Animals: Animal Language

Little scientific work has been done on the "language" of animals. Partly because most animals are not very gabby, partly because they are shy, until lately the only available collections of animal noises have been the dubious data supplied by bird-and-barnyard imitators.

In London recently a book was published which went a long way toward filling the gap.* Written by Popularizer-Professor Julian Sorell Huxley, and containing two discs (four sides) recorded by Ludwig Koch, the book shows that a greater variety of animal sounds exists than most scientists ever suspected.

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