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The Human Side of Animals

The Human Side of Animals

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THE
HUMAN SIDE
OF ANIMALS

BY

ROYAL DIXON

AUTHOR OF "THE HUMAN SIDE OF PLANTS," "THE HUMAN SIDE OF TREES," "THE HUMAN SIDE OF BIRDS," ETC.

WITH TWO ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLORS AND
THIRTY-TWO IN BLACK-AND-WHITE

NEW YORK
FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY
PUBLISHERS

Copyright, 1918, by
Frederick A. Stokes Company

All rights reserved, including that of translation into foreign languages

MADE IN U. S. A.




TO
MARCELLUS E. FOSTER
WHO BELIEVED




NOTE

The author wishes to acknowledge his indebtedness to his
fellow-naturalist and friend, Mr. Franklyn Everett Fitch, for carefully
reading the entire manuscript and making many scholarly and valuable
criticisms and corrections.


CONTENTS

  CHAPTER PAGE
  Foreword xiii
I Animals That Practise Camouflage 1
II Animal Musicians 18
III Animals at Play 32
IV Armour-Bearing and Mail-Clad Animals 46
V Miners and Excavators 61
VI Animal Mathematicians 88
VII The Language of Animals 99
VIII In Their Boudoirs, Hospitals and Churches 120
IX Self-Defence and Home-Government 130
X Architects, Engineers, and House-Builders 150
XI Food Conservers 170
XII Tourists and Sight-Seers 181
XIII Animal Scavengers and Criminals 199
XIV As the Allies of Man 210
XV The Future Life of Animals 234

ILLUSTRATIONS

Recreation is as common among animals as it is among children (in Colours) Frontispiece
 
The Indians claim that the mother bison forced her calf to roll often in a puddle of red clay, so that it might be indistinguishable against its clay background 6
 
The zebra is one of the cleverest of camouflagers. The black-and-white stripes of his body give the effect of sunlight passing through bushes 7
 
Monkeys are the most musical of all animals. When they congregate for "concerts," as some of the tribes do, the air is filled with weird strains of monkey-music 20
 
Cats, unlike dogs, are very fond of music. And it has been proved that their music-sense can be developed to a remarkable degree 21
 
A happy family of polar bears. The young cubs wrestle and tumble, as playfully as two puppies. This play has much to do with their physical and mental development 34
 
Dryptosaurus. The prehistoric animals, too, undoubtedly had their

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