The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human

The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human Author Noah Strycker
ISBN-10 159463341X
ISBN-13 9781594633416
Year 2015-03-03
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Riverhead Books
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An entertaining and profound look at the lives of birds illuminating their surprising worldand deep connection with humanity Birds are highly intelligent animals yet their intelligence is dramatically different from our own and has been little understood As we learn more about the secrets of bird life we are unlocking fascinating insights into memory relationships game theory and the nature of intelligence itself The Thing with Feathers explores the astonishing homing abilities of pigeons the good deeds of fairy wrens the influential flocking abilities of starlings the deft artistry of bowerbirds the extraordinary memories of nutcrackers the lifelong loves of albatrosses and other mysteriesrevealing why birds do what they do and offering a glimpse into our own nature Drawing deep from personal experience cutting edge science and colorful history Noah Strycker spins captivating stories about the birds in our midst and shares the startlingly intimate coexistence of birds and humans With humor style and grace he shows how our view of the world is often and remarkably through the experience of birds Youve never read a book about birds like this one

Bird Sense

Bird Sense Author Tim Birkhead
ISBN-10 9780802779687
Release 2012-04-24
Pages 288