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  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • The Genius of Birds
  • Jennifer Ackerman
  • English
  • 01 April 2018
  • 9781594205217

10 thoughts on “The Genius of Birds

  1. says:

    I read this over Christmas mostly because a customer ordered four copies saying it was brilliant and would make great gifts So since

  2. says:

    It´s are not just the complex social structures the ability to learn to speak etc but especially the speed and accuracy of intelligence that may evolve higher than the one of other animals To learn an 8 step method to get food might get tricky to impossible to many animals that are smart tooWhat is uniue and has the most potential

  3. says:

    Up until four years ago I have had birds for most of my life Parakeets delightful finches a crockety Cockatiel and some ver

  4. says:

    375 🧠 🧠 🧠 🧠 s What a birdbrain Awk After reading this book I cry Fowl I wont use that term or think of the birds visiting my feeders in the same way again especially the jays and pigeonsBird fanciers

  5. says:

    This is a marvelous book about the intelligence of birds In this book Jennifer Ackerman describes a wide range of bird species brain sizes and capabilities Bird brains in size relative to body weight are similar to those

  6. says:

    Why did I read a book like ‘Genius of Birds I walk a few times a week for exercise but because it was boring to do so on a treadmill I chose to walk outside At first I had earbuds for listening to music and audiobooks jammed into my ears most of the time because I assumed it would be a little dull walking outside too But eventually I reali

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    Rating 45 of five rounded down for jargoneeringI voted for this book in the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards It deserves ever one of its stars I was fascinated by the breadth of the study's scope I was impressed by Ackerman's lucidity of prose despite the inevitable I suppose use of a lot of scientific jargonI've been a bird fancier since the first time I saw a Balti oriole's nest in 1967 In fact after the birds had raised their chic

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    I was hoping to have fun with this read It is a scientific and close up and personal look at the varying species of our avian neighbors and how they compare to other members of the animal kingdom including humansTh

  9. says:

    Full of fascinating details of the incredible mental processes of various kinds of birds Just a delight The reason for four stars instead of fiv

  10. says:

    Everything you ever wanted to know about birds and The author has compiled research from many sources to convey the capabilities and talents of a wide variety of bird species In addition to the scientific studies Ackerman includes anecdotes current speculations and a bit of humor It is logically arranged and flows smoothly The author’s love of birds shines through Highlights include Birds with a preference for certain

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The Genius of Birds

Overed 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 Why did I read a book like Genius of Birds I walk a few times a week for exercise but because it was boring to do so on a treadmill I chose to walk outside At first I had earbuds for listening to music and audiobooks jammed into my ears most of the time because I assumed it would be a little dull walking outside too But eventually I realized I was hearing birdsong all over the place I wondered what kind of birds were making those sounds I identified maybe day I saw a hawk sitting on top of a tall evergreen tree the hawk caused a birdsong pandemonium much like this video the following sound was one I heard all of the time despite that I am a mile away from Elliot Bay were these little noisy fellows some not so little Why so noisy I live in a medium sized city with chunks of tamed parkland and an occasional polluted stream around me How do birds survive in my urban environment What and who are these birds of all colors and sizes Crows in particular surround my area in fact every area I have ever lived on the west coast Are they the bosses top of the bird food chain How do birds sing anyway What are they thinking Do they think No book about birds can answer every uestion about birds An encyclopedia set couldn t include everything we have seen through millennia about birds What The Genius of Birds explores is primarily what has been discovered about how some birds think and communicate their thoughts if they have thoughts If birds have thoughts what do they think about and how does it specifically relate to their livesJennifer Ackerman discusses some of the testing scientists have devised for observing birds thinking behavior The chapters areFrom Dodo to CrowThe Bird WayBoffinsTwitterFour Hundred TonguesThe Bird ArtistA Mapping MindSparrowville One bird the New Caledonian crow is tested freuently because it may be the smartest bird in the world The book describes the tests the crow passes with ease It can solve three step puzzles using tools have only recently seen with what organ birds use to sing and communicate The author Jennifer Ackerman describes bird vocal chords recently seen by an MRI She also discusses various theories of if and why a species of bird devises different tunes and even accents are songs passed down from parent to child Or does the knowledge of tunes come along with the baby birds at birth Is the how of birds that sing and talk related to human brain mechanisms Are birds actually saying anything intellectually meaningful Scientists can only make guesses about observed bird sounds and behavior For instance why do birds imitate the sounds of other birds chainsaws human babies crying and doors opening Do they sing just to hear themselves or only to attract mates or do they also sound off to warn and teach young uns Do other species of birds or animals listen for a different bird species warnings or recognize songs as warnings lovely bird tunes to The Genius of Birds scientists and amateur birdwatchers have made some fascinating discoveries about bird cognition culture omg birds appear to have culture and it varies around the world even within the same species aesthetics building skills mapping talents and adaptation skills particular in adapting to us humans What brain neurons are at work Are their neurons the same as humans Do their neurons function like our neurons when doing the same task Do birds intentionally trick other species of birds and animals and if so what kind of mental cognition is involved Can birds connive and scheme Do birds play around just for fun She describes the suspected brain talents of various bird species Her writing is cogent and she has chosen interesting things to describe to us readersMost of what Ackerman discusses is what scientists professional and amateur have seen in studies and tests showing what possible cognitive activity is occurring behind the actions different species of birds do under certain circumstances She describes what bird owners have told about what their pet birds have done some stories are very funny This book is interesting but while fairly comprehensive in some bird brain studies it left me wanting But clearly birds have a working intelligence behind their beautiful eyesThankfully Ackerman has included sections for Acknowledgements Notes and IndexIt is an interesting bookI am not the only one who has wondered what birds do with their lives People see remarkable bird behavior all of the time once they begin to look If you want gentle reader Youtubecom is a treasure trove of bird videos and songsSpeaking of bird behavior and cultureDancing birds bird pretty bird to those who want to own birds who can imitate human language if you do not want guests to hear the things you and your family say do not say things within the hearing distance of your pet bird Talking birds can speak VERY clearly even if it might be only a mindless imitation And I do think some birds are NOT simply imitating youthey are TALKING They have feelings Some like to cuddle and play and do mischievous tricks They get mad They pick up on cues from living with people Imitating electronics plus R2D2 gets raped by a budgie bird speech might actually mean they have done something and they know how to get to you if they say hear me now bcth They hear and memorize speech from Tv and video games too besides from youWarning fowl language as well as foulhttpsyoutubeb22nUygu7h0This video well idk it s just kinda soothinghttpsyoutubecnxwsC1RYFYAlfred Hitchcock was on to something about birds gentle reader when he made that movie The Birds This book will give some weight to the idea of no longer using the term bird brain to disparage anyone Wow birds are cool

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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 disc I read this over Christmas mostly because a customer ordered four copies saying it was brilliant and would make great gifts So since I liked Bernd Heinrich s Mind of the Raven and his other books on ravens owls and geese I prepared to meet another 5 star natural history book But I was disappointedNot very It s still a 4 star just read But although it is science based to some extent it is full of unproven theories and anecdotes some of which are very charming and some which belabour the point at length I always have a problem with scientists testing of animals because we are testing them in comparison to our own intelligence not to themselves I also have a problem with scientific pronouncements of animal behaviour being taken as gospel and anecdotes considered frivolous when they actually might be even meaningful Witness Jane Goodall s paradigm shifting observations of the Gombe chimpsOnce I had an experience with some wild golden pheasants in Kew Gardens in London It was spring mating season and my son had got very close to a big beautiful male bird and called me over We were able to get within 6 of the bird He didn t seem to care at all Up strode another eually big and beautiful male accompanied by two drab females who were walking slightly behind himThere was a row The two male birds flew into the air and had a considerable fight with feathers flying and the earth kicked up The two females stood together and watched the proceedings with interest The first bird beat the second one he even lost a feather or two and slunk offNowin the tv documentaries which invariably are presented and written by men the two drab females are supposed to remain with the winner Indeed the winner thought so too But the females went off with the loser one on each side of him inclining their heads towards him that anthropomorphism or not definitely looked like they were comforting him They hadn t watched the right documentariesSo I do uestion both when the author says some scientists say and when she goes off about for instance the colour blue being so important to bower birds because it is the rarest colour in nature She gives far to few theories about the homing instinct and ability to navigate and since I m reading The Homing Instinct Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration right now I m amazed by all the different methods birds and other animals have to find their way home The difference between Bernd Heinrich and Jennifer Ackerman is one of degree Heinrich is a better scientist better observer and better writer His books are 10 star and hers 4 enjoyable but too light The Freeze-Frame Revolution primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence In The Genius of Birds acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores their newly disc I read this over Christmas mostly because a customer ordered four copies saying it was brilliant and would make great gifts So since I liked Bernd Heinrich s Mind of the Raven and his other books on ravens owls and geese I The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 prepared to meet another 5 star natural history book But I was disappointedNot very It s still a 4 star just read But although it is science based to some extent it is full of unproven theories and anecdotes some of which are very charming and some which belabour the Mon patron voulait que je tape les seins nus point at length I always have a His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch problem with scientists testing of animals because we are testing them in comparison to our own intelligence not to themselves I also have a The Doctors Dating Bargain problem with scientific The Collection pronouncements of animal behaviour being taken as gospel and anecdotes considered frivolous when they actually might be even meaningful Witness Jane Goodall s Whispers of Feathers paradigm shifting observations of the Gombe chimpsOnce I had an experience with some wild golden Mount série tome 3 - 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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 Full of fascinating details of the incredible mental processes of various kinds of birds Just a delight The reason for four stars instead of five is the running commentary that assumes evolution in the background which had the disconcerting effect of making the reader think that Ackerman was telling us a bunch of true and stupefying things but was not paying any attention to just how amazing they wereDarwinism is not just a house of cards it is an inverted house of cards with the apex of the entire card pyramid being one upright joker holding up the whole thing and then five stories up the storytellers started adding bricks cinder blocks and anvils Every couple pages Ackerman heaves another brick at the top as though there were nothing unusual going on at all

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