About the Author
Dr. Irena Scott is an American author and physiologist. She received a BS from the Ohio State University, an MS from the University of Nevada, a PhD from the University of Missouri, and completed post-doctoral studies at Cornell University. She has been employed as an Assistant Professor at St. Bonaventure University, and has done research and teaching at the Ohio State University, the University of Missouri, the University of Nevada, and at Battelle Memorial Institute. She was a correspondent for Popular Mechanics magazine. She has continued to work in the fields of behavior, physiology, neurobiology, and ecology, and spent many years observing and studying the bonobos, the great apes, and many additional species. Because of this background, she can contribute a more generalized view of animal behavior than those in more specialized fields. Scott is the author of six books and has contributed chapters and articles to numerous scientific journals, magazines, and newspapers. Her listings include Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in the Midwest, and Who’s Who in Frontier Science and Technology.