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Beautiful Minds: The Parallel Lives of Great Apes and Dolphins
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March 1, 2012
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March 31, 2012
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Florence Millo
Dolphins and apes and humans--all quite different, yet alike in many ways. This book explores the parallel evolution and the development of intelligence in dolphins and apes.
The book details the ability of these intelligent creatures to develop family bonds, form alliances, and care for their young. The culture, politics, social structure, personality, and capacity for emotion are discussed with wonderful examples. This dual portrait—with striking overlaps in behavior—is key to understanding the
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