King Solomon's Ring

King Solomon's Ring

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by Konrad Lorenz, Marjorie Kerr Wilson
     
 

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Solomon, the legend goes, had a magic ring which enabled him to speak to the animals in their own language. Konrad Lorenz was gifted with a similar power of understanding the animal world. He was that rare beast, a brilliant scientist who could write (and indeed draw) beautifully. He did more than any other person to establish and popularize the study of how

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Solomon, the legend goes, had a magic ring which enabled him to speak to the animals in their own language. Konrad Lorenz was gifted with a similar power of understanding the animal world. He was that rare beast, a brilliant scientist who could write (and indeed draw) beautifully. He did more than any other person to establish and popularize the study of how animals behave, receiving a Nobel Prize for his work. King Solomon's Ring, the book which brought him worldwide recognition, is a delightful treasury of observations and insights into the lives of all sorts of creatures, from jackdaws and water-shrews to dogs, cats and even wolves. Charmingly illustrated by Lorenz himself, this book is a wonderfully written introduction to the world of our furred and feathered friends, a world which often provides an uncanny resemblance to our own. A must for any animal-lover!

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'It is one of the best and most penetrating non-technical books about animals and animal nature that has ever been written ... every sensitive reader will agree that the book is a work of humanity, wisdom and balance as well as of delightful humour.'W H Thorpe
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This wise and beautiful book . bears upon every page the imprint of a profound, humane and questing mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415267472
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
Routledge Classics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
720,437
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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