For readers of Entangled Life and The Hidden Life of Trees, a fascinating journey into the world of plants and animals, and the ways they communicate with each other.
In forests, fields, and even gardens, there is a constant exchange of information going on. Animals and plants must communicate with one another to survive, but they also tell lies, set traps, talk to themselves, and speak to each other in a variety of unexpected ways.
Here, behavioural biologist Madlen Ziege reveals the fascinating world of nonhuman communication. In charming, humorous, and accessible prose, she shows how nature's language can help us to understand our own place in the natural world a little better.
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 21 mm
'It's always amazing how talkative nature is - very enlightening and entertaining!'* Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees *
'In accessible language [Ziege] reports on fascinatingly clever chemical communication among bacteria; tells how wild rabbits coordinate and how badgers warn their enemies ... Mushrooms set traps, fish lie, and fox and fir tree say goodnight. Illuminating brain food.'* OOE news *
'Communication between animals and plants takes on a whole new dimension.'* Mittagzmagazin *
'In the forest and in your own garden, things are ... anything but quiet and calm, as Madlen Ziege, in a light and entertaining way, and using astonishing scientific knowledge, shows us.'* Kronen Zeitung *
'Ziege has an engaging style, and, for a book dealing with difficult concepts, Nature Is Never Silent makes for a pleasurable read ... The author includes some of her own charming black and white illustrations - some people are just too talented! I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who has listened to birds in the bush, and wondered what the sounds mean.'-- Penelope Cottier * The Canberra Times *
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