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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 AmericanAn 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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“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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subject_facetAnimal intelligence
Audiobooks
Birds
Birds -- Behavior
Birds -- Psychology
Ornithology
title_displayThe genius of birds
title_fullThe Genius of Birds
The genius of birds / Jennifer Ackerman
The genius of birds [electronic resource] / Jennifer Ackerman
The genius of birds [sound recording] / Jennifer Ackerman
title_shortThe genius of birds
topic_facetAnimal intelligence
Audiobooks
Behavior
Biography & Autobiography
Birds
Nature
Nonfiction
Ornithology
Psychology
Science