KONRAD LORENZ: A BIOGRAPHY
by ALEC NISBETT 240 pages. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. $10.
Alec Nisbett, a physicist and science writer, plainly had ample access to Konrad Lorenz, the ethologist and author of the widely read books King Solomon's Ring and On Aggression. But Nisbett seems to have been overawed by his subject. As a result, he has failed to write a critical study of Lorenz and his work. Instead, he has produced an informative Festschrift.
The facts are all here. Nisbett's interviews with Lorenz reveal the great man to be the son of a dominant...