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The Genius of Birds

AUTHOR Ackerman, Jennifer
PUBLISHER Penguin Books (04/11/2017)
PRODUCT TYPE Paperback (Paperback)

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An award-winning science writer tours the globe to reveal what makes birds capable of such extraordinary feats of mental prowess

Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. According to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores their newly discovered brilliance and how it came about.

As she travels around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research, Ackerman not only tells the story of the recently uncovered genius of birds but also delves deeply into the latest findings about the bird brain itself that are shifting our view of what it means to be intelligent. At once personal yet scientific, richly informative and beautifully written, The Genius of Birds celebrates the triumphs of these surprising and fiercely intelligent creatures.

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ISBN-13: 9780399563126
ISBN-10: 0399563121
Binding: Paperback or Softback (Trade Paperback (Us))
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 352
Carton Quantity: 24
Product Dimensions: 5.40 x 0.90 x 8.30 inches
Weight: 0.70 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Bibliography, Index, Price on Product, Illustrated
Country of Origin: DE
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BISAC Categories
Science | Life Sciences - Biology
Science | Birdwatching Guides
Science | Environmentalists & Naturalists
Dewey Decimal: 598
Library of Congress Control Number: 2016427402
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An award-winning science writer tours the globe to reveal what makes birds capable of such extraordinary feats of mental prowess

Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. According to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores their newly discovered brilliance and how it came about.

As she travels around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research, Ackerman not only tells the story of the recently uncovered genius of birds but also delves deeply into the latest findings about the bird brain itself that are shifting our view of what it means to be intelligent. At once personal yet scientific, richly informative and beautifully written, The Genius of Birds celebrates the triumphs of these surprising and fiercely intelligent creatures.

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