Elephant Sense and Sensibility

Elephant Sense and Sensibility

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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 elephanta€™s brain, this book is an integrated presentation of the elephanta€™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 intelligence Features 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 text Features an interdisciplinary approach to behavior, with vital information included and integrated from several key disciplinesFixed dunes rising to over 100 m (320 ft) form formidable barriers between the interior of Namibia and the Skeleton Coast. Despite this, desert elephants (Figure 1.1), tallest of the African savanna elephants (Loxodonta africana), cross these dunes ... A northa€“south road, built for military purposes in Namibia, cut off migrations from the east (Etosha National Park) to the ... 1 Elephant Sense and Sensibility. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-802217-7.00001-6 Copyright Ac 2015 Elsevieranbsp;...

Title:Elephant Sense and Sensibility
Author: Michael Garstang
Publisher:Academic Press - 2015-02-12

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