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Hardcover | Out of Print | ISBN: 9780262025140 | 504 pp. | 7 x 9 in | July 2002
Paperback | $56.00 Short | £41.95 | ISBN: 9780262523226 | 504 pp. | 7 x 9 in | June 2002

The Cognitive Animal

Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives on Animal Cognition

About the Editors

Marc Bekoff is Professor of Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Colin Allen is Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M University. He is the coauthor of Nature's Purposes (MIT Press, 1998), Species of Mind (MIT Press, 1997), and The Cognitive Animal (MIT Press, 2001).

Gordon Burghardt is Alumni Distinguished Professor in Psychology and in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee. He is a coeditor of The Cognitive Animal (MIT Press, 2002), past president of the Animal Behavior Society, and editor of the Journal of Comparative Psychology.


“"The Cognitive Animal is the most complete and up-to-date collection of available information on the study of animal cognitive abilities. It covers numerous species and areas of research and is written in a way that makes the information accessible to readers who are not specialists in the cognitive sciences. The book also makes clear that a great deal more research needs to be done in this field, and it presents a challenging future agenda. The more we understand about the cognitive skills of the amazing animals with whom we share our planet, the greater will be our respect for them."--Jane Goodall, author of The Chimpanzees of Gombe and The Ten TrustsPlease note: I've changed the wording slightly as well as the book titles associated with Jane Goodall. Thank you.”