This book illustrates the fact that intelligence is not solely the preserve of human beings. Plants, insects, animals and even single-celled beings, are able to observe their environment, gain useful information about it to improve their living conditions and communicate with others, make decisions, invent… In the accounts of his travels, from the Peruvian Amazon to Japan, the author leads us into a fascinating world, where every living thing demonstrates its intelligence: birds are able to recognise hunters and alert fellow creatures, others are responsible for letting the whole forest know where the best places to feed are; ants use antibiotics and carry out subterranean agriculture; amoebas have an unerring ability to find their way out of a labyrinth.
Bird brains - Agnostic visions - “Transformers” - Restless winter - Bees capable of abstraction – Predators - Brain-like behaviour of plants - Amoeba tricks - Japanese butterfly-machines - Mysterious freeze - Chi-sei and the ability to know nature
|Number of pages||224|
|Type of book||Broché|
|Date of publication||01/03/2017|
|Dimensions||14 x 20,5|