[The Genius of Birds [BOOK] Free download PDF By Jennifer Ackerman

Summary The Genius of Birds

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 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 for genetic engineering is the optimization of the use of space in those relatively small bird brains that are in relation to body size as large as the ones of mammals but minimized for optimized natural lightweight construction If one would take this immense concentration of brainpower and put it in a whale or elephant it s computational power would explode although there may be a problem with the heat and general overload of the system Certainly that could be fixed too by adapting the whole metabolism and organs to fit to the new brain but until then just understanding how so much can be processed by such a tiny unit will open up many other applications Orientation and navigation in birds are still a mystery and there seem to have evolved different methods of how to find the right way over thousands of kilometers As melodious as singing birds are as unclear is how they learn it and how complex their vocabulary might be if they use it to express emotions and if they may be able to talk about the past maybe dead birds they remember or complex philosophical topicsAll the included theories and ideas that might be the reason for the high intelligence make the book in some part fictional which I highly appreciate between the theoretical partsBecause birds have tool use understand complex correlations and human art are descendants of the magnificent dinosaurs can get very old teach their kids lie fake manipulate can adapt to new environments etc they might evolve to something of very high intelligence in millions of years If they would lose the ability to fly for higher possible brain size that still stays as highly connected as it was necessary for flying evolve and skillful claws and live together in complex groups building their houses together and get civilization diseases Based on a different brain architecture with many similarities to humans in functioning they could become eual to human intelligence A wiki walk can be as refreshing to the mind as a walk through nature in this completely overrated real life outside books

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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

Jennifer Ackerman ´ 2 Read

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 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 humansThis extensively researched book is for the serious birder and contains many results of experiments on varying species of birds the world overA 5 read for the serious birder and 4 s for the casual enthusiast like myselfI ll just be happy watching the birds in my backyard Everything from hawks to hummers

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 I liked Bernd Heinrich's Mind of the Raven and his other books on ravens owls and geese I p

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    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 tri

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    Up until four years ago I have had birds for most of my life Parakeets delightful finches a crockety Cockatiel and some very clever love birds Then my asthma became debilitating and I found birds have allergies than dogs and cats Who knew So I had to give away my two lovebirds I knew how clever birds could be and even how cunning but those in this book will surpriseRavens that use tools Can figure out eight step puzzle

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    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 should enjoy this but you nee

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    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 of mammals Of course in absolute terms they are small as their total weight must be minimal in order

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    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 audi

  7. says:

    Rating 45 of five rounded down for jargoneeringI voted for this book in the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards It deserv

  8. says:

    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 humansThis exte

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    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

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    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 cur