Calls Beyond Our Hearing: Unlocking the Secrets of Animal Voices

St. Martin's Press
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A worldwide journey through the mystery and science of animal communication.

Calls Beyond Our Hearing is a fascinating exploration of animals, their voices, and their survival. Traveling from Panama to England, Africa to Puerto Rico, Quebec to America, Holly Menino learns from scientists, explorers, and cutting-edge studies about a wide variety of animal species as they feed, play, fight, mate, and communicate for survival. Voice by voice, researchers assemble the building blocks of animal communication, such as:

--How tungara frogs distinguish one mate from thousands of suitors
--The purposeful song duets of rare birds in a remote island wilderness
--England's iconic red deer and the interloper that is diluting the species
--How meerkats gather, warn or help each other, and reject outsiders with vocalizations
--The communication of elephants in close groups and across great distances

Calls Beyond Our Hearing will engage anyone interested in the musical world of creatures, and what animal communication can teach us about our own voices and songs.

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About the author

HOLLY MENINO is the author of two previous books, Forward Motion and Darwin's Fox and My Coyote. A contributor to Smithsonian and National Geographic, she has served as editorial director and contributor on numerous public radio features on the natural world. She lives in New York.

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Publisher
St. Martin's Press
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Published on
Apr 10, 2012
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Pages
272
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ISBN
9781429942362
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Language
English
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Genres
Nature / Animals / General
Science / Environmental Science
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This content is DRM protected.
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