"Con Slobodchikoff has done some fantastic work on animal communication. His research on prairie dog language is mind-blowing."--Temple Grandin, author of "Animals in Translation"
"Con Slobodchikoff is a highly respected scientist who is able to translate the results of groundbreaking scientific studies into a popular format that is easy for anyone without a scientific background to understand."Chasing Doctor Dolittle "is written with clarity, persuasion, and singular authority. It is a wonderful, deeply insightful book."-- Jeffrey Masson, author of "When Elephants Weep "and" Dogs Never Lie About Love"
"Con Slobodchikoff has been studying the social behavior and language of prairie dogs for many years and and has shown clearly that these social, family-oriented rodents have one of the most complex communication systems among nonhuman animals who have been studied in detail. His popular writings call upon his vast research experience and they have an entertaining and easy-to-read style. Con is also able to simplify complicated ideas for non-scientists without losing their scientific validity. "Chasing Doctor Dolittle" will appeal to anyone who wants to learn more about the fascinating lives of many of the animals with whom we share our planet." - Marc Bekoff, author of "The Emotional Lives of Animals, Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals, " and "The Animal Manifesto: Six Reasons For Expanding Our Compassion Footprint"
"""This is a revolutionary book. Con Slobodchikoff's well-reasoned arguments that animals have language are a breath of fresh air."--Jonathan Balcombe, author of "Pleasurable Kingdom" and "Second Nature"
"With this bold book, biologist Con Slobodchikoff strides into that hushed corner of science where animal communication is studied intensely but the word "language" is rarely whispered. Just as Donald R. Griffin tried to shake us out of stereotyped thinking about animals and their consciousness, Slobodchikoff asks us to reconsider o
About the Author
CON SLOBODCHIKOFF is a professor of biology at Northern Arizona University and director of the Animal Language Institute.