Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

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Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays

Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and JaysBirds have long been viewed as the archetypal featherbrains beautiful but dumb But according to naturalist Candace Savage, bird brain, as a pejorative expression, should be rendered obsolete by new research on the family of corvids crows and their close relations n nThe ancients who regarded thes


The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene

The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the GenePeople commonly view evolution as a process of competition between individuals known as survival of the fittest with the individual representing the unit of selection Richard Dawkins offers a controversial reinterpretation of that idea in The Extended Phenotype, now being reissued to coincide w



The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

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