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What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions?

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“You are about to enter a new genre, that of scientific fables, by which I don’t mean science fiction, or false stories about science, but, on the contrary, true ways of understanding how difficult it is to figure out what animals are up to.” —Bruno Latour, form the Foreword

Is it all right to urinate in front of animals? What does it mean when a monkey throws its feces at
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 15th 2016 by Univ Of Minnesota Press (first published May 1st 2012)
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Tuğçe Kozak
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tellekt, çıkardığı kitapları ilgiyle takip ettiğim bir yayınevi bence çok güzel işler yapıyorlar.
Hayvan okumalarım kapsamında listeye aldığım bir kitaptı ve severek okudum. A dan Z ye sözlük dizininde çeşitli kavramları ele alıyor. Ama kitabın başlığındaki sorunun cevabını vermediğini hatta kitabın başlığı ile hiç alakalı olmadığını da belirteyim.
Lia
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
With essays organized alphabetically from A-Z, this is a cheeky mock-encyclopedia that also light-heartedly makes fun of what humans claim to know, and especially claim to know about non-human-beings.

Unfortunately, this book is in fact written by a human. Worse yet, it’s translated from one human language to another. Despite the title, you won’t find out what animals would really say if we were able to ask the right questions.

It is, however, an insightful meditation on all what’s wrong with the
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Ben
Nov 16, 2016 rated it liked it
What a valid science of behavior needs, is not a rat deprived of his cortex, but a scientist who has been given back his own.
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