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Bats Sing, Mice Giggle: The Surprising Science of Animals' Inner Lives Paperback – 1 Sep 2011

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Product details

  • Paperback: 294 pages
  • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd; Rev Upd edition (1 Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781848312234
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848312234
  • ASIN: 1848312237
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,021,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'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 'Fascinating book...much to discover and some intriguing surprises.' -- Choice 'Packed with amazing research' -- School House Magazine 'Wonderful ... 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 ... [my] sense of our place in the scheme of things has been infused with joyful awe.' -- The National Institute for Play

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'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)

‘Fascinating book...much to discover and some intriguing surprises.’ (Choice)

‘Packed with amazing research’ (School House Magazine)

‘Wonderful … 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 … [my] sense of our place in the scheme of things has been infused with joyful awe.’ (The National Institute for Play)

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Format: Hardcover
I was quite disappointed by this book. I was expecting a number of intriguing tales about animals similar to those found in the excellent BBC series (The Life of Mammals, Life in the Undergrowth) instead the whole book read like an introduction, never going into enough detail.

The book would give a line to reference to some extraordinary animal but then would never explain further. In the few places where it did go into more detail, the writing became overly technical and heavy.
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I'm about half way through this book, which is unusual for me, as when I get a book I love I can't put it down. I'm finding this one to be nowhere near as informative as I thought it would be, and actually somewhat repetitive of general, basic information. Maybe it'll pick up in the second half, but I sadly have my doubts.
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Format: Hardcover
This is an enjoyable but rather light book - more a collection of fascinating 'case studies' of oddities in nature.
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Superb book and a must read for all who are fond of animals. It also shows where our own characteristics come from and how close we are to the "animal kingdom".
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I enjoyed this book, it was full of fascinating facts, aniaml tales (pun!!) and scientific research. It is quite short and easy to read although I much preferred the later scetions on communication and social interactions than the earlier parts on animal senses.

It does though cover too many small factoids at times, never getting into the more nitty details. It could have done better by choosing a few select stories and showing how they paint the bigger picture and its importance in undertsanding this aspect of animal lives, rather than just loading up a plethora of facts to do that, which at time read a bit too fragmented.

I fear that this overload will leave me forgetting large parts of the book, and leave me with only a slight understanding of how all this relates to the animal world and its links to humanity. All in all worth a read but dont expect too much.
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