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By Alex Dean   November 2016

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Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal (Granta, £14.99)

animals-waalMany animals are highly intelligent—but human vanity stops us from appreciating it. This is the central claim of primatologist Frans de Waal’s new book Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

De Waal argues that to understand an animal’s intelligence we must do our best to enter its umwelt—this is the animal’s own way of seeing the world. Failure to do this results in…

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