Why Animals Talk: The New Science of Animal Communication (Hardback)
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Why Animals Talk: The New Science of Animal Communication (Hardback)

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Published: 25/01/2024
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Waterstones Says

From the accents of wolves to the greetings of dolphins, Kershenbaum's enlightening volume reveals the importance and eloquence of the sounds that animals make.

Why Animals Talk is a scientific journey through the untamed world of animal communication. From the majestic howls of wolves and the enchanting chatter of parrots to the melodic clicks of dolphins and the spirited grunts of chimpanzees, these diverse and seemingly bizarre expressions are far from mere noise. In fact, they hold secrets that we are just beginning to decipher.

For example, wolves – just like humans – possess unique accents that distinguish their howls, and not only do dolphins give themselves names, but they also respond excitedly to recordings of the whistles of long-lost companions.

Chapter by chapter and animal by animal, Kershenbaum draws on his extensive research and observations of animals in the wild to explain the science behind why animals are communicating. Also revealing profound insights into our own language and why it is different, Why Animals Talks tells the comprehensive story of communication and how it works across the entire animal kingdom.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241559857
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 28 mm


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He writes like me - Richard Dawkins

Kershenbaum has a rare talent for scientific storytelling . . . Read this book and, I promise, you’ll never listen to animals in the same way again - Jessica Pierce, author of Who’s a Good Dog?

Kershenbaum helps us perceive how other animals sense their worlds, and in doing so, explores the evolutionary roots of our own advanced language skills. It is fitting that a book about communication is so conversational and engaging, and it will give you a new perspective on the richness of nature - Steve Brusatte, author of The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

Quirky, insightful . . . based on a deep understanding of recent research - Tim Clutton-Brock, author of Meerkat Manor

A new look at a fascinating subject - Desmond Morris, author of The Naked Ape

An entertaining journey through the science of animal communication, taking us into the oceanicworld of dolphin clicks and teaching us about wolves’ accents – all while shedding light on our own language and world. - iweekend

A delightfully entertaining journey through the science of animal communication, Why Animals Talk takes us into the oceanic world of dolphin clicks, teaches us about wolves' accents, shows us the power of parrot' chatter - all whiles shedding light on out own language and world - inews' The best new books out this January'

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