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The Genius of Birds

Behold the brilliance of birds!

By Jennifer Ackerman
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The Genius of Birds: Behold the brilliance of birds! by Jennifer Ackerman

The Genius of Birds (2016) is all about the incredible intellect of these winged creatures. These blinks explain the many ways birds display their intelligence, from tool making and navigation to memory and song.

This is a Blinkist staff pick

From pigeons being able to pick out a Monet from a group of paintings to sparrows lining their nests with cigarettes, these blinks enlightened me about the winged beasts we share our world with.”

– Clare, Editorial Quality Lead at Blinkist

  • People who want to know why birds chirp outside their window every morning
  • Anyone curious about neurological research in animals

Jennifer Ackerman has been writing about science for over 20 years. Her previous books include Sex Sleep Eat Drink: A Day in the Life of Your Body and Ah-Choo: The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Nonfiction.

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