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Author Balcombe, Jonathan P., author.

Title What a fish knows : the inner lives of our underwater cousins / Jonathan Balcombe.

Publication Info. New York : Scientific American/Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2016.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PHS Non-Fiction  597.15 Balcombe    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered plates : color photographs ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note "An excerpt from What a fish knows originally appeared, in slightly different form, in Scientific American." -- colophon
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The misunderstood fish -- What a fish perceives -- What a fish feels -- What a fish thinks -- Who a fish knows -- How a fish breeds -- Fish out of water.
Indexed In: Junior Library Guild
Summary Do fishes think? Do they really have three-second memories? And can they recognize the humans who peer back at them from above the surface of the water? Myth-busting ethologist Jonathan Balcombe addresses these questions and more, taking us under the sea, through streams and estuaries, and to the other side of the aquarium glass to reveal the surprising capabilities of fishes.
Audience Ages 16 & up.
Grades 11 & up.
Study Program Accelerated Reader MG+ 9.4 13.0 183879 EN.
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG)
Subject Animal communication.
Animal intelligence.
Fishes -- Behavior.
Fishes -- Physiology.
Animal communication.
Animal intelligence.
Fishes -- Behavior.
Fishes -- Physiology.
ISBN 9780374288211 (hardcover)

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