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King Solomon's Ring

Series: Routledge Classics

By: Konrad Lorenz (Author), Julian Huxley (Foreword By)

224 pages, 120 b/w illustrations

Routledge

Paperback | May 2002 | Edition: 2 | #216545 | ISBN: 0415267471
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Hardback | May 2002 | Edition: 2 | #216544 | ISBN: 0415267463
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About this book

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, King Solomon's Ring 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!

"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


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Biography

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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