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The Genius Of Birds

Jennifer Ackerman.
Item #: D13230
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 416 / 2017
Publisher: Corsair
ISBN: 9781472114365
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Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures; some may rival primates and even humans in their particular forms of brain power. Some can remember the locations of many thousands of stored seeds; others repeat thousands of different songs, or make their own tools. They also have highly developed social intelligence, play games, display a strong sense of fairness, and may even grieve. Science writer Jennifer Ackerman travels from laboratories in Barbados and New Caledonia to the great tit communities of Britain and the storm-ravaged mid-Atlantic coast, exploring the newly discovered brilliance of birds and how findings about the bird brain itself are revolutionizing our view of what it means to be intelligent.


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