The Minds and Manners of Wild Animals: A Book of Personal Observations (Classic Reprint)

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PREFACE During these days of ceaseless conffict, anxiety and unrest among men, when at times it begins to look as if "the Cau· casian" really is "played out," perhaps the English-reading world will tum with a sigh of relief to the contemplation of wild animals. At all events, the author has found this diversion in his favorite field mentally agreeable and refreshing. In comparison with some of the alleged men who now are cursing this earth by their baneful presence, the so-called "lower animals" do not seem so very "low" after all! As a friend of the animals, this is a very proper time in which to compare them with men. Furthermore, if thinking men and women desire to know the leading facts concerning the intelligence of wild animals, it will be well to consider them now, before the bravest and the best of the wild creatures of the earth go down and out under the merciless and inexorable steam roller that we call Civilization. The intelligence and the ways of w

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CONTENTS; · Paae; I A SURVEY OF THE FIELD; I ThE LAY OF THE LAND 3; II VILD ANIMAL TEMPERAMENT &- INDIVIDUALITY 14; TIr ThE LANGUAGE OF ANIMALS 25; IV THE },fOST INtELLIGENT ANmALS · 40; V TEE RIGHTS OF WILD ANIMALS 49; II MENTAL TRAITS OF 'VILD ANIMALS; VI TIlE BRIGHTEST MINDS AMONG ANIMALS 54; VII KEEN BIRDS AND DULL :MEN 62; VIII TIlE :hfENTAL STATUS OF TIlE OBANQUTAN · 10; IX THE MAN·LlKENESS OF THE CmMPANZEE 82; X THE TRUE MENTAL STATUS OF THE GORILLA 93; XI THE MIND OF THE ELEPHANT 10I; XII THE MENTAL AND MORAL TRAITS OF BEARS I24; XIII MENTAL TRAITS OF A FEW RUMINANTS 142; XIV MENTAL TRAITS OF A FEW RODENTS · 160; XV TnE ~MENTAL TRAITS OF BIRDs 171; XVL THE WISDOM OF THE SERPENT 194; xvn THE TRAINING OF Vnn ANIMALs 204

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Description du livre Forgotten Books. Paperback. État : New. Paperback. 382 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.9in.PREFACE During these days of ceaseless conffict, anxiety and unrest among men, when at times it begins to look as if the Cau casian really is played out, perhaps the English-reading world will tum with a sigh of relief to the contemplation of wild animals. At all events, the author has found this diversion in his favorite field mentally agreeable and refreshing. In comparison with some of the alleged men who now are cursing this earth by their baneful presence, the so-called lower animals do not seem so very low after all! As a friend of the animals, this is a very proper time in which to compare them with men. Furthermore, if thinking men and women desire to know the leading facts concerning the intelligence of wild animals, it will be well to consider them now, before the bravest and the best of the wild creatures of the earth go down and out under the merciless and inexorable steam roller that we call Civilization. The intelligence and the ways of wTable of Contents CONTENTS; Paae; I A SURVEY OF THE FIELD; I ThE LAY OF THE LAND 3; II VILD ANIMAL TEMPERAMENT and - INDIVIDUALITY 14; TIr ThE LANGUAGE OF ANIMALS 25; IV THE , fOST INtELLIGENT ANmALS 40; V TEE RIGHTS OF WILD ANIMALS 49; II MENTAL TRAITS OF VILD ANIMALS; VI TIlE BRIGHTEST MINDS AMONG ANIMALS 54; VII KEEN BIRDS AND DULL : MEN 62; VIII TIlE : hfENTAL STATUS OF TIlE OBANQUTAN 10; IX THE MANLlKENESS OF THE CmMPANZEE 82; X THE TRUE MENTAL STATUS OF THE GORILLA 93; XI THE MIND OF THE ELEPHANT 10I; XII THE MENTAL AND MORAL TRAITS OF BEARS I24; XIII MENTAL TRAITS OF A FEW RUMINANTS 142; XIV MENTAL TRAITS OF A FEW RODENTS 160; XV TnE MENTAL TRAITS OF BIRDs 171; XVL THE WISDOM OF THE SERPENT 194; xvn THE TRAINING OF Vnn ANIMALs 204About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. N° de réf. du libraire 9781451019896

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Description du livre Forgotten Books, United States, 2015. Paperback. État : New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from The Minds and Manners, of Wild Animals: A Book of Personal Observations During these days of ceaseless conflict, anxiety and unrest among men, when at times it begins to look as if the Caucasian really is played out, perhaps the English-reading world will turn with a sigh of relief to the contemplation of wild animals. At all events, the author has found this diversion in his favorite field mentally agreeable and refreshing. In comparison with some of the alleged men who now are cursing this earth by their baneful presence, the so-called lower animals do not seem so very low after all! As a friend of the animals, this is a very proper time in which to compare them with men. Furthermore, if thinking men and women desire to know the leading facts concerning the intelligence of wild animals, it will be well to consider them now, before the bravest and the best of the wild creatures of the earth go down and out under the merciless and inexorable steam roller that we call Civilization. The intelligence and the ways of wild animals are large subjects. Concerning them I do not offer this volume as an all-in-all production. Out of the great mass of interesting things that might have been included, I have endeavored to select and set forth only enough to make a good series of sample exhibits, without involving the general reader in a hopelessly large collection of details. The most serious question has been: What shall be left out? Mr. A. R. Spofford, first Librarian of Congress, used to declare that Books are made from books ; but I call the reader to bear witness that this volume is not a mass of quotations. A quoted authority often can be disputed, and for this reason the author has found considerable satisfaction in relying chiefly upon his own testimony. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. N° de réf. du libraire AAV9781451019896

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