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Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel

In Beastly Brains, Castaldo delves into the minds of animals and explores animal empathy, communication, tool use, and social societies through interviews and historical anecdotes. Researchers from Charles Darwin to Jane Goodall have spent years analyzing the minds of animals, and today’s science is revolutionizing old theories and uncovering surprising similarities to our own minds. […]

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* “This eye-opening, cogent, and well-structured volume will enlighten students to both the richness of the animal kingdom and the nature of intelligence itself.”— Booklist, STARRED review“Castaldo (The Story of Seeds) presents a thought-provoking look at the minds and perceptions of animals, as well as the way human understanding of the subject has evolved…”—Publishers Weekly“The […]

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The Story of Seeds : from Mendel’s garden to your plate and how there’s more of less to eat in the world

Something as small as a seed can have a worldwide impact. Did you know there are top-secret seed vaults hidden throughout the world? And once a seed disappears, that’s it—it’s gone forever? With the growth of genetically modified foods, the use of many seeds is dwindling—of 80,000 edible plants, only about 150 are being cultivated. […]

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Research in Russia

I love research!  Having the opportunity to immerse myself in something that interests me is a gift.  It’s also fun when research takes you to places you would never see otherwise. My latest book project took me to St. Petersburg, Russia in the dead of winter.  Talk about exciting!  Having grown up during the Cold […]

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