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

Overview
Works: 110 works in 323 publications in 7 languages and 12,222 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Compiler, Instrumentalist, Editor, Actor, Collaborator
Classifications: QL785, 591.51
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Donald R Griffin
The question of animal awareness : evolutionary continuity of mental experience by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
23 editions published between 976 and 1981 in English and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bird Migration by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
17 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in English and held by 1,501 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 thinking by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
18 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Animal minds by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,324 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 )
24 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the Trumbull Lectures, 1955
Echoes of bats and men by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
26 editions published between 1959 and 1965 in 4 languages and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Animal structure and function by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
25 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,045 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 )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 985 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 )
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cognitive ethology : the minds of other animals : essays in honor of Donald R. Griffin by Peter Marler ( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 461 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 "
Animal mind - human mind : report of the Dahlem Workshop on Animal Mind - Human Mind, Berlin 1981, March 22-27 by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bird migration : the biology and physics of orientation behaviour by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
12 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bau und Funktion des tierischen Organismus by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
2 editions published in 1966 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Pensée animale by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un expert en zoologie comparée explore la nature et le potentiel du comportement animal
Airplane observations of homing pigeons by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
4 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bian fu yu ren de hui sheng by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in Chinese and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vom Echo zum Radar : mit Schallwellen sehen = Echoes of bats and men by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
4 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le migrazioni degli uccelli : basi fisiche e biologiche del senso di orientamento by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
4 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dong wu zhi jie gou yu gong neng by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in Chinese and held by 17 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 15 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
 
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Alternative Names
Griffin, D.
Griffin, D. R.
Griffin, D. R. 1915-2003
Griffin, D. R. (Donald Redfield), 1915-2003
Griffin, Donald R.
Griffin, Donald Redfield
Griffin, Donald Redfield, 1915-
Griffin, Donald Redfield, 1915-2003
Redfield Griffin, D., 1915-2003
Redfield Griffin, Donald, 1915-2003
Гриффин, Д. (Дональд Р.), 1915-
グリフィン, D. R
グリフィン, ドナルド・R
Languages
English (175)
Spanish (9)
German (6)
Italian (5)
French (3)
Chinese (3)
Russian (1)
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