By Joan Hewett
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Since the sunrise of recorded background, people have felt a kinship with the graceful and lovely dolphin, an animal whose playfulness, sociability, and intelligence look like an aquatic replicate of mankind. In contemporary many years, we've got realized that dolphins realize themselves in reflections, count number, grieve, decorate themselves, suppose despondent, rescue each other (and humans), deduce, infer, seduce, shape cliques, throw tantrums, and phone themselves by way of identify. Scientists nonetheless don’t thoroughly comprehend their exceptionally subtle navigation and verbal exchange talents, or their immensely complex brains.
While swimming off the coast of Maui, Susan Casey was once surrounded via a pod of spinner dolphins. It was once a profoundly transporting event, and it encouraged her to embark on a two-year international experience to discover the character of those outstanding beings and their advanced dating to humanity. Casey examines the profession of the debatable John Lilly, the pioneer of contemporary dolphin reports whose paintings ultimately led him down a few very unusual paths. She visits a group in Hawaii whose adherents think dolphins are the foremost to non secular enlightenment, travels to eire, the place a dolphin named as “the world’s such a lot dependable animal” has extremely joyful travelers and locals for many years along with his pleasant antics, and consults with the world’s top marine researchers, whose feel of ask yourself encouraged via the dolphins they examine raises the extra they discover.
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No author is healthier located to painting those magical creatures than Susan Casey, whose mix of private reporting, severe medical learn, and evocative prose made The Wave and The Devil’s the teeth modern classics of writing in regards to the sea. In Voices within the Ocean, she has written an exhilarating ebook concerning the different clever lifestyles on the earth.
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But she is on her way. 29 More about Monkeys and the Red-Crowned Mangabey Monkeys belong to a group of animals called primates. Chimpanzees, orangutans, and gorillas are primates. People are primates, too. Like most other primates, monkeys have five fingers on each hand and five toes on each foot. With the help of its thumb, a monkey can grasp branches and pick up and hold food. The red-crowned mangabey is an African monkey. It is also known as the red-capped mangabey and white-collared mangabey.
31 INDEX drinking milk, 5 For our grandsons, Orson Ridgely, Jesse Angelo, and Nathan Morris eating food, 6, 9, 18–19, 21 father, 4, 25 mother, 3, 6–7, 9–10, 13, 15, 17–18, 22–23 playing, 16–17, 23–24, 26–29 Text copyright © 2004 by Joan Hewett Photographs copyright © 2004 by Richard R. Hewett All rights reserved. International copyright secured. , except for brief quotations in an acknowledged review. A. com riding, 7, 9, 15 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data zookeepers, 8, 20–21 Hewett, Joan.