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Griffin, Donald R. (Donald Redfield) 1915-2003

Works: 119 works in 470 publications in 11 languages and 12,125 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Collector, Editor, Contributor, Compiler, Other
Classifications: QL785, 591.51
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donald R Griffin
The question of animal awareness : evolutionary continuity of mental experience by Donald R Griffin( Book )

37 editions published between 976 and 1981 in English and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal thinking by Donald R Griffin( Book )

31 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in 7 languages and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses renewed interest in conscious mental experiences of animals and the possibility that thoughts and feelings of animals can be studied objectively
Bird migration by Donald R Griffin( Book )

46 editions published between 1964 and 1977 in 7 languages and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes a sequence of experiments conducted over the past few years in the field of bird migration and navigation. For the specialist and interested layman
Animal minds by Donald R Griffin( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A piping plover feigns a broken wing to lure a predator away from her nest. A vervet monkey "cries wolf" and misleads his neighbors. A sea otter uses a stone to break open abalone shells. Communicating, using tools, making tactical gestures and strategic moves, animals often display what looks to us like conscious, even calculated behavior. In this riveting book, Donald Griffin, a pioneer in the study of animal behavior, investigates the mystery of the animal mind. He makes a persuasive argument (highly controversial in some scientific circles) that animals do think. Building on his groundbreaking work in The Question of Animal Awareness and Animal Thinking, Griffin brings together what we now know about animal cognition. He draws on the last decade's research in animal behavior, the philosophy of mind, and cognitive science to broaden our understanding of the nature and potential of animal minds. In species ranging from bees to dolphins to chimpanzees, Griffin shows us examples of foraging behavior, predatory tactics, artifact construction, tool use, and the experimental psychology of animal cognition. He gives us instances of animals communicating vocally and symbolically and reveals some of the surprising intricacies of their social arrangements. As in earlier works, Griffin explores the curious taboo among ethologists that has caused scientists for half a century to ignore the possibility that animals have conscious experience. The communicative signals of animals provide a revealing "window" on their thoughts and feelings, and scientific investigation may soon tell us what it is like, subjectively, to be an animal. Indeed, Griffin argues, animals may one day be able to communicate their thoughts directly and explicitly, once we are prepared to listen
Listening in the dark; the acoustic orientation of bats and men by Donald R Griffin( Book )

32 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the Trumbull Lectures, 1955
Echoes of bats and men by Donald R Griffin( Book )

42 editions published between 1959 and 1971 in 8 languages and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal structure and function by Donald R Griffin( Book )

48 editions published between 1962 and 1984 in 5 languages and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The significance of animals in modern science; The body plants of animals; Structural systems; Digestive systems; Metabolism and respiration; Motility and contractile tissues; Circulatory systems; Chemical regulation; Reproductive systems; Coordination of function
Animal minds : beyond cognition to consciousness by Donald R Griffin( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald R. Griffin takes us on a guided tour of the recent explosion of scientific research on animal mentality. With this new edition of his classic book, which he has completely revised and updated, Griffin moves beyond considerations of animal cognition to argue that scientists can and should investigate questions of animal consciousness. Using examples from studies of species ranging from chimpanzees and dolphins to birds and honeybees, he demonstrates how communication among animals can serve as a "window" into what animals think and feel, just as human speech and nonverbal communication tell us most of what we know about the thoughts and feelings of other people. Even when they don't communicate about it, animals respond with sometimes surprising versatility to new situations for which neither their genes nor their previous experiences have prepared them, and Griffin discusses what these behaviors can tell us about animal minds. He also reviews the latest research in cognitive neuroscience, which has revealed startling similarities in the neural mechanisms underlying brain functioning in both humans and other animals. Finally, in four chapters greatly expanded for this edition, Griffin considers the latest scientific research on animal consciousness, pro and con, and explores its profound philosophical and ethical implications
Animal engineering; readings from Scientific American by Donald R Griffin( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognitive ethology : the minds of other animals : essays in honor of Donald R. Griffin by Carolyn A Ristau( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays was written by former students, associates, admirers, critics and friends of Donald R. Griffin -- the creator of cognitive ethology. Stimulated by his work, this volume presents ideas and experiments in the field of cognitive ethology -- the exploration of the mental experiences of animals as they behave in their natural environment during the course of their normal lives. Cognitive Ethology discusses the possibility that animals may have abilities to experience, communicate, reason, and plan beyond those usually ascribed to them in a "black box" or "stimulus-response" interpretation of their behavior. Contributions from scientists who have been associated with or influenced by Griffin offer a lively array of views, some disparate from one another and some especially selected to present approaches contrary to his
Animal mind - human mind : report of the Dahlem Workshop on Animal Mind - Human Mind, Berlin 1981, March 22-27 by Donald R Griffin( Book )

20 editions published in 1982 in English and German and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopaedia of modern British Army regiments by Donald R Griffin( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Emergence de la conscience : de l'animal à l'homme ; suivi de discussions avec Sir John Eccles, Miriam Rothschild et Donald Griffin by Derek A Denton( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traite du phénomène de la conscience en comparant les formes de conscience animale et humaine. L'ouvrage se termine par un dialogue entre l'auteur et sir John Eccles, prix Nobel de biologie, spécialiste du cerveau
Airplane observations of homing pigeons by Donald R Griffin( Book )

3 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'animale consapevole by Donald R Griffin( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in Italian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antimony by L McClatchie( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dong wu zhi jie gou yu gong neng by Donald R Griffin( Book )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in Chinese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rats, bats & bugs by Karen Thorsen( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel the world and through time to see how these creatures live side-by-side with man. The mere thought of them sends shivers up the spine as they scurry in the dark and in our imaginations. Through the ages, we've feared them and worshipped them ... and they couldn't care less. Rats have lived side by side with humans since the very beginning. Bats, with their strange, leathery wings and nocturnal habits, were among the most feared animals in early Europe. And with some 30 million species of bugs on the planet, it's worth wondering whether man really is the dominant animal
Bees Their Vision, Chemical Senses, and Language by Donald R Griffin( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over half a century of brilliant scientific detective work, the Nobel Prize-winning biologist Karl von Frisch learned how the world, looks, smells, and tastes to a bee. More significantly, he discovered their dance language and their ability to use the sun as a compass. Intended to serve as an accessible introduction to one of the most fascinating areas of biology, Bees (first published in 1950 and revised in 1971), reported the startling results of his ingenious and revolutionary experiments with honeybees. In his revisions, von Frisch updated his discussion about the phylogenetic origin of the language of bees and also demonstrated that their color sense is greater than had been thought previously. He also took into consideration the electrophysiological experiments and electromicroscopic observations that have supplied more information on how the bee analyzes polarized light to orient itself and how the olfactory organs on the bee's antennae function. Now back in print after more than two decades, this classic and still-accurate account of the behavior patterns and sensory capacities of the honeybee remains a book "written with a simplicity, directness, and charm which all who know him will recognize as characteristic of its author. Any intelligent reader, without scientific training, can enjoy it."--Yale Review
The comparative physiology of thermal insulation. Final report of contract 33(038)-12764 between the U.S. Air force and Cornell University by Cornell University( )

3 editions published between 1953 and 1956 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Donald Griffin Amerikaans etholoog (1915-2003)

Donald Griffin amerikansk zoolog

Donald Griffin etologo statunitense

Donald R. Griffin US-amerikanischer Zoologe

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