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King Solomon's ring : new light on animal ways / Konrad Z. Lorenz ; illustrated by the author and with a foreword by Julian Huxley.

Author/Creator:
Lorenz, Konrad, 1903-1989.
Standardized Title:
Er redete mit dem Vieh, den Vögeln und den Fischen. English
Publication:
New York : Thomas Y. Crowell Co., [1952]
Series:
Signet Non-fiction
Format/Description:
Book
xix, 202 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Subjects:
Animal behavior.
Animal behavior
Childrens subjects:
Animals -- Habits and behavior.
Summary:
Solomon, the legend goes, had a magic ring which enabled him to speak to the animals in their own language. 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.
'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--Annotation Published July 2017.
Contents:
Animals as a nuisance
Something that does no danage : the aquarium
Robbery in the aquarium
Poor fish
Laughing at animals
Pitying animals
Buying animals
The language of animals
The taming of the shrew
The covenant
The perennial retainers
Morals and weapons.
Notes:
Translation from the German by Marjorie Kerr Wilson.
Contributor:
Evans Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Other format:
Online version: Lorenz, Konrad, 1903-1989. Er redete mit dem Vieh, den Vögeln und den Fischen. English. King Solomon's ring.
Online version: Lorenz, Konrad, 1903-1989. Er redete mit dem Vieh, den Vögeln und den Fischen. English. King Solomon's ring.
ISBN:
0690474601
9780690474602
OCLC:
172314
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