King Solomon's Ring

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Routledge, Aug 27, 2003 - Nature - 224 pages
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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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Contents

Animals as a Nuisance
1
the Aquarium
9
Robbery in the Aquarium
16
Poor Fish
21
Laughing at Animals
38
Pitying Animals
48
Buying Animals
56
The Language of Animals
73
The Taming of the Shrew
88
The Covenant
108
The Perennial Retainers
122
Morals and Weapons
170
INDEX
189
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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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