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The genius of birds, Jennifer Ackerman ; illustrations by John Burgoyne

Label
The genius of birds
Title
The genius of birds
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Ackerman ; illustrations by John Burgoyne
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. As she travels around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research -- the distant laboratories of Barbados and New Caledonia, the great tit communities of the United Kingdom and the bowerbird habitats of Australia, the ravaged mid-Atlantic coast after Hurricane Sandy and the warming mountains of central Virginia and the western states -- 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 revolutionizing our view of what it means to be intelligent."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ackerman, Jennifer
Dewey number
598
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL698.3
LC item number
.A285 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Burgoyne, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birds
  • Birds
  • Birds
  • Animal intelligence
Target audience
adult
Label
The genius of birds, Jennifer Ackerman ; illustrations by John Burgoyne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780399563126
Isbn Type
: PAP
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn914290323
  • (Sirsi) o914290323
  • (OCoLC)914290323
Label
The genius of birds, Jennifer Ackerman ; illustrations by John Burgoyne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780399563126
Isbn Type
: PAP
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn914290323
  • (Sirsi) o914290323
  • (OCoLC)914290323

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