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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 12 April 2016
  • ISBN : 9781101980842
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 20 voters

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“Lovely, celebratory. For all the belittling of ‘bird brains,’ [Ackerman] shows them to be uniquely impressive machines . . .” —New York Times Book Review “A lyrical testimony to the wonders of avian intelligence.” —Scientific American 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. Ackerman is also the author of Birds by the Shore: Observing the Natural Life of the Atlantic Coast.

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The Genius of Birds

The Genius of Birds
  • Author : Jennifer Ackerman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-04-12
  • ISBN : 9781101980842
DOWNLOAD BOOKThe Genius of Birds

“Lovely, celebratory. For all the belittling of ‘bird brains,’ [Ackerman] shows them to be uniquely impressive machines . . .” —New York Times Book Review “A lyrical testimony to the wonders of avian intelligence.” —Scientific American 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

The Genius of Birds

The Genius of Birds
  • Author : Jennifer Ackerman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • ISBN : 9781594205217
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"Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. In fact, according to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. Like humans, many birds have enormous brains relative to their size. Although small, bird brains are packed with neurons that allow them to punch well above their weight. In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores the newly discovered brilliance of birds and how it came about."--provided by publisher.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • ISBN : 9780735223035
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-23
  • ISBN : 9781400882861
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  • Publisher : First Second
  • Release Date : 2020-03-24
  • ISBN : 9781250781581
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2012-04-24
  • ISBN : 9780802779687
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  • Author : Frans de Waal
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-04-25
  • ISBN : 9780393246193
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-13
  • ISBN : 9780691195438
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  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2008
  • ISBN : 0618187588
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  • Publisher : Black Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-08-01
  • ISBN : 9781925435825
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-03-20
  • ISBN : 9780698152731
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  • Publisher : Grub Street Publishers
  • Release Date : 2017-11-30
  • ISBN : 9781526701572
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2021-03-30
  • ISBN : 9781101875711
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  • Publisher : Twelve
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  • ISBN : 0446574015
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  • Release Date : 2013-02-05
  • ISBN : 9781439198742
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