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Elephant Sense and Sensibility Michael Garstang

Elephant Sense and Sensibility

Michael Garstang

Published February 12th 2015
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Kindle Edition
152 pages
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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 intelligenceFeatures 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 textFeatures an interdisciplinary approach to behavior, with vital information included and integrated from several key disciplines