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The Parrot's Lament - 9780452280687

Un libro in lingua di Eugene Linden edito da Plume, 2000

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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.

Informazioni bibliografiche

  • Titolo del Libro in lingua: The Parrot's Lament
  • Sottotitolo: And Other True Tales of Animal Intrigue, Intelligence, and Ingenuity
  • Lingua: English
  • AutoreEugene Linden
  • Editore: Plume
  • Collana: Plume (Paperback)
  • Data di Pubblicazione: 01 Agosto '00
  • Genere: NATURE
  • ArgomentiAnimal intelligence Animal behavior
  • Pagine: 204
  • Peso gr: 203
  • Dimensioni mm: 196 x 133 x 12
  • EAN-13: 9780452280687