Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, And Feel by Nancy CastaldoBeastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, And Feel by Nancy Castaldo

Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, And Feel

byNancy Castaldo

Hardcover | February 7, 2017

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In Beastly Brains , 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&nbspalone 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 living in it!
Nancy Castaldo is the award winning author of many nonfiction titles and the regional advisor for SCBWI- Eastern NY. She is also a photographer and environmental educator.  Castaldo lives in New York State's Hudson Valley with her family, including a fluffy cat and a newly rescued Bichon named Boo Radley.
Title:Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, And FeelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 8 × 7 × 0.65 inPublished:February 7, 2017Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544633350

ISBN - 13:9780544633353


Editorial Reviews

* This eye-opening, cogent, and well-structured volume will enlighten students to both the richness of the animal kingdom and the nature of intelligence itself." - Booklist, STARRED review "Castaldo (The Story of Seeds) presents a thought-provoking look at the minds and perceptions of animals, as well as the way human understanding of the subject has evolved? " -Publishers Weekly " The information is conveyed in an enticing way that is sure to spark the interest of aspiring naturalists and researchers? A fascinating take on animal science for tween and teen zoologists." - School Library Journal "