Konrad Lorenz

Konrad Lorenz was an Austrian zoologist, ethologist, and ornithologist. He is often regarded as one of the founders of modern ethology, the study of animal behavior. Lorenz is well-known for his work on imprinting, a process by which young animals develop a rapid and strong attachment to a particular individual or object. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1973, sharing it with Nikolaas Tinbergen and Karl von Frisch for their discoveries concerning organization and elicitation of individual and social behavior patterns in animals.


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  1. 1. King Solomon's Ring

    This book is a fascinating exploration of animal behavior by a renowned zoologist. It delves into the author's personal experiences and observations of animals in their natural habitats, focusing particularly on birds, dogs, and jackdaws. The author uses these observations to draw conclusions about animal psychology and behavior, often comparing it to human behavior. The book is named after the biblical King Solomon, who was said to have a ring that allowed him to understand the language of animals.

  2. 2. On Aggression

    "On Aggression" is a scientific study that explores the concept of aggression in both animals and humans from an ethological (study of animal behavior) perspective. The author argues that aggression is an innate and necessary instinct that has helped species survive and evolve. However, he also emphasizes that this instinct, when unchecked or misdirected, can lead to destructive behavior and violence. The book provides a comprehensive analysis of the biological roots of aggression, its role in the evolution and survival of species, and its implications for human society.