The Thing With Feathers
the surprising lives of birds, and what they reveal about being human
Mind. Fight or flights : 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
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
From Library Staff
This highly engaging work of nonfiction is stuffed with fascinating facts about birds.
If Strycker was talking about humans he'd be your go-to guy to get the latest dirt on your neighbors. And in fact, he is talking about your neighbors - your feathered neighbors. In human form that awe-inspiring, delicate creature the hummingbird would be an intimidating bully, likely to shake you... Read More »
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. Beautiful and wise, funny and insigh... Read More »
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