The Thing with Feathers

The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human
Product Number: EB00398073
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780698152731
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Description

An entertaining and profound look at the lives of birds, illuminating their surprising world-and 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 mysteries-revealing 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. You've never read a book about birds like this one.

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Author(s): Noah Strycker
Original Publish Date: Mar 20, 2014

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Author(s): Noah Strycker
Narrator(s): Paul Boehmer
Genre: Science
Product Number DD30272
Released: Jan 25, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515917502
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Author(s): Noah Strycker
Narrator(s): Paul Boehmer
Genre: Science
Product Number Z100120918
Released: Jan 25, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515997504

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