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Elephant sense and sensibility : behavior and cognition / Michael Garstang ; photographers, Wynand du Plessis and Claudia du Plessis.

Author/Creator:
Garstang, Michael, author.
Publication:
London, England : Academic Press, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (148 p.)
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Subjects:
Elephants.
African elephant -- Behavior.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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 litera
Contents:
Front Cover; Elephant Sense and Sensibility: Behavior and Cognition; Copyright; Contents ; Foreword; A Special Note on the Photography; Preface; About the Author; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Elephant Evolution; Chapter 3: An Elephant's Brain; Chapter 4: Functioning of the Brain; Chapter 5: Memory; Chapter 6: Morality; Chapter 7: Emotions; Chapter 8: Empathy and Altruism; Chapter 9: Communication; Sound Generation; Sound Detection; Sound Location; The Role of the Atmosphere; Range of Elephant Calls; Times and Frequency of Calling; Abiotic Sounds; Chapter 10: Language
Chapter 11: IntelligenceChapter 12: Learning and Teaching; Chapter 13: The Sensory Environment of Elephants; Chapter 14: Them and Us; References; Supplemental Bibliography; Communication; Behavior; Intelligence; Movement; Learning; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed February 28, 2015).
Contributor:
Du Plessis, Wynand, photographer.
Du Plessis, Claudia, photographer.
ISBN:
0-12-802487-9
OCLC:
903489056