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The Resource Animal languages : revealing the secret conversations of the living world, Eva Meijer

Animal languages : revealing the secret conversations of the living world, Eva Meijer

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Animal languages : revealing the secret conversations of the living world
Title
Animal languages
Title remainder
revealing the secret conversations of the living world
Statement of responsibility
Eva Meijer
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Dolphins and parrots call each other by their names. Fork tailed drongos mimic the calls of other animals to scare them away and then steal their dinner. In the songs of many species of birds, and in skin patterns of squid, we find grammatical structures. If you are lucky, you might meet an animal that wants to talk to you. If you are even luckier, you might meet an animal that takes the time and effort to get to know you. Such relationships can teach us not only about the animal in question, but also about language and about ourselves. From how prairie dogs describe intruders in detail - including their size, shape, speed, and the colour of their hair and T-shirts - to how bats like to gossip, to the impressive greeting rituals of monogamous seabirds, this book is a fascinating and philosophical exploration of the ways animals communicate with each other, and with us
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StDuBDS
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1980-
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Meijer, Eva
Dewey number
  • 591.5'94
  • 591.594
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Animal communication
  • Popular Science and Mathematics
Label
Animal languages : revealing the secret conversations of the living world, Eva Meijer
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781473677678
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781473677678
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Animal languages : revealing the secret conversations of the living world, Eva Meijer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781473677678
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781473677678
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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      51.4948594 -0.2239664
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