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020 _a9780008321208(pbk)
041 _aeng
080 _a591.1
100 1 _aSmith, Peter Godfrey
245 1 0 _aMetazoa :
_bAnimal Minds and the Birth of Consciousness
250 _aV. 2.2.
260 _aLondon
_bWilliam Collins
520 _aDip below the ocean's surface and you are soon confronted by forms of life that could not seem more foreign to our own: sea sponges, soft corals and flower-like worms, whose rooted bodies and intricate geometry are more reminiscent of plant life than anything recognisably animal. Yet these creatures are our cousins. As fellow members of the animal kingdom, the Metazoa, they can teach us about the evolutionary origins of not only our bodies, but also our minds. Peter Godfrey-Smith explored the mind of the octopus, the closest thing to an intelligent alien on Earth. In Metazoa, he expands his inquiry to animals at large, investigating the evolution of experience with the assistance of far-flung species. Godfrey-Smith shows that the appearance of the first animal body form well over half a billion years ago was a profound innovation that set life upon a new path. Read less
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