John C. Lilly

Lilly on Dolphins


A controversial but highly valuable work from the legendary cetologist and founder of the Communications Research Institute John Lilly.

Lilly on Dolphins includes two of the scientist's most important works – Man and Dolphin and The Mind of the Dolphin, along with updated information including two scientific papers which helped to form the basis for his popular conclusions.

As a cetologist, Lilly asks and explores what studying the lives, cultures, and most prominently the manners of communication of another species can teach us about our own human species. This book documents the conception, research processes, and later reflections on this radical attempt at expanding our understanding of ourselves through others.

Soft cover with black and white photographs throughout.

Edition: 1975, out of print.

Condition: Very good vintage.

Measures ~3"x"6. 500 pages.