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

Overview
Works: 130 works in 386 publications in 6 languages and 12,304 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Editor, Actor, Contributor
Classifications: QL785, 591.51
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Most widely held works by Donald R Griffin
Animal minds by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
22 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,308 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
The question of animal awareness : evolutionary continuity of mental experience by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
25 editions published between 976 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bird Migration by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
31 editions published between 1964 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,559 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 )
14 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Listening in the dark; the acoustic orientation of bats and men by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
29 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the Trumbull Lectures, 1955
Echoes of bats and men by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
19 editions published between 1959 and 1961 in 3 languages and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Animal structure and function by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
26 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,036 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 engineering; readings from Scientific American by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
7 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cognitive ethology : the minds of other animals : essays in honor of Donald R. Griffin ( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 457 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 Dahlem Workshop on Animal Mind - Human Mind ( Book )
8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 315 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 )
2 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un expert en zoologie comparée explore la nature et le potentiel du comportement animal
Wie Tiere denken : e. Vorstoss ins Bewusstsein d. Tiere by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in Undetermined and German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wie Tiere denken : ein Vorstoss ins Bewusstsein der Tiere by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Le migrazioni degli uccelli : basi fisiche e biologiche del senso di orientamento by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
6 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Struttura e funzioni degli animali by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
5 editions published between 1968 and 1984 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 22 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
Rats, bats & bugs ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 20 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
Vogelflug : biologische und physikalische Grundlagen by Donald R Griffin ( Book )
3 editions published in 1965 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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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 1915-
Гриффин, Д. (Дональд Р.), 1915-
グリフィン, D. R
グリフィン, ドナルド・R
Languages
English (191)
German (10)
Italian (10)
French (2)
Chinese (2)
Russian (1)
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