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on September 26, 2016
This was probably one of the first serious natural history books I ever read, and many decades later it is still a delight. As one reviewer put it, it may now seem dated because so many of the ideas in it are now commonplace (but I still think it deserves more than the 3 stars that reviewer awarded it). So, 5 stars for content. However, one star deducted because the typeface used in this Meridian edition is dreadful and, for me, a pain to read: semi-bold and seemingly very cluttered on the page. It almost looks like a low-definition scan (I'm sure people who know printing have a term for this). It makes me wish my original copy hadn't been "borrowed" by someone...
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on March 23, 2014
A beautiful book whose wisdom and anecdotes will remain with you for decades (this was my third reread). Spend time with a truly civilized, witty man. It also has the most hilarious preface, in which he explains how he came to write the book.
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on July 27, 2013
I love his style of writing! The stories are written in a highly jovial tone. You can picture the shananigans right out of a movie. It is so so much fun to read.
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on December 23, 2012
Everyone should read some of his work. He is able to state simply the interactions between a wide variety of animals, Ourselves included.
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on December 1, 2015
wonderfully written animal behavior study.
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on July 7, 2014
A classic on animal behavior!
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on March 15, 2002
Perhaps because this book was so influential, a lot of what he says are now common sense. It's a good read and very amusing. Makes you want to bring in a bunch of animals to live with you so you can observe their behavior.
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