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The Parrot's Lament: And Other True Tales of Animal Intrigue, Intelligence, and Ingenuity

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A gorilla shrewdly sells back a missing key chain to the highest bidder. An orangutan picks a lock to let himself out of his zoo enclosure and two elephants adopt a tag-team strategy to keep their handlers from putting them back into theirs. In The Parrot's Lament, noted environmentalist Eugene Linden offers more than one hundred true anecdotes about animal acts of cooperation, heroism, escape--even tales of deception or manipulation of human beings. Drawing on the first-person experiences of veterinarians, field biologists, researchers, and trainers, Linden has compiled a warmly entertaining and powerfully persuasive argument for animal consciousness that, while not human, far exceeds what humans usually grant animals. Scientifically sound and emotionally compelling, The Parrot's Lament contains remarkable stories that are sure to resonate with animal lovers, turning skeptics everywhere into believers.

Synopsis:

In "The Parrot's Lament", noted environmentalist Eugene Linden offers more than 100 true anecdotes about animal acts of cooperation, heroism, escape--even tales of deception or manipulation of human beings.

About the Author

Eugene Linden is an award-winning journalist and the author of The Parrot’s Lament, The Future in Plain Sight, Silent Partners, and other books on animals and the environment. He has consulted for the U.S. State Department, the UN Development Program, and he is a widely traveled speaker and lecturer. In 2001, Yale University named Linden a Poynter Fellow in recognition of his writing on the environment.  He lives in Nyack, New York, and Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

The Wolf Who Made Friends with a Goat Games and Humor

"She Didn't Know Human, and He Didn't Know Gorilla . . . " Trade and Barter

Ah, Treachery Deception

I Think that You Think that I Think that You Think . . . Mind Reading and Mental Chess

The Pig Who Ran to Work Cooperation in Work, Conflict, and Healing

Orangutan Engineers and Nut-Cracking Chimps Tools and Intelligence

Escape from Topeka . . . And Omaha, and Brownsville, and . . .

Love! Valor! Compassion! Empathy and Heroism

What Do They Make of Us? A Place Where Humans Are the Novelty

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452280687
Author:
Linden, Eugene
Publisher:
Plume
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Zoology
Subject:
Animal intelligence
Subject:
Animal behavior
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
99-33
Publication Date:
20000801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.01x5.35x.53 in. .40 lbs.

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