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

Beastly Brains Exploring How Animals Think Talk and Feel 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 Cha
  • Title: Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel
  • Author: Nancy F. Castaldo
  • ISBN: 9780544633353
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel
    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 ourIn 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 alone 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
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  • Nancy F. Castaldo

    Nancy Castaldo is an award winning author of children s books and an environmental educator She loves writing books for children that get them thinking about the world around them.

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  • Excited to have finally got my hands on a copy to read and glad I purchased a second copy because I ll definitely be recommending it The recent phenomenon of publishing science narrative nonfiction or biographies of the science community have enad me ones like Terrible Typhoid Mary A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America, the series by Gail Jarrow, Lab Girl, Misunderstood A Book About Rats, Tiny Stitches The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas This one is sweetly succinct but expansive y [...]


  • Fascinating This is the latest in several books I ve read lately about animal intelligence It makes me wonder if we should pay attention to the life we have on this planet and focus a little less on potential life elsewhere The chapters are short, detailed, and engagingly written I particularly appreciated that the sidebars did not interrupt the narrative, and rarely forced strange formatting.


  • Lots of full color photographs and text boxes with fun facts make this a fun book to browse However, trying to read this book cover to cover was a challenge for me, despite my background in science and general love of animals I just didn t find it that engaging however, I am hopeful that there are students out there that will love it Writing is clear and well researched examples are numerous Instructions are given at the end so readers can develop their own safe animal research studies There is [...]


  • An interesting, appealing look at what researchers have discovered about animal intelligence and behavior Includes great information for readers on how they can conduct studies of their own.





  • Amazingly in depth look at how animals think, talk, and feel Ideas such as do monkeys yawn when another monkey yawns is explored Very child friendly while also being informative Great for upper elementary and middle grade students and beyond.


  • Great photos, overall pretty well written Negatives sometimes repetitive and the voice was sometimes clearly addressing children and then sometimes got a bit complicated so a uneven in terms of audience One sentence gave me pause imagine being pulled away from your mother and having her watch as you are put in chains,prodded, and beaten with batons p.19 miniscent of slavery no , but here we are talking about elephants The fact that human rights have been evolving somewhat faster but not perfectl [...]


  • Written in a narrative format, this science text uses eye catching photographs and text on alternating pastel backgrounds to engage readers in its content Though the topic is broad and a wealth of information is provided, the format ensures that readers will not become bored The work of well known researchers, such as Charles Darwin and Jane Goodall, is explored alongside many lesser known, but just as intriguing, studies Students in grades 6 and up can easily find enough information for a schoo [...]


  • Excellent overview of how scientists have and now think about animal intelligence Castaldo takes intelligence facets of making decisions, emotion and empathy, fairness, communication, self awareness, mental time travel and problem solving, and discusses them and provides a host of fascinating examples of animals exhibiting those behaviors Lucid explanations and very interesting descriptions of the work being done today.Lots of great photographs and excellent back matter including a glossary and [...]


  • An illuminating look at a broad range of studies about how animal brains compare to each other and our brains what do they understand about themselves and others What kind of tools can they use What psychological tests bring this to bear How smart are dolphins or birds It s a real overview of a lot of information It s really interesting to flip through and could have a lot of good, serious, scientific information based on studies for kids who are researching these animals.


  • The pictures are phenomenal, but the text is repetitive at times, and the moments when the author inserts herself in first person are a bit jarring I also found the section about animals using tools to accomplish tasks a bit juvenile However, many of the anecdotes are interesting, and the exercises at the end encourage action and further learning.


  • Fascinating study of animal intellect, however, not written for children Better suited for YA or even the adult collection, though chock full of interesting information Might be a good resources for upper level elementary middle school students writing a paper, but not really a read for fun Very well organized and researched however.


  • A little too conversational for my taste, also a bit choppy But it does contain a lot of interesting information about animals and experiments which have been conducted on them to prove that they think, reason, have empathy, have a concept of self and other, can delay gratification, etc.



  • Interesting book about animal intelligence A little young for high school, but sections could be used as a great open activity for a guided inquiry unit in science, psychology or even philosophy.





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