Make of Us? A Place Where Humans Are the Novelty

Selected Bibliography
Index

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From the Publisher

"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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