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King Solomon's Ring by Konrad Lorenz
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Jun 29, 08


This is an absolutely excptional book. Lorenz describes the lives of fighting fish, mallard ducks, water shrews, jackdaws, dytiscus larvae, sticklebacks, dogs, parrots, monkeys and many other interesting animals in language that makes it obvious how much he admires all animals. In addition this book is an excellent example of how knowledge aquired through science can be expressed in a beautiful artistic way without sacreficing neutrality. The story of the life of the jackdaws which takes place in the second to last chapter could probably be adapted as a full length motion picture and win every award known to man. The last chapter (morals and weapons) however should probably have been moved or left out all together.
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