If a Lion Could Talk: How Animals Think - Stephen BudianskyLondon: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1998, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
From the cover: “Are animals conscious? How do they communicate with one another? How do they do mathematics? How do they find their way home? It is almost impossible to imagine these abilities existing in animals other than humankind, but as Budiansky reveals in this remarkable book, every animal thinks in its own way and solves problems in completely different ways than we do.
Horses, sheep, dolphins, dogs, birds and bees can perform cognitive feats of memory and movement that are clearly beyond our capabilities. Budiansky shows us the evolutionary reasons for the limits to our intelligence and imagination, and in If A Lion Could Talk he takes us into the mind of the animal kingdom on a kind of safari that has never before been attempted.”