Bats Sing, Mice Giggle (Paperback)

The Surprising Science of Animals' Inner Lives

Karen Shanor

Jagmeet Kanwal

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“Bats Sing, Mice Giggle” tracks many years of research by hundreds of scientists that reveals how wild animals, as well as pets, have inner, secret lives of which until recently – although many animal lovers will have instinctively believed it – we have had little proof. The authors show how animal ‘friends’ stay in touch, and how they warn and help each other in times of danger; how some animals problem-solve as or in some instances even more effectively than humans – and how they regulate, create, and entertain themselves and others. They show how animals express grief and reverence in ways we never thought possible. From the sleep patterns of some owls, birds and horses, as well as porpoises, who go to sleep in only one half of their brains at a time; to how schools of electric fish give off complex signals of one frequency to communicate with their mates and another frequency to locate their prey, and how Polar bears tune into quantum ‘radio stations’ to sense prey as far away as ten miles and under the snow, “Bats Sing, Mice Giggle” provides an unparalleled insight into animals’ secret lives.

Karen Shanor is a clinical psychologist, former White House consultant and an advisory member for Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet programs. She hosted an NBC radio program for five years and appears frequently on Larry King Live, CBS Nightly News, Dateline, The Today Show and Oprah, and is a regular contributor to CNN. Jag Kanwal is an internationally recognized neuroethologist and was among the first to perform magnetic resonance imaging in awake animals.

‘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
‘Fascinating book…much to discover and some intriguing surprises.’Choice
‘Packed with amazing research’School House Magazine
‘Wonderful … In the delightful process of discovering the secret skills of our living cousins, so crisply and clearly described in this book, each filled with their quirky spectacular capacities … [my] sense of our place in the scheme of things has been infused with joyful awe.’The National Institute for Play

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ISBN: 9781848312234

Price: 8.99 GBP 12.95 USD 8.99 GBP

Pages: 294

Publication date: 01/09/2011

Category: Popular Science

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