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The genius of birds / Jennifer Ackerman.

Ackerman, Jennifer, 1959- author. (Author). Burgoyne, John (Illustrator), illustrator. (Added Author).
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  • 5 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Culver-Union Township Public Library - Culver 598.1513 ACK (Text) 34304000826660 Adult - Nonfiction Checked out 12/03/2016
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 598 ACKERMAN (Text) 33946003114472 New Books . 2nd Floor Reshelving -
Lincoln Heritage Public Library - Dale 598 ACK (Text) 70743000157713 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Melton Public Library - Melton 598.2 ACK (Text) 79591000086669 Adult-Nonfiction Available -
Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville 598 ACK (Text) 78551000526072 Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library 598.1513 Ackerman (Text) 31208912449875 non-fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594205217
  • ISBN: 1594205213
  • Physical Description: 340 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Press, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note: "Illustrations by John Burgoyne"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-327) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction : 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.
Summary, etc.: "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. In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores the newly discovered brilliance of birds and how it came about."-- provided by publisher.
Subject: Birds > Behavior.
Birds > Psychology.
Birds.
Animal intelligence.

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