The Early History of Research on Echolocation

  • Donald R. Griffin
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (volume 28)


It has been very gratifying to hear and read about the exciting new discoveries concerning echolocation by both bats and cetaceans from so many active laboratories on both sides of the Atlantic. I am particularly impressed because from about 1940 to 1960 very few scientists were actively investigating these fascinating problems, despite what seemed to me their obvious significance. The Frascati and Jersey conferences in 1966 and 1979 have not only confirmed but exceeded my expectations.


Obstacle Avoidance Early History Cochlear Microphonic High Frequency Sound Myotis Lucifugus 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald R. Griffin
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  1. 1.The Rockefeller UniversityNew YorkUSA

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