LANGUAGES OF THE ANIMAL WORLD by J.H. Prince

LANGUAGES OF THE ANIMAL WORLD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Language loosely defined--to include not only messages transmitted by design (the sender's or nature's) but any way of gleaning information from or about other creatures. Thus, canines can tell which other animal has passed a spot, and how long ago, from the age and sex scent in its excretion.) As in The Universal Urge Prince has gathered considerable data (on everything from insect antennae and the sounds accompanying bee dances to birds' courtship display and their learning to sing) and organized it in an orderly but pedestrian manner (first, how sound, odor and visual messages are sent and received, then, communication methods species by species from primates on down). Interpretation and application are up to the reader.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1975
Page count: 150pp
Publisher: Nelson