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The Resource The thing with feathers : the surprising lives of birds, and what they reveal about being human, Noah Strycker

The thing with feathers : the surprising lives of birds, and what they reveal about being human, Noah Strycker

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The thing with feathers : the surprising lives of birds, and what they reveal about being human
Title
The thing with feathers
Title remainder
the surprising lives of birds, and what they reveal about being human
Statement of responsibility
Noah Strycker
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Explores 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 scientists come to understand more about the secrets of bird life, they are unlocking insights into memory, game theory, and the nature of intelligence itself. This book 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 albatross, and other mysteries, revealing why birds do what they do, and offering a glimpse into our own nature. The author is a birder and naturalist who has traveled the world in pursuit of his flighty subjects. Drawing deep from personal experience, cutting-edge science, and colorful history, he spins captivating stories about the birds in our midst and reveals the startlingly intimate coexistence of birds and humans. He shows how our view of the world is often, and remarkably, through the experience of birds. This is an enlightening journey into the lives of birds. -- Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Strycker, Noah K
Dewey number
598.072/34
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birds
  • Birds
  • Bird watching
  • Human-animal relationships
  • NATURE / Animals / Birds
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • Bird watching
  • Birds
  • Human-animal relationships
  • NATURE / General
Label
The thing with feathers : the surprising lives of birds, and what they reveal about being human, Noah Strycker
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
part one: Body. Fly away home : how pigeons get around ; Spontaneous order : the curious magnetism of starling flocks ; The buzzard's nostril : sniffing out a turkey vulture's talents ; Snow flurries : owls, invasions, and wanderlust ; Hummingbird wars : implications of flight in the fast lane -- part two: Mind. Fight or flight : what penguins are afraid of ; Beat generation : dancing parrots and our strange love of music ; Seeing red : when the pecking order breaks down ; Cache memory : how nutcrackers hoard information -- part three: Spirit. Magpie in the mirror : reflections on avian self-awareness ; Arts and craftiness : the aesthetics of bowerbird seduction ; Fairy helpers : when cooperation is just a game ; Wandering hearts : the tricky question of albatross love
Control code
ocn849719213
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 288 pages
Isbn
9781594486357
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013030320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1149309
  • (Sirsi) o849719213
  • (OCoLC)849719213
Label
The thing with feathers : the surprising lives of birds, and what they reveal about being human, Noah Strycker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
part one: Body. Fly away home : how pigeons get around ; Spontaneous order : the curious magnetism of starling flocks ; The buzzard's nostril : sniffing out a turkey vulture's talents ; Snow flurries : owls, invasions, and wanderlust ; Hummingbird wars : implications of flight in the fast lane -- part two: Mind. Fight or flight : what penguins are afraid of ; Beat generation : dancing parrots and our strange love of music ; Seeing red : when the pecking order breaks down ; Cache memory : how nutcrackers hoard information -- part three: Spirit. Magpie in the mirror : reflections on avian self-awareness ; Arts and craftiness : the aesthetics of bowerbird seduction ; Fairy helpers : when cooperation is just a game ; Wandering hearts : the tricky question of albatross love
Control code
ocn849719213
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 288 pages
Isbn
9781594486357
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013030320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1149309
  • (Sirsi) o849719213
  • (OCoLC)849719213

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