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The Secret Lives of Animals
by Andrea Gawrylewski

Section 1: The Wild Things They Do

1.1   The Spider’s Charade
        by Ximena Nelson

1.2   The Evolution of Architecture
        by Rob Dunn

1.3   The Prolific Afterlife of Whales
        by Crispin T.S. Little

1.4   Good with Faces
        by Elizabeth A. Tibbetts & Adrian G. Dyer

1.5   Bisexual Species
        by Emily V. Driscoll

1.6   Zombie Neuroscience
        by Christie Wilcox

Section 2: Their Surprising Minds

2.1   The Social Genius of Animals
        by Katherine Harmon Courage

2.2   Brainy Bird
        by Carolynne “K-lynn” L. Smith & Sarah L. Zielinski

2.3   The World According to Dogs
        by Julie Hecht

2.4   When Animals Mourn
        by Barbara J. King

2.5   Do Animals Know Where Babies Come From
        by Holly Dunsworth

Section 3: The Strangest of Them All

3.1   Giants of the Sky
        by Daniel T. Ksepka & Michael Habib

3.2   The Nose Takes a Starring Role
        by Kenneth C. Catania

3.3   Extreme Evolution
        by Axel Meyer

3.4   Species in the Making
        by Rüdiger Riesch

3.5   Rise of the Tyrannosaurs
        by Stephen Brusatte

3.6   Swimmers under Pressure
        by Josh Fischman

3.7   Big Hummer
        by Steve Mirsky


Amazing Animals

Species from giraffes to elephants to dolphins exhibit mourning behavior over the loss of loved ones. The humble chicken displays Machiavellian-level communication skills for personal gain. A certain African termite builds mud homes that can reach 18 feet tall not because they're the latest style in insect McMansions, but rather the height works for climate control. We humans tend to think that we are unique in our intelligence, social skill and depth of emotion, but we think too much of ourselves. The animal kingdom teems with hidden stories of the weird and fascinating, and in this eBook, Amazing Animals*, we gather recent research on animal behavior, including surprising discoveries of how animals think and feel, from man’s best friend to some of the earth’s oddest creatures.

*Editor's Note: Special Edition was published as The Secret Lives of Animals. The eBook adaptation contains all of the articles, except for "Einstein of the Sea" and "The Secret Lives of Horses," and some artwork has been removed to optimize viewing on tablet devices. 

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