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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, the book is 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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This wise and beautiful book . bears upon every page the imprint of a profound, humane and questing mind.
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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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  • ISBN-13: 9780451078162
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/1972
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Konrad Lorenz (1903-89). Pioneering and world-renowned scientist of animal behaviour. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Psychology in 1973.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1 Animals as a Nuisance 1
2 Something that Does No Damage: the Aquarium 9
3 Robbery in the Aquarium 16
4 Poor Fish 21
5 Laughing at Animals 38
6 Pitying Animals 48
7 Buying Animals 56
8 The Language of Animals 73
9 The Taming of the Shrew 88
10 The Covenant 108
11 The Perennial Retainers 122
12 Morals and Weapons 170
Index 189
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