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Calls Beyond Our Hearing: Unlocking the Secrets of Animal Voices

 
 
Author
Holly Menino.
Publisher St. Martin's  
Format hardcover, BOMC
Product Dimensions 8.5 x 5.7 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9780312587574
Pages/Publication Date 260/2012
Daedalus Item Code 40507
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Do the songs and calls of animals have a purpose, and are these vocalizations more similar to speech or music? Holly Menino travels the world to seek out the prevailing scientific theories on animal communications, including how different species use their voices to seek a mate, compete for food, and warn others about predators. Along the way, Menino encounters scientists trying to decode the languages of frogs, elephants, deer, and whales, in order to discover a common basis for all animal communications.

"With her literate and lively style, [Menino] makes her book a scientific page-turner.... Inviting, rigorous and balanced."Washington Post

 
 
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