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The Genius of Birds Kindle ↠ The Genius  PDF \ 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.

10 thoughts on “The Genius of Birds

  1. P-eggy P-eggy 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 to meet another 5 star natural history book But I was disappointed.Not very It s still a 4 star just read But although it is science based, to som

  2. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ 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 surprise.Ravens that us

  3. Cathrine ☯️ Cathrine ☯️ says:

    3.75 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 pigeons.Bird fanciers should enjoy this but you needn t be an enthusiast to appreciate much of the content within My favorite chapters were on navigation and caching skills.Some things to crow about Size does matter to the

  4. David David 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 to fly I learned so much from this book I had no idea about some of the capa

  5. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    Rating 4.5 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 Ackerman s lucidity of prose, despite the inevitable, I suppose use of a lot of scientific jargon.I ve been a bird fancier since the first time I saw a Balti oriole s nest in 1967 In fact, after the

  6. aPriL does feral sometimes aPriL does feral sometimes 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 to do so on a treadmill, I chose to walk outside At first, I had earbuds for listening to music and audiobooks jammed into my ears most of the time because I assumed it would be a little dull walking outside too But eventually I realized I was hearing birdsong all over the place I wondered what kind of birds w

  7. Douglas Wilson Douglas Wilson 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 true and stupefying things, but was not paying any attention to just how amazing they were.Darwinism is not just

  8. Jana Jana says:

    I found The Genius of Birds to be both enjoyable and illuminating, especially with regard to the similarities between avian and human behavior, morphology, and evolution Jennifer Ackerman conveys complex scientific information in a completely approachable way, which I really appreciated, since I am an absolute novice when it comes to birds I can recognize a robin or chickadee by sight, and I keep a bird feeder in my backyard, but I

  9. Jay Schutt Jay Schutt 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 humans.This extensively researched book is for the serious birder and contains many results of experiments on varying species of birds the world over.A 5 read for the serious birder and 4 s for the casual enthusiast like myself.I ll ju

  10. Wanda Wanda says:

    The insult bird brain has always bothered me how exactly is this insulting I suppose if the only birds you are familiar with are domestic chickens and turkeys, you might think it s appropriate, but if you ve ever studied wild birds, you ll know that it s completely off the mark Detailed observation of the domestic fowl might change your mind, too.Think of the hummingbird with a brain smaller than a pea, it manages to migrate long distances and main

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