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!Epub ♫ L'anello di re Salomone ⚒ Che i pesci possano essere estremamente passionali che le tortore siano pi feroci dei lupi con gli animali della propria specie che un oca possa credere di appartenere alla specie umana e in particolare di essere figlia dello scienziato che l ha covata ecco le sorprese che avranno i lettori di questo libro Che cosa significhi capire gli animali molti di noi lo hanno imparato dalle sue pagine Non solo perch Lorenz stato uno dei padri fondatori dell etologia, ma perch Lorenz ha saputo vivere con gli animali, con una curiosit , un affetto verso ogni creatura, un senso del gioco e un dono nel raccontare le loro storie che mai ha manifestato cos compiutamente come nell Anello di Re Salomone A wonderful book filled with amazing animal facts that are weaved in the book in a extremely interesting way This is one of the most wonderful books I ve read in a long time It was recommended to me years ago by a friend who lived on a farm in Vermont He said it was the best book on animals ever IT s so muchthan that Lorenz was an animal behaviorist who, at times, writes like a poet The translation from German is beautiful The book is laugh out loud funny in places, horrifying in others such as the descriptions of how water shrews or water beetle larvae eat their prey It was written in 19 This is one of the most wonderful books I ve read in a long time It was recommended to me years ago by a friend who lived on a farm in Vermont He said it was the best book on animals ever IT s so muchthan that Lorenz was an animal behaviorist who, at times, writes like a poet The translation from German is beautiful The book is laugh out loud funny in places, horrifying in others such as the descriptions of how water shrews or water beetle larvae eat their prey It was written in 1951 after World War I, which Lorenz only mentions in passing I looked him up on the Internet he won a noble prize in 1973 and changed his focus from animals to people However I also learned he was a member of the Nazi Party He served as a medic in the war until he was captured and thrown in a Russian prison When he was released he took his pet starling It s hard to reconcile the gentle author of this book with someone who could buy in to Nazi principles about race He was able to clear his name publicly but I it sadly affected my impression of the book His past was always lurking in the background Still I would recommend it to anyone Lorenz s understanding of animals social rules and behavior is uncanny If it weren t for his detailed explanation of all his observations and how he obtained them I would believe him to be a true Dr Doolittle In addition to his amazing knowledge he is a patient narrator, he introduces the reader to each species with no hurry and eases him into the animal s habitat and social hierarchy By the time the chapter is over you can t help feeling like you ve observed the jackdaws and water shrews wi Lorenz s understanding of animals social rules and behavior is uncanny If it weren t for his detailed explanation of all his observations and how he obtained them I would believe him to be a true Dr Doolittle In addition to his amazing knowledge he is a patient narrator, he introduces the reader to each species with no hurry and eases him into the animal s habitat and social hierarchy By the time the chapter is over you can t help feeling like you ve observed the jackdaws and water shrews with Lorenz and grown familiar with their ways In addition to patience, the famous ethologist is very clear while presenting his findings He s witty and profoundly passionate, I felt like I got to know him as well as the animals He isn t all science, he tells personal stories, funny ones too that made me snicker, while always being extremely respectful His relentless steps to follow the animals of his current observation often brought him into the most ridiculous situations, I have no doubt the city of Altenberg had a very different opinion from my own on Lorenz, probablyalong the lines of a madman than a pioneer After surprising me with the intricate mechanisms in the de throning of the ruling jackdaw tyrant he stated as follows You think I humanize the animal Believe me, I am not mistakenly assigning human properties to animals on the contrary, I am showing you what an enormous animal inheritance remains in man, to this day This passage clearly stated what had been one of Lorenz s objectives all along in the book One that I had been ignoring behind all the fun facts about animals The insights on human nature are unexpectedly striking and truly thought provoking Although this isn t exactly a page turner I really enjoyed learning everything this book had to offer I don t think I ve ever found such a profound respect for someone in a book as I have for Lorenz in reading King Solomon s Ring His dedication to the study of animal behavior is something I ve never seen before and admire deeply I recommend this to all curious animal lovers, you won t regret it If this hasn t been sufficient to convince you here are some of the most fun and interesting pieces of knowledge that will stay with me long after putting this volume back on its shelf You ll only knowby reading the full thing I learnt that large parrots and cockatoos can suffer from boredom the lion is the laziest predatory beast swans in zoos are rendered incapable of flight by the operation of pinioning one wing if you ever wish to buy birds Lorenz recommends a married bullfinch pair as an excellent choice for sweet singing small birds and a starling, or the smaller siskin, for company and affection to the domesticated dog, its owner is the combination of the alpha male of a dog person pack and the affectionate mother contrary to popular belief, even when at the point of starvation a wild wolf will not attack a fellow member of its pack in birds there is no law of attraction of opposites aka sexually mature volatiles may court individuals of the same sex jackdaws know through acquired knowledge their enemies, not by innate instinct, they are quite literally informed through the handing down of information from the old generation to the next jackdaws also go through a period of what a man could only define as engagement and marriage, although no rings are involved here, for obvious reasons cichlids fishes may sometimes skin each other Beyond hysterical A typical sentence A large Nemestrinus monkey bursting with energy, owned by my friend, the late Count Thun Hohenstein, possessed, even when adult, a deeply rooted respect for an ancient Javanese monkey half of his size who had tyrannized him in the days of his youth. The first time I read this great little book was in high school Revisiting it some 40 years later, I found it just as charming as when I first read it King Solomon and Lorenz are one and the same both adept at communicating with social animals, including jackdaws, ravens, water shrews, dogs, geese, and a myriad of others that were kept in or around Lorenz s home in Altenberg, Austria Lorenz s observations about the social structures and habits of these animals are written in laymen s terms w The first time I read this great little book was in high school Revisiting it some 40 years later, I found it just as charming as when I first read it King Solomon and Lorenz are one and the same both adept at communicating with social animals, including jackdaws, ravens, water shrews, dogs, geese, and a myriad of others that were kept in or around Lorenz s home in Altenberg, Austria Lorenz s observations about the social structures and habits of these animals are written in laymen s terms with much humor but not lacking scientific insight The seriousness of the last chapter revealing the nature of man and how he wields his weapons without mercy lets the reader reflect on Lorenz s prediction that man will not survive since, unlike the wolf or dog, he has no inhibitions about destroying his own kind This is a great little book for everyone who loves animals and loves observation of nature Not that good as On Aggression one of my favorites , but lovely Lorentz writes about animals with passion and wit. This book is a such a treat Supplemented with his own whimsical little drawings, King Solomon s Ring is full of tales about Lorenz s attempts not all of which were successful but all fascinating in their own way to keep wild animals in his Austrian homestead I ll never look at jackdaws the same ever again Did you know that, when it comes to combat, a turkey fights like a wolf while a peacock fights like a panther Did you know that fish can suffer from brain teasers How about that jackdaws don t innately know to fear their natural predators relying on social learning over instinct Before I read King Solomon s Ring I didn t know any of this.Before I read this book I thought I knew a lot about animal behavior so I was shocked by how much I learned This book was written in the 1950s and every ch Did you know that, when it comes to combat, a turkey fights like a wolf while a peacock fights like a panther Did you know that fish can suffer from brain teasers How about that jackdaws don t innately know to fear their natural predators relying on social learning over instinct Before I read King Solomon s Ring I didn t know any of this.Before I read this book I thought I knew a lot about animal behavior so I was shocked by how much I learned This book was written in the 1950s and every chapter held revelations The prose isn t perfect for the modern ear the result of sixty years stylistic age, a translation from German and a writer who was first a scientist But despite all this, the text proves engaging, informative and clear Lorenz s passion for his work shines through and his sense of humor survives the translation.But most interesting of all is Lorenz himself as close to a real world Dr Doolittle as may ever live His antics with animals mystified friends and strangers including once when he called to his lost pet bird at a train station, causing it to swoop down to him andthan once one of his experiments ended in tragedy such as the fate of a large toad he housed with the wrong animals He was a man who loved animals but warned against anthropomorphism and he invented a whole branch of science ethology purely out of curiosity So give this book a read and maybe you ll see the animal world a little different I do Edited 11 20 2017 A total delight Lorenz opens up a world at once scientific and magical, his connection with the animals he writes about is inspiring and honestly I wishof us led lives connected to other living beings like he did