The Secret Language and Remarkable Behavior of Animals

The Secret Language and Remarkable Behavior of Animals

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Overview

The Secret Language and Remarkable Behavior of Animals by Janine M. Benyus, Juan Carlos Barberis, Juan Carlos Barberis

Illustrations by Juan Carlos Barberis
• The definitive inquiry into the secret communication and behavior of animals for animal-lovers of all ages.
• The behavior and body language of animals such as the Giant Panda, Gray Wolf, Nile Crocodile, Plains Zebra, African Elephant and Bald Eagle are brought to life through 200 illustrations.
• Organized just the way exhibits are set up at the zoo, the text provides in-depth explanations on how to determine and interpret the social, familial, interactive and private behavior of these animals.
• Janine M. Benyus, a knowledgeable zookeeper, draws from extensive research of animal behaviorists and explains why and how these creatures scratch, run, bathe, preen, stretch, yawn, play and eat, court their mates, confront one another, give birth to young and keep them fed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781579120368
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/10/1998
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.62(d)

About the Author

Juan Carlos Barberis was the staff artist/illustrator for the Museum of Natural History in New York for twenty years.

Janine M. Benyus is the author of A Field Guide to Wildlife: Habitats of the Eastern United States and A Field Guide to Wildlife: Habitats of the Western United States as well as Northwoods Wildlife: A Watcher's Guide to Habitats. An educator at heart, she believes that the better people understand the genius of the natural world, the more likely they are to love and protect it.

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