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Animal Intelligence (Treatise) (Paperback) Loot Price: R718 Discovery Miles 7 180
Animal Intelligence (Treatise) (Paperback): George John Romanes
Animal Intelligence (Treatise) (Paperback): George John Romanes

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Animal Intelligence (Treatise) (Paperback)

George John Romanes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER HI. ANTS. Within the last ten or twelve years our information on the habits and intelligence of these insects has been so considerably extended, that in here rendering a condensed epitome of our knowledge in this most interesting branch of comparative psychology, it will be found that the chapter is constituted principally of a statement of observations and experiments which have been conducted during the short period named. The observers to whom we are mainly indebted for this large increase of our knowledge are Messrs. Bates, Belt, Miiller, Moggridge, Lincecum, MacCook, and Sir John Lubbock. From the fact that these naturalists conducted their observations in different parts of the world and on widely different species of ants, it is not surprising that their results should present many points of difference; for this only shows, as we might have expected, that different species of ants differ considerably in habits and intelligence. Therefore, in now drawing all these numerous observations to a focus, I shall endeavour to show clearly their points of difference as well as their points of agreement; and in order that the facts to be considered may be arranged in some kind of order, I shall deal with them under the following heads: --Powers of special sense; Sense of direction; Powers of memory; Emotions; Powers of communication; Habits general in sundry species; Habits peculiar to certain species; General intelligence of various species. Powers of Special Sense. Taking first the sense of sight, Sir John Lubbock made a number of experiments on the influence of light coloured by passing through various tints of stained glass, with the following results. The ants which he observed greatly dislike the presence of light within their...


Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: George John Romanes
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 11mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 198
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-19769-2
Barcode: 9781230197692
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-230-19769-9

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