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Overed 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. 375 s What a birdbrain Awk After reading this book I cry Fowl I wont use that term or think of the birds visiting my feeder

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The Genius of Birds

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 disc. It s are not just the complex social structures the ability to learn to speak etc but especially the speed and accuracy of intelligence that ma

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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. Rating 45 of five rounded down for jargoneeringI voted for this book in the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards It deserves ever one of its stars I was


10 thoughts on “The Genius of Birds

  1. says:

    I read this over Christmas mostly because a customer ordered four copies saying it was brilliant and would make great gifts So since I liked Bernd Heinrich's Mind of the Raven and his other books on ravens owls and geese I prepared

  2. says:

    It´s are not just the complex social structures the ability to learn to speak etc but especially the speed and accuracy of intelligence that may evolve higher than the one of other animals To learn an 8 step method to get food might get tricky to impossible to many animals that are smart tooWhat is uniue and has the most potential for genetic engineering is the optimization of the use of space in those rela

  3. says:

    Up until four years ago I have had birds for most of my life Parakeets delightful finches a crockety Cockatiel and some very clever love birds Then my asthma became debilitating and I found birds have allergies than dogs and cats Who knew? So I had to give away my two lovebirds I knew how clever birds could be and even how cunning but those in this book will surpriseRavens that use tools Can figure out eight step puzzles and other games I

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    375 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 s What a birdbrain? Awk After reading this book I cry Fowl I wont use that term or think of the birds visiting my feeders in the same way again especially the jays and pigeonsBird fanciers should enj

  5. says:

    This is a marvelous book about the intelligence of birds In this book Jennifer Ackerman describes a wide range of bird species brain sizes and capabilities Bird brains in size relative to body weight are similar to those of mammals Of course in absolute terms they are small as their total weight must be minimal in order

  6. says:

    Why did I read a book like ‘Genius of Birds? I walk a few times a week for exercise but because it was boring

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    Rating 45 of five rounded down for jargoneeringI voted for this book in the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards It deserves ever one of its stars I was fascinated by the breadth of the study's scope I was impressed by Ac

  8. says:

    I was hoping to have fun with this read It is a scientific and close up and personal look at the varying species of our avian neighbors and how they compare to other members of the animal kingdom including humansThis extensively researched book is for the serious birder and contains many results of experiments on varying species of birds the world overA 5 read for the serious birder and 4's for the casual enthusiast like myselfI'll just be

  9. says:

    Full of fascinating details of the incredible mental processes of various kinds of birds Just a delight The reason for four stars instead of five is the running commentary that assumes evolution in the background which had the disconcerting effect of making the reader think that Ackerman was telling us a bunch of

  10. says:

    Everything you ever wanted to know about birds and The author has compiled research from many sources to convey the capabilities and talents of a wide variety of bird species In addition to the scientific studies Ackerman includes anecdotes current speculations and a bit of humor It is logically arranged and flows smoothly The author’s love of birds shines through Highlights include Birds with a preference