Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and


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  1. Alicia Alicia says:

    Excited to have finally got my hands on a copy to read and glad I purchased a second copy because I ll definitely be recommending it The recent phenomenon of publishing science narrative nonfiction or biographies of the science community have enad me ones like Terrible Typhoid Mary A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America, the series by Gail Jarrow, Lab Girl, Misunderstood A Book About Rats, Tiny Stitches The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas This one is sweetly succinct but Excited to have finally got my hands on a copy to read and glad I purchased a second copy because I ll definitely be recommending it The recent phenomenon of publishing science narrative nonfiction or biographies of the science community have enad me ones like Terrible Typhoid Mary A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America, the series by Gail Jarrow, Lab Girl, Misunderstood A Book About Rats, Tiny Stitches The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas This one is sweetly succinct but expansive yet does focus on dolphins, primates, and elephantsthan any of the other animals, yet does explain certain behaviors or thoughts using others things like hive mind or empathy The book is organized systematically and I was never overwhelmed by the information it was sharing The pages alternated in color, which was unique and while it may be distracting to some, I noticed it, but wasn t bothered by it There were plenty of pictures including my favorite the front cover and anything with an elephant but shared fascinating details about self awareness, the fact that the dolphin has the biggest brain for it s size we re second , and that monkeys can use money Then there are horse ears and crows So much information


  2. Erin Erin says:

    Fascinating This is the latest in several books I ve read lately about animal intelligence It makes me wonder if we should payattention to the life we have on this planet and focus a little less on potential life elsewhere The chapters are short, detailed, and engagingly written I particularly appreciated that the sidebars did not interrupt the narrative, and rarely forced strange formatting.


  3. Anne Anne says:

    Lots of full color photographs and text boxes with fun facts make this a fun book to browse However, trying to read this book cover to cover was a challenge for me, despite my background in science and general love of animals I just didn t find it that engaging however, I am hopeful that there are students out there that will love it Writing is clear and well researched examples are numerous Instructions are given at the end so readers can develop their own safe animal research studies Lots of full color photographs and text boxes with fun facts make this a fun book to browse However, trying to read this book cover to cover was a challenge for me, despite my background in science and general love of animals I just didn t find it that engaging however, I am hopeful that there are students out there that will love it Writing is clear and well researched examples are numerous Instructions are given at the end so readers can develop their own safe animal research studies There is also a list of organizations that help animals and suggestions for how to be an advocate for animals Also included additional resources to watch, listen, and read a glossary source notes thorough bibliography index


  4. Micha O& Micha O& says:

    Fascinating study of animal intellect, however, not written for children Better suited for YA or even the adult collection, though chock full of interesting information Might be a good resources for upper level elementary middle school students writing a paper, but not really a read for fun Very well organized and researched however.


  5. Edward Sullivan Edward Sullivan says:

    An interesting, appealing look at what researchers have discovered about animal intelligence and behavior Includes great information for readers on how they can conduct studies of their own.


  6. Julie Julie says:

    What a great book about a topic that is quite complex and, to some, confrontational I trained as a zoologist and specialised in animal behaviour, so much of the content in this book was familiar to me I can therefore appreciate that it was very well researched and presented to suit a MG YA audience complete with great colour photos and fact boxes The newest research cited in the book was entirely new to me I trained quite a while ago and learning about those studies was fascinating.Int What a great book about a topic that is quite complex and, to some, confrontational I trained as a zoologist and specialised in animal behaviour, so much of the content in this book was familiar to me I can therefore appreciate that it was very well researched and presented to suit a MG YA audience complete with great colour photos and fact boxes The newest research cited in the book was entirely new to me I trained quite a while ago and learning about those studies was fascinating.Interesting, well presented, and with a smattering of first hand experiences in which the author visited study locations and met test animals, this book is a great exploration of animal intelligence, awareness and emotion.I also love how it encourages readers to go outside and observe study animals for themselves


  7. James Bailey James Bailey says:

    This book was absolutely fascinating I learned so much about how animals think, feel, and communicate The book is full of interesting research studies done with different animals At least a dozen times, I stopped reading and had to share the different studies with my family My two favorite studies were how bonobos combined lexigrams together to communicate and how monkeys would get jealous when not treated fairly This is definitely going on my principal s bookshelf and in the school library This book was absolutely fascinating I learned so much about how animals think, feel, and communicate The book is full of interesting research studies done with different animals At least a dozen times, I stopped reading and had to share the different studies with my family My two favorite studies were how bonobos combined lexigrams together to communicate and how monkeys would get jealous when not treated fairly This is definitely going on my principal s bookshelf and in the school library


  8. Seamus Seamus says:

    An enlightening journey through animal brains and how they relate to ours.


  9. Pam Pam says:

    Clear explanation of scientific processes and studies used when researching animal intelligence and emotions.


  10. Christine D Christine D says:

    a good, well written resource for young adults.


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Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel [Download] ➼ Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel By Nancy F. Castaldo – Thomashillier.co.uk In Beastly Brains, Nancy Castaldo delves into the minds of animals and explores animal empathy, communication, tool use, and social societies through interviews and historical anecdotes Researchers fr Exploring How MOBI · In Beastly Brains, Nancy Castaldo delves into the minds of animals and explores animal empathy, communication, tool use, and social societies through interviews and historical anecdotes Researchers from Charles Darwin to Jane Goodall have spent years analyzing the minds of animals, and today s science is revolutionizing old theories and uncovering surprising similarities to our own minds Humans are not alone in our ability to think about ourselves, make plans, help each other, or even participate in deception You ll think differently about the animals on this planet maybe it s their world and we re just Beastly Brains: PDF or living in it.

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  • Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel
  • Nancy F. Castaldo
  • 07 October 2019
  • 1520064888

About the Author: Nancy F. Castaldo

Exploring How MOBI · Nancy Castaldo is an award winning author of children s books and an environmental educator She loves writing books for children that get them thinking about the world around them.