Readership: Popular science readership, including those who are interested in animal mind and behaviour and the science of dolphins.
Justin Gregg, Research Associate, Dolphin Communication Project
Justin Gregg is a research associate with the Dolphin Communication Project, and Co-Editor of the academic journal Aquatic Mammals. He received his doctorate from Trinity College Dublin in 2008, having studied social cognition and the echolocation behavior of wild Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins. With an undergraduate background in linguistics, Justin is particularly interested in the study of dolphin communication as it pertains to comparisons of human (natural) language and animal communication systems.
"[S]erves as both a rigorous litmus test of animal intelligence and a check on human exceptionalism" - Bob Grant, The Scientist
"[T]horough and engaging [Gregg's] writing skills are solid and his observations are often fascinating." - Booklist
"Are Dolphins Really Smart? makes an important contribution to discussions of animal intelligence. Justin Gregg examines the 'myth of the intelligent dolphin' and gives us a rational, scientific view of what dolphins are really capable of doing. He writes in a very readable and convincing way about the various claims that have been made and leaves us with a realistic, if not entirely flattering, picture of dolphin life and behaviour." - Marian Stamp
Dawkins, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
"Highly recommended." - J. A. Mather, Choice,
1: The Second Most Intelligent Creature on Earth
2: What Big Brains You Have
3: Cogito Ergo Delphinus Sum
4: The Proof of the Pudding is in the Behaving
6: A Most Gentle Mammal
7: The Deconstructed Dolphin
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