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Mind in the Waters: A Book to Celebrate the Consciousness of Whales & Dolphins

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Mind in the Waters joins Mostert's Supership as this year's strongest ecological attack on idiocy & greed, with McIntyre focusing on the slaughter of whales & dolphins. She plunges the reader into the Cetacea family with great, great power. Her contributors include leading scientists in whale brain studies, neurology, societal habits; Arctic naturalist Farley Mowat ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 28th 1975 by Charles Scribner's Sons (NYC) (first published 1974)
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Erik Graff
Feb 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: animal rights/nature of mind fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
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This book was a good mix of fact and fiction about the natures and consciousnesses of whales and dolphins as well as about the study of these beings. I was particularly impressed by the editor's inclusion of John Lilly as well as of an essay about the erotic relations of one the authors with a dolphin--no it wasn't gay, these mammals were straight. He certainly thinks them intelligent--and more objective studies appear to indicate the same.

Generally, I find most public discourse, the kinds of st
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Tim
May 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Based on listening to Patrick Moore, cofounder of Greenpeace, but now leading a movement called Green Spirit, he mentioned that one of his few religious beliefs is that dolphins and whales are mysteriously and uniquely intelligent creatures with minds potentially as capable as ours but profoundly different. His position remains from the founding of Greenpeace, that commercialized whale and dolphin killing should end. Period.

He recommended a little known compilation of research and inquiries into
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Ray
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
a beautiful book. Title makes its point.Sentience is not limited to human kind
Peacenow
Jun 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Such an exceptional book, decided to put the books published review:
"Mind in the Waters joins Mostert's Supership (KR, p.924) as this year's strongest ecological attack on idiocy & greed, with McIntyre focusing on the slaughter of whales & dolphins. She plunges the reader into the Cetacea family with great, great power. Her contributors include leading scientists in whale brain studies, neurology, societal habits; Arctic naturalist Farley Mowatt & dolphinologist John Lilly; poets D.H
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Valerie
This book referred me to the works of Lilly, which turned out to be virtually unreadable. This is a good popularization, and probably explains much of what Lilly said, in considerably less turgid prose.
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