Bats Sing, Mice Giggle
Revealing the Secret Lives of AnimalsBook - 2010
Discusses the clandestine behavior patterns of animals, showing how they communicate, warn and help each other in times of danger, problem-solve more effectively than humans, build and create, and sleep.
"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
"Did you know that spiders taste with their feet, that a decapitated cockroach can live for two weeks, that a certain type of parrotfish wraps itself in a sort of foul-smelling snot before taking a nap, and that ants play? I didn't until I read Bats Sing, Mice Giggle." ?New Scientist
?Full of interesting facts . . . presented in a friendly, readable way that will appeal to most young adult and adult readers with an interest in the world around them. The authors discuss a remarkably wide range of topics [in] an easy general-reading text that introduces readers to interesting avenues of scientific research and observation.”?SB&F
"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 (which we can envy but not duplicate) that sense of our place in the scheme of things has been infused with . . . joyful awe."?Stuart L. Brown MD, Founder and President, The National Institute for Play
Bats Sing, Mice Giggle is the culmination of many years of cutting-edge scientific research that reveals how animals have secret, inner lives of which until recently?although animal lovers will have instinctively believed it?we have had little proof.
The authors show how animals communicate; how they warn and help each other in times of danger; how some problem-solve even more effectively than humans; and how they build, create, and entertain themselves and others.
Two experts from Georgetown University reveal the clandestine lives of all creatures great and small, showing how animals communicate, warn and help each other in times of danger, problem-solve more effectively than humans, build and create, entertain themselves, sleep and much more. 10,000 first printing.