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Animal Languages: The secret conversations of the living world
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Eva Meijer
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Animal Languages: The secret conversations of the living world

Eva Meijer


9781473677678

Hodder & Stoughton


Philosophy of language;
Mathematics & Sciences;
Zoology & animal sciences;
Advocate - Science


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288 pages

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Dolphins and parrots call each other by their names. Fork tailed drongos mimic the calls of other animals to scare them away and then steal their dinner. In the songs of many species of birds, and in skin patterns of squid, we find grammatical structures . . .

If you are lucky, you might meet an animal that wants to talk to you. If you are even luckier, you might meet an animal that takes the time and effort to get to know you. Such relationships can teach us not only about the animal in question, but also about language and about ourselves.

From how prairie dogs describe intruders in detail -- including their size, shape, speed and the colour of their hair and T-shirts -- to how bats like to gossip, to the impressive greeting rituals of monogamous seabirds, ANIMAL LANGUAGES is a fascinating and philosophical exploration of the ways animals communicate with each other, and with us.

Researchers are discovering that animals have rich and complex languages with grammatical and structural rules that allow them to strategise, share advice, give warnings, show love and gossip amongst themselves. ANIMAL LANGUAGES will reveal this surprising hidden social life and show you how to talk with the animals.

By:   Eva Meijer
Imprint:   Hodder & Stoughton
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 220mm,  Width: 142mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   400g
ISBN:   9781473677678
ISBN 10:   147367767X
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   November 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming

Eva Meijer is an artist, writer, philosopher and singer-songwriter. She has a PhD in philosophy, taught (animal) philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and is the chair of the Dutch OZSW study group for Animal Ethics, and Minding Animals The Netherlands. She has published both fiction and non-fiction. She lives in the Netherlands.

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