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Cognition, Evolution and Behavior
Sara J. Shettleworth, 2009. Second edition. One of the best introductions to animal cognition!

Bird Brain: An Exploration of Avian Intelligence
Nathan Emery. 2016.

Animal Social Networks
Editors: Jens Krause, Richard James, Daniel Franks, Darren Croft. 2015.

Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition
Adam Miklosi. 2015.

Animal Wise: How We Know Animals Think and Feel
Virginia Morell, 2014.

Cephalopod Cognition
Editors: Anne-Sophie Darmaillacq, Ludovic Dickel, Jennifer Mather. 2014.

Tool Use in Animals: Cognition and Ecology
Editors: Crickette Sanz, Josep Call. 2014.

Animal Cognition: Evolution, Behavior and Cognition
Clive D.L. Wynne, Monique A. R. Udell, 2013.

Social Learning: An Introduction to Mechanisms, Methods, and Models
William Hoppitt, Kevin N. Laland, 2013.

The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think
Brian Hare, Vanessa Woods, 2013.

Comparative Cognition: Experimental Explorations of Animal Intelligence 
Editors: Edward A. Wasserman, Thomas R. Zentall, 2009. Second edition.

Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Uncovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process
Irene Pepperberg. 2009.

Exploring Animal Social Networks
Darren P. Croft, Richard James, Jens Krause. 2008.

The Emotional Lives of Animals: A Leading Scientist Explores Animal Joy, Sorrow, and Empathy - and Why They Matter
Marc Bekoff, 2008

Comparative Vertebrate Cognition: Are Primates Superior to Nonprimates? Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects 
Editors: Lesley J. Rogers, Gisela Kaplan, 2003.                         

The Cognitive Animal 
Editors: Marc Bekoff, Colin Allen, Gordon Burghardt, 2002.

Animal Cognition: Mental lives of animals 
Clive D.Y. Wynne, 2002.

Animal Minds: Beyond Cognition to Consciousness 
Donald R. Griffin, 2001. 

Mind of the Raven: Investigations and adventures with wolf-birds 
Bernd Heinrich, 2000.

Animal Cognition in Nature 
Editors: Russ P. Balda, Irene M. Pepperberg, Alan C. Kamil, 1998.

Animal Learning and Cognition: A Neural Network Approach (Problems in Behavioral Sciences) 
Nestor A. Schmajuk, 1997.

Readings in Animal Cognition 
Editors: Marc Bekoff, Dale Jamieson, 1995.



Animal Behavior Society Website


Comparative Cognition Society Website

SPACKLED - Indiana University Animal Cognition

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy - Animal Cognition entry

Science News- Animal Cognition

BBC Animal Cognition

National Geographic Animal Minds

Animal Emotions by Marc Bekoff

Animal behavior and cognition by Felicity Muth

Thinking animals: exploring animal minds

Encyclopedia of Life