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Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process - Irene M. Pepperberg
Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061672477 (0061672475)
Publisher: Collins
Pages no: 232
Edition language: English
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Cyra
Cyra rated it
Being an animal lover and a bird owner I could not resist this book. Irene presents us with undeniable data that humans and primates are not the only intelligent creatures (which all animal lovers are already aware of.) She also gives us a fascinating insight into, what I imagine, is only a fraction...
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4.0 Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Uncovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process
This parrot was no bird brain. In fact, it displayed a level of cognitive intelligence and (linguistic) interaction with humans, that surpassed that of primates.
Stephanie's books and other things
Stephanie's books and other things rated it
5.0
I listened to this on audio. I used to have a budgie (parakeet), And I have seen first hand how smart those [b:little birds|11036|Little Birds|Anaïs Nin|http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41FYCV6BAAL._SL75_.jpg|2452] are. I recommend this book to any animal lover. Alex was amazing!!
willemite
willemite rated it
Ms. Pepperberg began doing research on the cognitive capacities of a Gray parrot, Alex, in the 1970s, a time when animals were widely believed to be little more than bio-automatons, lacking not only intellectual capability, but emotions as well. Pepperberg endured years, decades of ridicule, scorn, ...
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3.0
Very good book about the intelligence of animals, but I preferred Wesley the Owl by Stacey O'Brien. Pepperberg is a true scientist. She is less inclined to loosen up and allow her emotions to take sway. And that is fine. To really convince the science world you have to do things that way, and look w...
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