The genius of birds
Jennifer Ackerman
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340 pages

"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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"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.

The genius of birds

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Edition Description

"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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The genius of birds
From dodo to crow : taking the measure of a bird mind
The bird way : the avian brain revisited
Boffins : technical wizardry
Twitter : social savvy
Four hundred tongues : vocal virtuosity
The bird artist : aesthetic aptitude
A mapping mind : spatial (and temporal) ingenuity
Sparrowville : adaptive genius.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-327) and index.

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Dewey Decimal Class
598
Library of Congress
QL698.3 .A285 2016

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Pagination
340 pages
Number of pages
340

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27208547M
ISBN 10
1594205213
ISBN 13
9781594205217
OCLC/WorldCat
914290323

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