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Bats sing, mice giggle : the surprising science of animals' inner lives

Author: Karen Shanor; Jagmeet S Kanwal
Publisher: London : Icon Books ; [New York] : Totem Books ; Minneapolis : Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. & updatedView all editions and formats
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Explains the unexpected behaviors and abilities of animals, describing how and why bats sing, mice giggle, ants play, and other related topics --
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Shanor; Jagmeet S Kanwal
ISBN: 9781848312234 1848312237
OCLC Number: 747822842
Notes: "An earlier edition of this book was published in the UK in 2009 by Totem Books, Ltd."--Title page verso.
Description: vi, 294 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Sensing. A supercharged world --
Good vibrations --
Sounds for tracking and talking --
Tasting and touching --
pt. 2. Surviving. Alarming behavior and survival strategies --
From frogcicles to dreamstates --
Animal marathons by land and sea --
De-stressing the distress --
pt. 3. Socializing. Wit, wiles and good fun --
Eavesdropping and deception --
Rhythm, song and dance --
Flirting, courting and coupling --
Epilogue : "human nature" reconsidered.
Responsibility: Karen Shanor, Jagmeet Kanwal.
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Presents many years of research by hundreds of scientists that reveals how wild animals, as well as pets, have inner, secret lives. This title shows how animal 'friends' stay in touch, how they warn  Read more...

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'Amazing, moving and enlightening. `Bats Sing, Mice Giggle' presents the latest findings on the intimate lives of animals with great elegance. I recommend it wholeheartedly.' -- Larry King Read more...

 
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