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The Resource Other minds : the octopus and the evolution of intelligent life, Peter Godfrey-Smith

Other minds : the octopus and the evolution of intelligent life, Peter Godfrey-Smith

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Other minds : the octopus and the evolution of intelligent life
Title
Other minds
Title remainder
the octopus and the evolution of intelligent life
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Peter Godfrey-Smith
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Mammals and birds are widely seen as the smartest creatures on earth. But one other branch of the tree of life has also sprouted surprising intelligence: the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus. New research shows that these creatures display remarkable gifts. What does it mean that intelligence on Earth has evolved not once but twice? Combining science and philosophy, Godfrey-Smith shows how primitive organisms bobbing in the ocean began sending signals to each other and how these early forms of communication gave rise to the advanced nervous systems that permit cephalopods to change colours and human beings to speak. By tracing the problem of consciousness back to its roots and comparing the human brain to its most alien and perhaps most remarkable animal relative, Godfrey-Smith's 'Other Minds' sheds new light on one of our most abiding mysteries
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Godfrey-Smith, Peter
Dewey number
  • 128.2
  • 128.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Consciousness
  • Philosophy and science
  • Octopuses
  • Animal communication
  • Philosophy
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Other minds : the octopus and the evolution of intelligent life, Peter Godfrey-Smith
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Publication
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Originally published: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780008226299
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xii, 255 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780008226299
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(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Other minds : the octopus and the evolution of intelligent life, Peter Godfrey-Smith
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780008226299
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xii, 255 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780008226299
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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