By Bernd Heinrich (scientist and author)—
"close day by day observations of wild birds”
Bernd Heinrich is a prolific nature writer and has published numerous books that are a joy to read and leave you with a clear sense of how a naturalist thinks about and views nature.
[Note: Check out Bernd Heinrich's many other books on nature. He is a wonderful naturalists and great communicator]
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.
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