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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!
About 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.
Table of ContentsForeword by Julian Huxley
1. Animals as a Nuisance
2. Something Thad Does No Damage: The Aquarium
3. Robbery in the Aquarium
4. Poor Fish
5. Laughing at Animals
6. Pitying Animals
7. Buying Animals
8. The Language of Animals
9. The Taming of the Shrew
10. The Covenant
11. The Perennial Retainers
12. Morals and Weapons
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