Entries Tagged as 'animal intelligence'

Animal Aha!

October 12th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN In order to prove to the masses that animals are intelligent, scientists have spent countless hours – decades even (think: Jane Goodall) – observing their behavior or carrying out experiments. On a personal level, that irks me; it should be a given that animals (at the very least mammals since people […]

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The Secret World of Whales

May 30th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN They’re magnificent and majestic, generally easy going and easily taken advantage of. As large and as intimidating as they once were, whales have come a long way in our cultural and societal portrayals and understandings. As main characters of legend, myth and tall tales across the globe, whales were mistaken […]

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Princess Pigsty

November 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Joining Princess Smartypants and Do Princesses Wear Hiking Books? in the growing genre of anti-/ alterna-princess lit is the English translation of the German book Princess Pigsty. Fiesty and funny, Cornelia Funke’s picture book even struck a chord with my daughter who genuinely adores princesses. Families willing to put up with […]

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One Smart Goose

August 5th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By JACQUELINE BODNAR Many people have the misconception that animals are not smart. Many of us realize this to be completely untrue, and books like One Smart Goose can help to further that understanding. This book demonstrates two main points  – that some animals are actually quite clever, and that being a leader may […]

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